If there’s one band that has been stirring the festivals last year in our little country. It’s certainly John Coffey. The band, named after the big guy from The Green Mile, has played and conquered many festival this year and are currently closing up there own headline tour throughout Holland.
Just when the boxoffice posted the sign that the venue had sold out the first tones from Psycho 44 are coming out of the speakers. These Belgian lads are quite honest with their sound and work ethic and let the music do the talking. Most interesting parts of their sound is probably the pushing bass sound that gives their sound a nice psychotic touch. Combine this sound with a nice stage performance and you have a nice support act of the evening.
Although I first thought Tim VanTol would perform before Psycho 44 they switched places which resulted in a folk party on the floor of the little venue of the 013. Starting without any sort of announcement like they played in the pub down the street, they kicked in the first song. After a couple of moments it’s pretty obvious that the band onstage is more than just a band it’s an entire group of good friends that are enjoying playing music together. This gives the entire show some more energy that even got a lot of people dancing around. Musically Tim VanTol resides somewhere between Frank Turner, Chuck Ragan and The Gaslight Anthem. A nice show that even got me buying the album afterwards.
Up next was John Coffey. From the moments that I walked into the venue it was pretty obvious that everybody was there for a nice party on a Friday night. Which was exactly what the fans got. From the first couple of tones people were moshing, dancing, drinking beer and throwing confetti. Indeed confetti! Some guy took the entire afternoon making confetti and filling up his entire backback with it. After I witnessed this it was pretty obvious that the band and fans where certainly up for more and that’s exactly what happened. The band even performed onstage with nothing but a ukulele. Great show and a great way to start the weekend.
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