Morgendust & RealiSea
February 16, 2020 - 't Blok, Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel (NL)
Back in 2011 Brian de Graeve, lead singer of Silhouette had an idea to create some music together with his girlfriend. Now nine years later this has resulted in Brian de Graeve's Realisea and the soon to be released debut album Mantelpeace. In the meantime, they also got married and his girlfriend became Marjolein de Graeve. The happy couple recently got together for the first time on a stage to give a sneak preview of what to expect on their first musical baby. But before they could present their music in an acoustic setting another rather new band was ready to hit the stage at 't Blok in Nieuwerkerk aan de Ijssel. Namely Morgendust. They were ready to present their debut EP Storm Will Come.
MorgendustThe band comes from the Zwolle area and was formed in 2018. They label their music as modern 80's style dark-edged indie rock or even midlife rock because the average age of the band members is forty six. The band certainly has a progressive rock background, because several of their members did a European tour with PTS as a support for Marillion in the late 90s. For me it was my first encounter with the band. And a pleasant one it certainly was. The band has a rather modern progressive rock sound, mainly thanks to the cool sounds provided by keyboard player Iwan Blokzijl. Also, their guitar player Ron van Kruistum knows how to play a cool solo or
As for the songs they performed, it was obvious the main part was coming from their debut EP Storm Will Come. All of the six songs on it were played. Next to those excellent compositions I also enjoyed strong songs such as Dream Of Eden and Racing The Clouds. To celebrate Peter Gabriel's 70s birthday they also did a song of one of their musical heroes. It was nice to hear a good version of Sledgehammer. Even the moves of this former Genesis lead singer were perfectly imitated by de Haan. Next to the fine instrumental parts on their compositions I also enjoyed the bands strong harmony vocals on them. Every musician in the band, except for the band's drummer, comes up with fine backing vocals. This is certainly a strong assist for the band and lifts the music of this band certainly to a higher level. Hopefully I can see them more often, because the bands strong performance gave me a taste for much more. Much more!
RealiSeaWith a member in the line up of Silhouette, this meant that a lot of people were willing to attend this semi-acoustic Sunday afternoon concert. This band has a very loyal following. Therefore, a lot of same faces could be seen as
However, without him the musicians on stage can look back at a rather successful performance. A performance which will get a sequel at the W2 in Den Bosch. On April 17, a complete electric band will celebrate the release of Mantelpeace. I guess it will certainly attract a lot of people again. Because the die-hard Silhouette fans will follow their members everywhere.
Once again, the people of ProgFrog managed to get a good line up on their stage to make sure a pleasant afternoon was spent at another Sunday afternoon concert. Thanks guys!
Henri Strik (edited by Dave Smith)
Easy Way Out
Kind Of Blues
Love Lost (Again)
Dream Of Eden
Storm Will Come
Racing The Clouds
Morgendust by Arthur Haggenburg
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Line up Morgendust:(left to right)
Ron van Kruistum:
lead guitars and backing vocals
keyboards and backing vocals
Marco de Haan:
lead vocals and guitars
bass and backing vocals
Where Are You Now
March Of Peace
Out Of This World
The Flow (single version)
Across The Rubicon
Wings To Fly
When Snow’s Falling Down
RealiSea by Arthur Haggenburg
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Line up RealiSea:(left to right)
Geoffrey de Graeve:
Suzan van den Engel:
Brian de Graeve:
acoustic guitar, lead and backing vocals
acoustic and electric guitar
Marjolein de Graeve:
lead and backing vocals
Rob van Nieuwenhuijzen:
Special Guest (not on picture):
keyboards and vocals
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