Flat Blues Ltd concert and new songs from Plexiphones

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Why is the Lower Rhine blues at home?

The Flat Blues Ltd. quintet inspired the BIS audience to blues and Plexiphones are working on new material. Here are Live Music Tips for Mönchengladbach.

Once again the musicians of the Flat Blues LTD band. their version of “Story of Blues”, a journey through 50 years of blues history. This time due to the expected rain in the BIS hall, and not as planned in the garden of the villa on Bismarckstraße. However, this did not affect the large fanbase. In the best dancing mood and full of enthusiasm, often with intermittent applause, the fans demanded two encores from the quintet before the stage became silent due to time constraints alone. After “Sweet Home Chicago” à la Blues Brothers, it’s finally time to call it a day.

“Today was like a blues club in Chicago,” said singer Peter Lenzen and was pleased with the good atmosphere. Along with blues harper Thomas Gottschalk, guitarist Patrick “Paddy” Zimmermann, drummer Michel Schallenberg and bassist Kai Stark, he and his band have long been some of the greatest players in the Lower Rhine blues scene. With selected classics such as “Who Do You Love”, “Boom, Boom” and “Flip, Flop & Fly”, the band skillfully and authentically cultivates the legacy of such masters as Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Big Joe Turner and Mantra credo Co. Lenzen on the assessment of the selected genre: “Without blues, there would be no contemporary music.” In 2014, Flat Blues LTD. German Rock and Pop Award for her debut album.

Band leader Lenzen chatted in a fun and informative way about the history of the blues between songs. Some listeners really liked the style. Blues fans can already expect the concert to be repeated next year. If you don’t want to wait that long: the continuation of the musical journey back in time can be enjoyed on Saturday 3 September at the Clörather Mühle.


    Wolfgang Kemmerling, the lead singer of Plexiphones, has to work in the studio on new songs.

Wolfgang Kemmerling, the lead singer of Plexiphones, has to work in the studio on new songs.
Photo: belly, Jana (jaba)

Plexiphones singer Wolfgang Kemmerling was just on stage with his band at a catching up concert at Live Club Rockschicht in Viersen, when he was already brought back to the recording studio in Arnsberg. But this time without the team. The reason: the highly acclaimed album “Break in the Clouds” with charts in German alternative charts needs a worthy successor. The instrumental tracks are already recorded – now the vocals follow. “Eleven songs are to be recorded for the upcoming album,” says the singer, willingly adapting to the stress of the studio. If all goes well, the premiere of new songs can be expected in a few weeks. Not only fans are excited.

Independent rockers from The Wide have already set the release date of their new album “Smile” on October 29th. At the same time, five musicians from Scotland, England, Switzerland and Germany will perform for the first time in front of the audience at the premiere concert. New: guitarists Sebastian Kühl (Germany) and Roo Hobbers (England). “The new musicians are a logical continuation of the previous album” Paramount “, promises vocalist and guitarist Pete Brough.

concert tips Friday, September 2, 7:30 pm at BIS-Zentrum, Bismarckstraße 97-99: Independent rock with the bands Roseclub and Anderland;
Saturday, September 3, 8:00 pm in Clörather Mühle, Viersen: Mühlenblues with Flat Blues LTD .;
Saturday, September 10th, 4:30 pm at Schmölderpark: The Sound of Schmölderpark with Blue Moon and the Pearls, Jazz peppers with Jutta Koch and Vintage @ Lioba;
Friday, September 16, 8:00 pm in Weert / NL, “De Bosuil”, Vrakkerveld 2c: Prog Rock with Riverside (Poland);
Wednesday, October 26th, 8pm at Rockschicht live club, Viersen: alternative rock from The Wide.

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