FROM VENUE ORGANIZERS
On Langelandsfestival 2000 there was also a surprise
one afternoon at "Plejehjemmet": Dan Klarskov and his band.
They started in a half empty tent.
Their Jazz-inspired blues made more and more people listen
and half into the concert the tent was filled up.
When Dan Klarskov and his band began to play the old classics, everybody
was in the mood as I never have seen before.
Dan played an old BB King classic and gave a solo jumping
around upon the tables in the tent and had the whole audience
in his hand.
At the end of the concert and as we left the tent a person in front
of me said to his wife:"This is the best I have ever seen."
I will say that it was some of the best I have ever seen.
Never has a Danish blues band played in front of such a thrilled audience.
Live video from
Bruun Olsen (Kalundborg
City Concert Committee)
Wednesday, October 13, 1999.
Thanks for a beautiful and energetic performance in Kalundborg
on 8th October, 1999. Before the concert, only a small group
of people in Kalundborg were familiar with Dan Klarskov and
the Honeydrippers. Now we are at least 150 who will treasure
the memory of you and your music. Without a doubt, this is the
greatest success in our time as a venue for rhythmic music.
We are also pleased that you were able to sell so many of your
CDs. Was it 20 or so? That surely puts you in the Kalundborg
top 5 this week. That you were able to charm your way into
a lot of young girls hearts only emphasizes your success. After
the concert, one of the guests wrote me these words: "This is
one hell of a band. It was a swinging and absolutely thrilling
blues concert. Thanks for this experience." I hope to see you
some other time, Dan.
(Jonstrup Jazz Festival)
August 19, 1999.
Dear Dan and the band!
All the best to you and the guys from us at Jonstrup Jazz Festival.
Thank you very much for your performance this Saturday. Primitive
conditions and a hard rain did their best to hinder your performance.
Nevertheless, you continued performing beautifully and with
a sense of humor. One half of Peter Lapikis keyboard was covered
in plastic throughout the concert. Thomas Christensen, drums,
used every break in between songs to stand and remove the puddles
of water from the roof of the tent, etc. Everything was wet!
While your performance lasted, hardly anyone left sight of the
stage, and during your last set, half of us stood surrounding
the stage in the pouring rain clapping our hands and stamping
the beat in the puddles on the ground. Your excellent music
was performed with honesty and integrity. It was a great experience
to those of us who had ventured out in spite of the weather
gods wrath. We hope we will be able to meet you again under
more civilized conditions. Until then, stay well.
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