Gig: Hans Theesink at the After 8, Liverpool Philharmonic

Posted on: Thursday, Mar 26, 2009

After 8 at the Philharmonic, Liverpool

The first 2009 lineup of artists at the After8 series at the Rodewald Suite, Philharmonic, Liverpool have been announced.  There are some great artists in this fabulous intimate venue.  Only one pure blues act is booked and that is Hans Theesink on 23 May 2009.

A series of select roots, jazz and unplugged gigs in the Rodewald Suite.With informal cabaret seating, an in-house bar, rooftop terrace and the opportunity to meet the artists and other guests after the performance, After 8 shows are a unique experience and a great night out.

Doors open at 8pm, all tickets £10.

Like others of his generation, in the early 1960s a love of the Blues gripped and inspired Dutch guitarist Theessink (pronounced ‘Tay Sink’). Country blues with its earthy and heartfelt sound is unmistakably at the root of his songs ever since but the variety of his musical genres he excels at has become a trademark.

The songwriter, and inimitable blues guitar performer has attained a unique status for a European. He has performed at many of the most prominent American music festivals including New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, the Edmonton Folk Festival, St.Louis Blues & Heritage Festival, King Biscuit Blues
Festival and theWoody Guthrie Festival.

US magazine Blues Revue wrote: “Hans Theessink is an international blues treasure. He is one of the world’s pre-eminent country pickers and his warm baritone expresses blues”.

You can download the whole programme here.

Note to Liverpool Phil if reading this.  I had to upload the PDF to as I could not find the programme available for download from the Liverpool Phil site.


Pete Evans

March 26th, 2009 at 07:55
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Is Liverpool Phil a mate of Chester Ken?