Memory Monday – Brawl In Hamburg

As those of you who follow these posts regularly will know, I am performing in LIMBO at the TOLLWOOD FESTIVAL in Munich, stepping in as the bandleader over the Christmas period until the SILVESTER GALA on New Year’s Eve while SXIP SHIREY takes a well earned break. This time of year is supposed to be about families and friends enjoying each other’s company and being thankful for what they have. Yet, all too often, the television shows us fights in department stores as normally civilised people resort to violence in order to buy a gift that will somehow prove how loving and generous they are…

My current album, BRAWL IN PARADISE, touches upon this ironic juxtaposition in the larger context of the world and Mother Nature. Here’s a video of Sxip and I, joined by our GENTLEMEN & ASSASSINS bandmate BRIAN VIGLIONE at the ZENTRALE / THALIA THEATER in Hamburg, 6th November 2011. Check out our “Bossa Nova Metal Bubbling” in the first few minutes of the video!