My brief comments (for what it's worth) - FRIDAY:

RIVERSIDE - [This is where the smoke got thicker and the lighting darker, to fit the mood of this band's music - a photographers nightmare. Angst-ridden prog-metal band from Poland, they sounded a lot better than when I had seen them at a small claustrophobic venue in Camden in London. Though not a fan of death-metal vocal style which they adopt at times, I do like some of the harder stuff. The addition of some really nice keyboard sounds gives their music a dreamy sort of quality that sounds really good. Great musicians, I have to say. Line-up consists of Mariusz Duda - vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar; Piotr Grudzinski - guitars; Piotr Kozieradzki - drums and Michal Lapaj - keyboards

GAZPACHO - [This Norwegian band appeared at last year's Lorelei but played a later slot this time around - definitely a much more polished act. Great clean sound, a fine sense of melody, their new release "Tick-Tock" is phenomenal, though I am waiting for it to be released as a cd! Vocalist has a great voice reminiscent of Jim Kerr/Jeff Buckley and a-Ha but some of his banter between songs can be a bit annoying. They played a fairly lengthy set and so I found their music a bit samey after a while, particularly the tempo on some of their earlier stuff. Lineup comprising Jan Henrik Ohme (Vocals); Jon-Arne Vilbo (Guitars); Thomas Andersen (Keys & Programming); Robert Johansen (Drums); Mikael KrÝmer (Violin, Mandolin, Rhythm guitar) and Kristian Torp (Bass)








Mariusz Duda - Bass Guitar & Vocals





Piotr Grudzinski - Guitar





Michal Lapaj - Keyboards





Gazpacho performing Tick Tock


Jan Henrik Ohme - Vocals


Vocalist Jan Henrik Ohme & Kristian Torp (Bass)


Jan Henrik Ohme - Vocals


Jon-Arne Vilbo - Guitars



Guitarist Jon-Arne Vilbo & Thomas Andersen (Keys & Programming)




Thomas Andersen (Keys & Programming)



Mikael KrÝmer (Violin, Mandolin, Rhythm guitar)


Robert Johansen (Drums)


THE LORELEI PROG ROCK FESTIVAL, ST. GOARSHAUSEN, GERMANY - 2009 - [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]   





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