Monthly Archives: August 2014

Stephanie Grace plays “Dollar Bills”

When Georgie Fisher had played in my canoe she suggested I should take her sister out in the canoe as well. Great I thought, if she is half as good as her sister it will be awesome…
The style is very different and yet they definitely share the talent! Steph played three songs, for now I chose the fastest one, because of the amazing atmosphere and the fact that we had a blow up paddle boat with seven spaniards, another paddler in his canoe and a woman daringly standing under the bridge to listen…
Enjoy:

Georgie Fisher and Harry Leatherby play “Blue”

Sometimes life throws opportunities at you and this was definitly the case with Georgie Fisher and Harry Leatherby, who where just setting up their equipment on Hobrechtbr├╝cke, a popular bridge for people to sit and musicians to busk in the evening, when I saw them. The bridge connects to very popular places, kreuzberg an northern neuk├Âlln. They were immediately in for a concert and played two songs the first of which was “blue”, a delightful piece that has a very special “flow” (sorry have no better word).
Thanks to you two, enjoy:

Rasmus Ahlmark Jensen plays “Sirens”, in Copenhagen

When I posted on Facebook that I would take my canoe on tour to Copenhagen a friend immediately suggested Rasmus Ahlmark Jensen should come and play. We met behind Christiania and recorded three songs, while around us people where playing polo kayak, paddling on SUPs and driving small motorboats around, so we had to do some tracks a couple of times. It was a really nice day and my favorite song is “Sirens” a story set at sea, so what better song to sing on a canoe….

Salamanda – Canoe Concerts on tour in Flensburg

Salamanda is a band from Flensburg, the town I went to school in. They have just finished their first album and are currently looking to release it. We met on short notice when I decided to take a trip to Flensburg for the last weekend of our family holiday. The setting was Ostseebad, a beach I used to jog to in winter to take a short swim in the ice cold water and spent a lot of time in summer with friends. It was pretty windy and in one take I was afraid the canoe might be blown out to the baltic see, never to be seen again with this promising band on board. In the end we did two songs, the first one is “Visions of Thunder”. Enjoy:

Maria-Faith plays “Two” – Canoe concerts #14

Most of the time the musicians I take on my canoe need a couple of takes before we have a take of a song they are happy with. Sometimes a boat passes or someone screams something from the side. Most of the times people are simply a bit overwhelmed with the sound under the bridge and need some time to adjust their playing to the surrounding. With Irish artist Maria-Faith it was a whole different experience. We sat on the canoe, she played the three songs she had prepared and we were done. Here is the one I enjoyed most, also because of the amazing lights…

Daniel T, “Fire” – Canoe Concerts #13

I got daniel recommended by another musician, he told me her voice was awesome. And it turned out to be. We did a total of eighteen!!! takes of various songs because that day it seemed all everyone wanted to do was to drive speedboats on the landwehrkanal…the final take of this song, called “fire” and written the very same morning, went uninterrupted. I think this could well be a full o radio hit but see for yourself and enjoy:

Canoe Concerts in Copenhagen: marstal:lidell, “I mit hjerte er en rytme”

When thinking to come to Copenhagen for a couple of concerts I asked my high-school friend Christoph if he could recommend any bands/ solo artist, since he is in the Danish music business. From a number of bands I picked marstal:lidell. I had not seen them live, but I thought it would be interesting to see what they would make of the setting…
The session was held behind Christiania, in Christianshavn. Unfortunately the marxophone (yeah, I know, to be honest I didn’t know it was called that before either!) is rather loud, but hey!, it is a live take on a canoe!!! The song is dedicated to Jonas Thomsen Sekyere R.I.P..

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