Savoy Brown & Thirsty Mamas @ Fabrik, Hamburg 01.05.2012
Original auf: Markus-Hagner-photography.com
Bildrechte: Markus Hagener
The Fabrik in multi-populace Hamburg-Altona was the location for this glorious celebration of blues, blues-rock and rock’n roll this 1st of May 2012. The who-by-who of legendary bands that played there is impressive: Jeff Beck, the Blues Brothers, Meat Loaf, BB King and even AC/DC. You will immediately recognize the building by its ancient tower-crane on top. Inside the wooden constructions and steel-floors are very unique and create a special atmosphere.
The Thirsty Mamas and as they entitle themselves “Hamburgs Latest Band” were spreading as special guest a lot of pure joy for lovers of good-ole blues’n roll. They had untamed power and passion by their play. It all started by a fulminant blues-harp solo by Mike Jaedke. He blew his soul out of his tattooed body. `Highway Man’ was broiling by the power bass and drums by Vicente Hernando and Josef Euler. ‘Magic Spell’ was spreading some hoodoo mystery, specially by the hellacious vocals of Steff Schneider. He could be the younger brother of Arthur Brown by his vocals, look and freakiness on stage. TM topped their performance as conclusion for their gig by ‘Mercury Blues’ best known by the interpretation of David Lindley. Hans Torlée by his lapsteel solos was brilliant. Loud applause by the fans was asking for another encore. But this was it for tonight. Thirsty Mamas a splendid live experience – Catch Em On The Road!
Meanwhile the voodoo moon had risen and the one and only Savoy Brown entered the stage to spread unbelievable black magic in the Fabrik. 24/7 was the power-clacker as start. Maestro Kim Simmons immediately electrifiyed by his guitar-solos, specially during the heavy blues ‘Natural Man’ as first top-song. Joe Whiting who is the lead-vocalist since 2009 was a terrific shouter and he was an unbelievable saxophonist on top. The very virtuosic Garnet Grimm on bass was the rhythm-king of the evening. Drummer Pat De Salvo was knocking out the fans by his solo in ‘Jack The Toad’. The absolute highlight was to come: ‘Voodoo Moon’ the title track of the new CD. Misters Simmonds and White were to hoodoo the fans with their melodic guitar-play and vocals. Dreams about the Louisiana nightly swamps were to arise. The idolizers needed a psychedelic ride on the ‘Hellbound Train’. Diabolic vocals by Joe and slide-gutar play by Kim. It was boogie-time by the final track ‘Shockwaves’. It led the band and fans to total exhaustion. Heavy end applause was the merit for the boys. The extraordinary voodoo-session and experience by Savoy Brown was terminated.