Fırat Tanış

4/5: A great closer of the concert year 2019. A beautiful story by Fırat Tanış accompanied by beautiful songs performed at a very high level.

Sibel Can

1½/5: Bad show by the Turkish diva who came to Europe to steal money from her fans with an inferior show.

FKA Twigs

5/5: A definite highlight of 2019 and a night I won’t ever forget. FKA Twigs at Carré in Amsterdam. Impressive, moving and special.

Altın Gün

2/5: This was not Altın Gün’s night. Dispassionate, grumpy, the atmosphere was way off. Too bad.

Underworld

4½/5: Underworld conquers the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome effortlessly. A fantastic evening with perfect sound, impressive lighting and a phenomenal setlist.

Taksim Trio

4/5: Surprisingly good show by Taksim Trio, which consists of three Turkish virtuosos. Lots of Sezen Aksu!

Ibrahim Maalouf

4/5: Ibrahim Maalouf at a delirious Paradiso with an 11 piece band on a heightened stage. At times breathtakingly beautiful.

Sheila E

3½/5: Sheila E in Alkmaar… An entertaining evening at the Victorie. Sheila E was up for it and the party quickly commenced. However, Prince’s loss is felt in a huge way!

Raphael Saadiq

3½/5: Raphael Saadiq at Paradiso: a nice evening with a superb band and too much talking.

New Order

4½/5: New Order at last! Your Silent Face, Subculture, Bizarre Love Triangle, Plastic and a truly magnificent Tempation made for an unforgettable evening.

North Sea Jazz Festival

4/5: Day 3 of the greatest festival in The Netherlands: North Sea Jazz. The day of Jungle By Night, Poppy Ajudha, and Robbert Glasper (incl. Ledisi).

North Sea Jazz Festival

4/5: Day 2 of the greatest festival in The Netherlands: North Sea Jazz. The day of My Baby, Mammal Hands, Macy Gray and Masego.

North Sea Jazz Festival

4/5: Day 1 of the greatest festival in The Netherlands: North Sea Jazz. The day of Blood Orange, Joe Jackson and The Internet.

Cat Power

4½/5: Cat Power at the top of her game at Paradiso. Beautiful music in a revered venue performed by a relaxed Cat Power, who sang impeccably.

Neil Young

4/5: Neil Young had a real great time in Antwerp, Belgium and so did I. The phenomenal On The Beach was a definite highlight!