Kayak+ Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly
- Date: Saturday 27 Jan 2018
- Hall: CreativeColors Stage
- Doors open: 19:30
- Start: 20:30
- Presale: 28,75 (incl. service charge)
- At the door: 30,-
In 2018, the legendary Dutch symphonic rock band Kayak will visit De Boerderij and release a brand new album with an entirely new line up. Founder Ton Scherpenzeel has surrounded himself with various top musicians, obviously. He will be assisted by singer Bart Schwertmann, guitarist Marcel Singor, bassist Kristoffer Gildenlöw and drummer Collin Leijenaar. The new album, aptly entitled "Seventeen", will be released in January through the prestigious Inside Out label. Special Guest on the album is Camel guitarist Andy Latimer.
Kayak was founded in 1972 by keyboardist Ton Scherpenzeel and drummer/composer Pim Koopman, together with singer Max Werner, guitarist Johan Slager and bassist Cees van Leeuwen. In the beginning, critics often compared the band to contemporaries like Yes and Focus, but the band soon developed its own style. Kayak has had several line ups over the years. By 2017 it becomes clear that, except for Ton, none of the musicians present in the old formation will return. This means the most radical personnel change that Kayak has ever experienced. Ton Scherpenzeel’s creativity, however, seems inexhaustible after all those years and, in conjunction with the new lineup, he will lead Kayak into a new era.
Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly
Most people might currently know Rikard Sjöblom as multi-instrumentalist with Big Big Train, but he was also the driving force behind the wonderful Beardfish for 15 years before the band unfortunately came to an end in 2016. This has not hindered Rikard’s creativity, having released last year’s excellent solo album The Unbendable Sleep and contributed some writing credits to Big Big Train’s recent Grimspound, he now gives us a further album from his Gungfly project, its name, as recounted by Rikard in the press release, coming from the Swedish word for ‘unsecure ground’.http://www.rikardsjoblom.com/