Back in the late 1990s or early 2000s one of my former bands played a show with a band from Southern Germany called "Tagtraum". Fast forwarding the tape now for about 15 to 20 years to today. That band's singer Matze by now had started playing solo singer / songwriting shows and recorded five albums and some EPs from 2003 to 2016, which saw the latest full length release "Ich fange Feuer".
Why am I writing about this at all? Because I love his music, for one. And because a few weeks ago Matze Rossi and I spent some time (on a really really cold day) at the Hamburg harbor and shot some portraits of hime. I did show some of these on my Instagram and my Facebook page ´, but haven't blogged about it yet. So, today, here they are.
But, having not shown them before is not the only reason I'm blogging these today. You might remember seeing some photos of two shows I photographed from Matze's tour with Northcote and Jon Snodgrass? You might. Matze and I talked about me accompanying him on tour and documenting a whole tour. This is gonna happen and it's about to start next Wednesday. I'm really looking forward to this, as I really miss touring since the day I stopped actively playing in bands. So, if you're in the area, stop by, say hi, listen to Matze's wonderful songs. They are so uplifting, I can't tell you how much this is something I'm looking forward to as well. You will see me taking photos, singing along and smiling wide. Promised!
Below you'll find the tour dates and more info can be found on Matze Rossi's website: http://matzerossi.com/
February 1st, 2017- Bamberg Freiraum
February 2nd, 2017 - Freiburg White Rabbit
February 3rd, 2017 - Trier Lucky´s Luke
February 4th, 2017 - Westerstede Wunderbar
February 5th, 2017 - Haldern Pop Bar
February 6th, 2017 - Osnabrück Polly Esther´s
February 7th, 2017 - Bielefeld Wohnzimmerkonzert