Tag Archives: The Gentle Storm

Anneke van Giersbergen – Symphonized

In May 2018, Dutch singer Anneke van Giersbergen performed two very special shows with an orchestra – Residentie Orkest The Hague. Since making her mark as the singer in The Gathering, Anneke van Gierbergen has been a very influential singer and is cited by singers suchas Nightwish’s Floor Jansen as …

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Anneke van Giersbergen launches live orchestral version of ‘Your Glorious Light Will Shine – Helsinki’

In May 2018, Anneke van Giersbergen performed two career-spanning concerts with orchestral arrangements together with Residentie Orkest The Hague. Now those special concerts will be available for all to hear when they are released as ‘Symphonized’, an 11-track live album due out on the 16th November 2018. Now she is …

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Anneke van Giersbergen, Vuur interview – September 2017

I spoke to Anneke van Giersbergen recently about her new band, Vuur. ok you have a new band, Vuur, which means Fire in Dutch.  With the exception of Jord Otto you played with all the band members on the Gentle Storm tour. Presumably that means you enjoy working with them. …

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Delain – Islington Academy, London – 25/10/15

Now this is a night I had been anticipating eagerly.  It’s a rarity that every band on the bill is this talented and delivers such a powerful live performance, and I am so happy to say I was not disappointed!  This show was one of my favourites I’ve attended this …

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Interview with Anneke Van Giersbergen

Interview with Anneke on 25th October 2015 at the o2 Islington Academy London. Sorry there is a little background noise in the last question, we were kindly lent another bands dressing room, but they arrived as we were finishing up!

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Delain – O2 Institute Library, Birmingham, 23rd Oct 2015

Arriving at the O2 Institute Library there was already a pleasingly a large queue for tonight’s show. Unusual in its design, you enter the venue through a set of doors onto the small balcony, which provided a good view of the already growing crowd at the barrier. It was disappointing …

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Delain – Marble Factory, Bristol, 22/10/15

It doesn’t matter how many times you attend, the Marble Factory in Bristol is a very odd venue, even more so when people don’t usually start turning up for a gig until about fifteen minutes before doors open – and that’s taking into account them opening late as well. Nevertheless, …

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Delain – European Tour – Get a VIP Upgrade

DELAIN TOURING EUROPE SOON GET YOUR SPECIAL VIP UPGRADE NOW Dutch Symphonic Metal sensation DELAIN are known for extremely catchy refrains, bewitching hooks and melodies, symphonic bombast and of course a good dose of Metal! That’s DELAIN and that’s how Symphonic Metal will sound on this upcoming special tour with …

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Anneke van Giersbergen interview – April 2015

I spoke to Dutch singer Anneke van Giersbergen shortly before she played the Garage in London with The Gentle Storm, her new project with Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen. The Gentle Storm is your latest project with Arjen Lucassen.  You’ve worked together before haven’t you? A few times.  The Ayreon album …

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The Gentle Storm – Garage, London – 23rd April 2015

Tonight’s gig opened with Dutch band Stream of Passion, who are supporting Anneke van Giersbergen on this Gentle Storm tour, and two of the members also perform on stage as Anneke’s band. Stream of Passion are a band I’ve seen several times and they always impress.  Singer Marcela Bovio has …

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