Artist: Gregor Meyle
Where: Flughafen Paderborn Lippstadt
When: July 30, 2016
Although Gregor Meyle is not new to music, he is new to me. I heard the song ‘Du bist das Licht’ and just had to go to one of his concerts. And this time the timing was right. On the way back from Berlin, we booked an arrangement to go to the concert in Paderborn. The Airport hotel sold us the tickets, together with a room in the hotel, dinner before the concert and brunch the day after. It turned out to be a perfect deal.
The hotel was just a few minutes walking away from the concert. We had dinner at the Quax Hangar. Barbecue with salads, more than we could eat. With a view of the concert area. Relaxed and easy. And good food!
The concert was relaxed as well. Although there were lots of people, it didn’t feel that way. I like that. That way you can just focus on the music and the artist. At 20.00h Gregor got on stage, with his band. And if I say band, I mean band. Besides himself, at least 9 other musicians. Violin, Flute, Saxophone, Drums, Keyboards, Bas, Guitar and other instruments. Great! It gave them a chance to play different styles. Where else do you dance the sirtaki, hear irish influences, country and all that to german lyrics? Very impressive!
Besides great musicians, I really liked Gregor’s voice. Dark, edgy. The song lyrics gave me goosebumps. And to top it of, he’s very funny. I laughed out loud a couple of times during the concert. Funny stories, funny dancing and funny entertainment. He had me in the concert all the way. The whole 2,5 hours. Great!
Afterwards we bought several of his albums. Next time we come prepared, because there will be a next time! He made it to my list of favorite musicians, ‘Keine ist wie du’ 🙂