Kayakhistory

zaterdag, januari 13, 2018

Kayak in stores... january 2018

On saturday 13 january 2018, the chain of Velvet record shops hosted a 3-piece Kayak (Ton, Marcel and Bart) for 3 in-store gigs. The 3 cities (Leiden, The Hague and Delft) are all quite close to where I live. And as I had no other plans, I decided to go and see all three 'baptisms of fire'...
Leiden

Leiden

The Hague


The Hague
It was great to see that many people turned up at all 3 occasions, and the shops did good business selling Kayak albums. At the end of the day, I was the proud owner of the LP on all available colours: black, blue and orange... (This also means that I now hae 4 copies of the CD, but that is a different matter...).
black, blue and orange...

The performances were short, but good, and the band as well as spectators seemed to enjoy themselves! I am sure you can find the odd video snippet on YouTube or on my Facebook page. The setlist: Falling, A Million Years, Feathers And Tar, To An End, and Ruthless Queen (only in The Hague and Delft).

Delft
Delft
Posters and t-shirts were given away to buyers of the album. And I also managed to obtain the huge poster that the The Hague shop used for promotion... A fruitful saturday in many ways!


woensdag, december 20, 2017

New album in various formats

The new Kayak album will be released on 12 january 2018. Probably thanks to (or due to...) the fact that Kayak is now on a big record label, the album will be available in many formats. For instance: I knew that a blue vinyl double LP was one of the formats. But I just read that the LP will also be released on black and on orange vinyl???

donderdag, augustus 31, 2017

The Last Forest CD release


Some 37 years after the release of the LP, Edward Reekers' first solo album "The Last Forest" gets an official release on CD! Recorded with the help of Johan Slager and Max Werner, "The Last Forest" is a fine collection of tunes, that deserves a wider audience!

Apart from the album, the CD has 5 bonus tracks, all of which are non-album singles or b-sides. More info at Shaded Moon Entertainment
From the booklet: Max, Johan and Edward in the studio

woensdag, mei 31, 2017

Woerden, 1973

44 years ago, 5 Dutch guilders (about 2,25 euro) were enough for you to go and see top bands like Unit Gloria and Kayak. This announcement is for the show in Woerden (Holland), august 1973.

woensdag, mei 17, 2017

Kristoffer Gildenlöw on bass

The bass player on the new Kayak album is a wellknown name in the prog scene: Swedish-born Kristoffer Gildenlöw will play 4 (or more) strings on '17'... Now living in The Netherlands, Kristoffer is (probably) best known as a member of Pain Of Salvation. After leaving that band in 2006, he worked with Neal Morse, Damian Wilson and many, many others.
 

dinsdag, april 18, 2017

Drummer on the new album: Lean Robbemont

Drums on the new Kayak album are played by Lean Robbemont (1986). As he is busy with many other artists, bands and projects, it is not certain if he will also play with Kayak on the upcoming tour.
You can hear Lean on the 4th demo of 'Cracks'.

maandag, april 10, 2017

New CD Box in june 2017

In june 2017, Universal Records will release "Journey Through Time', a box with all Kayak studio albums, 2 CD's with bonus material, plus an empty space to give room to the new album...