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Don Powell is performing at the John Lennon Memorial concert in "Train", Aarhus, Denmark on December 8th. Check it out: http://www.train.dk
Tomorrow Don Powell is on stage with musicians from the Danish theatre Team Teatret in a charity event called “Kunsten Stiger” at MCH (Messecenter Herning Kongrescenter) in the Danish town of Herning. The event that includes performances from Danish actors, dancers and musicians is in aid of the Parkinson Society. Don & Co. are going to perform modern jazz versions of “How Does It Feel?” and “Far Far Away” complete with cello, trumpet and a female singer. The Danish TV station DR2 is going to tape the event, but as of yet I don’t know when it will be aired. Tickets are available through www.billetnet.dk
It's Don Powell's birthday today, so...happy birthday, Don! How come I've been humming The Beatles' "When I'm Sixty-Four" all day? Speak soon! :-)
In 2006 I was approached by Danish rock band The Guv’nors. They had a vision of Don playing drums on their next album and could I arrange for Don to play with them? Of course I could and on January 7, 2007 we went to Smart’n’Hard studios in Aarhus, Denmark, where Don recorded a few tracks with the band. Now The Guv’nors have finished the album with the title “The Pint fo No Return.”
In November 2009 Slade’s ”Merry Xmas Everybody Party Hits” album was released through Universal. Now – almost 3 months later - I finally got my review copy. People have said, ”You can’t review a Christmas album in February!”, but of course I can! As it says in the liner-notes of the album: ”Slade is not just for Christmas”, so why not?