My first visit to the Cacaofabriek, a multifunctional building with a 500 people venue holding
a big stage with good lighting, friendly staff and a fine circular balcony.
It has been a while. Last time for me to see Harvest in Holland was at Progdreams III,
de Boerderij April 2014. And discovered the live sound and cohesion of the band back
then with fantastic guitar soloing by Jordi Prats, really impressive bass by Toni Munné,
the bright and pure voice of Monique van der Kolk and the unnecessary modesty of both drummer
Alex Ojea and keyboardist Jordi Amela.
After that, Harvest recorded and released their 3rd album Northern Wind.
From which album many songs were played tonight of course.
Still, Monique let the audience know that the closing track Stars
from their second album Chasing Time maybe was one of the bands favourites because
of the personal story and loss behind it; especially playing this heartfelt song
life on stage. And the band did make an impressive start with that specific
and beautiful song Stars. Up until band members slowly moved towards Jordi Amela at the
keys at a certain point in time. He unfortunately encountered some serious
technical problems with his gear so they had to stop playing this song.
Monique was quite emotional about it and promised the audience they would redo the song afterwards.
In the end it didn't seem possible to do that. I think this was more a
shock to the band as to the people in the venue because everyone present absolutely
loved the set and performance very much and felt sorry for the band only.
So everyone was having a very good time really. Get your feeling of the show by watching
the Live Impression video:
After the show many people had a lovely chat with the band members.
The Catalan band was looking forward to this Dutch gig because of
Monique being from Holland originally and for the atmosphere and love of progressive rock.
The next day Harvest would be part of the festival Prog en Beauce in
France and a week after that in Olot Spain.
It All Becomes Clearer
Under The April Sky
Shadows Behind The Lilacs
A great and extended show, no support band. People feeling sorry for the way Harvest
felt about not being able to bring the song that is so important to them.
Harvest will be re-visiting Holland March 18 at Parktheater Alphen aan den Rijn though.
Be sure to be there for a night of great progressive rock.
And I am sure we will be presented a thrilling presentations on their beloved track Stars!