Mungo Jerry Bluesband

First time live on stage 1 September 2002

Line up:

Ray Dorset: Guitars, Harp, Kazoo, Lead Vocals

Michael Pohl: Guitar

Klaus Wenske: Bass Guitar

Achim Patz: Keyboards, Harp

Klaus Otto: Drums


Onstage 8:10pm:

Statesboro Blues / Rock Me Mama / That`s Why I Sing The Blues / Lady Rose / Dust Pneumonia Blues / Morning Dew / Wiggle & Waggle / No More Woman Blues / Going Down Slow / Open Up / Baby Jump/ In The Summertime / Just Can`t Say Goodbye / Let`s Work Together.

Off stage 9:50pm

Date: 1 september 2002

Umsonst & Draussen Festival

Vlaardingen – Vlotho – Vlaardingen 780km

Left home 9:15am with Nienke for our trip to Vlotho, arrived 1:15pm. Parked the car at the park/camping place. When we came into the area we’re a little shocked, it was a Punk/Rock festival !? Never seen that strange folks with weard “haircuts” and “clothes” before. So we left the area because Mungo Jerry Bluesband was planned at 8:00pm, and the music was not we’re looking for, time enough so we visit Herford ‘till 6:30. Because we’re invited by Michael Pohl, we take the “artist entrée” and parked our car backstage, this time no problems with the security. The band arrived just a few minuts later including Juergen Keuneke.
I think Ray was very proud to his band because he introduced them four times on stage.
And the gig is filmed with 5 digital cameras.
During the gig I looked back into the audience and surpriced almost all “punkers” were replaced by, let’s say “normal people” except some very very drunk boring guys hanging on the stage who troubled the security.
A review in not a review when I tell nothing about the show, well that’s easy enough; FANTASTIC !! Great musicians with brilliant harp playing from Achim, smooth guitar playing by Michael and Ray lead the band the way Ray only can do, and ofcourse great drums from Klaus Otto and brilliant bass from Klaus Wenske.
After a nice chat backstage with the bandmembers (they signed the festival poster) and Juergen we left 11:15pm and arrived very tired but satisfied our home 2:50am.
When you get the change to visit a gig of Mungo Jerry Bluesband, GO THERE !! It’s highly recommended!!

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