5 FNAC & ZENITH, Lille, France, 12 October 2009
Het was een goedlachse, ontspannen Mick Taylor die voor hooguit 100 man een ongedwongen, bluesy “showcase” van een half uur speelde in de FNAC en daarna de volgelopen Zénith (1500 man) inpakte met een beklijvende prestatie.in de het forum van de FNAC.
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4 HARELBEKE R&B 26 juni 2004
Mick Taylor had zich dit keer niet omringd met drie of vier virtuoze kompanen. Nee, de Andy Sharrocks Band bestond uit tien man, waaronder twee toetsenisten, drie achtergrondzangeressen en een percussionist
3 MARCQ-EN-BAROEUL, FRANCE 21 JUNI 2003
In Marcq-en-Baroeul (bij Lille, Frankrijk) mocht hij niettemin het jaarlijkse, volledig gratis en voor volkstoeloop bedoelde “Fête de la musique” afronden. En dat deed hij, zoals altijd, op geheel eigenzinnige wijze.
2 SPIRIT OF 66, Verviers, Belgium,1 December 2001
From the moment Mick Taylor walked on stage you could sense he felt like enjoying himself, even if this was the last stop of a European tour. After an hour and a half of uninterrupted playing, the phlegmatic announcement ‘If you’re in the mood, we’re in the mood’ introduced an extra half hour including two encores with his Dutch mate and opening act Erwin Nijhoff. Contrary to earlier performances (e.g. at the Boogie Town Festival, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 1997) he did not tune endlessly or readjust the PA midway each solo. Mick looked and sounded happy. He was in good voice and caressed his guitar, proving all the while that, yes, he does belong to that special and rare breed of guitarists who can be recognised immediately by their own sound.
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1 BOOGIE TOWN, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 1 May 1997
Mick Taylor's All Stars Band
I saw Mick Taylor perform with the Rolling Stones in 1970 (Holland and Germany) and in 1973 (Belgium). After Mick Taylor's come-back, it took a long time before the fans in Belgium were given the opportunity to attend one of his concerts. I must add that his solo records had disappointed me to the extent that I did not take the trouble to go and see Mick when he did tour over here. However, since word had it that his live performances were of a much higher quality than his studio output, I eventually went to the Boogie Town Festival in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, on 1st May 1997. His All Stars Band was second on the bill, which was topped by Dr John.
The weather was so unexpectedly beautiful, that many festival goers simply stayed outdoors when the bands preceding Mick took the stage. After Guy Forsyth (check out this guy, he's fabulous) had finished his encore, the crowd came flocking in for Mick but I had already secured my very own square foot in front of the stage.