Filed under: Music | Tags: concert review, Gleis 22, Joan As Police Woman, Joan Wasser, Münster, Music, review, Timo Ellis
… and gave birth to a new era of live performance.
The most stunning woman live, Joan Wasser
When I went to see Joan As Police Woman, I was prepared to see a good Neo-Folk / Indie-Rock concert and expected nothing else. As Joan sneaked through the crowd 20 minutes before taking the stage, ducking in a pink down cloak, I frowned a bit. 30 minutes later I decided to join the mesmerized crowd, just starring at what she dragged along with her on stage: an extraordinary bass player with the most beautiful eyes, heavy makeup and the most stunning breast hair and this little Mexican-looking drum wizard – both painting a wonderful acoustic picture of what could be Soul-Jazz / Avant-Garde, always in perfect timing and with just the right amount of arrangements … spilling nothing but joy.
Joan, giving it up for Timo Ellis on bass
They played the hell out of the Gleis 22 – both visually and acoustically. A gorgeous voice and a perfect sound (Kudos to the technicians … I never thought that the Gleis could sound like this) framed this night. Joan, herself, was just amazing. She took off so many times, dove through her songs, was way out there, and came back after every song to connect with the crowd – a thing you wouldn’t think to be possible of someone who wore golden thermos-high-heels, a 60s Science Fiction Barbarella outfit and the wildest eye make up.
She must love dressing up different for any other show and I would have given a lot to see the crowd through her eyes. Thinking that her performance differs with every night she plays, makes me want to see more of her shows. I already wonder what her Dec. 2nd show would be like and I honestly think of going to Holland – this is geeky and I admit it, but she just keeps me caught with her performance and songs. She definitely kept me speechless with “Anyone” and stunned me with “To America” and I wonder whether this would happen again.
It hardly gets cooler than these golden thermos-high-heels
She still tours through Germany, soon through the UK. If there’s one recommendation I can give you today, than it’s this: You gotta go see her.
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