Torben Denver and his band is from south of Germany a town called ’Kuchen’ – which means cake – and I got to wonder, if the band would deliver a concert just as sweet as the name of their hometown. They did. Their first concert ever.
The laidback folk was well represented, and the quintet’s song-material did contain the charm, that usually comes with the style. To my happy surprise the content of the songs included the humouristic distance, I often experience with German bands. As a listener you are challenged on your own expectaions of normal music. And I like it.
The band also did the unexpectet by having two untradiotional instruments to folk music on stage; a man on a flute and man with a very, very small shaker – keep the music weird.
A slow but interesting start to a hopefully even more reality-busting sunday program.
Hanne Katrine Rasmussen
Photos taken by Johanne Fick