and Drugs and RockíníRoll, well apart from the drugs - we leave
those one's out, - this musician transfers as none other this clichee, -
Whereby many of you musiclovers out there will ask once over again: who
the hell is this now? Well, - and there we go again within our
chapter: a musical genius,
who ain't known to the masses. But mind me, this Australien guy, or even
better Tasmanian is going now for more than 30 years. In the past, Rob
Tognoni did indeed have some hitsingles back in Down Under. But times
have changed and trends have moved into many different directions but
unfortunately not so much into the corner of straight and dirty Aussi
Rock'n'Roll. But Rob, who counts 50 years young now, beeing unbelievably
a granddad yet, has never stepped away from his path. He's got 10 albums
in his back catalogue and there is yet another one to come, probably in
October this year.
There is one thing all those australien rockers seem to have in common.
They are hard workers at their live shows, Whether it's Angus Young from
AC/DC, Angry Anderson from Rose Tattoo, Jimmy 'Barnsey' Barnes, or as we
got here - Rob Tognoni, who we enjoy here tonight at the Village Club in
Bavaria live on stage. He ain't no stranger to this place,and keeps
returning every year again and again...
And not just to this place, but to many other's here in Europe, where he
has put his focus on what's up to touring. Mr.Tognoni
returns about 3 times every year to our continent taking another part of
it every time he's here..
One time he is touring
Germany, another time in East Europe, most of all Poland and then
again in Italy or even Great Britain. And he's got different musicians
for his different trips. In our case it's Frank Lennartz (Bass and Mirko
Kirch (Drums). And according to Rob these two are his favorite guys.
Our Village is pretty well filled, mostly with insiders, who most of
them have experienced this artist live in concert before, not me though.
For me it's a debut, but I actually do feel already the energy of this
man within our smalltalk before the show (see below) in every way.
Whereby I've been warned before about his extensive
No setlist needed, as he plays and does what spontainously comes up to
his mind on the spot. Only the first song is fixed and maybe the second.
Afterwards everything is open... And both other musicians are able to
react within seconds following the right key...
here is a whole jamsession with lots of improvising.... Jesus wept...
this is nice!!!!! And that's exactly what you can think about a great
Rock'n'Roll party, including a tribute to good old Jimmy Boy -
Hendrix... But that's something most guitarists do on this planet
anyway... And fit as an olympic athletics, Tognoni wastes himself like
can see, that this stage here is too tiny for him and his movement.
That's why he steps down and gets in touch with the audiance and shares
his skill, his aura and has espirit, underlined with the rather
hardrockin' rhythm. I guess, I don't have to mention, what great
guitarist he is anyway. And no, he's not a pure Bluesrocker, as many of
us think in first place, but rather a hard rocker. AC/DC were his
mentors, back then at Bon Scott's time , when he had shared a bar stool
with him - Got bless him - for one or the other beer. The
music is the drug, accompanied by much sexappeal. And I presume, he
knows exactly about his effect on women. Which again doesn't mean, that
men don't go for his explosive Rock'n'Roll thunder either.
try to hold tight in tune and picture what I get, and I do get the bill
in the truest sense of the word - very close - and closer and even
closer... me slipping down, but still holding my cam up - no matter what!
I give myself up and receive a highpoint and then....
well we ain't that far yet, but I have to confess, it's got something to
it. And the rest of the audiance around me has their very own amusement.
Well my friends - have a good laugh then! On the other hand I have to
admit, it's got something to it, to film a musician from downside up
:-))) I can't remember at any other chance to do so.
Never mind and don't give a damn on conventions. That's how it should be,
as Rock'n'Roll and sexappeal do belong together anyway... And that's
what I've just recently experienced at the show of Little Caesar. And
I'm a lucky bitch to get to see 2 musical highlights within such a
short space of time one after another one. . Remember as I told you
before in reviews - it's those Gigs - having this special little
something... - and in our case here it's an almost 130 minutes long love
affair including a short break.
I can only advise you, note this name here and move your butts to
one of Rob Tognoni's explosive Rock'n'Roll Shows next time he's around.
At least 10 highpoints are guaranteed and no regrets - I promise,
otherwise you can multiplicate me through the holy Kamasutra of all