Review By Darren McIntyre
DeWolff is a psychedelic blues rock trio from Limburg, The Netherlands who came to our attention in 2007. The Boys won first prize at the national final Kunstbende and were the first band never to be criticized for their performance, the boys have also won an Edison for their live material and tonight the Boys bring their electrifying stage show to Glasgow in support of their new album Love, Death & Inbetween. The place is packed to the rafters as the boys saunter onstage to huge applause as they thank us for letting us 3 Dutch rockers entertain you tonight, this brings a huge cheer as the boys rip into –
Alright, folks, buckle up because we’re diving into the depths of Dewolff’s live performance at The Cathouse. This Dutch power trio is known for their psychedelic rock and blues-infused sound, and they didn’t disappoint when they took the stage at this iconic venue. Let’s break it down, shall we?
First and foremost, the energy. Dewolff brought it in spades. From the moment they walked on stage, they oozed charisma and musical prowess. You could tell they were in their element, and that energy was infectious, coursing through the crowd like an electric current.
Now, let’s talk about Pablo van de Poel’s guitar skills. I mean, seriously, this guy can shred. His fingers danced across the fretboard like it was second nature, effortlessly transitioning between blistering solos and soulful, bluesy licks. And that’s not to mention his vocals, which were as powerful and expressive as ever.
The rhythm section, Luka van de Poel on drums and Robin Piso on keys was nothing short of extraordinary. Luka’s drumming was tight and thunderous, providing a solid backbone for the band’s sound. Robin, on the other hand, added an extra layer of complexity with his keyboard work. The way he seamlessly weaved in and out of different textures and tones was impressive.
What’s worth noting is Dewolff’s ability to improvise. These guys aren’t just playing songs; they’re exploring the music, allowing it to take on a life of its own. The extended jam sessions were a highlight of the night, showing their sheer musicianship and ability to connect with the audience on a deep level.
The setlist was a balanced mix of their classics as we opened with the awesome rocker “Night Train” which really set the tone for tonight’s show. “27” is up next and really showcases these 3 incredible musicians as we ready ourselves for the mindblowing “Will O The Wisp” which at 15 minutes long was a real crowd-pleaser, and the newer tracks hinted at exciting things to come from the band. We blink and we are almost at the finishing post as the boys pause for a beer and a chat before they deliver the classic “Tired Of Loving You” that finishes us off as we watch these boys slip into the merch area which is packed.
The lighting and visuals at The Cathouse complemented Dewolff’s performance beautifully. The psychedelic projections and mesmerizing colours added an extra layer of immersion to an already spellbinding show. DeWolff will be back in 2024 so get your tickets booked.
Pablo Van De Poel – Guitar / Vocals
Robin Piso – Hammond Organ / Backing Vocals
Luka Van De Poel – Drums / Backing Vocals
Will O The Wisp Tired Of Loving You