Bergheim near Cologne in Germany is the place to be for fans of Jon Lord‘s music this Friday. The town will host its second Tribute to Jon show featuring musicians who played with Jon.
Put together by keyboard player Matin Doepke, the concept was first premiered in 2014, when a competent cast of musicians performed classics and gems like Sarabande, Lazy, Highway Star, April and many more to a capacity audience.
Backed by the 35 piece NuMetal Symphony Orchestra, lead by concert master Sebastian Reimann, Martin Doepke (Hammond and piano) will be joined by percussionist and producer Mario Argandona (known from his work with Jon), guitarist Victor Smolski (Almanac, Ex-Rage), drummer Sameh Mina from Cairo, guitarist Wulf Hanses-Ketteler and bass player Dietmar Berteld.
Featured vocalists will be Henning Basse (Firewind, Gus G), Elke Schlimbach and Michael Dorp. In fact, the lineup is the same as last time
We will again focus on Jon’s and Deep Purple’s work and do a One Song Tribute for the great Keith Emerson
If the souvenir film from 2014 is anything to go by, this Friday will be exciting. Watch the film here:
Titles featured in 2014 included Highway Star, April, Lazy, Sarabande, Child in Time, When a Blind Man Cries, Hush, Burn, Bourrée, Woman from Tokyo and Smoke on the Water.