Live report THE LAST INTERNATIONALE & RAMAN, Cultuurpodium Boerderij, Zoetermeer – 27.02.2020

Listening to The Last Internationale’s debut ‘We Will Reign’ clearly shows why the duo, Delila Paz and Edgey Pires, became a rising star. The duo combines extremely power ful Rock songs with socially conscious lyrics.

On February 27th the band stops at Cultuurpodium Boerderij in Zoetermeer, for the first out of three club shows and before the duo enters the stage it’s Belgium Raman, that gets 30 minutes to introduce their Blues-based Rock to the crowd. The trio, Simon Raman, Bernd Coene and Jasper Peeten uses the entire musical spectrum, from calm and sensitive tones, moments when you could hear a needle dropping, to loud Rock outbursts. A warm applause is the well-deserved reward for the effort, bridging to a short break before the headliner enters the stage

The Last Internationale isn’t the first time in The Netherlands. They played the Pinkpop festival earlier but it’s the first time that they headline three club shows in Holland. So lights out and off we go.

Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ is the intro and sets the tone of voice. The Last Internationale, that’s energetic Rock music with political statements. Highlight tonight is for sure the genius ‘Wanted Man’, a song about outlaws. The whole dynamic of The Last Internationale gets off the ground with ‘Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Indian Blood’, while the great interpretation of Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ shows the entire vocal range of Delila Paz.

And the show isn’t only a ‘band on stage, fans on the ground’ thing. Paz steps down from stage for singing in the middle of the room, surrounded by enthusiastic fans.

Listening to The Last Internationale on vinyl/CD is a great thing, sure. But seeing them live is another ballgame. To feel the vibe and intensity of a The Last Internationale shows is special, something that fascinates from start to end.

Location: Cultuurpodium Boerderij, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

Date: February 27th, 2020

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