Gig Photos: Roo Panes at Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam (November 2018)

Hey guys!

What I love the most about the house in the sand team, 
is the fact that we can all geek out over music.

The amount of times we send each other links and drool over brilliant melodies might actually be a bit worrying.
But I think this just goes to show that we all bloody care about music.

So whenever you're checking out the posts created by anyone from the team, just know that we all really care about the content and the people involved.

Last week our Amsterdam based powerhouse Saar went to see Roo Panes live.
Of course she came back with a bunch of photos and a wonderful little story from the gig, 
which you can check out below.

Say hi to Saar and make sure to follow her online:
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Date: 16th November 2018
Venue: Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam (NL)

Headliner: Roo Panes

Roo Panes is one of those songwriters where you just have to sit down and listen.

Just listen and enjoy his introspective lyrics and hauntingly beautiful soothing voice. So that's what we did.
Roo Panes played at the Tolhuistuin Room and as I walked in, I noticed that everyone was sitting down, waiting for him to arrive. A very relaxed vibe.

The stage was very low, so it became obvious to me that everyone sat down.
At around 8:30pm, Roo came on stage, picked up his guitar and had a little chat with the audience. He started with the song "A Message To Myself", which I hadn't heard before, so I was very surprised by it.
 I very instinctively closed my eyes, because I just wanted to enjoy the angelic voice and subtle guitar playing.

Roo Panes makes music that takes you on a journey through his stories and stunning musical arrangements.
This night he was playing on his own, but I really want to see him live again with his band - because I think he definitely deserves a bigger venue and more recognition.

The first time I heard a Roo Panes song, was when he did a campaign with Burberry back in 2012.
He played "Indigo Home" and I was blown away by his voice - a voice I had never heard before, a voice that actually made me quite emotional when I listened to it.

After that he did a few Burberry Acoustic sessions, so I highly suggest you checking out Burberry Acoustic if you want to find more new artists/bands.
So from that moment on I started following him.
Big thanks to Burberry and Christopher Bailey for shining some light on musicians like Roo and many others.

As the evening progressed with mesmerising songs, Roo announced that someone had a request to come on stage. I thought he was going to sing a song with a random lad from the audience.
To our surprised, this "random lad" actually proprosed to his girlfriend on stage.
She said yes! (Phew!)
Roo then played his  last song, a great way to end the night.

I left the venue feeling very relaxed and happy.
As I was waiting for my train to take me back home, I just couldn't resist to go on Spotify and listen to Roo's songs all over again on the way back home.

Roo Panes online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Spotify | YouTube | Instagram


Have you seen Roo Panes live before?

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Thank you for your visit!

Credits // Words (Intro & Outro): Vanessa Jetwash | Words (About Show) & Photography: Saar de Graaf


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