Magic Event : Support Act : Bottles Of Love / Main Act : Johnny Hates Jazz @ Podium De Vorstin

Not Amsterdam or Rotterdam, Hilversum brings Johnny Hates Jazz back in Holland. Last friday Podium De Vorstin was the Magic Music place.

400 tickets where sold at the time that support act Bottles Of Love impressed at 20:30 with their 35 minutes of Poprock, starts with “Baby You’re All That I Want” that made me think “is this not too much Rock for JHJ-fans?”. I think it was the full package of great songs and a great performance with singer Willem Jonker as a fantastic humoristic presenter that makes the almost empty room into a party place.

They did all their Singles from the first “Get These Men Out Of Here” til the last “Keep Your Head Up”, a great cover of “Boys Of Summer” (Don Henley) and the unknown song “25”.

For all the people that enters the evening around 9 PM, you have really really missed something (check for a second chance) that is going to be huge and listen to their Album “Hush” for more!

After an 11 minute break (Mike Nocito explains after the show: we were well prepared during the soundcheck), Clark Datchler, Mike Nocito and their band came on stage to make the crowd go wild with their “Heart Of Gold”.

You felt the guys love to perform and the audience (which seems to be much more than 400 in the meanwhile) where dancing and singing like we are still living in the eighties with lots of tracks of the first Album “Turn Back The Clock” (“Shattered Dreams”, “Heart Of Gold”, “Turn Back The Clock”, “Don’t Say It’s Love”, “I Don’t Wanna Be A Hero”, “Listen”, “Don’t Let It End This Way” and “Me And My Foolish Heart”), even with the tracks “You Belong To You”, “Man With No Name” and the Singles “Magnetized” and “Lighthouse” of the Album “Magnetized”.

Clark Datchler released some Solo material, like for instance the Album “Fishing For Souls” (1992), he explains that the song of that Album “Broken Spirit” was suppossed to be a Johnny Hates Jazz Single and that is the reason why it is on the setlist during JHJ-concerts.

Recently Chris Cornell (Soundgarden & Audioslave) passed away and Clark talks about all those big names, but give a tribute to Maurice White .This is Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September”.

Clark Datchler has lived in Amsterdam for many years ago and did the concert for “mijn mooie Nederlanders” (my beautiful dutchies) in his dutch designed bonding (not bondage!) Scotch & Soda jacket. Learned dutch with an old-fashioned book and is familar with the Dutch singers “Lee Towers” and “Henk Wijngaard”. This is Clark his cover of Wijngaard his Trucksong “Met De Vlam In De Pijp”.

After the concert there was a meet and greet with Mike & Clark (NOT for 250 euro like other UK acts ;-)) and in case you think the fans waited for an hour…. they only waits a minute for their signature, talk or KODAK-moment!

I really recommend Johnny Hates Jazz and gladly this was not their final concert. Check them out at for the tourlist including Villa Marina, Isle Of Man and festivals like Mello Festival, Lytham Festival and 80s VS 90s.

My Best of Bottles Of Love.

My Best of Johnny Hates Jazz / Clark Datchler.


The Very Best of Johnny Hates Jazz

Hush – Bottles Of Love

Lots of (bottles of) love to Sylvia Bell Music Management, Clark Datchler, Mike Nocito, Bottles Of Love and Podium De Vorstin for giving their MAGIC.

New Album : Listen Without Prejudice 25 – George Michael

George Michael is ready to celebrate the 26th anniversary of his “Listen Without Prejudice” Album. “Listen Without Prejudice 25” featuring the Single “Freedom! ’90” which got a brandnew video coming up with new models Adriana Lima, Joan Smalls, Anna Ewers, Irina Shayk & Taylor Hill.

Preorder the Deluxe Boxset with “Amazing” tracklist:

Track Listings
Disc: 1
1. Praying For Time (Listen Without Prejudice Remastered)
2. Freedom! ’90 (Listen Without Prejudice Remastered)
3. They Won’t Go When I Go (Listen Without Prejudice Remastered)
4. Something To Save (Listen Without Prejudice Remastered)
5. Cowboys And Angels (Listen Without Prejudice Remastered)
6. Waiting For That Day (Listen Without Prejudice Remastered)
7. Mother’s Pride (Listen Without Prejudice Remastered)
8. Heal The Pain (Listen Without Prejudice Remastered)
9. Soul Free (Listen Without Prejudice Remastered)
10. Waiting (Reprise) (Listen Without Prejudice Remastered)

Disc: 2
1. Freedom! ’90 (MTV Unplugged album)
2. Fastlove (MTV Unplugged album)
3. I Can’t Make You Love Me (MTV Unplugged album)
4. Father Figure (MTV Unplugged album)
5. You Have Been Loved (MTV Unplugged album)
6. Everything She Wants (MTV Unplugged album)
7. Strangest Thing (MTV Unplugged album)
8. Older (MTV Unplugged album)
9. Star People (MTV Unplugged album)
10. Praying For Time (MTV Unplugged album)

Disc: 3
1. If You Were My Woman (Mixes and B sides)
2. Fantasy (Mixes and B sides)
3. Freedom (Edit) (Mixes and B sides)
4. Cowboys And Angels (Edit) (Mixes and B sides)
5. Soul Free (Special Radio Edit) (Mixes and B sides)
6. Freedom (Back To Reality Mix Edit) (Mixes and B sides)
7. Too Funky (single edit) (Mixes and B sides)
8. Crazyman Dance (Mixes and B sides)
9. Do You Really Want To Know (Mixes and B sides)
10. Happy (Mixes and B sides)
11. Freedom! (Back To Reality Mix) (Mixes and B sides)
12. Too Funky (Extended) (Mixes and B sides)
13. Too Jazzy (Happy Mix) (Mixes and B sides)
14. Calling You (Cover To Cover Live Wembley Arena) (Mixes and B sides)
15. Fantasy 98 (Mixes and B sides)
16. Heal The Pain (with Paul McCartney) (Mixes and B sides)
17. Desafinado (with Astrid Gilberto)

Disc: 4
1. Listen Without Prejudice Southbank Show special (DVD)
2. Freedom! 90 MTV 10th Anniversary performance (DVD)
3. Freedom! 90 promo (DVD)
4. Praying For Time promo (DVD)

Out on November 11th!

Listen 2 George Michael – Discography – Spotify – Playlist

BUY @ AMAZON / ITUNES (Click On The Images)

New Single : (I Like It When You) Smile / New Album : That Would Be Me – Harry Connick Jr.

Before Adele named Albums the age at that specific moment, Harry Connick Jr. did it when he was 20 and 25 years old. That was only twice. Harry is back again with the Album “That Would Be Me” featuring the Singles “(I Do) Like We Do” and “(I Like It When You)Smile”

Scroll below to purchase an Exclusive Target Bonus Edition of the Album!

Listen 2 Harry Connick – Discography – Spotify – Playlist.

BUY @ AMAZON / ITUNES (Click On The Image)


New Album : 25 – Adele

Next November Adele will be back with a New Album with the incredible title “25”

The details about the Album are including works with the producers Danger Mouse, Max Martin and Tobias Jesso Jr. Pharrell Williams will be made an appearance as well and explain about the very unique way of making an Album “I’ve seen [Adele] recently. She’s kinda like, ‘OK guys, I’m gonna open my diary for 20 minutes.’ So it’s like, OK, you have 20 minutes, or 32 minutes really.” Continuing: “Then she gives it to you, closes it up and disappears. And she’s off with her beautiful boy – and that’s what it’s all about. She is a masterful”.

Listen to Adele – Discography – Spotify – Playlist.

Up ↑