Cologne (DE)-Luxor-14 February 2019
Thursday the 14th of February it is. Not only Valentine’s day, but also the day the band Inglorious will attend the Luxor Club in Cologne Germany. Inglorious is currently on tour to support their latest record ‘Road to Nowhere’, and as they had to replace three members shortly after finishing the recordings of this album, I found myself curious how the band would sound like live.
But first things first, I found out that Luxor is located in a pretty crowded part of Cologne and getting the car parked was an adventure on itself. Once we managed to do that we walked over to the club. This is a rather nice club (with a capacity of +/- 350 people) and apparently it is one of the oldest live venues in Cologne.
Around 9 P.M. it was time for todays main attraction Inglorious to hit the stage. The club was nicely filled and the crowd was ready for Nathan James and his band.
After a few songs singer Nathan states that he is a little troubled by a German flu, but the man still hits the right soulful notes and seems to be pleased with the crowd reacting to the played songs. The band takes us through a journey of songs from all three albums. Amongst them: ,,High Flying Gypsy’’, ,,Warning’’, ,,Breakaway’’, ,,Holy Water’’ from their debut album ‘Inglorious’. ,,Taking The Blame’’, ,,Read All About It’’, ,,Making Me Pay’’, ,,Faraway’’, ,,I Don’t Need Your Loving’’ from their second release ‘II’ and songs like ,,Glory Days’’, ,,Freak Show’’, ,,Ride To Nowhere’’ and ,,Liar’’ from their latest album ‘Ride To Nowhere’.
All that being said, I also must mention that I did not see a band on stage tonight. It was almost like all the members were attending their own show. Very little interaction between the musicians and somehow I missed the spark on stage.
All photos by Raymond Helebrand/RH-Design