Sometime before, singer and songwriter Bjorn Jensen gets the idea, by listening to old Led Zeppelin to do an album with no overdubs, focussed on the energy of the music, the vocal and the songs. In order to achieve this, Jensen invites Empee Holwerda (Solbakken, LUL, Kanipchen Fit) , Jochem Klijnman and Maarten Kooijman (Johan, Alex Roeka) and changes his name to Dassuad. In three days the debut ‘Drive’ is recorded in the ICP studios in Brussels. Listen to the upbeat ‘Wasting time’, with its lingering Rhodes piano, dreamy guitar. Or ‘Slow Whisper’, that might have been the tune for any American 80’s sitcom, like Cheers, or Who’s the boss? Or come along on a trip with the epic ‘Acts of men’, slowly building into a climax, with a beautiful improvised instrumental outro. Bjorn Jensen had been a steady force in the Amsterdam Indie scene with his band Dress and recieved much critical acclaim and selective radio airplay for their three albums Semi-automatic, The Image Reduction Plan and The Comfort Collector; several mentionings in the Oor Popencyclopedia; shows on Eurosonic, Club 3voor12, and one song ‘(Semi-automatic’) being hailed as a dutch pop-classic by the VPRO-gids. For the live shows Dassuad takes his seriousness about playing one step further, by inviting different musicians to play the songs together.
This makes Dassuad the first ever* band to cover it’s own songs. On tour: Vr. 13 septemberCafe de MugNijmegen Zo. 15 septemberStrijp-S, Eindhoven Do 26 SeptemberT Klooster Delft Do 3 oktoberImmanuelkapel (kapelsessie) Do 3 OktoberCafé Nieuwpoort Wageningen Za 5 oktober Broodcafe Almere Za 12 oktoberVVV Haarlem Za 12 oktoberIn den Koffer Haarlem Wo 16 oktoberSessie Schift.nl Za 19 oktoberVera ,Groningen Do 31 oktoberBad Habits, Leiden Do 7 novemberDe Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam Do 14 november OBA Live, Radio 5 Za 23 novemberOnder de Linden, Amersfoort Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..