PONAMERO SUNDOWN Off The Road to the Dark Regions

"Yes we´re a bunch of filthy rich bastards....any complaints, take it with management.” Hence the luxurious decor of our royal suite.

It’s been an experience on both good and not so good terms. I treasure the good moments of which there were many and flush the rest to keep my sanity! Great moments like the awesome response in France, a blurry night with crazy Dutch businessmen in Antwerpen, discussing heavy metal and team management (Don’t think they saw that coming!). Driving like mad to get to the next ferry over the English channel, and our grand finale – Shaking the foundations on The Purple Turtle stage at Desertfest in London. We ended our road trip on a high note playing in front of an audience representing many parts of the world! Meeting enthusiastic crowd members after the gig on the streets of Camden from as far away as Canada and Japan while strolling around from pub to pub. Time stands still during moments like those.

A satisfied reviewer wrote the best description of the band after the Camden gig, “…A Viking biker on the mike stand with a slick haired, western shirt sporting Tarantino bad guy to his left, a guitarist playing in jerks and spasms to his right and a drummer seemingly in his own little world of chasing imaginary hamsters across drum rolls with a truly disturbing glee…”.

These words totally have my vote as a band description for our next marketing campaign haha!

To summarize our tour from a perspective as I believe is shared by the whole band… Too many ferry rides, too much dog shit on the streets of Antwerpen, too much absinthe , too much equipment failure, too much expensive gas, and too much fun with so many fantastic people we’ve met along the way!

Now it’s time to disappear into the dark regions of our rehearsal room for a while to work on new material. See you in the near future!

~ Ollie & Ponamero Sundown

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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