In the newsLuxemburger Wort, 24.09.09
Premier in Luxembourg: Gustav Peter Wöhler, dancing through the TrifolionWhat the Gustav Peter Wöhler Band presented on the stage of the Atrium was more of a colorful Jam Session then a concert in the classical sense. The front man Gustav Peter Wöhler is first and foremost actor but at the same time he is a passionate musician: Two souls live in his chest. He sees himself as “an actor who sings” and that he is truthfully – not just in front of the camera but on stage as well. The likeable extroverted man from Hamburg performed an impressive show on September 27th 2009 together with his friends in the Trifolion.
Self-confident and stylish in shirt and jacket the bass player Olaf Casimir, pianist Kai Fischer, guitarist Mirko Michalzik and singer Gustav Peter Wöhler played a swinging mix of rock, blues and pop from the past decades. “Get back”, the title of their tour as well as the Beatles song was also the opener of the show: the four guys went from the Beatles to Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Peter Gabriel, Jonny Cash and Bob Dylan with much effort - and these are only examples.
The songs that made you swing with emotion took hold not only of the listeners in the nearly sold-out Atrium. Gustav Peter Wöhler showed his acting talent and let himself get creatively carried away by the music and singing. The 53-year old offered amusing impromptu dancing parts that covered the entire width of the stage and shared anecdotes of his life – he literally blossomed in the spotlights.
The two-hour show by the Gustav Peter Wöhler Band was dynamic and funny and at the same time esthetic and stylish. The band was able to keep up the balance between a Jam Session and an arranged concert without effort.
The audience felt the band’s happiness on stage and showed itself more than receptive for that mood. Looking through the rows of seats in the Atrium during the show you saw heads and legs nodding and swinging in time with the music.
Gustav Peter Wöhler and his guys are welcome guests at the Trifolion. Standing ovations and four encores distinctly support this. It is more then likely that they will be seen here again! That is exactly what they are planning to do according to Gustav Peter Wöhler who, during his premiere in Luxembourg on the German Election Day said: “After today’s national election we have decided to ask for asylum in beautiful Echternach!”