Versatile Dutch singer/songwriter Anneke Van Giersbergen recently took her new project VUUR on the road as part of their debut UK headline tour.

Van Giersbergen has had many different creative outlets over the years, including her long tenure with The Gathering and more recently The Gentle Storm, as well as a successful solo career and countless collaborations with the likes of Devin Townsend and Ayreon.

Anneke formed VUUR from the embers of her live touring band for The Gentle Storm project. A clear aim was set to create some of Van Giersbergen’s heaviest material to date. Last year VUUR released their debut record In This Moment We Are Free – Cities. The concept behind the album depicts the tale of various key locations from across the globe, with each song in part taking the name of one of these high profile destinations.

National Rock Review recently caught up with Anneke at The Cluny in Newcastle to talk about life on the road, VUUR’s debut album and the band’s plans for 2018.

Anneke Van Giersbergen – Audio Interview:


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Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.

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