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With this blog I'd like to inform you in English about my musical activities as a biker/bonfire-singer.
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ON TOUR 2016

Performances Posted on Wed, October 14, 2015 15:12:14


The first full weekend of September we traditionally met at the
Freewind Biker Camping Meeting in Oberzeusheim, Germany.
And there was live music from yours truly and Uwe.

Who is Uwe ? He is the man in charge of the musical line-up as well as the ‘technics’ at the Kraichgau Treffen (see below).
But more important, he is a vey good musician, playing both acoustic and electric guitar.
He performs as a Blues, Folk & Country Singer-songwriter under the name
50 Cycle Hum‘ (

And he is the E-guitarist in a 3 men rock formation called: ‘Eternal Engine


(Previously called: “Born to be Wild Motorrad Camping Weekend“).

As usual there was this great musical Biker
camping-meeting at the Witsun weekend(13/16 of May 2016) near Bretten, Germany, again.
It is a musical biker rally, of which there is no second
in Western Europe !
And I, Old-timer, was lined-up for the sixth time this

In previous editions I sometimes had other musicians
accompany me, but this year a group of 3
artists jammed along during almost all of the songs.

They were great, it was great, I felt great and most
important, the audiance loved it…

From left to right:
Alex; Guitar – Dimi; Vocals – Old-timer; Vocals, guitar, harp – Daniel; Djembé

(By the way, further down you find accounts
of previous editions.)



Traditionally the dutch MZ-Club has it’s ananual meeting around the middle of April.
And traditionally this meeting takes place during this biker club’s ‘spring rally’.
And if weather permits, yours truly iwill be making music by the campfire.

This year, rains on friday made it impossible to have a fire outside.
But fortunately the camping had a big barn where we could make music.
And so we did!
I’m saying ‘we‘ because there was a lady called Sandra, of another biker club (using the same site as we did) who had brought her fiddle. We ended up making music together.

I simply love these kinds of encounters. It was such a great and very pleasent experience for me (and for her too, as the lady told me).
And since there is a great chance that both clubs will be there again, same time,
same place, we made an ‘appointment’ for next year !
Already looking forward to it !

On Saturday no more rain, so I did my act as a ‘bonfire singer’ again.



A musical friend of mine called Uwe has been booked for a night at a musical pub near Heilbronn in South Germany in January 2016.

Uwe is the man in charge of the musical line-up and of the technical controls of the
“Born To Be Wild – Musical Biker Weekends” (See subjects below).
And a very talented musician himself; Singer/songwriter & guitarist (both acoustic and E-guitar) , playing solo as well as in a band.

At a rock-and-blues pub he is supposed to bring a show of about 3 hours.

Uwe invited me as the supporting act, to perform the first hour of the evening.
I gladly accepted !
He himself will fill the remaining 2 hours of the evening with his show.

That was my second indoor performance;
A fantasitc evening at the F7 Blues Rock keller !
The audiance was great and appreciated my typical ‘Bonfire repertoire’.
I was surprised to find that many of the songs were still so popular that the ‘crowd’ sang along with many of my songs !

I must say these performances are kind of getting appealing to me… smiley

January 9 2016: – “F7 Blues Rock Keller” in Brackenheim, Germany:

Old-timer on tour ! smiley



Performances Posted on Wed, October 14, 2015 15:03:53

After the Born To Be Wild (in short BTBW) weekend at Witsun, in may 2015, I took part in a few “old-school” bikers camping weekends.

– Starting with a BMW-GS meeting last august in Vianden, Luxembourgh.

– Next was a Freewind meeting in Oberzeusheim, Germany in september.

– The 1-st weekend of october I was in a BMW GS-meeting in the Belgian Ardennes.

– And the last weekend of october I “closed the 2015 season” at a GS-meeting, here in Holland, not far from home.

And of course I was allowed to do my act as a Bonfire Performer…