Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Nenad Bach Band Conquers Hanks Saloon


The Nenad Bach Band's debut performance at Hanks Saloon on 18 February 2012 was a fantastic success. There was great feedback from members of the audience.

Firstly, we wish to share a few photos sent in by Merlin.

It is also our pleasure to share wonderful comments by Vera Fabris who was one of the appreciative people who watched the show.

Hank’s Saloon in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. A neighborhood with the mind of it’s own, with a relatively small, but powerful gem hiding in it. Nenad Bach and his band fit right in, adjusted to the environment; their music promoting the mystique in an undeniably invigorating way. One could not avoid but to ask oneself - did the audience know that the song ‘Vukovar’, about a Croatian town that became a symbol of senseless destruction, was brought to Brooklyn by Mr. Bach and his band in the form of a phoenix, raising from the ashes, only to blend in…It seemed as the rhythm of it, as well as of the other songs, was becoming faster and faster, and it’s texture grew stronger. The atmosphere was becoming more uplifting and optimistic, as the other songs were. The emotion was paradoxically heavy and light at the same time, always meaningful, positive, and elegant. It could have been that, in such an environment, it almost became compatible, in it’s greatness, with a timeless, black and white, John Wayne’s photo hanging on the wall. Nenad Bach and his band conquered Hank’s Saloon with such a certainty that comes only in some chosen times.