Probably our first stadium show ever with the Special Request Horns. And with both Candy Dulfer and Trijntje Oosterhuis as special guests it almost felt like being on tour as usual.
For me personally, the greatest joy was to actually play so many hits I knew from the radio with the great Lionel Richie himself, and to be part of his great band with our horns, setting the groove next to Chuckii Booker on keys and the great Gerry Brown on drums. We consider our horn section as a band, with it’s own unique sound, creating more energy together than the three of us would do separately.
Also, very informative to experience mr. Richie’s production up close. I have gained a much better insight on how these kind of arena acts provide a constant level of security and musical quality. And yes, I loved to play the horn special in All night long for real.