July 27th, 2011 | By Orange Grove
We have all just touched ground on St Maarten and we’re getting ready for a three week Caribbean tour that will even take us to a couple islands we’ve never been to before!
The first show is on St Maarten at The Alley, July 29th. Then we mosey on over to Curacao for a show at the Zanzibar on August 5th. On the 6th and 7th we’ll be on Bonaire for the first time playing at the Spice Beach Club. We then head back to St Maarten for a show at the beautiful Porto Cupecoy on the 10th and on the 13th we’ll be performing at the Saccharum Festival on Antigua, which will also mark our inaugural trip to the island. One or two extra shows may still pop up while we’re down here so if you’re in the area keep an eye on our schedule.
It feels great to be back again and we can’t wait to rock out for all our island people! Oh yeah..we have an OG rookie on board this time! Robert Biesewig is not only cool because he comes from the same country as Moneyboy
( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCfm-vWuQRk ) but he’s also money on the drums and is a pretty fun cat to be around. On bass we’ve got a more familiar Robert: Senor Pronk who has been on quite a few tours with us already, most recently this passed January on St Maarten. On lead guitar Tim Kesteloo is back again to reek havoc in the Caribbean, now on his third tour with OG. On rhythm guitar Jacob Streefkerk aka The Abs Competition Hopeful…yes he lost the last abs competition at Mullet Bay Beach last March but he’s been training his ass off and now the stakes are even higher for this August Monday on Anguilla! Stay tuned for results on that! (he’s actually a 2 to 1 underdog if you guys want to make any bets)
We’d like to extend our love and gratitude to the following persons and companies who helped to make this tour possible: L’Esplanade, Pineapple Pete’s, The Alley, Porto Cupecoy, Anouk Borrias, Zanzibar, Spice Beach Club, Ursula Michael, Marc and Kristin Petrelluzzi, Island 92 Radio and Melissa St Jean.
Some photos from our last couple trips to the islands…
ok I won’t add that many because one of the few disadvantages of being on many of these islands is that the internet is real slow. it took me forever just to upload that many! but like i said..that is one of the FEW disadvantages of being down here.