Van­den­berg’s MoonKings

MoonKings

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Mas­cot Records

Gui­tarist Adrian Van­den­berg is best known for his ten­ure in Whites­nake, es­pe­cially his so­los on their 1987 epony­mous al­bum. Now he’s back with his first re­lease in 16 years, fea­tur­ing a new band with singer Jan Hov­ing, bassist Sem Christof­fel and drum­mer Mart Ni­jen. Hov­ing’s de­liv­ery is sim­i­lar to that of David Coverdale, mak­ing it all sound very com­fort­able on the ears. As you would ex­pect it’s a mix of hard rock­ers and bal­lads, plus a cover of Whites­nake’s Sail­ing Ships that fea­ture’s Coverdale him­self on vo­cals. Van­den­berg gets plenty of chances to shine and he doesn’t waste a mo­ment, from the fret melt­ing on Close To You, hard riffs on Steal Away and Leeches, vi­o­lent bends on Leave This Town and emo­tional tur­moil on Breath­ing. There is a won­der­ful flu­id­ity to all he plays. MoonKings will be tour­ing in April so do get to see them.

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