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Coasting : Issue 7 Jan 2010
4 central coast • new south wales COASTING COVER STORY Six countries, 31 gigs, 45 days NICK Everitt and Liesl Karlsson wanted to start their latest tour of Europe with a bang -- but bombs and a riot weren't what they had in mind. It was the Wyongah's couple's first night in Copenhagen, Denmark, and their first gig of a hectic 45-day tour which would see them perform 31 gigs in six countries. "Just before the gig, the owner of the venue asked if we could wait 30 minutes or so before we started," Liesl said. "He said there had been a 'demonstration' today and we needed to give people a bit more time to get here." The couple thought nothing of it, and the gig went ahead after a short delay. The well- behaved audience really warmed to the indie- folk duo from Down Under, and there was a lot of love in the room. But not so much out on the street. After the gig, Nick went outside and started the short walk to retrieve the couple's car. But there was a problem. "I came to this courtyard and it was just filled with tall guys wearing hoods and holding cobble stones which they were throwing at the police down the road," Nick said. There were small explosions going off all around, so Nick quickly returned to the venue to give Liesl the news. They waited for a while but with a tight schedule to keep they decided to make another effort to get to their car. "But we didn't get far before a massive explosion went off and really rocked the streets," Nick said. Forced to retreat and wait in the venue a lot longer than they had hoped, the pair eventually made it to the relative safety of the car and out of the trouble spot. Welcome to Europe... By DAVID STEWART BEAUTIFUL MUSIC: Nick Everitt and Liesl Karlsson, a couple off stage, and the musical duo Nick and Liesl on stage. HAPPY RETURNS: Many in the audience at this show in Wuppertal, Germany, had come back after seeing the duo perform there a year earlier.
Coastal Life 17th Dec 2009
Issue 8 Feb 2010