A brief review of Duncan Overmeer at amaSing on Saturday 31st August, 2013.

Duncan Overmeer

Quite simply, Duncan Overmeer doesn’t get bad reviews and I’m not about to break with tradition. He is a generous engaging performer, to the extent that you actually get two for the price of one – he seldom travels without his alter ego Matchstick Maker.

A warm personality he has a deeply melodic vocal range that appears effortless. His narratives describing the background to his songs are as engaging as the songs themselves and I suspect that this locates him in a folk tradition. I’m guessing he wouldn’t object to that, his songs certainly have an enduring and timeless appeal allied to a craft and ability that shines.

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Life-long engagement with music and a truly eclectic taste (although prog-rock and metal will usually have me scrambling for the off button). If pushed, I would have to say the Velvet Underground are one of the most important band’s of all time. Although I consider myself first and foremost a photographer, as regards reviewing I guess I cut my teeth in the vibrant fanzine scene of the 80’s. Around the same time I started taking photographs and, to be brief, performance and photography were made for each other: perfect match.