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

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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.