For almost half a century, Herman van Veen has travelled the world with his very personal performances, and tonight he is accompanied in Queen Elizabeth Hall by master guitarist Edith Leerkes, and musicians Dave Wismeijer and Willem Wits.
From Amsterdam to Tokyo Herman van Veen has played large concert halls, smaller halls, pubs, churches and city squares. He is always rebellious and always swimming upstream.
'A tender anarchist', Daniel Pantchenko once wrote. Samuel Beckett thought him to be 'the personification of a poem'. Georges Moustaki described him as 'a man who acts as if he only wants to entertain us'.