TEMPEST INTERVIEW :: KFAI•90.3FM
MPLS • 2018 APR 8 • LISTEN AGAIN.
About the band:
• Lief Sorbye - Vocals, Mando Guitar, Acoustic & Electric Mandolines
• Adolfo Lazo - Drums
• Ab Menon - Guitars
• Kathy Buys - Fiddle
• Josh Fossgreen - Bass
Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 30 years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release fifteen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,000 gigs. It's also enjoyed an evolving line-up that's enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member. Tempest continues touring and bringing their Celtodelic Rock to their established and new fans while supporting their new album,
"Thirty Little Turns", on Magna Carta Records.
Marking three years since Tempest started the recording of 'The Tracks We Leave', in November 2017 we'll be entering SoundTek Studios again to start our next project! 'Thirty Little Turns' - CD Release is scheduled for February 24th, 2018.
Tempest has delivered a hybrid of high-energy Celtic Rock. But as the band has matured throughout the years, their music has morphed stylistically. World Music has seeped into Tempest's over all sound because the band members are drawn to traditional and ethnic music from around the globe. There has been a natural progression towards coloring Tempest's music with elements from Scandinavia, India, African and Arabic countries. Middle Eastern flavors, traditional Irish and Scottish Medleys mingle with Robert Burns poems, Norwegian lyrics and heavy rock instrumentals on Tempest's finest record to date.
Signed to Sony-distributed Magna Carta Records, Tempest's releases are acclaimed worldwide. Their unique blend of world music elements showcases inventive new original and traditional material that marks 'Thirty Little Turns'.
Lief Sorbye, the founder of Tempest, has introduced unusual instruments into their own blend of world folk music. Keeping the spirits of the audience and the band uplifted through energetic and entertaining performances that span the spectrum from Celtic and Folk Festivals to Rock Clubs.
About the band:
The Northerly Gales is a Twin Cities-based Celtic•Americana quartet. From Jimmy and Tamara's soaring pipes and fiddle to Randy and Danny's driving rhythm, the Gales are always ready to rock. Whether you're looking to tap your feet, forget your troubles, or just share a pint over some great tunes, look no further than The Northerly Gales.
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