Celtic Norwegian band coming to Valhalla
Valhalla will be the location for an evening of Celtic Norwegian music called “brash, bawdy and brilliant,” by BAM Magazine.
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 San Bay Area band has released 12 albums and have played more than 2,000 gigs.
Hailing from Oslo, Norway, founding member and lead singer/electric mandolinist Lief Sorbye is recognized as a driving force in the modern folk-rock movement. Fiddler Michael Mullen, a favorite with the fans, is the original fiddler for the group. Bassist Damien Gonzalez, a native Californian, is also an accomplished drummer and didgeridoo player who may occasionally breathe fire. Native of Devon, England, and a former member of the UK’s folk-rock band Equation, guitarist James Crocker combines a deep-rooted British folk sensibility with a life-long rock experience. Cuban-born drummer Adolfo Lazo, an original Tempest member, colors the band’s sound with inventive percussion.
For information and tickets, call (530) 541-4975 or visit http://www.valhallatahoe.com.