Welcome to Hildr's beautiful backyard and a groovy evening with Rohey followed by Beady Belle.
With a wall-to-wall 21st century freshness, light years past any concept of vogue, or any linear genre lines, Norwegian quartet Rohey deliver music that bristles with energy and honesty, that grooves with the best funk, that has deep soul roots while keeping an eye on the broad expanse of a golden future. Lead vocalist Rohey Taalah brings all the emotional complexity you would expect of a classic jazz or soul singer (and can withstand comparison with any with ease). Ivan Blomqvist's keys play a dual role of laying down old school sonics, while bringing a retrofuturistic hyper-urban tone (akin to British IDM), while Kristian B. Jacobsen (bass) and Henrik Lødøen (drums) create a jazz-soul-funk hybrid rhythm section that ducks and weaves with supreme artfulness.
Rohey have toured extensively throughout Scandinavia, taking in just about every major Jazz festival along the way. The band also joined as support act for soul legend and genre pioneer Bernhoft for his grand norwegian tour during the fall of 2016. With the release of "A Million Things" on Jazzland Recordings in early 2017, their path can be expected to take them ever further: music this good can't be kept secret for long. "A Million Things" performs a balancing act that most pop artists have forgotten in these days of studio micro-editing: how to write and play a song with full and sincere conviction, while enjoying an artful expressiveness without making things unnecessarily difficult for the audience. This has been borne out by their nomination for 'Best Single' at
the Scandinavian Soul Awards in 2015.
"Rohey's presence was clear. All eyes were on her and all ears were on the band. Somehow, this felt old school. A throwback to the days of a dynamic band with an engaging singer. Especially young people should take note of this. Music is alive outside the internet and Rohey are keeping it real."
- Andy Collins, Scandinavian Soul
Rohey Taalah (vocal), Ivan Blomqvist (keys), Kristian B. Jacobsen (bass), Henrik Lødøen (drums).
Beady Belle 9:30PM
Beady Belle is famous for having fantastic live performances. You could never say that two Beady Belle concerts in a row are the same. The way the music is being processed on their live shows is absolutely amazing. The music is melodic, groovy, powerful and vibrant! Each song is a mix of genres - jazz, pop, soul and R & B - simply Beady Belle!
The doors open at 7.30PM. The concerts starts at 8PM. Age limit 18+.
The concerts are in the backyard. Remember to bring warm clothes!
Price: 480 NOK (ordinary), 430 NOK (students, seniors)