Madrugada / Gåte / Luke Elliot
Most Awaited Comeback!
Is this Norway's most eagerly anticipated musical comeback? For many, Madrugada was no less than Norway's best band during the period between 1999 and until the 2008 split.
Madrugada signed its first record contract in the summer of 1998, and the debut album "Industrial Silence" that came the following year went straight to the top of VG list. The album still stands as one of the most iconic Norwegian rock albums ever. During their career, Madrugada released five studio albums and won as many Spellemann prizes. In addition, Sivert Høyem has been awarded Spellemann several times as a solo artist. Romsdals Budstikke awarded 6 stars for his solo concert at the Romsdalsmuseet when he was here in 2014.
The comeback marks the 20th anniversary of debut album and also brings together the band's original drummer Jon Lauvland Pettersen who is on stage together with the other original members Sivert Høyem and Frode Jacobsen. In addition, the band is accompanied by Cato Thomassen and Christer Knudsen from Høyem's solo project. Hits like "Majesty", "Lift me", "The kids are on high street", "Hands up" and "I love you" have earned Madrugada fans of all ages and demographics. Get ready for a historical, nostalgic and intoxicating experience at the Romsdalsmuseet!
- Magnificent and genre-crossing!
Gåte is a band truly unparalleled!
Siblings Sveinung and Gunhild formed Gåte when Gunhild was only 14 years old! With its powerful and magnificent mix of folk and rock, and not least with Gunhild's amazing and distinctive voice in front, 2002's "Jygri" became an instant favorite for both audiences and reviewers. It became the first place on the VG list, Spellemann prize, long tours and the Roskilde concert. After selling more than 100,000 albums, the group ended their adventure in 2005. Big brother Sveinung after many years trying to convince little sister has finally managed to get the nod to making new music with Gåte. Their album "Sleep" came out on Nov. 2, 2018 and is a familiar Gåte music - just ripe, fresher and possibly even stronger, and the live show is awesome! Dagbladet gives it a five star rating, and calls it as hypnotic, meddling, vibrant, powerful and intense like 14 years ago! " Music news gives the album 10/10, Dagsavisen also rolls the 5's and rejoices over an album full of "wide-ranging folk rock, death and beautiful perversion". Welcome back, Gone!
On the way to something big!
Luke Elliot has the style and velvet voice of Frank Sinatra, the enticing performance of Leonard Cohen, the theatrics of Nick Cave and raw talent of Tom Waits!
Luke Elliot is originally from New Jersey, but now has close ties with Norway after numerous long stays in Norway. The Norwegian audience have showered their love on him, with his debut album "Dressed for the Occasion" receiving critical acclaim in Norway. Moldejazz was quick to book him and he played for an enthusiastic audience in Alexandra Park in 2016. He has just released the single "Somebody's Man", with Sivert Høyem a as guest writer. Høyem will perform with Madrugada later that evening at the museum, so who knows, maybe they perform a duet together. Luke is here this time with new material that will be released in the form of an album in the spring. It could as well be his big breakthrough. Show up early this july evening and witness Elliot's warm and raw voice in beautiful surroundings at the Romsdalsmuseet!