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Tempest (Celtic Rock) in Concert

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"Tempest rocks, but its forte is folk-rock with a decidedly Celtic accent, drawing on traditions stretching back hundreds of years."
- Chicago Tribune.

Hailing from Oslo, Norway, Celtic rock band Tempest delivers a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Celtic folk rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements.

Lief Sorbye, founding member lead singer and electric mandolinist in Tempest, is recognized as a driving force in the modern Celtic folk-rock movement.  Guitarist James Crocker is a native of Devon, England, and a former member of the UK's folk-rock band Equation.  He combines a deep-rooted British folk sensibility with a life-long rock experience.

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.  Cuban-born drummer Adolfo Lazo, an original Tempest member, colors the band's sound with inventive percussion.

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