Life is Elsewhere Tour - Barcelona
Públic · Organitzat per Ventilador Music i Los Stompers
Divendres, 17 / novembre de 22:30 a 1:00
17 novembre (22:30) - 18 novembre (1:00)
Harlem Jazz Club
Comtessa de Sobradiel, 8, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Membres del grup
Kiko Fergananym (banjo, mandolin and voice)
Dara Luskin (bass)
Brian O’ Mahony (guitar and voice)
David Holmes (accordion and violin)
Marcos Lopez (drums)
Música Irlandesa para el Siglo XXI
Formed in Barcelona towards the end of the 90’s, post-Irish group Los Stompers have become, over the years, a reference point on the Catalan music scene. Their approach, evolving from traditional Irish folk roots, has gradually become more personal, developing into what they call the Barcelona Irish Sound; Irish music beyond the turn of the century, far away from home. A breakthrough in musical cross-breeding, injected with healthy doses of irony.
In 2013, Los Stompers presented their last project “The Harold Spencers”, an album which shows the evolution of the band from an Irish-folk to an Indie-folk sound. This change has been brought by combining new elements (such as the electric guitar, bass and drums) with “old friends” such as the mandolin, the banjo or the violin. The album offers us 11 songs which contain a rich selection of themes; some with a profound socio-political significance while others are emotion based or talk ironically about the state of the world today. Why this title? The Harold Spencers is a new identity for a new direction, an alter ego for a Los Stompers more electric and eclectic for the new decade.
Los Stompers have performed throughout the length and breadth of Spain and a goodly part of Europe. Having spent the closing years of the last millennium touring around Scandinavia, France, Germany & Holland (to name but a few) the opening years of the current one have found them concentrating their energies on their “home terrain” of Catalonia and environs (Aragon, Valencia, Euskadi, Mallorca, Asturias, Navarra, Murcia, Galicia) and virtually every other region of Spain .
Meanwhile, they found time to record four albums with Ventilador Music label receiving favourable reviews in local and national press (El Periodico, El Pais, Avuí & La Mañana, amongst others.). The singles “Turn of the Century EU” and “Idiot Boy” enjoyed extensive airplay (M80, Cadena 100 and RAC 105) and likewise, the accompanying videos were broadcast on regional and national channels (TV3, TVE2, Canal33 & City TV).