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Come down and enjoy a free night on us.
Every so often we come across a band that completely blows us away at Band on the Wall. This Autumn the pure crystalline beauty of Finland’s Oddarrang has us utterly under their spell. Think of all the great nordic artists such as Bjork, Sigur Ros, Bugge Wesseltoft and E.S.T, and you’re just beginning to get as taste of what’s in store.
And since we are so confident we’ve dicovered a truly great band, we’d like to introduce you to their wonderful music for free. In doing so we hope you’ll come see more artists like this at Band on the Wall in the future. iIndeed if you’ve never been here before now’s your chance – we think you are going to love it. So come down, have a great night out, and say you saw them first at Manchester’s award-winning venue.
Oddarrang were founded by drummer and composer Olavi Louhivuori. Through their music, Oddarrang delivers a musical experience that isn’t bound to any specific genre or category. The band melts together influences from jazz, classical music, world music and postmodern rock. The group’s music has been compared to the cool but moving expression of Icelanders such as Björk and Sigur Rós.
The cinematographic soundscape of Oddarrang is an interesting mixture of different musical moods and traditions, which Louhivuori has been exploring, as a drummer and a composer. The unusual instrumentation of trombone, cello, guitar, acoustic bass and drums, gives a unique blend to his compositions.
Oddarrang’s debut album was released in 2007 and won the award of the annual Finnish Emma-prize (the Finnish equivalent of the Grammies) for the best Jazz Album of the Year 2007. Oddarrang has performed widely in Finland and abroad, of note, at the Paris Jazz Festival, Dublin 12 Points Festival, Bremen Jazzahead and the Glasgow Jazz Festival.
This event will begin at 8pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open from 5.30pm for delicious food and drinks.
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