Les Pickadoles performed a blistering set at the Katrineholm Jazz & Blues Festival. Arriving from different parts of the country we gathered at Djulö Herrgård in the afternoon to get our tunes together. The site was crowded and the weather was really good. Some clouds, nice temperature around 20 C and no rain. We had a list of about 10 tunes that we rehearsed on the spot. As usual we had a rough idea of what we were going to do, but as always there’s plenty of room for spontaneous impromptu stuff. We had the last spot in the festival program so we took the opportunity to enjoy some fine jazz by Erik Hassle and Lars Jansson among others that were playing prior to us. We made a little remark to each other that their stuff really differed to what we were doing and we kind of asked ourselves, will this work concerning the traditional “jazz festival” sense? As we headed up on stage those concerns flew away like a little whinchat as the crowd gave us a warm welcome. It was a really mixed crowd with both old and young, men, women and others. Everybody got soaked up in the music! Me, I couldn’t remember what I was doing. Time flew. All of a sudden it was the last song and it felt like we just started playing. It’s always a blast playing with Gustaf and Morgan. Those guys can put out some earth poundering noise and rock out like freaks from outer space, but at the same time they have a fantastic sensibility and the ability to really listen and embody themselves with the music. Just wow! Can’t wait ’til next time!
This is Östbjörka Dub. We made a reworking of some traditional swedish and finnish folk melodies and applied them to a dub beat. I’m using my iPad to fire off samples over the heavy beat provided by Morgan 🙂
This is a tune I wrote a couple of years ago. It has transformed somewhat through time and here me, Morgan and Gustaf are performing the tune with a heavy rock beat. Also, we made a recording of Cliff Burton with Thymeshift earlier in 2015. Hopefully it will make it to the final album!
Saturday May 21. Les Pickadoles made their first performance in two years, debuting some new material. We met up in the afternoon for soundcheck and ran through the tunes before we went out for dinner at the local restaurant, Nom.
Something sure smells funny…
The Postart Rig (featuring swedish singer Stefan Borsch).
A selection of the new tunes performed this night!
The gig turned out really well! The place was crowded and it was fun meeting and talking to enthusiastic people afterwards. Looking forward to recording an Les Pickadoles album soon!
On may 21, Les Pickadoles will do a “hit & run” gig at Postart Industry in Västerås, Sweden. We have some new tunes and of course there will be a Bowie song in one of the two sets. The concert is a collaboration between Postart Industry and Nya Perspektiv. More info to come!
Here’s some clips from a couple of shows we did in Stockholm @ Glenn Miller Café!