Our debutalbum is finally out! Give it a digital spin <3 http://phonofile.link/a-different-kind-of-marching-band Thanks to the people providing the sounds:
Ina David Øyvind Martin Bendik Trygve Nils Vegard For making it all happen:
Ole Richard and Vilje - Record Label Design and mental support:
Bjørn Holum And of course grandfather Alf Kvamme for his epic legacy. We love you all.
Bestefar sin kjærleik til korpsmusikk og den gode melodien var med han heilt til det siste. Når talen forsvann mot slutten låg han i sjukehussenga og dirigerte korpsmusikken frå radioen heilt til sitt siste andedrag. Når ordet
har nådd si grense går tonen forbi
ved dulde strenger bortanfor stad og tid - Anna Skeide
Grampa raised 8 children, and often used to test out new arrangements and music at home before bringing them to his bands. So the days often consisted of gathering in the living room, handing out instruments and sheets and testing out different melodies and voicings. This recreated the atmosphere he was used to growing up and also gave his children valuable musical experience.
When Alf first came to Folkestad after the war he quickly established their first marching band. As the other small towns around was struggling to do the same he helped them out and quickly was involved with 3-4 bands. These later merged and became one big marching band. Grampa spent most of his days working with music on top of his regular job. As a conductor he did not take out salary, he did it purely out of passion. He was one of the pioneers in bringing different genres
One of his last days grampa told me about the war. He was then playing with an dancing orchestra in Ålesund, Norway. They mostly played old traditional jazz, but when the Germans invaded our country they forbid most of this music. Grampa then gathered his band and filled up a van with as many instruments and musicians as he could. That someone would come to his home and dictate his music was unheard of. They did small concerts at roofs around town, and when the Germans came t
Fullt album ute 17.august! Releasekonsert 19.august: http://bit.ly/SundayDigestive Vi er klare! Kjem du? «… Make My Day er en sang som brakte fram tårer hos undertegnede. Instrumentene komplimenterer hverandre og vokalen, og gjør resultatet slående vakkert.» «Silent Song….en lovende debut, der særlig måten ALPHIE bruker stemnings-comboen blås, synth og vokal faller i smak.» https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9s4VG3i2Uo
Towards Alphie´s upcoming album 17.08 i will share small stories from the life of my grandfather Alf Kvamme connected to our song titles. My grandfather Alf Kvamme´ s STORY started in 1920 on the small island Kvamsøy, on the west coast of Norway. He grew up in a big family surrounded by beautif ul nature and music. Their home was a musical meeting place. There were always people going in and out singing and playing different kinds of music. Kvamsøy managed to establish a marc