The record label Wah Wah 45s is holding its bi-monthly club/live music session at Cargo in London, and will this month feature two high profile Norwegian acts. The highly rated and hugely successful Norwegian singer/songwriter Thomas Dybdahl will be doing an acoustic set in the outside yard (if the weather permits), and will be followed by a dj-set by one of Norway's finest producers, Snorre Seim, who is part of the production duo Butti 49 with fellow Norwegian Øivind Jakobsen. Thomas, Snorre and Øivind also make up a live outfit called Sesong, whose new single 'Love Untold/Cold' will be released on Wah Wah 45s on 30 May.
The Sesong project grew out of the beautiful Norwegian city of Stavanger, and has brought together some of the finest musicians that the place has to offer. Its a collaboration between producer and DJ Snorre Seim, drummer Øyvind Jakobsen and singer/songwriter Thomas Dybdahl, who supplies vocals for the brilliant folky soul of Cold. Britt Synnøve Johansen, from the herring-jazz capital of Haugesund, also features on the lead track, the life-affirming soul/jazz killer Love Untold, and all four have been central players in the rich and diverse musical world of Scandinavia, although largely on completely different scenes.
Snorre and Øyvind make up the Butti 49 duo. Their debut album was released on Exceptional Records last year, and the pair have gained plenty of props for their remix work for labels such as Compost Records, Cosmic Sounds and the like. Snorre comes from a DJing background, and Øyvind is a much in-demand drummer and multi-instrumentalist. He has played in several bands with Thomas for a number of years, and, was an original member of Thomas backing band, The Great October Sound.
Thomas, guitar virtuoso, and one of the greatest vocal talents to ever come out of Norway, has now finished his hugely successful October-Trilogy, three albums released every October over three years. With his intense, dynamic and soulful vocals he also performs with top Norwegian outfit, The National Bank, which includes members of Jaga Jazzist.
Britt Synnøve Johansen has been involved in the Stavanger musical theatre scene for some time. She’s had a lot of success recording Norwegian covers of Edith Piaf classics, but don’t let that put you off, it's the future sound of Norway.
The evening will also serve as a launch party for Max Cole's new album supported by London soul/jazz collective Jazz Reloaded featuring Zena Edwards & Daniel Crosby.
7pm - 3am
Friday 26 May
£6 before 9pm, £10 after
Live: Max Cole & The Planet Rescue Group + Jazz Reloaded + Thomas Dybdahl
DJs: Wah Wah Residents + DJ Snorre Seim
83 Rivington St
London EC2A 3AY