Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 24 years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release fifteen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,000 gigs. It's also enjoyed an evolving line-up that's enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member.
Signed to WEA-distributed Magna Carta Records, Tempest's releases are acclaimed worldwide. The group's latest studio CD, Another Dawn, finds the band in peak form as it showcases inventive original and traditional material.
Tempest is regularly featured at prestigious festivals including The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Denmark's Skagen Festival, Britain's Cropredy Festival and The Winnipeg Folk Festival in Canada. The band is also a mainstay at countless American Celtic festivals.
For more information including an Electronic Press Kit, please visit www.tempestmusic.com
WHERE: The Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, Shirley, Mass., 01464. Tickets are $15; dinner and drinks are a la carte.
WHEN: Friday Aug. 9, 8 p.m.
WHY: Tempest is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and will make an area appearance at this historic venue during its annual East Coast summer tour.