FIEN
EST. 1971
Joensuu Finland 17.–19.7.2015

HC Andersen (FIN)

HC Andersen

HC Andersen, a legendary band in the Finnish oddball music scene, is making a comeback at Ilosaarirock! Formed in 1987 in Joensuu, the band will also be re-releasing their debut album Satuja ja tarinoita. The line-up at Ilosaarirock features Jake Romppanen, Pakke Pakarinen, Ema Hurskainen and Teho Majamäki, the original musicians also heard on the album. Perhaps the biggest fan of the band, Karri Miettinen aka Paleface, will stand in for vocalist Ville Mäntynen who passed away in 2002.

The music of HC Andersen is a mix of hardcore punk, fictional folk music and Eastern Finnish attitude. From the midst of chaos and intense tempo comes a sweet vibraphone melody and from the stream of consciousness a hard-hitting slogan. HCA is a reminder of a time when rock'n'roll music was perceived as rebellious, and when the aim was to surprise the listener and pull the rug out from under their feet.

The choice for the lead singer for the upcoming gig at Ilosaarirock was clear after Paleface performed a large portion of the band's repertoire off the top of his head. This show will be something magical!


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