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John Prine (US)

2020 / Norway

Oslo Konserthus og Next Step AS presenterer John Prine

9. februar 2020 Oslo Konserthus, Oslo

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John Prine er amerikansk visesanger, låtskriver, gitarist og har vunnet Grammy to ganger. Han regnes som en av USAs store sangtekst-kunstnere og har laget en utallig rekke nydelige tekster til de fine låtene sine. Han skriver alvorlige, ironiske og morsomme tekster og er en rootsmusiker som spiller visepop, country og softrock.

Mette Marckmann & Trille Band (DK)

2020 / Norway

Next Step presents:
METTE MARCKMANN & TRILLE BAND OCT/NOV 2020

Trille, der gik bort som 71-årig i oktober 2016, var en af de første danske sangskrivere, der beskrev verden fra en kvindes perspektiv og turde dele sine tanker om kærlighed, ensomhed og kvindeliv fra en meget personlig vinkel. Trille var en mester i at beskrive angsten og håbet, troen og usikkerheden, hverdagens poesi og kærligheden – det store i det nære og det nære i det store.

Bodil “Trille” Nielsen

Trille overbragte inden sin død sin velsignelse til Mette Marckmanns projekt, og når hun går på scenen, venter der publikum en uovertruffen og nærværende musikalsk oplevelse. Mette Marckmann bringer Trilles sange op til nutiden og beviser, at de stadig er aktuelle.

 

Gennem en lang række af Trilles allerbedste og mest elskede sange ”Hej Søster”, ”Min lille Sol”, ”Et lille lys i Mørket” og mange flere, kan man opleve og genopleve Trilles følsomme, frække, kloge og kærlige poesi og musik.

Musikken spilles af netop de musikalske troldmænd, som i sin tid lagde grunden på Trilles plader og til hendes koncerter, Ole Fick (guitar), Øyvind Ougaard (piano) og Mads Vinding (bas), og publikum kan næppe være i meget sikrere hænder.

”Mette Marckmann er eminent som afløser for Bodil “Trille” Nielsen. Jeg har aldrig hørt hende synge før, og meget passende vil min telefon skrive “tryllebandt” i stedet for Trilleband. Det er præcis det, hun gør med Ole Fick, Mads Vinding og Øyvind Ougaard ved sin side.” – Simon Staun, Fyens.dk

Det er med stor glæde, at NEXT STEP AS kan præsentere publikum for Trilles vedkommende sangskatt til det norske publikum igjen.

Rhythm Kings (UK)

2020 / Norway

Next Step presents:
RHYTHM KINGS SEP/OCT 2020

In 1996 a group of musicians were assembled to form a supergroup. Musicians involved in this project were numerous and included many household names. Players such as Peter Frampton, Graham Broad ,Gary Brooker, Geraint Watkins ,Andy Fairweather-Low, Mike Sanchez, Georgie Fame, Frank Mead ,Martin Taylor, Nick Payn , Albert lee and Chris Stainton. The one female addition was Beverley Skeete.Thus the Rhythm Kings were born.

Over the years the line-up changed and special guests included Dennis Locorriere ( the voice of Dr Hook) Eddie Floyd, Mary Wilson, and Gary U.S Bonds. Even soul legends like Solomon Burke, Ben. E. King, Percy Sledge and Sam Moore were party to the ‘Rhythm Kings’ Magic.

After many years of touring members went their separate ways .but with the success of Beverley’s solo project she managed to convince some of the original key players to join her in reforming a smaller version of the band in order to resume touring again. After a few sold out shows it was evident that there is still a market for excellence such as the Rhythm Kings.

Martin Taylor / Ulf Wakenius (UK/SE)

2020 / Norway

Upcoming Norway tour 2020
18. – 28. november

Martin Taylor, Ulf Wakenius & Eric Wakenius

Three of the greatest jazz guitarists in the world, Martin Taylor, Ulf Wakenius & Eric Wakenius have joined forces for an unforgettable live show. They bring with them a unique legacy in European jazz from years of touring with Stephane Grappelli and Oscar Peterson. Martin Taylor worked with Stephane Grappelli for 11-years, filling the guitar chair for Django Reinhardt while Ulf Wakenius worked with Oscar Peterson for 10-years, filling the guitar chair for Joe Pass, Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel. Eric Wakenius a new force and an incredible talent on guitar and vocals. In addition to that Taylor and 2x Wakenius have also collaborated with greats including Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Jeff Beck, George Harrison, Mike Brecker, Jamie Cullum, Martha High, Ray Brown and Michel Legrand to name just a few.

Pat Metheny, On Martin Taylor
“Martin Taylor s one of the most awsome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument”

Jeff Beck, On Martin Taylor
” He out-shred ´s all of us together…I´ve never seen anything like it”

Oscar Peterson, On Ulf Wakenius
” Ulf Wakenius is one of the greatest guitar players i the world today”

John McLaughlin, On Ulf Wakenius
” He plays the guitar like he was born with it already in his hands”

John Scofield, On Eric Wakenius
” Eric is incredible!”

Mike Stern, On Eric Wakenius
” I love what you do!”

Blood, Sweat & Tears (US)

2020 / Scandinavia

Next Step presents:
BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS SCANDINAVIA  JUNE 2020

No one can argue BS&T invented a new style of music.

Blood, Sweat & Tears is not the first band to ever use a horn section, but they are the first to fuse it with rock, jazz, and some blues thrown in for good measure.

From the first ensemble in the late sixties practicing in a loft on Bleeker Street in New York’s Greenwich Village and having crowds clapping on the street below between songs, founding member and drummer Bobby Colomby knew they were on the right course. Since then, the band has never stopped touring for over 50 years.

The first Blood, Sweat & Tears album, “Child is Father to the Man”, was released to little fan fair. After band member changes and replacing a lead singer, the second album self-named “Blood Sweat & Tears” was a success, rising to the top of the charts for 7 weeks and yielding 3 top 5 singles. The album received the Grammy Award for “Album of the Year” in 1970 beating out the Beatles’ “Abby Road”. That album went on to earn quadruple Platinum status with sales well over 4 million units.

Blood Sweat & Tears went on to receive 10 Grammy nominations and won 3. Other prestigious awards and recognitions include: The Playboy Jazz & Pop award, the “Blood, Sweat & Tears” 1969 album induction into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002, and in 2008 they were recognized as an Honorary Ambassador of Peace Republic of Korea.

Blood Sweat & Tears performed on Sunday August 17, 1969 at Woodstock same day as Jimi Hendrix among other great bands. And 50 years later at Bethel Woods,NY the site of Woodstock 2019.

Blood Sweat & Tears has had many firsts. They are the first rock band to tour behind the former Iron Curtain, and the first rock band to play Las Vegas among major protest from fans who felt the band sold out.

Blood Sweat & Tears has had many configurations over its 50 plus years of touring but one thing for sure is that the music is timeless, and fans are never disappointed. BS&T tours with the greatest musicians available, stars in their own right (most coming off major tours with other artists). BS&T still headlines jazz festivals all over the world. BS&T only performs about 60 shows a year so it’s a rare treat to see them live.

Bobby Colomby found our latest Vocalist Keith Paluso you may remember Keith from 2018 season of “The Voice” Critics say Keith is the best singer since David Clayton-Thomas.

Bobby’s other find is Dylan Elise Bobby found Dylan on Youtube and flew him from New Zealand to join the band.

The band members are always looking to inspire the next generation of musicians so don’t be shy walk up and talk to them.

To this day Bobby Colomby (founding member) still hand picks the musicians for every tour. Colomby still uses the same theory: “Great Musicians Make Great Music”.

Please enjoy the show.

Chippendales (US)

2019 / Norway

Kris Kristofferson (US)

Next Step AS present
Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers

2. juni 2019 Drammens Teater, Drammen
4. juni 2019 Festiviteten, Haugesund
5. juni 2019 Ibsenhuset, Skien
6. juni 2019 Ullensaker Kulturhus, Jessheim
(Billettsalget starter fredag 15. februar kl. 10.00)

Blood Sweat and Tears (US)

2019/Norway

Upcoming Norway tour 2019

11. mai 2019 Anjazz, Hamar
18. Juli 2019   Wrightegården, Langesund
20. Juli 2019   MoldeJazz, Alexandra parken. Molde

NEXT STEP AS
Present

BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS

Blood, Sweat & Tears er mer enn et band – de er et musikalsk eventyr som spenner over flere tiår med musikkhistorie. Med et utall klassiske album og hitsingler bak seg,fortsetter de å begeistre nye generasjoner av fans med verdensomspennende turnéer.

Det blir en forrykende konsert man får når Blood Sweat &Tears skal sette fart på sitt publikum!Det har gått 50 år siden grunnleggeren Bobby Colomby med sin fantastiske jazzbakgrunn etablerte Blood, Sweat & Tears (BS & T) i New York i 1967.  Fåandre band kan vise til en historie tilbake til 1967 og en slagerparade bestående av spor som «Spinning Wheel», «You’ve Made Me So Very Happy», «I Can’t Quit Her», «Hi-De-Ho» og «Lucretia MacEvil».Bandets andre album «Blood, Sweat & Tears» toppet Billboard listene i mange uker og vant den prestisjetunge Grammy award utmerkelsen «Årets album» foran Beatles « Abbey Road».

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