08-10.03

Hollywood makes his first trip to Finland

Hollywood Of The Wolves is a side-project of the band The Wolves, which was founded in 2015 by the guitarist and singer Daniel Rottach under his alias Hollywood. The Wolves are a Darmstadt/Germany-based speedrock-band, a variety of fast and hard rock ’n’ roll with metal and punk influences, who have been active since 2006. While the main band was a little inactive, Hollywood took the songs of The Wolves and reduced them to the roots of rock ’n’ roll and blues. This led to the recording of a demo EP in late 2015 that features 8 tracks of bluesed-down tunes by The Wolves with a touch of country and rockabilly with a full album following early the next year on the bands’ own label Stay Rock Records. Hollywood of The Wolves live is a stripped down, one man, one guitar show guaranteed to get people up and dancing around their beer glasses!
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Special guest in Tampere and Lahti will be Nicky Rothen best known as the frontman of Finnish horror-punk specialists Flesh Roxon. Alongside the band, Nicky has played acoustically with Andy McCoy throughout Finland. In his solo set Nicky blends hillbilly, country and rock n roll, mixing covers with original material has proved his solo set is just as popular as his other projects.
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In Helsinki, Hollywood will play alongside local rock and roll covers band The Clean Rebels. Formed in the spring of 2016, The Clean Rebels have built a solid reputation in Helsinki as a great party band and this will be their first outing of the year so expect some new tunes to dance the night away to.
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The first of our new roster Fresh Tides, will be introduced at the Helsinki show. Known for their “out of control” live shows, Fresh Tides’ bring their supernova like heat from the smallest and dirtiest to the largest and most famous clubs! Despite their young age and fairly recent rise in the Finnish music scene, Fresh Tides have an impressive record. Playing sold out shows, enjoying shady airtime deals on many international radio stations, clubs playing their music to the masses, offers from the UK and America. 2018 will see the release of more new material and the bands’ first trips outside of Finland.
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Also in Helsinki is Rebecca Clamp (UK), a singer songwriter pianist originally from Cambridge (UK) but now living in Finland. Noted for her passionate voice and idiosyncratic piano playing, she has a style which is entirely her own. Rebecca’s quirky lyrics examine the everyday from unusual perspectives: she draws you into a world where mobile phones run away to join nunneries and bearded female saints appear at five in the morning to give you advice on your love life. Her lyrical world is rich with the minutiae of life; insects, origami boats, smiles, and cigarette smoke in beams of light all flicker through her songs.
Since 2013, Clamp has been performing with Hans Wessels (Vallilan Tango, Towers of Romance) and they will be releasing a new album next month. Wessels brings ukulele, vocal harmonies, and some dark electronic arrangements to the songs.
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Helsinki will also act as a welcome to SW Agency show for The Fisherman & The Sea who will be playing a very rare solo show. The Fisherman & The Sea play an enchanting mixture of acoustic indie rock and folk pop with echoes of grunge sprinkled atop every once in a while. Their energetic and engaging live performance  have left their audiences longing for more and assured at the same time that someone is still writing great pop songs with heart, humour and passion that you can sing along to.
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Thursday 8th March – Jack The Rooster, Tampere Facebook event page
Friday 9th March – Ravintola Tirra, Lahti Facebook event page
Saturday 10th March – Pub Pete, Helsinki Facebook event page