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Bergman Rock, Claus Hempler and new electronic music - music programme completeMay 18, 2004
Bergman Rock - Bob Hund
in english disguise.
At first they called themselves Bob Hund and sang in Swedish. Later they changed the name and began singing in English – but the madness, the good songs and the quirky tongue in cheek are still the same. Of course we are talking about Bergman Rock. Their album debut was highly praised by the Nordic music press, and now the eccentrics from Scania will perform at SPOT 10, which is being held fri-sat 4-5 June in the Concert Hall, “Ridehuset” and Voxhall in Århus.

Claus Hempler - acclaimed solo artist.
And they do that with a handful of aces:

Claus Hempler too has received stars from the country’s music critics. His debut “Hempler” is a trump card in grandiose song writing and classic croon, and now, for SPOT 10, the newly hatched dandy is ready with a lesson in good style and good music.
And then we have Laust Sonne – mostly known as drummer in D-A-D and the free style rock ensemble, Bugpowder. But Dear is Sonne’s private musical playground, where all the wild ideas are tried out. As for albums, this has resulted in “Billy B”, a sparkling and wonderfully anarchistic collaboration with record producer and bandleader of Danish The Superheroes, Thomas Troelsen.

Sondre Lerche - back on SPOT.
A new initiative at this year’s SPOT festival is Klub Kashmir – a transplanted version of the London club, which for a number of years has been one the city’s finest stages for new and promising singer/songwriters. The founder of the club, Tony Moore, who also appeared at SPOT 07, will be presenting a small but exquisite selection of talents from the genre: Teitur (FI), Sondre Lerche (NU), Catherine Tran Band (UK/S/DK) and Simon Lynge (GRL). All names with international ambitions and the song writing mastery to fulfil them.

The new electronic music from the North is also well represented at SPOT 10 thanks to our collaborators, LJUD. The alliance has put together a powerful programme for Saturday night, where both Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish artists will be represented. It is going to be a multi coloured and versatile event – with everything from Badun’s modernized world music to the all star orchestra Kill's (N) hard electronica-rock, leaving space for the variety of currents characterizing the Nordic electronica scene. Other names: Alexei Borisov & Anton Nikkilä (F/RUS), Kaptein Kaliber (N), Per Hoier, Puzzleweasel (S), Rasmus Møbius, Teppop, Alog (N) and the local heroes from Århus, Jab Mica Och El.

Other musical acts at SPOT 10 will be the chill-out event, Stella Polaris, and the two very promising Danish bands, Joyce Hotel – right now on the verge of releasing a powerful album debut – and extravagant Maborosi. Also in the line-up is Sodastar, this year’s winner of the Danish Rock Championship,

The revealing of the above mentioned bands completes the music programme for this year’s SPOT 10. All together 92 musical acts on eight different stages for two days. On top of this is a seminar and lecture programme, which we will get back to.

Previously published names for SPOT 10: Amber, Angu (GRL), Antophones, Baby Woodrose, Ben Horn (DK/N), The Blue Van, The Burning Primitive, Tim Christensen, Coolsville, David & The Citizens (S), Don Johnson Big Band (SF), Diefenbach, Duo Kapow, Thomas Dybdahl (N), Ephemera (N), Epo-555, The Fashion, First Floor Power (S), Franka, José González (S), Grand Avenue, Hush, Jogujo Circuit, Jokeren, Kaada (N), Kira & The Kindred Spirits, Laakso (S), Lake Placid, Lampshade, Larsen & Furious Jane, Leisure Alaska, Sodastar, Lupus, Magnet (N), The Magic Bullet Theory, Magnum44, Malkin Zany, Marvellous, Mellophone, Stine Michel, Mnenic, Money Your Love, Moonbabies (S), Moon Gringo, Moose Matrix feat. Bjørn Svin, Mugison (IS), Múm (IS), Naut, Nephew, Nikolaj Nørlund m. Rhonda Harris, Out Of Phase, Powersolo, Rag City Dolls, Redrama (SF), Ricochets (N), Martin Ryum, Salley Gardens, Sepia Music, Sergeant Petter (N), Serras, Silver (N), Span (N), SPEKTR, Static & Nat Ill, Stomped, Tiger Tunes, Tobias Trier, Tys Tys (DK/N/S), Utah, Virgo, Tue West and Zaki.

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