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Tempest

Tempest is a Celtic rock band from Northern California, usually billed as being from Oakland, California. They fuse together the traditional Celtic music with Norwegian folk, American folk, and progressive rock.

The band formed in 1988 with Lief Sorbye (mandolin, vocals), Adolfo Lazo (drums), Rob Wullenjohn (guitar), and Mark Showalter (bass). The band has seen a rotating cast of musicians, with only Lief and Adolfo surviving since the band's beginning.

The current lineup consists of Lief, Adolfo, Micheal Mullen (fiddle), Ronan Carroll (guitar), and Ariane Cap (ba ...read more

Tempest is a Celtic rock band from Northern California, usually billed as being from Oakland, California. They fuse together the traditional Celtic music with Norwegian folk, American folk, and progressive rock.

The band formed in 1988 with Lief Sorbye (mandolin, vocals), Adolfo Lazo (drums), Rob Wullenjohn (guitar), and Mark Showalter (bass). The band has seen a rotating cast of musicians, with only Lief and Adolfo surviving since the band's beginning.

The current lineup consists of Lief, Adolfo, Micheal Mullen (fiddle), Ronan Carroll (guitar), and Ariane Cap (bass), with all members hailing from around the world. Lief from Oslo, Norway, Adolfo from Havana, Cuba, Ronan from Dublin, Ireland, Michael from Fresno, California, and Ariane from Innsbruck, Austria. The current lineup also released their first album together, which is Tempest's 10th full length studio album, entitled The Double-Cros.

The band has held the honor of being regulars at the Philadelphia Folk Festival and has held their own festival entitled Karfluki Fest « hide

Similar Bands: Flogging Molly, The Pogues

LPs
Another Dawn
2010

The Double-Cross
2006

4
3 Votes
Shapeshifter
2003

4
1 Votes
Balance
2001

3.6
4 Votes
The Gravel Walk
1997

4
1 Votes
Turn of the Wheel
1996

5
1 Votes
Surfing to Mecca
1994

Sunken Treasures
1993

Serrated Edge
1992

Bootleg
1991

Live Albums
Live at the Philadelphia Folk Festival
2000

Compilations
The 10th Anniversary Compilation
1998


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