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Lumberjacks

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Näihin aikoihin meidän piti esiintyä ja edustaa Suomea EBC kisassa, mutta kun ei niin ei. Kuntoa pidämme yllä kuitenkin kulinaarisesti omissa toimipisteissä.
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European Blues Challange 2020 ja Hollannin kukat jäi odottamaan parempaa aikaa mutta siihen asti Big Hand got the blues!
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EBC 2020 participant from FINLAND - please give it up for Lumberjacks Lumberjacks is a bold mix of styles in the vein of roots music. One foot is nailed to blues but the other reaches soul, funk, rock and even doo-wop. These forest men rely on their own strong compositions which reflect life’s ups and downs. That’s what the blues are all about! The well thought-out band sound involves all the musicians singing lead and backing vocals, which is another forte of the band. 👏👏👏 Dutch Blues Foundation Blues in Zaanstad
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Kun Lumberjakit teroittaa sahojaan uusia koitoksia varten on Chef ehtinyt ahkeroimaan myös Micke & Lefty feat. Chef-porukalla. Tuloksena on ällistyttävän hyvä albumi joko on ennakkotilattavissa täältä! Ja niin, löytyy CD, LP ja C-kasetti (!) muodossa!

Ja täältähän saa myös molemmat Lumberjacks-CD:t jos ne jostain syystä vielä uupuu!

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Biography

Urmas “Big Hand” Niemi: Vocals & Guitar
Chef: Vocals & Bass
Jarkko Salo : Hammond Organ, Piano & Vocals

Janne Käpylä : Drums & Vocals

Lumberjacks was formed by Chef and Big Hand in 2007 to tend to the passion of said Southern Ostrobothnian musicians to play soulful blues and soul music. Along with the current line-up, also doyen musicians Micke Björklöf ( singer andharmonica player) and Matti Loppela (a blues guitarist extraordinaire) were founding members.

At the beginning gigs were few and far between including clubs and festivals. 2008 saw the band perform at Puistoblues Festival in Järvenpää. During those years of relative hibernation Chef and Big Hand came up with scores of original songs (pun intended). Releasing this material had been a fervent wish of our dynamic duo and consequently the decision to regroup the band emerged. Autumn 2012 would see the release of their first CD.

In the true spirit of lumberjacks, the recordings were made in the backwoods ofBig Hand’s native Soini in an old wooden school building under cover of winterydarkness.

Lumberjacks’ first release is a bold mix of styles in the vein of roots music. One foot is nailed to blues but the other reaches for soul, funk and even doo-wop and reggae. The band relies on their own strong compositions which reflect life’s ups and downs. In the songs you may find yourself in dire straits or The King of The Hill! That’s what the blues are all about. The well thought-out band sound involves all the musicians singing backing vocals which is another forte of the band.

Chef with his bass and vocal work is known for Micke & Lefty feat. Chef fame. The on-going collaboration has seen the release of two CDs and touring in Scandinavia, Central Europe and the United States. Chef has worked with the cream of Finnish blues musicians but this is the time for him to sing and play his own blues.

Big Hand has to be one of the best kept secrets of Finnish blues guitar. His phenomenal and original playing spiced up with tradition and soul has astounded audiences wherever he has played. The icing on the cake is his raspy and throaty singing voice. Big Hand is also a lumberjack in real life so we can really talk about Blues from the Woods.

Blues and Soul most oftentimes feature the Hammond Organ and Wurlitzer Electric Piano. Jarkko Salo coaxes true soul to the music with his ebony and ivory. This seasoned cantor-organist has returned to the music he loves and youcan really hear that in his playing.

Drummer Janne Käpylä with his take-no-prisoners beat and groovy shuffle spiced with New Orleans-style rhythms elevates the whole enchilada to new heights.

Discography

Kouvosto Blues Fest 2020

© Matti Suuronen

Kouvosto Blues Fest 2020

© Matti Suuronen

Kouvosto Blues Fest 2020

© Matti Suuronen

Kouvosto Blues Fest 2020

© Matti Suuronen

Kouvosto Blues Fest 2020

© Matti Suuronen

Kouvosto Blues Fest 2020

© Matti Suuronen

Oulun Päivien Juurihoito 2017

Watch Your Steps

Oulun Päivien Juurihoito 2017

Cuckoo's Son

Oulun Päivien Juurihoito 2017

Supernatural Love

RootsEspa 2018

RootsEspa 2018

Kukonhiekka Blues 2017

Kukonhiekka Blues 2017

You Were Wrong

© Jyrki Kallio

T-Bone Boogie

© Jyrki Kallio

EBC

© Juha Seila

Promo Pictures 2016

© Tomi Lähdesmäki

Promo Pictures 2016

© Tomi Lähdesmäki

Gigs

24.7.2020 Albertin Kellari, Hämeenlinna