The High Society - Live at Råhuset

28 sep 2018 21:00 - 23:50

Råhuset, Onkel Dannys Plads 7, 1711 København




The High Society

***** English Bellow *****

The High Societys musik kommer af en kærlighed til old school soul og R&B med masser af
plads til blæsere, støvede analoge keyboards, sprøde guitarer og funky trommer.
Bandet blander den gamle soul-lyd med acid-jazz og funk og henter inspiration i blandt andet
afrofuturismens spacede temaer, ligesom de benytter sig af både cracked beats og skæve
taktarter. Dette skaber et univers som kredser om eksistentielle temaer udtrykt gennem både
tekst og musik.
Bandet er et udvidet familieband med den dansk/filippinske sanger Xander Calasahan i front
og far og søn - Otto Sidenius og Kristoffer Sidenius som producere. Otto har været på scenen
i mange år, både som side-man og med egne projekter som f.eks. Drori-Hansen Furniture,
Avantgarden Party, The Soul Academy, Gemstar 25 o.m.a. Kristoffer spiller bl.a. med
Fastpoholmen og Trods Alt.
Xander er født og opvokset i Danmark, men kommer ud af en musikerslægt fra Filippinerne
- et land hvor soulmusikken altid har fyldt meget. Allerede som helt ung sang Xander med,
når moderen spillede Stevie Wonder og Al Green - en indflydelse som skinner igennem i hans
sang i dag.
Xander gjorde første gang opmærksom på sig selv til en koncert med det originale Motown-
band, The Funk Brothers, da han tilfældigvis blev hevet med på scenen og sang klassikeren
My Girl til salens, bandets og anmelderes store begejstring. Efterfølgende var der stor
interesse fra musikindustrien for Xander, men han ville ikke bare skydes ud af popfabrikken
uden kunstnerisk integritet og takkede nej. Otto og Kristoffer var også til koncerten, og da
Kristoffer flere år senere tilfældigvis mødte Xander, introducerede han ham straks for Otto,
som på dette tidspunkt ledte efter en sanger til sit nye projekt. Kemien mellem de tre var der
med det samme, og Xander kunne mærke, at der var sjæl med i musikken denne gang - de
tre gik straks i gang med at indspille og samle musikere til det som skulle blive til The High
Society.
The High Society har netop udgivet dobbeltsinglen Our House // Evernow og en video til
Our House, som blev delt flittigt på Facebook. Ved release-koncerten præsenterede The
High Society sig som et 7-mands live-orkester med plads til både full power soul og det
underspillet legende - soul music der går i hjertet og hjernen, og ikke mindst får dine fødder
til at flytte sig!

Links:

Soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/user-504077402

Youtube

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/thehighsocietymusic/

Streamingtjenester

https://thehighsociety.lnk.to/...

***** Eng *****

The Music of The High Society is rooted in a profound love of old school soul and R&B with a
lot of room for horns, vintage keyboards, funky guitars and real live drums. The band mixes
classic soul with acid-jazz and funk, inspired by spacey afro-futurism and including elements
such as cracked beats and odd meters.
It’s a family band consisting of Danish/Filipino singer Xander Calasahan and producers Otto
Sidenius and Kristoffer Sidenius (father and son). Otto has been on the scene for many years
both as a side-man and as leader. Kristoffer plays the drums in the well-established band,
Fastpoholmen.
Xander was born and raised in Denmark, but comes out of a long line of musicians from the
Philippines - a country where soul music has always had a huge following. As a young kid
Xander would sing along when his mother played her Stevie Wonder and Al Green records
and the influence is evident in his singing.
Xander first caught public attention at a concert with the original Motown band, The Funk
Brothers, when he was invited on stage and sang The Temptations’ classic hit “My Girl” with
the band. Both the band and the audience were delighted, as were several critics present at
the venue. Representatives from the music industry subsequently showed great interest in
Xander, but he defied being swallowed by the pop factory as just another product without
any artistic integrity. Otto and Kristoffer happened to be present at the concert and when
Kristoffer a few years later accidentally ran into him, he immediately introduced him to Otto,
who at that time was looking for a singer for his new project. From the beginning there was
a strong rapport between the three of them and Xander felt that this music had the kind of
authenticity he could commit to. Consequently they started recording and began
gathering musicians for what would become The High Society.
The High Society has just released the double-single: Our House/Evernow and a video for
Our House that has been shared widely on Facebook. At the release concert The High Society
presented them selves as a 7-piece live band with music ranging from full power soul to
playful subtleness - Soul music for your heart and mind and not least for your feet!

Links:

Soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/user-504077402

Youtube

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/thehighsocietymusic/

Streamingtjenester

https://thehighsociety.lnk.to/OurHouse

Betald biljett

90,00 DKK + 11,74 DKK avgift