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Orango

A little bit of Norweigan rock n roll is always a good idea! This fabulous band, made up of Helge Bredeli Kanck (guitar and vocals), Karl-Joakim Wisloff (bass and vocals) and Trond Slake (drums and vocals). At the beginning of 2013, this triumphiant trio released their album, 'Battles' with Division Records, claiming this to be one of their best so far! Their music is so classially old school rock, with such an elegance vintage vibe. The vocals blend so perfectly with the soft yet punchy guitar music. With a natural passion for music and the rocky flair they bring to each song, it's difficult to keep your feet still when their music notes travel down your headphones! They have almost 7000 likes on Facebook, and their page is just filled with messages of support and love! (Their Facebook link will be below) 

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With the heavy focus on touring and song writing, they happily answered some questions about their inspirations, and advice to musicians starting out. Since the band's inception, they have travelled almost the entirity of Norway and their music is now available in Europe.  This band is not only super hardworking and dedicated to their craft, but they are all experienced and talented musicians. Their vocals are so smooth, it is like taking a swig from a good glass of Whiskey!

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INTERVIEW

1. Who inspires you professionally and personally?
A. We are greatly inspired by each other and all the music we are constantly listening to. Mostly rock music, but also a lot of folk, blues and soul. We tend to always return the great bands and records from the golden years, but we really like some of the new bands and artists, too, like Graveyard, Wolf People, Kadavar, etc. 2. What is the best part about making music?
A. The best part is when the band is rehearsing a new song and you can hear it´s good, that it starts to work and take shape and becomes real music, with the grooves, the vocal harmonies and all. That´s always a thrill. Even more than the actual recording of it or a live performance, though we really like that, too. 3. What are your biggest fears?
A. Oh, tricky. We´re kind of fearless when it comes to music. Although electronic dance music and eurotrance tend to scare the shit out of us. And it would be bad if we learned that everybody hated our sound, but we can´t say that´s a great fear. You see, most of all we play our music to please ourselves, not everyone else. 4. How do you want people to perceive your music?
A. The best thing is for people to perceive it exactly for what it is: Groovy rock music that makes no secret of the fact that it belongs to a good tradition. With vocal harmonies and the occasional twist! 5. How long does the process of writing, recording etc take?
A. It depends. So far we have written, recorded and released a new album every year since 2011. We always have a lot of songs, riffs and ideas lying around, so we usually have material for a couple of more albums. And it doesn´t seem to stop. After the European release of our latest album, Battles (Stickman Records) last year, we´ve got a lot of work to do, including more touring, so the next album is a little bit longer up the road. But it will be recorded in 2016. 6. If you had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?
A. I guess we would gather all our friends and family, find out where Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were playing that night and go there to have a good time together with everyone we care about. 24 hours is not enough time to work for world peace anyway. 7. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
A. We´ll probably be doing exactly the same things; making records and playing concerts. It's hard to get out of it once you are hooked. 8. What is the best advice you could give to people starting out in the industry?
A. Work hard, make sure your music is good and never stop!


Orango in concert

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