Critically acclaimed trio on a journey of diverse musical forms of expression.
According to themselves, Orions Belte plays "instrumental music inspired by Nigerian rock from the '70s, postcards from the French Riviera, Formula 1 races on the Monza track in Italy, and when Joe Frazier beat Muhammad Ali in 1971." Confused? Try this: "Nostalgic pop melodies played with a surf-like guitar on top of beats and lots of bass lines everywhere. Plus, steel guitar, synth and some choir."
In other words, Orions Belte is a band that is not easy to place musically. Regardless, the trio was booked for the Øya Festival before they had even released an album or played a single concert. When their debut album Mint was released in 2018, both Norwegian and international reviewers were thrilled. In April 2021, they released their second album, Villa Amorini.
The group consists of three experienced musicians who have played together with a number of Norwegian bands and artists: Guitarist Øyvind Blomstrøm (Odd Nordstoga, Monica Heldal etc.), bassist Chris Holm (Young Dreams, Sondre Lerche etc.) and drummer Kim Åge Furuhaug (Great News, Lars Vaular and Electric Eye etc.).
Photo: Nikolai Grasaasen
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