Mäkkelä / FIN & Johnny Campbell / UK

23. Mai 2018
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Mäkkelä, Finnish-German songwriter/performer. Four critically acclaimed full length albums (and numerous contributions) under his belt the charming eccentric is constantly touring the clubs all over Europe. A truly unique live act, melting edgy lofi-folk anthems, his punk-folk roots and a vaudeville twinkle into a stunning folk noir brew.
On stage Mäkkelä delivers a mesmerizing acoustic performance on mostly guitar and irish bouzouki. Significantly different to most of the average singer/songwriter stuff. Exceptionally intense songs and a hi-energy live performance that reminds at times of a Strummer-meets-Cohen-meets-Waits kind of thing.



”One of folk’s brightest rising stars” Bright Young Folk
”Johnny’s got the personality to compliment the courage of his convictions” The Living Tradition
”The recurring theme of forced migration, caused by war or by needing work runs through the album. This enhances the recording which has a real feel of the field recordings made by collectors of early folk song.” Fatea Magazine
“Johnny Campbell has pulled together a remarkable number of styles and subjects to create this record and it all works. It’s an album I could keep on repeat.” Folking.com
”An album of virtuousness, Avalon invokes a spirit of nobility and respectability to which we should all play to.” Liverpool Sound & Vision
”If you’re a fan of traditional folk music and folk singer’s like Christy Moore and Paul Brady then you will love this record.” London Celtic Punks
A fast, ruthless, uncompromising sound which lends its influences from far and wide. Johnny is also a humorous storyteller and recalls stories of touring from twenty countries and counting where he’s plied his trade. Embracing traditional music from Europe and sometimes frantic Bluegrass style picking, Johnny performs mostly self penned inspiring songs of protest, migration and debauchery.