Three young men, from three countries, combining three part harmonies, resulting in one unique sound. This is the Berlin based indie-folk band Mighty Oaks; writing honest, authentic and emotionally driven songs. Ian Hooper (US), Claudio Donzelli (Italy), and Craig Saunders (UK) are the three members of the band. You are very welcome to discover this great band live at Rockhalcafe on 24 April 2014 and witness their soothing yet catchy melodies.
Everything that determines this band is already laid out in their name: the timelessness and vastness, the greatness and strength and melancholy.
Precisely, acoustic guitars and mandolins at the centre of their sound, layers of electric guitars creating space and depth, rounded off through solid bass lines and the heartbeat of a simple drum. The music sets the perfect scene for the lyrics, which often draw their inspiration from the Pacific Northwest, the birthplace of Hooper. Set amidst these wonderful landscapes come tales of love, loss and the beauty of all that surrounds.
Their self-produced and recorded EP “Driftwood Seat” earned them over 63,000 fans and 370,000 plays on SoundCloud. In 2012 they shifted their focus fully to the band, and spent recording their first studio production. Their debut studio EP „Just One Day“ was released independently on July 5th, for which they often draw inspiration from the Pacific Northwest, the birthplace of Hooper. This EP also reached good places in the charts. (#17 GSA iTunes Charts, #87 Official German Single Charts, #164 „Just One Day“ on Nationwide Radio in Germany, #9 College Radio Charts).
Concerning their live sets, they shared the stage with, among others, The Lumineers, First Aid Kid, toured with Shout Out Louds in Europe, hit the road with Chvrches as part of the INTRODUCING! Tour in Germany, and opened for Kings of Leon at the Waldbühne in Berlin. The band’s autumn tour across Germany, Switzerland and Austria was sold out. It provides a good taster of what’s to come. Their debut album will be released at the beginning of 2014.
A showcase concert worth attending on 24 April 2014 in the intimate setting of the Rockhalcafe. Bring your friends, have a drink and enjoy the show! The entrance is free as usual. Source: www.rockhal.lu