A reunited THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES comes to Tøyenparken to end the evening in Sirkus. The band is only doing three concerts this summer, one in Spain, one in Sweden and Øya Festival. Don’t miss this exclusive Norwegian concert. Plus, Grammy-winning bluegrass innovator BILLY STRINGS, who’s getting a real big crowd everywhere he tours.
This summer, THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES is back for three world-exclusive festival concerts, making up a mini-tour they’re calling Second Life Replay Reunion. The Oslo show will of course be at Øya, a festival they played for the first time in 2000. For many years, the Gothenburg gang was among Scandinavia’s very best bands. The members have remained active in various parts of music life, and this summer will gather for the first time since 2012. Don’t miss this unique opportunity for a fantastic reunion.
Never sounding like a retro act, the Soundtrack of Our Lives is a thoroughly modern band that is actually extending ’60s themes and ideas in ways that acts from that time never imagined.Allmusic.com
Interest grew quickly with records such as Welcome to the Infant Freebase (1996), Extended Revelation for the Psychic Weaklings of the Western Civilization (1998) and Behind the Music (2001). The band built up a loyal Norwegian concert audience early on, then they impressed on the road in both Europe and North America. In a short time they toured with Oasis and received a Grammy nomination.
We probably all felt that maybe it was time to test and see what happens to our DNA if we play together again.Ebbot Lundberg – Vocalist
In recent years, BILLY STRINGS has been hailed by many as one of the most important innovators of acoustic country and bluegrass. The multi-instrumentalist grew up with psychedelia, indie, metal and other things, which he easily camouflages into his own acoustic music. This gives a wonderful freshness to his play with traditional music, something that more and more people are appreciating. As a live artist, he sells out increasingly large venues, including Rockefeller in Oslo before Christmas.
With Turmoil & Tinfoil (2017), attention and audiences increased. He received a Grammy for the sequel Home (2019). On the equally beautiful Renewal from 2021, he received production help from Øya favorite Jonathan Wilson. In the fall of 2022, BILLY STRINGS released an album with his stepfather Terry Barber. He is an exceptionally active artist, with great song production and thousands of miles traveled on tour.