Celtic rock returns to Lindsay

Tempest, The Celtic rock group from San Francisco, will play for the seventh time at the Lindsay Community Theater Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

LINDSAY – Saint Patrick’s Day is coming early this year to the Lindsay Community Theater, where Celtic rock group Tempest will play their folk rock fusion of Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Tempest will play at the Lindsay Community Theater for the seventh time to kick off their 2022 concert season. The globally-renowned, San Francisco Bay Area-based act have released seventeen critically acclaimed CDs and played more than 2,500 gigs over the last 30 years. The band has also enjoyed an evolving line-up that’s enabled musicianship and creativity to evolve in different ways with each new member.

Hailing from Oslo, Norway, founding member and lead singer/electric mandolinist, Lief Sorbye, is recognized as a driving force in the modern folk-rock movement. He started Tempest after years of touring and recording on the folk circuit.

San Francisco native fiddler Lee Corbie-Wells, comes to the band with a special passion for Celtic and Scandinavian music and Gaelic language traditions. A touring and performing child of a musical family, she plays fiery traditional fiddle tunes, and is also known to keep a bit of blues and folk improvisation up her sleeve.

Nikolay Georgiev, studied modern rock guitar under Martin Goulding at the Guitar Institute of Technology in London, U.K. and classical guitar performance in his native Bulgaria. He also attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, while remaining active in a number of bands. Nikolay brings a fresh and global flavor to Tempest’s brand of Rock-driven World Music.

The latest addition to the band is the seasoned Bass Player and multi-instrumentalist Hugh Caley. He is a Michigan transplant who brings renewed energy, genuine enthusiasm and a damn fine kilt to this frisky iteration of Celtic and roots music.

Cuban-born drummer Adolfo Lazo, an original Tempest member, thickens the band’s sound with inventive rhythms, and rock-steady drumming.

Signed to Sony-distributed Magna Carta Records, Tempest’s releases are acclaimed worldwide. Their latest studio CD, Thirty Little Turns, is a collection of inspired new original and traditional material with a cheeky surprise or two. During the extended pandemic break from touring and performing in 2020 Tempest has remained busy, releasing two limited edition CDs; Live on the Air the Radio Sessions 1992–2018, and Live From SoundTek Studios, The Lockdown Sessions.

For tickets, visit lindsaycommunitytheater.com or tickets will also be available at the door. For more information call 559-284-2223.

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