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Dark Roast


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    Take the Son of a Bitch Down
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    Seasons in Oslo
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    I Can See Clearly
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The up and coming Norwegian soul band Dark Roast was formed by Johan Helland and Audun Haave Reknes in 2016.
With a great love for 70s soul music, catchy horn arrangements and energetic vocals they are an enjoyable live-band worth experiencing. The band released their first two singles 'Break' and 'Take the Son of a Bitch Down' during the summer of 2017. The third single ‘Seasons In Oslo’ came in the spring of 2018 before their debut album, ‘First Brew', was released in May.
The band was formed because Johan and Audun wanted to write and preform music inspired by great, traditional soul artists like Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye and James Brown, and combine it with a modern sound. They gathered a band, which included saxophone and trumpet as well as drums, bass, vocals, guitar and of corse a bunch of vintage keys. Dark Roast is currently av 6-piece band with Adrian Andresen (trumpet), Daniel Deltchev (saxophone), Markus Hafsund Gundersen (bass), Bård Jønland Berg (drums), Audun Haave Reknes (keys) and Johan Helland (vocal), But they have also had some other musicians with them like Torjus Nevland (drums) and John William Bøe Haugland (guitar).
This year they are going on their first tour across Norway called 'First Brew Tour'.


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