Fork is in no way an ordinary band - neither as a rock group nor as an a cappella group. Fork's basic idea is to do things the unconventional way; the band does rock and pop songs a cappella. As the band so elegantly puts it: Fork does to a cappella what Jimi Hendrix did to guitar music and what Viagra does to a man! This has been the case ever since the three actors and one police man were having a cup of tea in the kitchen of an apartment in Helsinki back in 1996 and decided to start a band. There was just one problem: it was impossible to form a rock band with the instruments the four could play - the piano, the violin, the recorder and the bass. But then it dawned on them: they all could sing! Since then Fork has made their own a cappella arrangements of somewhere in the region of fifty rock and pop songs.
The group has a broad range and have performed songs by Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Robbie Williams, U2 and Whitney Houston. Fork holds nothing sacred and nothing is impossible for the band. They do not see themselves as an a cappella group but rather as a pop and rock band. Their debut album also reflects this idea: Cover To Cover is not an a cappella record.
It is a pop and rock album. Fork's originality does not stop at the choice of songs. Other a cappella groups could be characterised as choirs who give concerts, but Fork is rather a band consisting of four solo artists who do a show. And what a show - skilful, glamorous and humorous! Once Mia Hafrén, Jonte Ramsten Kasper Ramström and Mia Renwall enter the stage they are taken over by their alter egos - Chiq LaDesire, Miles Precious, Winston Chill and Angel d'Ville. When you see Fork perform you have no choice but to fall in love with them. The Fork members enter the stage like international divas, shake their booties and sing to amazing pyrotechnics.
For a brief moment the audience is totally astounded only to be swept away the next moment. At Fork's gigs both the band and the audience have fun. This has been proven time and time again by the dedicated Fork fans. Right now FORK is in the studio creating a new album. 3) Fork is a rock band formed in the fall of ´99. Band members are: Emma Robertsson - Vocals & guitar. Mattias Pihlgren - Lead guitar & backing vocals The Killer-Squirrel - 6-string Bass Christian Gardefuhr - Drums The members have played in several other bands through the years, including Voluspa, Mistress, Family War, Circus Sideshow, Dog Will Hunt, Pole and many others. Their first demo was recorded late ´99, containing 5 tracks: It's All Because, Black Coffee, Fly Away, Blessed from School, and In my Mind.
It has been sent out to several record labels and festivals. The second demo was recorded late last year, and contains two new songs: When I See You Bleed and All Again, plus a bonus new & rare recording of It's All Because. 4) Swedish noise/ambient/music-like. To be found on Avskavd label. 5) A Norweigan punk rock band called FORK. Their début album can be downloaded for free from that's punk. 6) An Edinburgh based Experimental Jazz Quartet consisting of free-jazz, noise, and electronics. The members of the band are: Marcin Kulvagik - Alto Saxophone Sam Makin - Piano and Guitar Parag K.
Mital - Electric Bass Christos Michalakos - Drums + Electronics Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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