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The Water Rats
328 Gray's Inn Road, King's Cross, WC1X 8BZ London, United Kingdom
DUE TO UNFORSEEN circumstances the show has been re-scheduled to next year. Tickets will be refunded and we'll let you know the new date soon. But the rest of the tour is still the same, so come along!
— Danish supergroup Habadekuk launch their new album «Mollevit»!
Taste the music here: soundcloud.com/habadekuk
Powerful horns, toe-tapping fiddle and contagious rhythms characterise Habadekuk – one of Denmark’s leading folk bands, guaranteed to get you on the dance floor. With a vibrant mix of folk, salsa and big band jazz, the lively eight-man band catapults old folk melodies into the 21st century. Expect everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes and rough n’ ready sailor songs in an unforgettable live experience.
Habadekuk was awarded ”Album of the Year” at Danish Music Award Folk 2011 for their debut album ”Hopsadaddy”. Fiddler Kristian Bugge was crowned ”Folk Artist of the Year” at the same occasion. They also won Best Group at NORD ’09, the Nordic championships in folk music 2009. In 2013 they received another DMA award «The Tradition Award of the Year» and again in November 2014 they went home with two statuettes: «Album of the Year” and „The Tradition Award of the Year“. Latest Fiddler Kristian Bugge was awarded ”Danish Folk Musician of the Year 2016”, with that Habadekuk has taken home no less than 6 Danish Music Awards (Danish Grammys)!
The band has wowed audiences across Europe and Canada. They have appeared at Tønder Festival, Skagen Festival, Strib Vinterfestival, Glastonbury Festival (UK), Cambridge Folk festival (UK), WOMAD (UK), Beverley Festival (UK), Mission Folk Festival (CAN), Canmore Folk Festival (CAN), Calgary Folk Festival (CAN), Winnipeg Folk Festival (CAN), Vancouver Folk Festival (CAN), Korrö Festival (SE), Linköpings Folkmusikfestival (SE), Irish Guinness Festival (CH), NAFCo Fiddle Conference (IRL), Festival des Traversées Tatihou (FR), Gooikoorts (B), Sounds of the North (PL), Haukelister Festival (NO) Koskis Folk and Folklandia (FIN), Rudolstadt (DE) Rainforest World Music Festival (MAL).
The band consists of top musicians known from other groups such as Baltic Crossing, Rannok, Kings of Polka, Gangspil, Tip Toe Big Band, Svøbsk, Jensen & Bugge…
»Habadekuk are currently Denmarks most exciting and innovative folk band. They wowed audiences at Cambridge Folk Festival in 2012 and 2014."
— Eddie Barcan, Cambridge Folk Festival
«Habadekuk is a hefty band that deserves attention outside of Denmark's borders.» — Lira
«Nine musicians who perform great arrangements with massive, joyous outbursts as well sensitivity and beauty.». — Fiolen min
«wonderfully exciting, with superb arrangements that often build to a roar » — fROOTS
«Their motto is „We blow you away.“ Indeed. Highly Recommended!» — CDRoots
Anders Ringgaard Trombone
Jakob Holdensen Trumpet
Rasmus Fribo Saxophone
Rasmus Brylle Drums
Mathæus Bech Double Bass
Theis Juul Langlands Piano
Peter Eget Accordion
Kristian Bugge Fiddle