WHITE CLOUD FIRE
Onstage At Midnight!
Ilkka Kainulainen - guitars, backing vocals
Jaakko Pellotsalo - bass
Paulo Poverini - drums
"Born in Italy in 1987, Andrea Brosio joins the world of music at the age of 16, playing electric guitar in a local band called "Stormrocks". After developing serious forearm tendonitis, Brosio is forced to temporarily abandon playing the guitar and becomes interested in lead singing.
At the age of 19 he moves to Finland and, 6 years later, graduates as Pop/Jazz singer from the Conservatory of Jyväskylä. That same year he releases his first acoustic solo album as songwriter. Following this period, he takes part in various projects with local musicians, and forms two rock bands - Grey Heron and The Scions.
In 2017, after completing the Vocal Academy at the CVI of Copenhagen, Brosio takes part in the Finnish TV program, “ The Voice”. He joins the team of legendary Hanoi Rocks' frontman and co-founder, Michael Monroe, and makes it into the final of the competition where he finishes third overall. After competing in “The Voice”, Brosio forms the brand-new band, White Cloud Fire, featuring long-time school-friend and fellow songwriter Ilkka Kainulainen on guitar (Piecemaker, SICI, Von Vida, Electric Beat Orgy) and Jaakko Pellotsalo on bass (Autere, Viilto, Grey Heron). The band line-up is completed by the addition of half Italian school-friend, Paulo Poverini on drums (Lajitoverit, The Leopards). On July 24th, White Cloud Fire releases its first single, "Libertà", featuring Monroe on all backing vocals and as producer, co-lyricist and co-arranger. The band starts performing shows three days later during the Neste Rally Finland.
On Sept. 18th Brosio joins Monroe for his Alasti-klubi TV-episode as backing vocalist. On Oct. 20th, sharing the stage with Sami Yaffa, Rich Jones, Steve Conte, Karl Rockfist, Nasty Suicide, Dregen, and Eicca Toppinen from Apocalyptica, Brosio makes his appearance at Monroe's solo-career 30th-anniversary gig with a duet of "Dead, Jail or Rock N' Roll".
In early 2018 White Cloud Fire releases its second single "Love Will Give You Bliss", while "Libertà" makes its first appearance on Radio Rock and, in February, the band opens for Monroe's band at three different venues. After finishing the recordings, White Cloud Fire announces the release of its first LP "So Far So Good On Planet Earth" which is scheduled to be out on Dec. 21st 2018. This 9-track album includes, in addition to the first two singles, four brand-new unreleased songs, one bonus track and two live-covers from Brosio and Pellotsalo's former project, Grey Heron, recorded at legendary Tavastia, Helsinki, whilst opening for Monroe's band."
Reece Hillis is a young Soul/Folk/Blues Guitarist, Singer & Songwriter. In his early teens he was exposed to the sounds of the original pioneers. These include Sam Cooke, The Dixie Hummingbirds, James Brown, Al Green, Wilson picket, Johnny Cash among many many more.
Reece has been performing regularly throughout the UK and released his debut solo album "Eclectic Soul" in 2016. He has also been a Young Artist 2014, British Blues Award Nominee.
Event: WHITE CLOUD FIRE (Norway), REECE HILLIS , LEWIE & FRIENDS
Date: Thursday 24th January 2019
Venue: Whistle Binkies
Time : 17:00 - 03:00
Friday 22nd March
FI & THE FUNK ROCKERS, THE DIRTY JEWELS, FUNKWILD
Saturday 23rd March
FLAT OOT, SPECIAL GUESTS, THE MOANIN' BONES, GED HANLEY TRIO
Sunday 24th March
SIMPLE OCTOBER, OLD BOHEMIA