Norwegian bands celebrate May Holiday in Beijing

SOLID!, El Caco and Good Time Charlie celebrate the upcoming Chinese May Holiday with gigs in Beijing.

El Caco 2007 (rør)

The Jazz trio SOLID!, metallers/stoners El Caco and the rock/blues veterans Good Time Charlie are all performing in Beijing during the May Holiday.

Both El Caco and Good Time Charlie perform at China’s largest music festival MIDI, while Solid plays at Beijing’s best jazz club “East Shore” on Labour Day May 1st.

A very eventful week lies ahead when three Norwegian top music acts visit Beijing during the May Holiday. El Caco is one of Norway’s most respected metal bands, winning both the prestigious Norwegian Alarm Award for best metal album 2005 and receiving a Norwegian Grammy nomination in the same category. Their new album “From Dirt” is out now! They play MIDI at 4 May 16:40 and at Star Live at 2 May together with Chinese rock acts as well as Danish metal band Hatesphere.

Listen to El Caco tracks on their MySpace site or purchase albums or tracks on

SOLID! is one of Norway’s premiere organ trios, comprising three of the country’s finest young jazz musicians. SOLID! takes the guitar/organ/drums format, so rich in tradition, into new musical territory with their interplay, inspired improvisations and original compositions. SOLID! was voted “Young Jazz musicians of the year 2002” by the Norwegian Jazz Forum and the Norwegian Concert Institute. They also won the grand prize in the Getxo International Jazz Contest in Spain in 2003, and they won both the soloist prize and the ”audience’ favourite-prize”. Don't miss their show at East Shore Live Jazz Café, tel: 8403-2131, address: 2/F, 2 Qianhai Nanyan Lu.

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Good Time Charlie has been touring and releasing records for more than 20 years, playing their own distinct blues rock, a mix of 50’s R&B, Black Rock’n’Roll and Twang Soul. Fronted by vocalist and harmonica player Arne Hjelmeland, Good Time Charlie always deliver the goods! They play at MIDI’s Gibson Stage 2 May 16:20.

Listen to GTC tracks on their MySpace site.

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