Tempest to Rock Unique Style at Sharkey’s Celtic Fest

LIVERPOOL, NY – Tempest will provide a rockin’ one of a kind experience at Sharkey’s Celtic Fest on Thursday (April 13.)

Approaching their 30th anniversary, Tempest has been performing their own unique hybrid of folk rock all over the world since 1988.

Cuban born drummer Adolfo Lazo, San Fransisco fiddler Kathy Buys, Native Indian guitar player Ab Menon, and Californian bass player Josh Fossgreen are led by lead vocalist and double neck electric mandolin player Lief Sorbye, a native of Norway.

Together they make up the celtic rock band, Tempest that was one of the first bands of its kind, said Sorbye.

“It’s basically fusing the experience I’ve had with celtic and traditional music with rock n roll. It’s like having one foot in folk music and one foot in rock n’ roll.

They play a unique range of music by making each song their own.

“It’s a mix of original and traditional,” Sorbye said. “We arrange old, traditional music and make it modern or we write new lyrics to traditional folk melodies or we take some of the old lyrics and write new melodies to it. So it’s a fusion of traditional and original, put that together and add our rock n’ roll and our personal subjective taste to it and make it our own.”

Tempest will bring their unique, energetic performance to feature Celtic Fest at Sharkey’s of Liverpool located at 7240 Oswego Road on Thursday (April 13.)

Doors open at 6 p.m. and Tempest will rock the stage starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door for $20.
Also performing, Butler-Sheehan Academy of Irish Dance, Rince Na Sonas School  of Dance and The Syracuse Scottish Pipe Band.


“It’s going to be a great time. Bring your dancing shoes and high spirit because it’s going to be a high energy evening. We tend to try to lift the roof on all the buildings we play,” Sorbye said.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.