Doors Open: 7:00 PM Show is at 8:00 PM
Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 30 years have seen the San Francisco Bay area based act release seventeen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,500 gigs. It’s also enjoyed an evolving line-up that’s enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member.
Hailing from Oslo, Norway, founding member and lead singer/electric mandolinist, Lief Sorbye, is recognized as a driving force in the modern folk-rock movement. He started Tempest after years of touring and recording on the folk circuit. San Francisco fiddler Kathy Buys brings her international award winning playing to the Tempest stage. Her experience performing world-fusion music with high energy dance bands combined with many years of playing Irish traditional music in American and Ireland makes her a perfect fit for Tempest. Driving in from the North Bay area is Josh Fossgreen, an exceptional musical talent whose innovative bass textures add a rich dimension to the Tempest soundscape. And Northern California’s own young Indian-American progressive guitarist, Ab Menon, skids to a flaming stop on the Tempest stage, replete with flying dreadlocks, dazzling string stylings and a sense of ticklish fun. Cuban born drummer, Adolfo Lazo, an original Tempest member, colors the band’s sound with inventive rhythms, and rock steady drumming.
Signed to Sony-distributed Magna Carta Records, Tempest’s releases are acclaimed worldwise. This year, the group celebrates its 30th Anniversary with the latest studio CD, Thirty Little Turns, a collection of inspired new original and traditional material—with a cheeky surprise or two.
Tempest is regularly featured at prestigious festivals such as The Philadelphia Folk Festival, and has also appeared at Denmark’s Skagen Festival, Britain’s Cropredy Festival and The Winnipeg Folk Festival in Canada. The band is a mainstay at countless American Celtic festivals as well.
Can I pick my own seat?
The best way to access our seating map is by using a desktop computer and any browser excluding Google Chrome.
Do we have a table or assigned seats to this show?
All of our seating is Cabaret Style seating, all tables are 4 person tables. If you have a party larger than four you can access the seating map and purchase tables next to or near by. We will not push the tables together for the show.
Can I bring in my own food and drink?
No, we do not allow outside food or drink. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase in the venue. Security guards at the door will ask to check purses and pockets before you enter the venue, this is also a safety precaution for all of our guests.
Do you serve dinner during the show?
No, we do not have table service or dinner service during the show. We have a small bar in the left hand corner of the venue where you may purchase wine, beer, cocktails, and snacks. If you would like to have dinner before the show please call our resturant, The Pour House at the New Hope Winery, at 215-794-2331. We recommend reservations for dinner no later than 6:30 for our Tuesday-Saturday shows, and 4:30 for our earlier Sunday shows.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Our minimum age requirement for shows is 8 or older.
What’s the refund policy?
We do not offer refunds for shows, unless the show is cancelled or rescheduled.