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 nine-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 recently recived the TRADITION AWARD from the Danish Music Awards Folk (Danish “Grammy”) on November 30th 2013. Earlier the band 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. The band also won Best Group at NORD ’09, the Nordic championships in folk music.
The band has wowed audiences across Europe and Canada. They have appeared at Tønder Festival, Skagen Festival, Strib Vinterfestival, 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, Impuls Trio, Rannok, Kings of Polka, Skiftespor, Tip Toe Big Band, Green Fairy, Flotille, Laura Mo, Svøbsk, Jensen & Bugge.
"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
Søren Lund Double bass
Theis Juul Langlands Piano
Peter Eget Accordion - www.myspace.com/petereget
Kristian Bugge Fiddle - www.kristianbugge.com