Town of Saints

Town of Saints

 Groningen, Groningen, NLD
BandFolkPunk

Town of Saints are an acoustic folk punk band from the Netherlands who will blow you away with their energetic performances. Their danceable pop songs are full of traditional folk influences and more than enough punk attitude. They played all over Europe and even more important: they never sleep!

Biography

Town of Saints are an acoustic folk / punk band from Groningen, The Netherlands.

The band consists of singer/guitarist Harmen Ridderbos (NL) and fiddle player Heta Salkolahti (FIN), often joined by guest musicians Teake Damstra, Sietse Ros & Anne de Vries. Their danceable pop songs are full of traditional folk influences and more then enough punk attitude.

The band started out as a street folk act (Stain on Teflon) in the summer of 2010, folking up the streets of the big European cities (i.e. Paris, Prague, Berlin, Munich). After the summer the band started playing more live shows from 2011 on Town of Saints became a live band you just had to watch, playing tours in the UK/Ireland and Germany.

The band are known for their energetic performances all over Europe, always encouraging the crowd to participate. They have a way of leaving behind a pleased audience and an ecstatic atmosphere.

In July 2011, just before touring the UK/Ireland, they digitally released their first EP, Never Sleep, on their own website. The band are currently working on a second EP with some unreleased songs, that will be recorded in Finland this winter.
The plan is to release a full lenght CD by the end of summer 2012.

Discography

July 2011: Never Sleep EP (Town of Saints)