Ole Børud is a Norwegian musician who his known from his time in extreme Christian metal band Extol as well from his solo recordings. In Extol he played guitar and provided background vocal. As a solo artist he plays guitar and handles the lead vocals. Ole has also moved back to his musical roots which is soul and funk.
I saw Ole Børud band when they played at Gullbranna outside Halmstad in Sweden on the 7th of Mai. The band consisted of a horn section, keyboards, drums, base and two guitars. They took the definition tight sound to a new level, and delivered a concert that was filled with a smart combination of Soul, Funk and West Coast Rock with a touch of Jazz to the excited audience.
The band who played at Gullbranna consisted of Ole Børud - vocals and guitar, Markus Lillehaug Johnsen - Guitars, Frode Mangen - keyboard, Ruben Dalen - drums, Lars Erik Dahle - base guitar, Jens Petter Antonsen - trumpet, Even Skatrud - trombon, Børge Are Halvorsen - saxophone,
Click the following link if you want to see more photos from the concert: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chasid68/albums/72157668866198146
Text and Photo: Mikael Good