ANDREAS BEVAN – VOCALS - GUITAR
DINA DANIELSDATTER – VOCALS, MANDOLIN, PIANO
JENS HEDEGAARD – DRUMS, VOCALS
JESPER SMALBRO – DOUBLE BASS, VOCALS

(ENG)
 

All four of us met for the first time in Dina’s living room. Before this Andreas and Dina had spent 6 months writing songs together, which they had fondly named the Northern Assembly songs. Jens and Jesper were both sold on the idea and it was time for our first ever band practice. All the tensions and nerves of a first meeting were there, but after the very first play through, it was clear as day: the magic was there – Northern Assembly became a reality.

What were the chances of Northern Assembly meeting in Denmark exactly? As it would have it, Andreas and Dina are both raised anywhere else but Denmark. Right from the picturesque English village to the Atlantic’s wild Faroe Islands, to the beautiful Norwegian mountains and the highlands of Africa. Jesper is from bold coast of northern Jutland and Jens from the proud south. However, it was in Aarhus in 2013, we found each other – an assembly of northern people.

The living room concert has been our preferred platform when developing our music. This is where we’ve learnt to tell our soulful stories through atmospheric, melodic and acoustic folk music. We call it Nordic folk and we sing stories of longing for home, the search for peace and all things of life, death, hope and grace. 

Since that first meeting in 2013 we've had our first concert in October 2014. The following year was an adventure to behold. We've released our first EP, played numerous concerts, SPOT festival, Tønder Festival, won Fatter Eskil prisen, played live radio, been followed by television crews, released two exciting singles and released a new music video. We've been busy to say the least. And it all comes down to that one fateful meeting in Dina’s living room.

This is what the second play though of Boys From the Field sounded like with nerves, blocked noses, Dina’s parrot singing in the background and beginners mistakes. In other words, the beginning…

 

(DK)
 

Vi mødtes for første gang alle fire i Dinas stue. Inden da havde hun og Andreas brugt et halvt års tid på at skrive nogle sange sammen, som de kaldte Northern Assembly sange. Jens var solgt, Jesper var om bord og nu skulle vi for første gang prøve at spille musikken sammen. Alle antenner var ude og nerverne var spændte, men efter første gennemspilning var sagen allerede lysende klar: Magien var der – Northern Assembly blev en realitet.

Hvad er chancen for at Northern Assembly skulle mødes i lige præcis Danmark? Andreas og Dina er begge vokset op alle mulige andre steder på kloden, lige fra den idylliske engelske landsby, til Atlanterhavets vilde Færøerne, til de smukke norske fjelde og til Afrikas højland. Jesper er fra Nordjylland, Jens fra Sønderjylland, men i Aarhus i 20 13 fandt vi hinanden - en forsamling af nordiske mennesker; a Northern Assembly.

Stuekoncerten er vores foretrukne platform når vi udvikler vores sange og fortæller sjælfulde historier gennem stemningsskabende, melodisk og akustisk folk-musik. Nordisk folk, kalder vi musikken og vi fortæller om hjemve, om at længes og søge efter håb, fred og nåde.

Siden 2013 er der kommet en EP, videoer, facebook-, youtube- og instagramprofiler, utallige øvetimer og ikke mindst koncerter – både store og små; i stuer, på højskoler, efterskoler, spillesteder, kirker, festivaler og såmænd også i IKEA. Northern Assembly har fået sit eget liv og vi nyder at være en del af det og bliver til stadighed mere stolt af vores kreation. Vi lægger løbende nye sange til repertoiret og spiller fortsat koncerter i alle størrelser for dem, der vil høre.Og magien i Dinas stue? Sådan så den ud, anden gennemspilning nogensinde af nummeret Boys from the field – med nervøsitet, snottet næse, undulat i baggrunden og begynderfejl.Kort sagt: Begyndelsen...

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