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Crossfyre rocks Harley Days 2015

Hey y’all!  We just got back from a tour through Poland and Germany, where we played the gigantic Harley Days 2015 event in Hamburg on June 27 alongside UFO from England.

Over 100 000 Harley’s streamed into Hamburg from all over Europe and about 500 000 visitors over the weekend of June 26-28 for Harley Days 2015.

A big thanks to all the fine folks who came out for our set of shows in Poland and Germany, and especially a big shout-out to Sven Hartwig from the Cowboy Und Indianer music bar, where we played our last gig on June 28 before heading back to Finland.

Crossfyre lead singer Michael’s wife Diana Majalahti took the following pics from the tour:

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Professional photographer Frank Schwichtenberg sent in these photos from Harley Days:

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Some more random pics from the tour, taken from Facebook:

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Next up, we play another biker bash here in Finland on the island of Mossala on July 10, organized by Free Bikers Finland, called the Mossala Run.  Be there!

Crossfyre studio update

Howdy, y’all!  We’ve been busy as of late at Helsinki’s premiere recording place, Sonic Pump Studios, preparing our follow-up album to Iron Horse with producer Hannu Leiden and engineer Eero Kaukomies.

Some days back we laid down the drums and a few bass tracks for the upcoming third Crossfyre album, and we must say, it’s sounding colossal!

We have 12 songs on tap for the next LP, including a cover version of Golden Earring’s classic tune, Twilight Zone, which we have been playing live for well over a year now.

Below you will find a few photos from our Sonic Pump sessions, and next week we head out to Poland and Germany for a set of shows, including the enormous Harley Days festival in Hamburg!

Dan Rönnbacka Danny Cross Danny drumming Drumkit Jay Jay and Eero Sonic Pump Studios

 

Blues, Bikes & BBQ Rally 2015

This past Saturday night in Turenki, Finland, Crossfyre played the Blues, Bikes & BBQ Rally, organized by Custom Bikers Finland and Free Bikers Finland.

Photo by Diana Majalahti
Photo by Diana Majalahti

The weather was chilly to say the least, with everyone’s fingers feeling more like icicles than digits, due to the near-Arctic spring temperatures.

Photo by Kirsi Pynnönen
Photo by Kirsi Pynnönen

Our 45-minute set saw the bikers grooving away, albeit well-inebriated, as we tore through a short, but effective set of originals and a few cover songs before the midnight curfew hit, as the venue was lakeside with a housing area surrounding the shoreline.

Photo by Kirsi Pynnönen
Photo by Kirsi Pynnönen

Next up, Crossfyre hits Sonic Pump Studios next week to lay down tracks for our third LP outing, yet to be named.  From there, we head to Poland and Germany on tour in the latter half of June, before returning to Finland for a summer full of gigs.

Double-ender weekends of Fyre!

We’ve had a helluva couple of past weekends with Crossfyre, playing both the CBF (Free Bikers Finland) one-year anniversary event on January 31 at Bar Loose in Helsinki (in conjunction with the annual Helsinki Motorcycle Expo after party) and Porvoo´n´Blues Vol. 2 in Porvoo, Finland on February 7.

Here are a few pics from the shows!

MP afterparty

Mad Croc's Tuomas dropped by to see the gig in Helsinki (photo:  Tuija Johansson)
Mad Croc’s Tuomas dropped by to see the gig in Helsinki (photo: Tuija Johansson)
StarBuck and Dan Rönnbacka on stage in Helsinki (photo: Tuija Johansson)
StarBuck and Dan Rönnbacka on stage in Helsinki (photo: Tuija Johansson)
Laying it on thick! (photo: Diana Majalahti)
Laying it on thick! (photo: Diana Majalahti)
Crossfyre rocking Porvoo'n'Blues Vol.2 (photo: Diana Majalahti)
Crossfyre rocking Porvoo’n’Blues Vol.2 (photo: Diana Majalahti)

Northern Tour Diary – Part Two

We had a couple of fantastic gigs once again up in Lapland this past weekend, complete with driving over 3400km in total to bring our specific flavor of southern rock to the Arctic Circle.

On Friday night in Saariselkä, we played the annual Jänkhällä Jytisee biker bash at Santa’s Hotel.  With about an estimated 500-plus folks on hand, filling out the hotel nightclub, we worked the bikers into a fevered frenzy.  People wore wide smiles, beamed with good vibes and danced the night away to Crossfyre’s originals and select cover songs.  Our hotel suite was indeed sweet, with three rooms and a living room, complete with sauna and kitchen quarters.  There’s something to be said also for northern hospitality, with several meals on the house for the band while we were there.

Dan Rönnbacka and StarBuck arrive in Rovaniemi by train for the tour
Dan Rönnbacka and StarBuck arrive in Rovaniemi by train for the tour
Photographer Juha Kauppinen captures a stunning stunt at Jänkhällä Jytisee
Photographer Juha Kauppinen captures a stunning stunt at Jänkhällä Jytisee
Crossfyre Saariselkä photo Juha Kauppinen
Photographer Juha Kauppinen captures the good vibes at Santa’s Hotel

Our second Lapland gig in Ivalo, just 30km north of Saariselkä, offered fantastic food and excellent accommodations, also.  Ravintola Kultahippu is Ivalo’s premiere pub and live music establishment and the folks up there really appreciate good, live entertainment.  We had this bar and pub rocking, drawing all manner of younger and older clientelle to the dance floor to shake their blues away to Crossfyre’s music.

Rämö is an old friend of the band from up North, as StarBuck clowns around
Rämö is an old friend of the band from up North, as StarBuck clowns around
The Crossfyre Crossmobile signals the arrival of the band in Ivalo
The Crossfyre Crossmobile signals the arrival of the band in Ivalo
StarBuck at Santa's Village
Stopping off at the world-famous Santa’s Village in Rovaniemi

Next up: the City of Porvoo’s Moonriver 2014 summer festival on Friday, August 29, with our set starting on stage at 22:00.  For this gig, our second founding member and second guitarist,Jay Jay Asikainen, will be coming in from Florida.  Be sure to come out and see this great spectacular!

 

Crossfyre rocking the summer of ’14

After playing a host of gigs across Estonia, Poland and Germany in support of our new ”Iron Horse” album release, Crossfyre performed a few summer festival gigs and biker bashes here in Finland over the past month.

The Harley-Davidson Super Rally 2014 in Tallinn was the definitive highlite of the summer so far, and now the band is preparing to hit a few dates around Finland over the course of next month in August, as band vocalist StarBuck’s pro wrestling commitments have his calendar booked for much of July.

Here are a few Crossfyre gigs to look out for in August:

Friday, August 8 – LEVI @ Wild Ride
Saturday, August 9 – KUUSAMO @ Ravintola Veijo
Friday, August 15 – SAARISELKÄ @ Jänkhällä Jytisee
Saturday, August 16 –  IVALO @ Ravintola Kultahippu

Here are some photos from the Finnbikers forum of the sights and vibes from Crossfyre’s gigs over the summer so far (photos by Tintti):

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