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~TEMPEST News! January 2, 2017

Dear Friends,

In preparation for a new recording, we've spent the autumn in rehearsal, writing and arranging and such. So for the upcoming gigs, we've got lots of delicious, fresh music and giddy fun for you, to help kick off a new and improved 2017!

We're 'Ringing In the New' with some concerts at our favorite Central and Northern California venues, and have also planned a couple of intimate acoustic shows for Lief & Kathy's duo, Caliban, as well!

And make note: we are going to be performing in the Bay Area for St. Patrick's Day weekend (for the first time in years!) Also, we hope to see you at Lief's Great Big, Merry 60th Birthday Gala, at Sutter Creek Theater, before we head out on our Annual Spring Tour of the East Coast and Midwest! And as always, if you have any suggestions, contacts or ideas for places where you would like to see us perform, please email us at booking@tempestmusic.com

~~ Here's a bright, shiny wish, from us to you, for a delightful New Year!




~TEMPEST News! December 7, 2016

Dear Friends,

The Holidays are upon us, and as the year is winding down, all of us here at "Tempest Headquarters" would like to wish you a warm and peaceful Holiday Season. Thank you for all your support throughout the year-- many of you traveled far and wide to attend our concerts around the country.

Tempest will take a break from performing over the Holidays -- we're busy writing and arranging new material in preparation for a new recording.. Yes, we'll be back in the studio again next year!

If you plan to give Tempest CDs to your friends and family this Christmas, we encourage you to get your orders in ASAP. We can pretty much guarantee that you may have them before the holidays, as long as we receive your order on or before Dec. 14th. www.tempestmusic.com/html/cdorder.html

If you have any suggestions, contacts or ideas for places where you would like to see us perform, please email us at sorbye@saber.net

Have a cool Yule!

Cheers,
Tempest




~TEMPEST News! October 6, 2016

Dear Friends,

We can hardly believe it's time to announce our last few concerts of 2016. We've had such a fantastic year, performing to great crowds all over the US!

In celebration of our 28th Anniversary, Tempest is going back to where it all started so long ago, The Starry Plough in Berkeley. Trust me, you want to be there on October 21!

This Saturday we'll be back in Fresno, at the fabulous Full Circle Brewing Co., by popular demand. So come on out!

See you soon!




~TEMPEST News! September 2, 2016

Greetings Friends!

We've had a fantastic concert season, touring coast to coast. Again, one of our highlights was the fabulous Philadelphia Folk Festival, where we played up a storm at their 55th Anniversary!

Now we have a handful of exciting West Coast dates coming up, so mark your calendars! But please note; Tempest was not invited to Pleasanton Highland Games this year, so don't go looking for us at Alameda County Fairgrounds this weekend.

Our fabulous new CD 'The Tracks We Leave' will be available at upcoming shows, along with the limited edition Tour Shirt (while supplies last.) The CD is also available by mail order through our web site: www.tempestmusic.com

It would be great if you would 'Like' the Tempest Page on Facebook - www.facebook.com/TempestCelticRock

Here's to an autumn full of joy and music - See you soon!




~TEMPEST News! July 28, 2016

Dear Friends,

We're just about to head out on our Summer Tour, and we look forward to meeting all our wonderful friends along the way.
Our latest CD, The Tracks We Leave, and our fab 2016 Summer Tour Shirt will be available at all the shows.

Read this great review in the latest issue of 'No Depression Magazine'

This year we feel especially honored to be invited to perform again as a featured act at the 55th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, and we are delighted about a long-awaited return to Bethlehem Musikfest, as well!

It would be great if you would 'like' the Tempest page on Facebook - go to: www.facebook.com/TempestCelticRock

Here's to a very special summer, full of music and clear, bright sunshine!
See you soon!




~TEMPEST News! May 3, 2016

Dear Friends,

Tempest just returned from another superfun Spring Tour!
April was spent performing in clubs and theaters all over the East Coast and Midwest -- here's a link to our Travel-log video, it captures some of the good times we had on the road! www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-L2z5HO6fg

Now it's time to rock the West Coast again as the Summer Season brings refreshing outdoor shows and festivals!
Bookings are still coming in, so keep checking our web site for updates. www.tempestmusic.com

It would be great if you want to 'Like' the Tempest Page on Facebook, as well - go to: www.facebook.com/TempestCelticRock

Here's to another yummy warm season with great music and lots of wild dancing in the summer sunshine!

Peace and Love,
Tempest




~TEMPEST News! April 6, 2016

Hey! All you frisky Spring Revelers,

It's time again for Tempest to hit the road! We are looking forward to seeing all our fine and fancy friends on the East Coast and Midwest. You may want to get advance tickets, 'cause some of these venues expect to sell out.

Relax! Our groovy new T-Shirt and our latest CD 'The Tracks We Leave', will be available at all the shows.

For ongoing inside info, you can follow our tours on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TempestCelticRock Join us there, and we promise up-to-date travel stories, pictures and video clips from life on the road.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Peace and Love,
Tempest




~TEMPEST News! January 27, 2016

A great big thank you to everybody who came out to the Tempest 4-piece acoustic shows, we sure packed them in!

It was a blast to play these stripped down gigs, but now it's time to plug in and welcome our great new guitar player Mr. Ab Menon! We bid Greg a fond farewell and wish him the best of luck on his new adventures. Ab is ready to start rocking, and will be making his Tempest debut this Saturday in Berkeley - kicking it off at The Starry Plough, just like the band itself did, all those years ago. So come on out and help us give him a rollicking good welcome!

See you soon!

Peace & Love,
Tempest




~TEMPEST News! January 7, 2016

Jolly-Rumble-O and welcome to the new year! Tempest's first few shows this season will be focusing on the more acoustic oriented material in our repertoire.. You will recognize great songs we recorded in the past, but not performed on stage in years! We also spent the last two months working up some brand new high energy material - So come on out and join Tempest as we kick off 2016!

Looking forward to see you at our upcoming concerts!

Peace & Love,
Tempest




~TEMPEST News! December 6, 2015

The Holidays are upon us, and as the year is winding down, all of us here at 'Tempest Headquarters' would like to wish you a lovely warm and peaceful season. Thank you for all your support throughout the year-- many have traveled far and wide to attend our concerts around the country!

We also appreciate your wonderful feedback on our new CD 'The Tracks We Leave'. And of course it's the ideal Christmas gift -- mail order it directly from Tempest and we'll ship it to you right away! www.tempestmusic.com/html/cdorder.html

As usual, we're taking a bit of a break for the Holidays, but we'll be back in full force in 2016. If you have any contacts for places where you would like to see us perform, please email us at sorbye@saber.net

Peace & Love,
Tempest




~TEMPEST News! August 28, 2015

Tempest had a fantastic Summer, and now we have a scatter of exciting Fall dates including a return to the East Coast for the Celtic Classic in Bethlehem, PA. And it'll be great to be back at Pleasanton Highland Games for their 150th Anniversary!

Also, Lief is doing a couple of reunion shows with Golden Bough -- for more info on these gigs go to: www.goldenboughmusic.com

You may not know that our talented new bass player Josh Fossgreen regularly posts lessons and music videos at www.youtube.com/joshfossgreen
And he is also offering private Skype Sessions for bass students around the world: www.joshfossgreen.com/onlinebasslessons

Our fab new CD 'The Tracks We Leave' will be available at all our upcoming concerts, and of course you can mail order it from our web site: www.tempestmusic.com/html/cdorder.html

So, get your kilt and your wig-hat on, cuz we've got some great shows coming your way!




~TEMPEST News! June 26, 2015

Tempest is just back from Alaska! It was a hoot and a half, and here's a short video we hope will tickle your fancy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rOQP4E-ju0

Our fab new CD 'The Tracks We Leave' will be available at all our upcoming concerts, and you can also mail order it from our web site: www.tempestmusic.com/html/cdorder.html

We're looking forward to our return to Sacramento's Fairytale Town this Saturday. This is a great show for the whole family -- read the preview in Sacramento Bee: www.sacbee.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article25437106.html




~TEMPEST News! May 19, 2015

We're back from a lovely Spring Tour of the Midwest and the East Coast. It was exciting, performing our new material from 'The Tracks We Leave' to fabulous audience response everywhere - the fans are loving the new CD!

Here's a link to our Travel-log video, it captures some of the fun we had on the road! www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBFqavctXkY

The critics are saluting The Tracks We Leave -- here's what San Francisco Weekly had to say: www.sfweekly.com

Now we are looking forward to seeing our West Coast friends, as the Summer Season brings its delightful outdoor shows and festivals. Bookings are still coming in, so keep checking our Tour Schedule for updates.

See you soon!
Peace & Love,
Tempest




~TEMPEST News! January 1, 2015

We just finished recording our new album and it sounds amazing! "The Tracks We Leave" is our first studio album of new material in five years, and it was joy to record. Here's a peak into the studio -- we had so much fun recording this album! www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZKwB2MvMko

It's going to be released by Magna Carta Records on February 24th, and we can't wait for you to hear it! Our official CD Release Party will be at Ashkenaz in Berkeley, CA on Sat. Feb. 28th. Wahoo!!

Also, please join us in welcoming bassist Josh Fossgreen to our 2015 lineup, we're delighted to have his talented self in the band.

With our new CD coming out, you can bet there are some pretty exciting touring plans in the making! HAPPY NEW YEAR!




~TEMPEST News! November 9, 2014

Tomorrow, Monday, Tempest will be going into SoundTek Studios and start our next album recording with producer Robert Berry!
For ongoing inside info, you can follow our adventures on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TempestCelticRock Join us here, and we promise up-to-date recording progress, pictures and video clips from 'The Tracks We Leave' - To be released by Magna Carta in early 2015!
CD release party in Berkeley, at Ashkenaz, on Saturday, February 28th www.ashkenaz.com/index.php

We are so looking forward to this one!
Peace, Love & Music
Tempest




~TEMPEST News! October 15, 2014

Tempest is getting ready to go into the studio again and record with producer Robert Berry at SoundTek Studios! The new CD will be called "The Tracks We Leave," and it will be released by Magna Carta Records early next year. We're really looking forward to this one -- it will be our first album of new material in five years!

And since we're just about to get busy in the studio, it's time to wrap up the last few shows of 2014. Make sure you get your tickets for Tempest's performance on Oct. 25th at the wonderful West Side Theatre in Newman. Newman is a charming little town located 30 miles south west of Modesto in Stanislaus County, just about fifty minutes' drive from the Bay Area.. and we're planning to preview some of the new material to be included on the upcoming recording!

Also, please note that our return to Blue Lake Casino, formerly scheduled for Nov. 7, has been moved to Feb. 21, of next year!

See you soon!
Happy Autumn
Tempest




~~TEMPEST News! August 26, 2014

We've had a fantastic concert season, taking our 25th Anniversary Tour coast to coast. Again, one of our highlights was the fabulous Philadelphia Folk Festival, and we played up a storm at the great Dublin Irish Fest in Ohio as well!

Now we have a handful of exciting West Coast dates coming up, including our debut at KVMR Celtic Festival!
And you'll also want to mark your calendar for several intimate acoustic shows, featuring Lief & Kathy's duo, CALIBAN.

Regarding Pleasanton Highland Games on Labor Day weekend, some unfortunate news, we were not invited to participate this year.

The brand new limited edition Tour T-Shirt, and our fabulous new CD 'The 25th Anniversary Concert' will be available at upcoming shows as long as supplies lasts.

Do make sure you are signed up for our email newsletter so you don't miss a single thing. And it would be great if you would 'Like' the Tempest Fan Page on Facebook -go to: www.facebook.com/TempestCelticRock

See you soon!
Peace & Love
Tempest




~TEMPEST News! May 1, 2014

We spent the month of April touring theaters and clubs in the Midwest and on the East Coast - and it was a fantastic tour!
The brand new limited edition Tour T-Shirt, and our fabulous new CD 'The 25th Anniversary Concert' will be available at all the upcoming shows. The CD is also available by mail order through our web site: www.tempestmusic.com/html/cdorder.html

It would be great if you would 'Like' the Tempest Fan Page on Facebook -go to: www.facebook.com/TempestCelticRock

So, now we're home and ready to rock out with our West Coast friends!

Happy May Day!




~TEMPEST News! March 1, 2014

Thank you to everybody who has got the new CD, your feed back has been amazing, and we're so happy you dig the new disc! The 25th Anniversary Concert CD will continue to be available, both at the shows, and by mail order at: www.tempestmusic.com/html/cdorder.html

For ongoing inside info, you can follow our tours on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TempestCelticRock Join us there, and we promise up-to-date travel stories, pictures and video clips from life on the road. We have lotsa' great touring dates coming up, being that March wears the green color of St. Patrick Day, and April is traditionally our time to visit our East Coast and Mid West friends!

See you soon!
Peace & Love,
- Tempest




~TEMPEST News! January 1, 2014

Here's a great big warm wish for a Bright and Happy New Year!!!

TEMPEST is about to embark upon THE 25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR! Please join us in welcoming the considerable talent of Vince Lucchesi on bass guitar, as we celebrate the upcoming year with a lot of pretty fancy shows, all over the US!

Our brand new CD 'The 25th Anniversary Concert' is just released, and will be available at all our upcoming performances, as well as by mail order through our this web site. TEMPEST is going to be 'ringing in the new' with some exciting concerts at our favorite Northern California venues, and we're looking forward to bringing along our mates, BROTHER, to some of these gigs!

And you'll also want to mark your calendar for the several intimate acoustic shows, featuring Lief & Kathy's duo, CALIBAN. So, see you soon!




~TEMPEST News! October 14, 2013

Tempest's Anniversary Show will be available for live streaming! We will be streaming our upcoming 25th Anniversary show with Golden Bough at the Freight & Salvage, starting at 11:00 PM East Coast Time, 8:00 PM West Coast Time on October 18. Wherever you are in the world, tune in!
You can purchase online tickets for $5 starting now at www.concertwindow.com/shows/golden-bough-and-tempest The web-show will not be recorded - it's offered in real time only. Hey! and there's still concert tickets available at the Freight & Salvage box office, but they're going fast! www.thefreight.org/ticket-information

We are so looking forward to seeing everybody at our big celebration!




~TEMPEST News! August 27, 2013

Tempest is back from a string of fabulous tour dates on the East Coast and the Pacific North West, and now we're looking forward to frisking around California for a little bit ~

Our Fall Schedule is here!

In a month or so, Tempest is celebrating a quarter of a century with a very special concert in one of Bay Area's premier venues, the spacious, new & improved Freight & Salvage in Berkeley! We are very excited to have Golden Bough with us, and we're currently working to combine some extraordinary material for this evening's performance. So friends, you're going to want to be part of this one, on Oct. 18, so get your tickets soon! And we'll be sharing the stage with Golden Bough in Felton and Modesto, too.

Right now, we're gearing up for this weekend -- our annual performances at Pleasanton Highland Games, equipped with our brand new, deep red, Tempest tour shirt, only available at gigs!

We'll see you soon!




~TEMPEST News! May 1, 2013

We spent the month of April touring theaters and clubs in the Midwest and on the East Coast, including a headlining appearance at NATO’s International Festival in Norfolk, VA. It was all great fun, and we had a chance to perform some of our new material to fabulous audience response!

Now we are looking forward to seeing our West Coast friends, as the Summer Season brings its delightful shows and festivals.

Bookings are still coming in, so keep checking our web site for updates. And do make sure you are signed up for our email newsletter so you don’t miss a single thing.

And it would be great if you would ‘Like’ the Tempest Fan Page on Facebook
–go to: www.facebook.com/TempestCelticRock

See you soon!
Peace & Love,
Tempest




~TEMPEST News! April 3, 2013

We're looking forward to seeing many of you very soon on our Annual Spring Tour of The East Coast and the Midwest

We’re bringing along a bunch of great new tunes, as well some of your favorite requests! There's a groovy new T-Shirt, and all our CDs will be available at the shows.

Have a look at all the cool venues we’ve booked, and be sure to call and get your tickets early.
-- It's gonna be a wonderful Spring!

Love,
Tempest




~TEMPEST News! March 6, 2013

It’s with heavy hearts that we bring you this news.. Sue Draheim, our beautiful fiddling friend, and past member of both Tempest and Caliban ( from 2000 to 2005) has incurable brain cancer. About a month ago, she had a seizure, and was hospitalized. She was in the hospital for a week while they did lots of tests and and found that she had a brain tumor, which was removed once they got the swelling down. At first they were hopeful, but It turned out to be the most nasty kind of brain cancer, glioblastoma, fast-spreading, incurable. She is deteriorating quickly. The docs have said that there's no use in doing any kind of treatment, as the cancer is spreading so fast and is so aggressive. She and Wayde (her boyfriend) are at home in Berea KY. Sue will probably be moving to hospice within the next week.

Tempest will be part of a concert to honor and support Sue, at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, on Mon. April 1st. All net proceeds (after the Freight takes their cut) will go to Sue and Wayde to help with their expenses. We hope you'll be able to attend and join us in celebrating Sue's life and music.

http://www.thefreight.org/concert-sue-draheim




~TEMPEST News! January 1, 2013

Here’s a big, fat, sparkly wish for a Happy New Year! Tempest is getting ready to embark on our next adventure, kitted out with some great new tunes, including some of your old favorite songs, freshly arranged for 2013.

This year will once again take us across the wide country, and up and down the West Coast. We hope to see you all along the way, and look forward to sharing the fun and excitement of the music.

Please note: due to increasing postage costs we’re sending out fewer postal mailers. Do make sure you are signed up for our email newsletter at www.tempestmusic.com so you don’t miss a single thing. And please 'Like' the Tempest Fan Page on Facebook –go to: www.facebook.com/TempestCelticRock

See you soon!
Peace & Love,

-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! August 29, 2012

We have a zippy little Fall schedule planned for you!

For our 24th Anniversary Show on October 20th we’re going back to where it all started so long ago, The Starry Plough. And joining us in Berkeley, and Felton as well, is Brother -- we've enjoyed sharing stages throughout the Summer.

We're also looking forward to our annual appearance at Pleasanton Highland Games!

Joining us on bass will be Caith Threefires -- a great performer and an old friend. ~ So come on out and welcome him into the band!




~TEMPEST News! April 12, 2012

Spring is here, and Tempest is hitting the road.
We're bringing out a spicy little Set List, drawn from our entire recorded works, and we've included most of your requests!

For ongoing inside info, you can follow our tours on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TempestMusic
Join us here, and we promise up-to-date travel stories, pictures and video clips from life on the road.

This will be our only Midwest / East Coast trip this year, so come out and celebrate Spring with Tempest. See you at the show!




~TEMPEST News! March 20, 2012

Thanks to everybody who braved the elements and joined us for a blustery St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. It was fun, nevertheless -- we literally had a blast! And thank you for giving our new fiddle player, Kathy Buys, such a warm welcome. Kathy is taking over from Michael Mullen who's decided to stay home with his new family. We are going to miss Michael and we wish him all the best. Kathy is a lovely lady who has had many years of professional experience playing Irish and World Fusion music ~ We think she’s a perfect fit for Tempest!




~TEMPEST News! March 6, 2012

Tempest Internet Concert postponed

3/6/2012 – Modesto, CA – Due to logistical circumstances beyond our control, the Tempest Ustream concert has been postponed. WCSL CEO Paul Doty stated Tuesday “We regret the need to postpone and reschedule the Live Tempest show previously scheduled for Saturday March 10th. We are working with Tempest to reschedule the event for a later time. Patrons who have paid $25 for the digital download and pass to be part of the studio audience as well as patrons who have paid $10 for the Ustream concert itself will be refunded by weeks end. We will notify people here as soon as the issues are resolved and a new date has been scheduled.”




~TEMPEST News! February 1, 2012

For Immediate Release

Tempest Internet Concert March 10th 2012

2/1/2012 – Modesto, CA – Celtic rockers Tempest will be in concert, live, interactive, in real time and brought directly to your home computer screen via their new UStream channel “TEMPEST-LIVE” on March 10th, 2012 (7:00 PM PST / 10:00 PM EST).

The group will perform songs from their latest release “Another Dawn” including it’s current single “Let’s Live For Today”, as well as material from their previous CDs.

Multiple cameras and high end pro audio, staging and lighting will put you right in the center of the action while you view the show on your own computer, virtually anywhere in the world! The chat feature allows audience member to actually talk with each other in real time, as the concert is being watched, making it a unique and totally shared interactive experience for the viewer!

Tickets are ordered directly from the TEMPEST-LIVE UStream channel using PayPal at www.ustream.tv/channel/tempest-live. Anyone who misses the show in real time can at any point purchase a ticket and watch it at their own convenience from the UStream archives. Tickets are $10 if ordered before the show airs, and $15 after, so secure your ticket today.

A limited digital download of the concert will also be available for $25. If you are local to the Modesto area and would like to be part of the studio audience, your seat is FREE with the purchase of the digital download. Those wishing to purchase the digital download should go to PayPal at www.paypal.com and using the “send money’ tab, send $25 to live@wcslonline.com. if you do not have a PayPal account, set up is easy and takes less than ten minutes. You will be emailed a receipt for the download and an admission ticket to the event. The limited amount of seats will be issued on a first come first serve basis and are available and filling now. Simply state in your PayPal payment that you are requesting a seat. If you are requesting a seat you MUST state that on your PayPal payment. Download instructions will be emailed to you within 30 days following the concert.

For more information: www.tempestmusic.com and www.wcslonline.com




~TEMPEST News! January 4, 2012

We're bringing you lots of great music and sparkly fun to help kick off the New Year!

Please note that we will not appear at Sonora Celtic Fair this year, but on March 10th of that weekend, we’re inviting you to take part in A LIVE GLOBAL PAY PER VIEW EVENT.
This show will be broadcasted to the internet via Ustream – Tempest will be able to play to all our fans across the globe at once, live and in real time. www.wcslonline.com The show will take place in Modesto, at the West Coast Sound & Light's Sound Stage, and we invite you to join our studio audience for this once in a lifetime Global Concert!

We are also going to be performing in the Bay Area for St. Patrick’s Day weekend (for the first time in years)...and don’t miss Lief’s Birthday Bash, at Sutter Creek Theater, before we head out on our Annual Spring Tour of the East Coast and Midwest.

Check out our Tour Schedule when you have a chance, and remember there's lots' more on the horizon... www.tempestmusic.com/html/tschedule.html

Join us for some online fun!
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/TempestMusic
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/Sorbye

Here's a great big shiny wish for a very Happy New Year!
Love & Peace,

-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! December 7, 2011

Holiday Greetings from Tempest! As 2011 draws to an end, we'd like to thank you all for coming out to our shows. We know that some of you traveled many miles to support the band, and that means a lot to us.

We encourage you to email us at sorbye@saber.net with ideas of venues and festivals where you would like to see Tempest perform. Any contacts you can pass on to us will be helpful. We'd love to see all of you in 2012!

Cheers,

-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! August 10, 2011

We're just about to head out on our East Coast Tour -- looking forward to meeting old and new friends along the way. Our latest CD, Another Dawn, and our brand new 2011 Tour Shirt will be available at all the shows. This year we feel especially honored to be invited as a featured act at the 50th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival. So come on out and celebrate with us!

We’d also like to invite you, our friends and fans, to have a bit of fun -- we want you be involved in our next video project.

This is how it works; those of you in the audience use your cell phones or cameras to catch some video of some of your favorite Tempest concert moments -- then when you get home, put the videos up on www.dropbox.com or other online storage sites, and email a link to dan@magnacarta.net

We're going to edit a video from all the clips we receive. Be sure to include your name with the link, so we can give you credit.

Happy Summer!

-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! March 29, 2011~

It's time for Tempest to hit the road!

Get ready, 'cause we’ll be popping around to some of our favorite venues in the Midwest and East Coast. You'll want to get advance tickets – and tell your friends we’re coming to town. And be sure to have a good look at the schedule, because we've added a few exciting new stops to our Annual Spring Tour!

Our beautiful new T-Shirt and latest CD ‘Another Dawn’ will be available at all the shows.

Also, Greg Jones, a rockin' new guitar player from St. Louis, MO, will be joining us on this tour. Unfortunately, James is no longer available to travel with us, due to family commitment. We're going to miss James, and we wish him and his family all the best!

We look forward to seeing you at the shows!

Cheers,

-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! April 4, 2010~

Great news for Tempest fans! Our new album, 'Another Dawn' is being streamed from now until April 14 on www.bigmusicgeek.com Listen and find out what all the fuss is about!

Also, Lief is going to do a live interview with www.bigmusicgeek.com this Monday, April 5th. Topics of discussion will include the upcoming National Tour, the making of the new CD and more! The interview is scheduled for 11:00 am PDT (2:00 pm EDT.) And for ongoing, inside info, you can also follow Lief on Facebook www.facebook.com/lief.sorbye

Please note, in addition to availability at performances, you can now order the new CD, and the 7" colored-vinyl single 'Let's Live for Today,' directly from Tempest www.tempestmusic.com

We are delighted to announce our Spring tour in support of the new album. This will be our only East Coast / Midwest tour this year, so come on out and celebrate 'Another Dawn' with Tempest!

Happy Easter,

-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! January 21, 2010~

We just finished mixing and mastering our new CD!
'Another Dawn' will be released by Magna Carta Records in time for St. Patrick's Day, 2010. This is our first studio album of new material in four years, and boy was it worth the wait!

There’s even a single from the upcoming album, Let's Live For Today / Beaumont Rag, and it’s now available for download at Amazon and iTunes! And in a few weeks there will be a very special, limited edition, colored vinyl, 45 RPM single available at our shows as well, so dust off your turntables!


Available Now:"Let's Live For Today" Get It Now!- iTunes & Amazon



When a band covers a classic song, they’d better make damn sure to do it justice. Tempest’s gripping remake of The Grass Roots’ 1960’s classic anthem, “Let’s Live For Today”, does just that while urging us to make a difference in the here and now.

Tempest’s rousing rendition of “Let’s Live For Today” couldn’t have come at a better time. Amid global and domestic concerns, “Let’s Live For Today” is extraordinary music for extraordinary times. Vocalist Lief Sorbye’s evocative, slightly accented (he’s from Norway) delivery recalls perfectly all the mixed emotions and complexities of the original while capturing the uncertainty and joys of our modern and turbulent world.

Over many decades, “Let’s Live For Today” has meant so much to so many people, in peacetime and war, and the urgency in Tempest’s version courses with meaning while leaving us with a life-affirming message.

Produced by multi-instrumentalist/studio stalwart Robert Berry, “Let’s Live For Today” – yet another timeless musical entry in Tempest’s extensive catalog -- fuses Celtic, hard rock and roots influences. The track is a beautiful mix of flute, mandolin, violin, slamming drums, acoustic and electric guitars. These elements have always been the basis of Tempest’s sound.

Tempest is a band with more than 20 years on the road, and the desire to bring their musical tradition to as many people as possible. Tempest is a band with something meaningful to say and the ability to say it while still being very entertaining.

“Let’s Live For Today” is a track that deserves your full attention.

Customer review by Dan Hanley




~TEMPEST News! November 25, 2009~

As 2009 draws to an end, and the Holiday Season is just around the corner, Tempest settles in at Soundtek studios once again. We are recording a great new album with our fabulously talented producer, Robert Berry. At this point we are two weeks into the project, and the tracks are really starting to sparkle! Release date of this one, again on Magna Carta Records, is set for March 16, 2010.

Please note that Tempest was not invited to Sonora Celtic Faire for 2010 -- so instead, we'll be headlining the Dublin St. Patrick's Day Festival, in Dublin, California. This is a fabulous event for the whole family, and our Bay Area fans don't have to travel as far to see us. And for our Sonora fans we are going to do a very special show at The Black Oak Casino. See our tour Schedule for more details.

A good number of you have asked about our own festival, and we must regretfully announce that there will be no Karfluki Fest in 2010. Due to the current financial climate we have decided to put our event on hold for the time being. We hope to return with a rollicking Karfluki Fest again in the not too distant future.

If you plan to give Tempest CDs to your friends and family this Christmas, we encourage you to get your orders in ASAP. We can guarantee that you may have them before the holidays, as long as we receive your order on or before Dec. 10th. www.tempestmusic.com/html/cdorder.html

Tempest's business office will be closed for the holidays, from Dec. 14th to Dec. 28th.

Thank you for your support throughout the year, and we wish you and yours a very merry, warm, cozy, safe and peaceful Holiday Season!

Cheers,

-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! April 14, 2009~

Spring is here, and it's time for Tempest to hit the road. We're bringing out some spicy new material for friends and fans on the East Coast and in the Midwest.

And we'll have our groovy new Tour T-shirt and plenty of CDs and DVDs available at all the shows.

We encourage you to get advance tickets, as some of the venues expect to sell out quickly!

We look forward to seeing you on the road!

Peace & Love,

-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! October 20, 2008~

"It was twenty years ago today."

Greetings from Tempest, on the day of our sparkly 20th Anniversary!

On this auspicious occasion we want to take a moment to acknowledge the deep affection we feel for you who've been with us along the way these twenty glorious years -- After 13 CDs and more than 2000 shows we are still here... and ready to rock you!

We've had a fantastic year on the road, taking our 'Anniversary Tour' all over the US and Scandinavia -- great crowds, tons of fun and generous hospitality everywhere!

This Saturday, October 25th, Tempest will perform a rare Acoustic Show at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, to commemorate this extraordinary Anniversary. The show will be full of surprises, and part of the proceeds will go to benefit our beloved Karfluki Fest.

The Karfluki Fest Planning Committee is currently in negotiation with a number of venues, in order to establish our permanent home location. Karfluki Fest IV will take place in the Spring of 2010, and we will announce the exact date and location the moment plans have been finalized. Expect news of joyous mayhem very soon.

Check out the beautiful new coffee table book by Bernd Haber; 'Tempest - 20th Anniversary, The Ultimate Celtic Rock Experience.' This fabulous book is a compendium of Bernd's own photographic images and experiences from Karfluki Fest 2008: www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/264608

Here's to another twenty!!!

Love,

-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! June 24, 2008~

Dear Friends,

Greetings from 'Tempest Headquarters' in Oakland, California. We want to raise our glasses and thank all of you beautiful people that came out and celebrated our 20th Anniversary with us. Our 3rd Annual KARFLUKI FEST was a great success, and a whole lot of fun to boot!

We are very excited to perform in Europe again in July. Our return to the Skagen Festival is sure to be a blast! We are looking forward to seeing some old friends, and meet some new ones as well. Our debut in Norway has been eagerly anticipated for a number of years, and we feel very fortunate to be able to include Vikedal Roots Music Festival on our 20th Anniversary Tour Schedule.

Here's to a great Summer full of Music and Sunshine!

Love,

-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! April 27, 2008~

Dear Friends,

Lief from Tempest writing, to bring you the latest news of our third annual festival, Karfluki Fest 2008.

The big weekend is almost here!! Karfluki Fest takes place on Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 4th this year, at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, and it's going to be the best one yet! If you have not arranged for your tickets, don't wait -- It's only a week away! http://karflukifest.com/tickets.htm

In honor of our 20th Anniversary we have created a very special show just for Karfluki Fest; get ready for ‘Tempest Through The Ages.’ An extraordinary concert featuring four key lineups of the band together in one spectacular performance, tarted up with Dancers, Jugglers, Fire and Mayhem!

Our new double-disc CD / DVD set, PRIME CUTS, will have it’s official release party at Karfluki Fest, and there will be a special signing booth where you may ‘meet and greet' the guys. Don’t forget many of the past band members will be performing Saturday, and this is your chance to reunite with some old friends, or meet them for the first time…

Of course, you can also order PRIME CUTS from our website: http://www.tempestmusic.com/html/cdorder.html

On Sunday the current lineup of Tempest will perform a rare acoustic show. Throughout the weekend, there will also be many other wonderful performances from the likes of Those Darn Accordions, Fishtank Ensemble, Incendio, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Plasterkatz, Anderson Family Bluegrass Band, Rick O’ Shay Juggling School, Sierra Spiral Dancers, Controlled Burn -- and lots more!


SATURDAY SCHEDULE:

Noon Jason ‘the piper’ McKinney at the Front Gate
1pm Opening Ceremony
1:10 INCENDIO “Latin Guitar World Fusion”
2:10 Sierra Spiral Dancers
2:30 FISHTANK ENSEMBLE “Cross-pollinated Gypsy Music”
3:30 Trey Cromwell “Magic, Juggling and more!”
3:45 TOM RIGNEY & FLAMBEAU ”Cajun Grooves”
5:00 Dinner Break and Raffle, Tempests’ meet and greet
5:30 THOSE DARN ACCORDIONS “Squeezebox Rock”
7:00 Sierra Spiral Dancers
7:30 TEMPEST THROUGH THE AGES four different lineups
10:00 Finale w/ Tempest and Controlled Burn


SUNDAY SCHEDULE:

11am Jason ‘the Piper’ McKinney at the Front Gate
Noon Opening Ceremony
12:10 PLASTERKATZ ”Local Showcase”
1:00 Sierra Spiral Dancers
1:30 ANDERSON FAMILY BLUEGRASS
2:30 Trey Cromwell “Magic, Juggling and more!”
3:00 INCENDIO “Latin Guitar World Fusion”
4:15 Sierra Spiral Dancers
4:45 TEMPEST ACOUSTIC SHOW
6:00 Closing Ceremony
(schedule subject to change)

This year we have a passel of wonderful vendors and there will be lots of outstanding food, fun and activities.
We are sooo looking forward to a truly magical weekend, so come on out and help Tempest celebrate 20 fantastic years! See you there!
Peace, Love & Music,

Lief

FESTIVAL INFO:

Gold Country Fairgrounds
1273 High Street in Auburn, California
Admission: $38 for both days
Saturday only $25, Sunday only $20
Children 12 & under are free with paying adult.

Tickets and complete festival details at http://www.karflukifest.com
and at the Live Music Center at (707) 448-1511




~TEMPEST News! March 5, 2008~

We are now taking pre-orders for our new double-disc, CD / DVD release, entitled “Prime Cuts.” www.tempestmusic.com/html/cdorder.html

The CD features re-mastered versions of some of our best loved songs, as well as newly recorded and unreleased material -- 18 glorious tracks!

The two hour long DVD is a mystical and humorous twenty-year journey with Tempest. Stretching from the rampant world of the late ‘80s with rare TV footage from bohemian Berkeley – all the way through to recent times at Tempest’s very own eclectic and fantastical music and arts festival, Karfluki Fest!

And we are very happy to announce that tickets for this years Karfluki Fest, May 3 and 4, are going fast! For those who purchase on-line tickets in advance, we will send along a copy of the “Live at Karfluki Fest 2006” DVD as a thank-you gift! You can still order tickets through the festival web site: www.karflukifest.com

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Love,

-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! January 5, 2008~

Here's a great big wish for a very Happy New Year, as Tempest embarks upon THE 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR! We plan to celebrate the upcoming year with shows all over the US, and in Europe as well. We've already scheduled some very exciting festival dates in Denmark and Norway!

There're lots' more dates in the works, and, as always, if you know any great festivals or venues in your area, send off an email to: sorbye@saber.net

KARFLUKI FEST becomes a two day event this year, to be held on May 3rd and 4th at Auburn Gold Country Fairgrounds. We have planned a fantastic Celebration Show in honor of our 20th Anniversary, so you'll want to be there, with bells on, for sure! www.karflukifest.com Tickets go on sale in February.

All the best wishes for a wonderful 2008!

Love,

-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! October 2, 2007~

We are delighted to announce the release of our new CD, "LIEF'S BIRTHDAY BASH", recorded at Ashkenaz last March. This CD features some of the best live recordings of Tempest ever made, and a few spicy tracks from Caliban and Golden Bough as well. The CD is now available at our concerts, and by mail order through our website, at www.tempestmusic.com/html/cdorder.html.
Next year will be Tempest's 20th Anniversary and we plan to celebrate our fabulous adventures with a two day KARFLUKI FEST, May 3rd and 4th, at Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, CA.
On Friday, November 16th, Tempest will perform a rare Acoustic Show at The Freight & Salvage in Berkeley as a fundraiser for KARFLUKI FEST. Come out and give us your support!




~TEMPEST News! June 30, 2007~

As some of you know, we had an amazing Karfluki Fest in May. So, next year, we're going to make it a two day event! In 2008, Karfluki Fest will be held on May 3rd & 4th, in honor of Tempest's 20th Anniversary! You can help to support next year's festival -- by buying a Karfluki Fest DVD!
See www.tempestmusic.com/html/cdorder.html for ordering information.

Regarding Pleasanton Highland Games on Labor Day weekend, we have some unfortunate news -- after 10 years of performing there, we were not invited to participate this year.

On a happier note, to be released this Summer, we'll have a fantastic Live CD from Lief's Birthday Bash at Ashkenaz! We have plenty of great shows coming up, and look forward to seeing you there!




~TEMPEST News! April 9, 2007~

We're looking forward to seeing many of you very soon on our annual Spring Tour of The East Coast and The Midwest.

We will have a brand new DVD available for sale at the shows:
'TEMPEST LIVE AT KARFLUKI FEST 2006.' The DVD was recorded last year at our first festival, and the proceeds will help secure future events! For those of you that were part of it - you'll spot yourself in the crowd. For those who missed it, make your arrangements now! Preparations for 'Karfluki Fest 2007', to be held Saturday, May 5th in Auburn, CA, are now in full swing.

If you are planning a West Coast Vacation, why not make our 2nd Annual Festival your destination?

We are excited to announce that Sue Draheim and Ronan Carroll will be joining the current Tempest line-up this year for The Big Karfluki Fest Jam. Our friends Wicked Tinkers will join us on stage again as well! Janis Joplin's original band, Big Brother & The Holding Company, will feature the fantastic vocalist Kacee Clanton, and we'll have the inventors of 'British-Folkrock', Fairport Convention, joining us from the UK on their big 40th Anniversary tour!

Karfluki Fest will also be broadcast live in Linden Lab's amazing online virtual world, called Second Life! www.secondlife.com Keep checking the Karfluki Fest website for the Second Life information link! More details to come. www.karflukifest.com

There is also a brand new Karfluki Fest MySpace site for you to check out: www.myspace.com/karflukifest

Also, there are a few vendor spaces still available, please contact Samantha: vendors@karflukifest.com

Free Karfluki Fest, collectable Aritist Sampler CDs are ONLY available with advance on-line ticket purchase -- while supplies last: www.karflukifest.com/tickets.htm

We look forward to seeing you on the road!




~TEMPEST News! February 8, 2007~

Please join us in welcoming the considerable talents of English guitarist James Crocker, and California bassist, Damien Gonzalez to our line-up. As most of you know by know, Ronan is moving back home to Ireland. We wish him the best and bid him a fond farewell. We also wish Ariane much good fortune in her continuing adventures.

Tickets are on sale for Karfluki Fest 2007, the second annual Tempest Arts and Music Festival in Auburn, CA, to be held on Cinco De Mayo, May 5th. A limited number of free KARFLUKI FEST ARTIST SAMPLER CDs are available with advance ticket purchase. Get 'em now! www.karflukifest.com/advance_cd.htm




~TEMPEST News! July 2, 2006~

Dear Friends,
Thanks to everyone, we had a smashing first festival in May of 2006. Ring out the bells! A second Karfluki Fest is scheduled for Saturday, May 5th, 2007! We know it will be even more exciting, with nonstop music from talented performers, dancing, a charming array of vendors, yummy refreshments -- just a great day out for all. Go to www.karflukifest.com and check out some photos from this year!

'The Double-Cross' is getting tremendous response, you can read some reviews here: www.tempestmusic.com/html/articles.html

We wish you all a safe and sane July 4th weekend, and look forward to seeing you on the road.

Love,

-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! April 21, 2006~

Dear Friends,
Lief from Tempest here. I am writing to you from our home in Oakland, California, on a sunny April afternoon. We are back from a fantastic coast to coast Spring Tour, and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all personally for coming out to the shows and picking up the new CD. The response to 'The Double-Cross' has been tremendous, and it's a gas to play the tunes live...

Now we are taking 'a brief moment's respite' before KARFLUKI FEST, our first annual festival -- to be held at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, CA on Saturday, May 6th. This is truly a dream come true for Tempest. Staging our own event allows us to design an expanded show around our musical history and perform for you with an extended line-up... We can't wait!

At KARFLUKI FEST we'll also present some other fab acts we know you'll enjoy.
'It's A Beautiful Day' is best known for their hit 'White Bird', but they were also one of the first rock bands ever to be fronted by a fiddle player. Many of you will know Shana Morrison, daughter of Van Morrison, for her work with 'Caledonia', but at our festival she'll be performing in an acoustic trio, showcasing tunes from her upcoming CD.

'Slim Bawb & Gator Bait' is a new 'swampgrass' group from the Sacramento area. The band members also play with 'The Beer Dawgs' and 'Mumbo Gumbo'. 'Wicked Tinkers' will not need an introduction to Tempest Fans. You all know the tremendous energy that takes place when they join us with their pipes, drums and didgeridoo... and this time we're planning a few extra surprises!

We have also added 'Sierra Spiral Dancers', the very entertaining physical comedian Jeffrey Weissman, and a fire performance troupe to the program. And we'll have Ric O'Shea's juggling school ready for the children. (Remember kids under 12 are free with guardian.)

We do recommend that you bring some warm clothes along for the evening shows and you're welcome to carry your own lawn chairs if you like. There will be a variety of great food, beer and other refreshments and we're delighted with the wonderful array of vendors that will help to kick off this first year. A band merchandising area will also be available, and you will get a chance to meet all the artists in person!

For those of you traveling from far away, in need of lodging we have set up a link to help at: http://www.karflukifest.com/lodging.htm
We suggest that you book your rooms now, since availability is limited.

Don't forget you can still get THE KARFLUKI FEST ARTIST SAMPLER CD if you book advance tickets online. The tickets are $25, and the artist sampler CD is free. Please note, this offer will only be good until May first. http://www.karflukifest.com/advance_cd.htm

We are extremely proud and happy to announce Karfluki Fest 2006, and we look forward to seeing you all there!

Cheers and all the best,

Lief Sorbye




~TEMPEST News! February 1, 2006~

We're pleased to announce that we are now taking orders for our fab new CD
THE DOUBLE-CROSS. This release will not be available in stores until Feb. 21.

Tickets are on sale for KARFLUKI FEST 2006, the first annual Tempest Arts and Music Festival, which will take place in Auburn, California on Saturday, May 6th. A limited number of free Karfluki Fest Artist Sampler CDs are available with advance ticket purchase. Get 'em now!
Karfluki Fest Press Release.




~TEMPEST News! January 7, 2006~

Dear Friends,

We just finished our new CD. The result, THE DOUBLE-CROSS, is our best album yet! It’s going to be released by Magna Carta on Feb. 21, and we can’t wait for you to hear it! The CD Release Party will be held at The Little Fox in Redwood City on the 4th of March.

KARFLUKI FEST 2006, Tempest’s first annual festival will take place in Auburn on May 6th. Tickets will go on sale Feb. 1, and we’re offering a limited number of free CDs to advance ticket buyers. The KARFLUKI FEST ARTIST SAMPLER CD showcases five of the bands, including an alternate mix of a track from THE DOUBLE-CROSS. For more information go to www.karflukifest.com

Again, we’re kicking of the year with our old pals, Wicked Tinkers, both in Hanford and Davis. Looking forward to blow the roof off those Theatres!

Happy New Year!
-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! October 25, 2005~

Dear Friends,

Tempest is preparing to start recording again with producer Robert Berry at Soundtek Studios. The new CD will be called "The Double-Cross," and the release date is set for February 21st, next year.

In other exciting news, we're delighted to announce the ultimate Tempest Arts & Music Festival, KARFLUKI FEST 2006! This day-long entertainment extravaganza will be held at Auburn Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, California on May 6th. Be sure to save the date! And please let us know if you have any favorite performers and vendors you'd like to see at our festival. We're booking everything from musicians to trapeze artists!

Have a look at the website:
www.karflukifest.com

We look forward to seeing you all at these last few shows of the year.

Happy Halloween! (boo!)
-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! September 2, 2005~

Dear Friends,

We're back from a string of fabulous dates on the East Coast that ended in another extraordinary experience at The Philadelphia Folk Festival!

We look forward to our California performances through the coming months, and in November we'll head back to the studio to begin recording the new Tempest CD!
See you at the shows!

Cheers,
-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! June 16, 2005~

Dear Friends,

Summer is upon us and we're really looking forward to our upcoming tour around the country.
The "15th Anniversary Collection" has been getting great reviews. Click here to read some of them. The 15th Anniversary Box Set will continue to be available, directly from us, while supplies last. Please note that we are now equipped to accept credit cards. http://www.tempestmusic.com/html/cdorder.html

Also, in other big news, our friendly Irish guitar player, Ronan Carroll, has released a fab new solo CD!
Have a look at http://www.grousemusic.com for more information.

Have a great Summer!
-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! December 1st, 2004~

Dear Friends,

We'd like to send you our warmest thanks for your continuing support throughout the year. As usual, Tempest will take a break for the Holiday Season, but Michael has scheduled a handful of California dates to support the release of his solo debut CD, "Fiddler's Creed." Go to http://www.michaelmullen.net for more information.

Did you know that Lief and Michael are featured in the 2005 Highland Hunk Calendar? At http://www.highlandhunks.com you can have a look for yourself!

Also, Patricia has a new website for her growing Hypnotherapy Practice! Go on over and she'll answer some of your questions about the fascinating world of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. http://www.watervox.net

As an ex-member of Golden Bough, Lief will be joining them for three concerts in early January to celebrate their 25th Anniversary! Visit http://www.goldenboughmusic.com for all the details.

Tempest will kick off the New Year with two fabulous shows with our good friends The Wicked Tinkers! Get your tickets early, they're sure to disappear fast!

We wish you and yours a Holiday Season full of joy and peace.




~TEMPEST News! June 24th, 2004~

We're pleased to announce that we are now taking orders for our new 15th Anniversary Collection CD Box Set! This is a comprehensive chronicle of studio, radio sessions and live material that includes almost four hours of music. The 15th Anniversary Collection is must-have for the collector —
a handsome slip case contains 3 CDs, a booklet with extensive liner notes, color photos and more. It's a delightful collection of rare and unreleased material to commemorate our anniversary and musical
history. Note: this is a limited edition release, and only available from us while supplies last!

The CD Release Party is set for Friday, July 23, at the Starry Plough in Berkeley, CA. Hope to see you there!

Cheers,
-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! April 2004~

Dear Friends,

We're looking forward to seeing many of you on this tour in April and May.

Big news -- Magna Carta will be releasing our 3 CD Box Set, titled "The 15th Anniversary Collection", a chronicle of rare studio, radio and live material, on July 20th! We can't wait!

In other happenings, let's all say 'Congratulations!' to Patricia for becoming a Certified Hypnotherapist! If you'd like to schedule a session with Patricia, or learn more about it, email her at Patricia@tempestmusic.com. She'll be seeing clients while on tour as well.

Right, we'll be seeing you on down the road, then!

Cheers,
-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! December 2003~

Dear Friends,

The Holidays are here and 2003 draws to an end. The coming year promises to be a thrilling one indeed, as Tempest embarks on the 15th Anniversary Tour.

We're sure you'll be pleased to join us in welcoming back our original fiddler, Michael Mullen, as well as a newcomer -- bassist Ariane Cap from Austria. We bid a fond farewell to Sue and Mark and wish them all the best in their continuing adventures. The 2004 Tempest line-up will have its official debut at the big 15th Anniversary Celebration & Reunion show at The Veteran's Memorial Theatre, on Saturday, January 24th. We encourage you to reserve tickets early, as this is going to be a huge event!

We'd like to thank you for your support throughout the year, and wish you and yours a safe and peaceful Holiday Season!

Cheers,
Tempest




~TEMPEST News! November 2003~

Dear Friends,

The TEMPEST 15th ANNIVERSARY SHOW will be held on SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2004, at the VETERANS MEMORIAL THEATRE, located at 203 East 14th street, in Davis, California. Showtime is 8pm.

This event promises to be a great Celebration of Tempest's past and present; featuring a reunion set by the original band members, appearances by both the "Serrated Edge" and the "Surfing To Mecca" line-ups, and an extensive Grand Finale featuring the past members and the current band all jammin' together, and much more! And of course the show will be recorded... and did we mention, the theatre also has a great dance floor?

Tickets are $18, and will go on sale December 10, at De Colores in Davis (530) 758-9417 and The Beat in Sacramento (916) 446-4402. You can also make ticket reservations by email: mgp@cal.net. The show is presented by MGP (209) 293-7421 Part of the proceeds will go to support The Navajo people of Big Mountain, Arizona.

We know many of you will be traveling from far away, and we suggest you check out the handy 'Places to Stay' link on the City of Davis web site for lodging in the area http://www.davisvisitor.org. For a map of the venue location, go to the 'Tour Schedule' page of our website -- there's a 'printable map' link under the '15th Anniversary Celebration & Reunion' information. We look forward to seeing you there!

-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! September 2003~

Dear Friends,

Our sincere thanks to all of you for coming out to our shows.
The summer tour was a wild success, highlighted by another wonderful experience at The Philadelphia Folk Festival.
We've had great response to our new CD, Shapeshifter.
Click here to read some current reviews.

-Tempest




~TEMPEST News! April 2003 . . . our new CD, shapeshifter is on its way!~

The soundbites are finally available for a listen on our 'Discography' page! Webmaster Dave has got them all set up under a thumbnail of the Shapeshifter cover art so you can hear a good clip of each song. Only about a month left until the release date! Get ready, 'cause Shapeshifter will hit stores on May 20th!
Remember, our big CD Release Party will be held at The Little Fox Theatre in Redwood City, California, on June 6th!



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