The Old West. Hot, dry and a true mess. Women and men needed true grit to survive the hardships of the newly claimed land. A time of feared outlaws, predatory cattlemen, heroic sheriffs and brave men that won the West. In other words, a time that has been highly romanticized. The tales close to the truth didn’t always have a happy ending.
The troubadours of Sunfire compose tales about these hard times and work as much as they can to entertain the audience with gritty and danceable Alternative Western Folk. Sunfire skillfully blends multiple genres such as folk, americana, roots, rock, and bluegrass to create an original and niche sound. Once you hear and see them perform you can’t resist but to fall in love. Expect raw vocals, enthralling tales, and irresistible rhythms and melodies. An addicting combination to any music lover.
Sunfire write and compose their own material, they released their second album “Sinners’ Town” August 2018. The band skilfully utilizes americana, folk, country and bluegrass, something you’ll easily pick up on when listening to the album. Expect raw vocals, enthralling tales, and irresistible rhythms and melodies.
Satria Karsono (frontman): Lyrics, Leading vocals, Guitar, Resonator, Banjo, Horse head fiddle (Morin Khuur), Percussion; Sophie Zaaijer: Fiddle, Backing vocals; Berend de Vries: Electrical Guitar, Backing vocals, Michel Beeckman: Bass Guitar, Backing vocals; Sound engineering: Berend de Vries
Fieke van den Hurk (recording, playing shakers and mixing Jordan. Recording Bird & Woman)
01. Tuning In – 02. Soul – 03. Jordan -04. Bird – 05. Woman – 06. Shot – 07. Horse – 08. Waltz -09. Roadburn – 10. The War Is Won – 11. Reaper’s Train – 12. Blessed Man – 13. Long Road To Come – 14. Bird – Naked Version
“An energetic sound that works in an addicting way. Party animals will get an itch, unable to resist the legs start dancing, the dust rising from the dancefloor, hazing those present. Whoever doesn’t get a kick out of this is braindead.” ~ Folk Magazine
“Sunfire bring us a really exciting, raw, swinging CD. An album of international class.” ~ Bluesmagazine
“A wonderful – and wonderfully achieved – mix of bluegrass, folk, country and rock, which occasionally possesses a kind of centrifugal intensity. The quiet parts are also hard to spurn.The Netherlands’ best kept secret? This second album by the quintet Sunfire showed up quietly, even though it blows the competition in any genre out of the water when it comes to originality and inventiveness.”
Rating: 5 stars out of 5 ~ Lust for Life
“Sunfire is a band that are at the brink of an international break through. This CD is just as good as their live shows. So anyone who has seen Sunfire perform live and loved it, you can buy this album blind. You won’t be disappointed.” ~ Cliff de Booij
“The songs are loosely based around a Wild West theme and the hard times and sorrowful lives that inhabit the occupants of the mythical Sinner’s Town. Throughout, there is an energy and vibrancy in the playing. Engaging and something here for every taste.” ~ Lonesome Highway