Western Folk – a powerful mix of Folk, Americana, Bluegrass, Country and Rock The dynamic and energetic sound of Sunfire draws from various influences including americana, folk, country, bluegrass, rock and roots.
Their alternative sound contrasted with good old Americana and demonstrated a rock influence, creating an original and niche voice in the music industry.
Expect raw vocals, enthralling tales, and irresistible rhythms and melodies. The band gives excellent performances on any stage, winning the hearts of organizers, the press and, most importantly, the audience. In the past years they rocked more than 150 stages in Europe in both the alternative and mainstream music scene.
Think ‘The Bridge City Sinners’, ‘The Dead South’ and ‘Mumford & Sons’.
Their classic line-up is Satria Karsono (lead vocals, banjo, guitar), Sophie Zaaijer (violin, vocals), Berend de Vries (guitar, vocals), Jeroen van Leeuwen (drums, vocals) and Michel Beeckman (bass, vocals).
Western Folk – een energieke rauwe mix van Folk, Americana, Country, Bluegrass, Roots en Rock
De band Sunfire is voor velen misschien wel het best bewaarde muzikale geheim van Nederland tot nu toe, want ze hebben de afgelopen tijd aardig furore gemaakt door heel Europa. En hebben daarbij letterlijk en figuurlijk al heel wat stof doen opwaaien.
Tot buiten de grenzen van Nederland staan ze bekend om hun eigen en vernieuwende Western Folk stijl. Een smakelijke mix van stevige Americana, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Roots en Rock. De nummers zijn voornamelijk uptempo en worden afgewisseld met meeslepende verhalen. Live is Sunfire van grote klasse, geheel gekleed volgens de laatste western mode anno negentiende eeuw. Een lust voor het oog en het oor.
“Whoever doesn’t get a kick out of this is brain dead.” aldus Folk Magazine.
Naast de optredens in poppodia en Europese festivals gaat Sunfire ongetwijfeld ook de theaters veroveren met het muzikale theater-spektakel ‘Tales of the Old West’.
De vaste line-up van Sunfire bestaat uit Satria Karsono (lead vocals, banjo, guitar), Sophie Zaaijer (violin, vocals), Berend de Vries (guitar, vocals), Jeroen van Leeuwen (drums, vocals) and Michel Beeckman (bass, vocals).
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Western Folk – a powerful mix of (American) Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Rock
Sunfire ist eine alternative Western-Folk-Band mit fünf talentierten Musikern, welche innerhalb von Sekunden die Herzen des Publikums erobern. Es macht nicht aus, auf welchem Podium, Festival, oder Fest sie spielen: Es gelingt ihnen immer eine einzigartige und energiegeladene Show abzuliefern! Sunfire verbindet geschickt verschiedene Genres, wie Folk, Roots & Rock, Americana und Bluegrass, und kreieren so ihren eigenen, einzigartigen Klang. Sobald man einen ihrer Auftritte erlebt hat, kann man nicht anders, als sich in ihre Musik zu verlieben. Erwarten Sie rauen Gesang, packende Texte, sowie unwiderstehliche Rhythmen und Melodien. Eine süchtig-machende Kombination für jeden Musikliebhaber.
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Step into Sunfire’s saloon
Perhaps it is time to rename The Hague Nashville on the North Sea. After all, excellent Americana is being made here, in our beautiful city behind the dunes. Of course we know Yellofox, Ragmob and Small Time Crooks, who we have also encountered in recent years or The LIFE I LIVE, but Sunfire also fits this list. The band plays a mix of bluegrass, country and folk that makes us briefly imagine ourselves in an American saloon. The cold soon put an end to that, but that can’t spoil the fun. In fact, the atmosphere on the square is excellent. A passerby wonders after the performance what the band actually looks like, because she could not see it because of the crowds. This is a pity, because the gentlemen and lady also did their best to get the visual aspect of their show as authentic as possible. 3voor12 VPRO, The Life I Live 2023 (NL)
Not once but twice, on Friday and again on Saturday, Sunfire was to be found on the Mystic-Stage. The funny five-piece made for a great atmosphere among the attendees. Honest, as the Wild West, is how one could best describe this group. Armed with a good mood and danceable rhythms, they played themselves straight into the hearts of the audience. Many people show up even more than once to the shows of these musicians. Not only finest Alternative-Western-Folk was presented here, but also an amusing and delightful show. Music Ghouls, Michaela Maurer, show at Autumn Moon Festival October 2019 (DE)
But before the next act at the Hofplaats starts, we move towards the Hofvijver to see the Hague based Sunfire start off the night. Arriving at the stage and hearing the initial sounds from the band, the first thought is: “What a cool act to have as the kick-off.”
On top of the western-folk being so well done, the crowd is definitely into it. The crowd’s clearly warmed up, everyone’s clapping and dancing enthusiastically. To be fair, the infectious rhythm the band is putting out makes it really hard to keep your feet still. Towards the end of their set it’s become clear the crowd hasn’t had enough. The organizers have no choice but to let this five piece play some more. The last song is one big party, performer Paul van Vliet is moving his hips, and a crowd surfer is the cherry on top. What a great start of the night! 3voor12, Nikke Born, festival The Life I live 2019 (NL)
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 brain dead. Folk Magazine 2019 (BE)
Sunfire bring us a really exciting, raw, swinging CD. An album of international class. Blues magazine 2019 (NL)
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 2019 (NL)
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, CeltCast radio 2019 (NL)
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 2019 (IE)