Biography

West of Eden is the Swedish folk-rock band that has thrilled audiences in Sweden and abroad for over a decade with their unique sound and brilliant songwriting. Masterful musicianship combined with the extraordinary voice of singer Jenny Schaub and a deep love for the traditional Celtic folk music has earned them a solid reputation amongst critics and fans around the globe.

With eight highly praised albums under their belt, the band has now got used to being called “Simply phenomenal” (Rock ‘n’ Reel). “Masters of their genre” (UNT) and “The best of contemporary folk” (Irish Music Magazine)!

Over the years West of Eden have collaborated with prominent musicians such as Kate Rusby, Ron Block, Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and many more. The Band has toured Ireland, Germany. Benelux and Scandinavia, played at the Underneath The Stars Festival in the Uk, performed a multi-media concert together with members of the Swedish National Orchestra and also for several years hosted their popular annual Celtic Christmas-concerts.

Early 2016 West of Eden released the album Look To The West – “An album that already may be regarded as a piece of legacy” (Rootsville). A strong collection of original songs which tells the story of the large emigration to America in the late 19th century.

In 2017 West of Eden celebrated their first two decades together with the compilation box No Time Like the Past – a Collection which featured the single Twenty Years of Travelling as well as a new version of the first self penned song Where the Ivy is Growing. The anniversary tour took the band all the way to China and back.

Going to a West of Eden concert, you are sure to be amazed at how the band with ease throw them selves between intimate acoustic storytelling, traditional tunes and catchy uplifting folk-rock. A truly fantastic live band!

 Swedish by birth they may be, but in heart and soul they are definitely Celtic!

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