GERMAN | ENGLISH
The best compliments you can pay NORTH ALONE aka Manuel North are the same you would like to pay to all your favourite bands as a diehard fan:
NORTH ALONE has an extremely likeable, down-to-earth and unpretentious buddy attitude and at the same time an international, wide-traveled musical air that fills the folkpunk and country fan with wonderlust even in front of his stereo system at home.
You need to remind yourself over and over again that the artist is actually german and not a real acoustic roughneck from the US, who has been living out of a suitcase (and with a lot of whiskey) for years. But this is exactly what NORTH ALONE is doing, whether at solo shows, with his excellent fiddle player So-Kumneth Sim or with the full band – at the moment (still) only in Europe. However, the right DIY spirit and a trucker cap are always there. This tireless with three chords is most probably the genuinely honest formular for the beautiful songs on the LP „Cure & Disease“.
Those who travel a lot have many stories to tell. Anyone who is often on the road has this genuine street credibility and earns more and more of it with every mile they go with their tour van.
NORTH ALONE has played more than 350 shows over the last four years. He was the tour support for FRANK TURNER und SKINNY LISTER and played support shows for many well known bands and musicians just like FLOGGING MOLLY, NEW MODEL ARMY, LEVELLERS, DAVE HAUSE, LUCERO, EAST CAMERON FOLKCORE, AUSTIN LUCAS , WALTER SCHREIFELS, KEVIN DEVINE, THE DEVIL MAKES THREE, LARRY AND HIS FLASK, LISTENER, OLD MAN MARKLEY, ARLISS NANCY, YOUNG REBEL SET, BILLY THE KID and ROB LYNCH.
The Fullband is:
Manuel North (Acoustic Guitar / Vocals)
So-Kumneth Sim (Fiddle)
Chris Knoke (Electric Guitar / Backing Vocals)
Michael Groom (Bass)
Matthias Schmidt (Drums)