West of Eden is a Swedish band that for a decade has thrilled audiences with their unique Celtic folkrock.
The highest of songwriting standards combined with the extraordinary voice of singer Jenny Schaub has earned them a solid reputation amongst critics around the globe. With six brilliant 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 in a Celtic idiom” (Irish Music Magazine)!
West of Eden has toured Ireland, Benelux and Scandinavia. The band has played at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Scotland, and performed in 2009 a multi-media concert together with members of the Swedish National Orchestra at the Concert Hall in Gothenburg.
Other collaborations throughout the years have featured Scandinavian Strings, Irish flute player Steph Geremia and John McGlynn & Róisín Dempsey from Anúna, who have performed with West of Eden at their annual sold out “Celtic Christmas”-concerts. A recording of the 2009 concerts resulted in a stunning Christmas album released this year.
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 folkrock. A truly fantastic live band!
Swedish by birth they may be, but in heart and soul they are definitely Celtic!