Bands like Mumford & Sons, Avett Brothers, and The Lumineers have inspired The Folk Factory to get back to basics with their sound. They have broken away from the control of a drummer and are tapping a tambourine and a standing bass drum with their feet instead. The well-placed strokes are combined with acoustic instruments from the traditional folk music - but in a modern package.
The Folk Factory also differs by having two lead singers - Morten Fast and Jon Bonde Eriksen. Their unique sound and special intensity in vocals truly come into their own during the band's live performances. They dazzle the audience, who trample the floor in beat with the pulse of the bass drums. The Folk Factory transcends beyond the stage, making the crowd feel both the experience and the good company.
The Folk Factory went into the studio to record their debut EP ‘Go To Sleep’ in October 2012. Their EP is mixed and mastered by Søren Brylle, who's earlier productions have won the award for ‘Danish folk album of the year’ at the Danish Music Awards Folk 2011. The Folk Factory’s debut EP ‘Go To Sleep’ was released on the 1st of February 2013 and is available on iTunes, Amazon, and on streaming services like Spotify, Wimp etc.
Jon Bonde Eriksen:
Lead vocal, guitar, mandolin, and tambourine.
Morten Ræbild Fast: Lead vocal, guitar, banjo and standing kick drum.
Lasse Hansen: Accordion, keys, backing vocals.
Mads Nyland: Banjo, mandolin, backing vocals.