We took a trip back to 1959. It was Memphis, Tennessee. Our drivers were four guys from Iceland. We heard the quality of the fusion of Blues and Rock that made that area and time magical.
We were the Memphis visitors who entered a music venue with a working knowledge of the music, but without a sufficient appreciation of its soulfulness or its ability to emotional affect a person. While there, we didn’t see Elvis Presley or a visiting Chuck Berry. No disrespect to any of the originators, but we preferred not having one of them, we were in the presence of Kaleo.
The song “All the Pretty Girls” put Kaleo on the music map; and yes, it’s a good song. But it’s "Way Down We Go” and similar songs that make Kaleo a band that should not be missed, if a performance opportunity presents itself. The day following their visit to The Independent in San Francisco, Kaleo was the musical guest on the late night show of Conan. That performance is embedded below.
Our camera was missing in action, so the pictures in this post were taken using our smartphone. But the camera would not have captured the quality of the pictures posted on The Bay Bridged website, so we recommend you visit LINK TO THE BAY BRIDGED.
The members of Kaleo are Jökull Júlíusson (vocals, guitar), Davíð Antonsson (drums, vocals), Daníel Ægir Kristjánsson (bass) and Rubin Pollock (lead guitar).