Shot on location at the Drammen office of one of national railway corporation NSB divisions, Bergen outfit Real Ones gain a horde of new and loyal fans courtesy of their utterly captivating Live At The Office show.
'Live at The Office' is a live concert series presented by the Music Information Centre Norway and NRK, the national Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. For a series of intimate concerts, MIC invites musicians to perform on an unlikely stage for a live concert; the office. Watch intimate video performances of your favorite Norwegian artist, recorded live at MIC’s Oslo office or in selected locations throughout the country.
For nearly a decade Real Ones have been perfecting their art and execution rather than opting for quick fixes. And they stand forth as a band almost like no other; they are simply so overwhelmingly professional. And this mastery of execution opens up for the music itself in a way most performers cannot achieve. When the con-cert is something completely mastered, then the art itself stands forth, both in the songs themselves but also in the form of leeway for personal virtuousness. Real ones bring to the stage what most bands have to confine to the studio, i.e., delivering the exact music they want to convey, giving the audience the real thing, merging ‘real’ as in live, with ‘real’ as in the essence of their music.
The Bergen outfit expertly combine notions of Irish folk, American west coast harmonies, eastern twang, and progressive pop a la Flaming Lips and Mars Volta. And all through their diverse output runs this loyalty to the basic concept of played music, and real instruments. Their name in a way says it all: This is the real thing, songs that draw you in, lights up the whole listening space and also lets the mind wonder. Like all great songs do.