Genre: Blues & Roots
Micke Björklof: Vocals, Drums & Percussion, Harmonica, Guitar
Lefty Leppänen: Vocals, Acoustic- and National Steel Guitar
Chef: Vocals, Bass
Micke & Lefty feat. Chef is considered as one of the best and most interesting acoustic blues & roots groups in Scandinavia and Europe. Strong original material, excellent musicianship and acoustic instrumentation with all band members singing lead vocals makes them sound really distinctive. Music of this trio features rich mix of American roots music all from classic delta- and countryblues style spiced up with some country, rock, jazz and Hawaiian style, this is a real acoustic roots & blues music adventure. All this is backed up with explosive slideguitar, powerfull three part harmony vocals with positive attitude makes the band sound unique and concert experience something special and pleasant to follow.
Through the years this acoustic group has performed on hundreds of clubs and all major festivals in Finland and some in following countries: Sweden, Norway, Slovakia, Hungary and Estonia . Micke & Lefty has been working together over ten years. Both musicians are a part of top Finnish rhythm & blues band Micke Björklöf & Blue Strip.
Ville “Lefty Willie” Leppänen is a world class virtuoso on resonator guitar and is considered as one of the best slide guitar players in Europe. Micke Björklöf is one of the best known blues
singers and bandleaders in Finland, his strong voice can be heard on Micke Björklöf & Blue Strip recordings. Bass player Miikka “Chef” Kivimäki shared the stage first time with Micke &
Lefty few years ago.This talented young man has been “cooking” his bass rhythms and background vocals with these guys since that. He came along just a little bit before sessions for the
critically acclaimed debut album “Big Bag” (Bluelight Records 2004)
2004 - Big Bag
2010 - Up The Wall