Kaleo Show Preview

Author: Annie Borse


On Saturday October 7th, Kaleo, the Icelandic band that took over the radio with their singles All the Pretty Girls and Way Down We Go will be preforming at the Orpheum Theater for a night that is sure to be full of foot-tapping folk-rock. The four-piece band now call the United States their home, but it was their Icelandic song Vor í Vaglaskógi from 2012 that got them airplay in Iceland and rocketed them to their eventual success in the United States. A perfect blend of rock, blues and alternative, Kaleo’s lead singer, JJ Julius Son, gives the band a distinctly gritty sound. Their album A/B was released in June of 2016 and was an instant commercial sensation, selling more than 800,000 albums worldwide. The band self-described it as showcasing the two sides of their sound. The first half (A) is their blue/rock side and the second half (B) is their softer ballad side. Listening them combine those two distinct sounds into one show will prove to be an impressive concert, one that you don’t want to miss out on.