The fifth annual Zandari Festa is taking place in Hongdae from September 30 –
October 3. To spotlight some of the event’s performers, Korea Gig Guide is asking a bunch of acts five simple questions.
For this installment, we’re talking with Cherrie Anderson, vocalist and Hal St John, vocalist, synth player and guitarist for electro-pop band Ooberfuse from the UK. Ooberfuse will play at Zandari Festa on Sunday, October 3 at 7pm at Club Ta. Now let’s get to their answers!
1) Why are you excited to be performing at Zandari Festa 2016?
Hal: There is an energy in emerging music that refreshes in ways more traditional genres fail to do. We are so excited to be performing at Zandari Festa and hope to give the audience an amazing unrepeatable musical experience and also to be uplifted and inspired by the other acts performing. When like-minded people from multiple cultural backgrounds assemble together united by a common love of music magical things can happen.
2) What can people expect from an Ooberfuse live show?
Hal: Some reviewers have observed how layered synthetic sounds come to life when we bring these into interaction with emotionally charged vocals. We hope to touch our audiences with accessible contemporary sounds incorporated into well-crafted pop tunes.
3) For fest-goers not familiar with Ooberfuse yet, what should they know about you?
Hal: We take the very best from contemporary Western pop music and infuse it with Eastern exuberance. Our music has emerged from the cultural melting pot that is the hallmark of a cosmopolitan city like London. We take the very best of British songwriting and fuse this with oriental flavours.
4) Aside from performing, what else would you like to do during Zandari Festa 2016?
Cherrie: This will be our first time in Korea so we are very excited to experience Korean culture and music. We will be checking out Korean bands and musicians, and hopefully meet like-minded people and make new friends.
5) If you can go drinking with another Zandari Festa act, who do you want it to be?
Hal: Dead Buttons, Love X Stereo, Paranoid City – to name a few!