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Date: Thursday 24 April
Time:  12:10 – 12:50
Place: Ljusgården atrium, Teacher Education BuildingHalm


Attention: Book release as well! 

The National Public Art Council of Sweden (Statens konstråd), Akademiska hus and Umeå University have co-produced a new printed art brochure and guide for Umeå University. The Swedish title is Konstvandring på Umeå universitet. En guide till konsten på campus (English: Walking art tour at Umeå University. A campus art guide). A digital version will also be available in the form of a web app for smart phones. The unique art guide book will be on sale at a discounted price, so bring cash!

HALM was formed in 2009, though the name didn’t exist at the time. The band members -  Lisa, Johanna, Maja and Linnéa  - were put together to play at the graduation in 7th grade. Back then, they didn’t know they all had a common love for country music and bluegrass, so for two years they played together at different small events and just interpreted whatever good pop-song that would work at the occasions.

In 2012 they got a request to play at the country/western-festival Gumboda Hed that summer. Together with three of their friends, they scratched together a repertoire of 20 songs and had their first big performance as HALM.

In the autumn of 2013 they spent time in the studio to record their first EP, containing their oldest, self-written songs. They started to develop and found their own sound and were ready to turn the page and start a new chapter. 

Lisa – vocals, piano, mandolin
Johanna – vocals, banjo
Maja – vocals, double bass
Linnéa – vocals guitar

Heavy Tiger

Date: Friday 16 May
Time: 12:10 – 12:50
Place: Ljusgården atrium, Teacher Education Building

Heavy Tiger is the outcome of one pure mission in the mind of guitarist & singer Maja Linn: to form a Killer Rock 'n' Roll Band! Premium songs, unique style, uncompromising live performances and true ambitions were the ingredients to build it all upon. No band member was allowed to be short of dedication, or talent for that matter

Luckily this crazy rock 'n' roll heart eventually found her sisters in arms. Drummer Astrid Carsbring and Sara Frendin on bass, both truly good musicians, were just the right people to team up with. They soon became close friends as well and Heavy Tiger was a fact. The year was 2010 and the girls turned 17.

This three piece chic band apart from Stockholm, Sweden, is doubtlessly both an impressive and unique act. Don't get caught mistaking them for being just a jangly mismatch of young girls and guitars. You'd be embarrassingly dead wrong. Because this is for real! This is as good as rock 'n' roll gets! 

Through these years they have played a lot of shows all over Scandinavia and some in the UK, always to the amazement and delight of the audience. Some say The Runaways in their heydays, but think KISS meets Thin Lizzy delivered by The Clash and you would probably be closer.


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Project Manager
Jonas Ericson
Phone: 090-786 99 45
Mobile: 070-666 18 89

Project Assistant
Martin Gustafsson
Mobile: 070-3145850

Visiting Address

University Liaison Building (Samverkanshuset),
Universitetstorget 4, lvl 4


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All four Faculties
All three Student Unions
Department for Human Resources and Organizational Development
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Umeå Theatre Association
Västerbottens Theatre
Umeå Film Festival
Film in Västerbotten
Bothnia Music
Culture in Health Care
MediaCenter- Västerbotten County
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Sámi Week
Jazz Festival
Folk Music Festival
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