“(…) Great dynamic, fantastic stage presence
and an amazing chemistry that brought out
the best of each band member”

Union Bluescup 2021

“(…) so varied and at times enchantingly
groovy/funky that I could hardly sit still”

Jæren Bluesklubb 2020

Photo: Per Ole Hagen


Oslo based band Soft City started with a common fascination for blues and soul. They are inspired by artists such as Knut Reiersrud and The Meters, and their music carries influences from soul, afrobeat and rock.

With experience from Kristiansand Music Conservatory and the Norwegian Academy of Music the band brings hard-hitting riffs, soulful melodies and virtuoso solos to their concerts.

Soft City won the Union Bluescup in 2021 and will be touring countless blues clubs and festivals in the year ahead. Their debut album is also set to be released in 2022.

Band members:
Thea Paulsrud – vocals
Ask Vatn Strøm – guitar
Håvard Ersland – organ
Kim André Tønnesen – bass
Bård Berg – drums