The Genre

Suppose Jimi Hendrix didn’t die choking on his last meal at age 27, but instead took an incognito walkabout in Latin-America, resulting in the birth of the genre Tropical Rock.

The band

Marimbondo Gigante brings this meeting between rock and Latin-American rhythm to the northern hemisphere, with three-part harmonies and lyrics in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

The members (left to right)

Ole Andreas Olafsrud
Drums and Background vocal
Lived in Salvador, Brazil in 2008

Thomas Reite
Bass and Vocal
Went to live in Brazil at 17. Never quite came back

Torbjørn Sandvik
Guitar and Background vocal
Lost in South America since 1996. Pops up occasionally