GØ was formed in 2015 by four young musicians from Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. Influenced by 70’s rock music and free jazz, GØ’s music has been praised for its originality and differs from anything else currently on the Faroese music scene. GØ is sometimes said to be the “new thing” on the Faroese jazz scene. At the 40th anniversary concert for Havnar Jazzfelag (The Thorshavn Jazz Association), the band was invited to play as a representative for the future of Faroese jazz music. One review was as following: “Gø is one of the most exciting young band’s on the Faroese music scene at the moment. Gø’s music encapsulates the listener with talented performances and the sheer joy the band displays while playing.” Gø could be described as a rock quartet and consists of Ólavur Eyðunsson Gaard (Guitar), Kristian Pauli Ellefsen (Keys), Árni Jóhannesson (Bass) and Hjørtur Pætursson Háberg (Drums). The compositions by Ellefsen, Gaard and Johannesen are beautiful, quirky and humorous at times, and the band doesn’t shy away from evolving the musical material to its absolute extremes.
Kristian Pauli Ellefsen (keyboard),
Ólavur Eyðunsson Gaard (guitar),
Árni Jóhannesson (bass),
Hjørtur Pætursson Háberg (drums)