Meet the Heartbeaters
Shirefest 2014 Veterans

What's the story behind your band's founding?
I'm addicted to reggae music.  I used to be play in different bands.  They were all good and nice.  But somehow i'm not satisfied with the music we were making.  I been seeking something different.I wanted to be on the right side.An idea popped up.  Why dont we make a dwarven based reggae band? Then I shared my idea with my friends and surprisingly, they were very fond of reggae music as well.  Voila! The Heartbeaters ready for action!

How did your band get its name?
Its actually funny story.  First we've been thinking about Barkgrim(Flameturg) and the Dwalers - corresponding with Bob Marley and the Wailers and referring to Ronald Dwale.  Roots Music, Soldiers of Mahal Army, Inner Cave etc.  Then we decided to use KurduKurdâlh, which means The Heartbeaters.  We all liked it, perhaps we all liked drums and reggae beat *laugh*. Well, who knows...

How would you describe your band's music?
Mosty reggae style with dwarven history in it.  We also have some emotional songs.  Well we are dwarven band, we dwarves have some bitter story behind our beards.  But yes, mostly reggae and drums.  Our priority is dwarven themed songs.

How do you decide which songs to play?
We decide as band and pick the songs we love.

Do you have a signature song?
All of our songs are special and unique.  But I would choose ''Durin's Day'' song as our signature song.

Do you have any embarrassing stories about a time when things didn't go so well?
We were peforming at Armour Parade event.  Then I accidently queued with my pibgorn instead of clarinet.  It was funny we all laughed and liked the new pibgorn part and now we are using pibgorn for that song *giggle*

Does your band play a regular concert? If so, when and where?
We are all in holiday session.  Sooo, nope.

Does your band have a website, Twitter feed or links to any performances?
No, we are using Laurelin Archives, gmail system and skype.

What's the one thing we should know about your band above all else?
We dwarves are not short, we are just about the right sizes!

Is there anything else you'd like to mention?
I think a dwarf with locks is awesome.