Ula Metall (NO)
The handbell band Ula Metall is a seven-woman ensemble consisting of Kristin Ryg Helgebostad, Marianne Kjærsund, Sigrid Kopperdal, Pernille Holden, Irene Vesterhus Theisen, Kristina Søetorp and Laura Marie Rueslåtten. All on handbells and vocals.
The band has its origins in the contemporary dance company, Me Too, who premiered at Dansens Hus in May 2015, and has toured Norway and Europe to include Bergen, Trondheim, Hammerfest, Kristiansand, Bodø, Prague, Sandnes, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Amsterdam and now at Fest en Fest just before The Midsummmer Party. The enormous enthusiasm for singing and playing together has become a strong driving force for the band as an extension of the performance. In a more concentrated and musical (but still surprising) band format, Ula Metall have set themselves the ultimate goal of becoming a warm up band.