For over a decade, the multi-faceted electronic trio of Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamaki, known to the world as Above & Beyond, have cemented a particular niche all their own within the dance industry. They've crafted some of the genre's biggest tear-jerker anthems like "Sun and Moon," "Thing Called Love" and "We're All We Need," just to name a few. Once heralded as a purely trance group, their constantly evolving sound catapulted them outside the confines of the sub-genre adapting elements of electro and progressive house.
In 2014, the guys released their first-ever acoustic album reworking some of their career classics into an orchestral masterpiece. As they prepare to unveil their next acoustic LP, Acoustic II, the trance pioneers embarked on a North American acoustic tour just a few weeks back, playing at some of the most iconic venues in Chicago, New York City and San Francisco, among others.
With just a few days before one of their final shows at the esteemed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, REVOLT caught up with A&B during one of their rehearsals to discuss their favorite tour moments, a new acoustic album, transcending trance and adapting to a genre-less music climate.