Sneak preview: From rehearsal of "Trip to the Moon" and "When Pigs Fly"
Offpiste Gurus will be in the studio in June to make demoes for a new CD due late winter/early spring 2014. Fredrik Lundin and I have written new songs inspired by our hip new sound. The thing is: Vocal (me), saxes (Fredrik Lundin), bass (Thomas Vang)and drums (Jeppe Gram). So new dogma is NO harmony instrument, but lot's of space for my voice, and for new ways of letting the saxophone work as an accompanying instrument. The boys will have to sing much more, but don't worry - we will keep it groovy.
Singer and songwriter Tobias Trier (som aktivt link til http://tobiastrier.dk) and I will team up for some "double-dates" through out the late fall and winter of 2013. We will play songs from both our repertoires, and give modern life as we know it as grown-ups a thorough verbal and musical over-haul.
We jump to the gun first time july 4th at Tobaksgården ((som aktivt link til http://www.tobaksgaarden.dk) in Assens, so we can spend the summer fixing everything that went wrong :-) before more concerts in october/november.
Watch live video:
This was how it sounded in february, when Fredrik Lundin and I AKA Offpiste Gurus teamed up with the Odense based Bigband Tiptoe Bigband. This (brand new) song is called "Trip to the Moon".
Comming up: Offpiste Gurus AKA Trinelise Væring & Fredrik Lundin featrured with Tip Toe Bigband
This past summer Fredrik Lundin and I were invited to join Tiptoe Bigband for 3 concerts. Beautiful arrangement of primarily of songs from Offpiste Gurus rep. were made. We are thrilled to be invited back, and are looking forward to playing some brand new songs as well. Honestly I had not expected it to be so much fun, since I am not in my heart a real bigband aficionado, but getting up there and have 18 men literally blow me across the stage, is a great experience :-)
WATCH video interview (in Danish) with Trinelise for "HAVE-backstage " re. motivation and the general conditions for living as a full artist in at small country".
Offpiste Gurus had a great week in Poland, where we played Poznan and Sopot and Warszawa. We hope to come back soon :-)
Live: On sat. oct. 20th come and hear how Offpiste Gurus is doing as a duo for saxophone and voice, as a part of the singer-and-songwriter event "Klub Geyser".
Fredrik Lundin and I have prepared a handful of songs including a brand new song "Trip to the moon". If you wonder how a vocal and saxophone duet will sound, check out our version of "I Wanna go Back" from the TV program "Lounge" from 2010. You will find it on this site under "Videos & TV" re Offpiste Gurus Scroll to the bottom of the section.
In November the whole band is off to Poland to play in several cities. More info on this website under "Upcoming shows"
Today FyensStiftidende has a very ethusiastic review of OH Purity concert this past Sunday.
Mikael Krarup writes a.o. under the title " SKÆVT PÅ EN SØD MÅDE": "Man befinder sig glimrende i Trinelise Væring & venners let syrede univers...
Værket "Oh Purity" skabt af hende og pianisten Jonas Berg bevæger sig i et uudgrundeligt musikalsk grænseland. "Skævt" ved sin kombination af de seks klassiske musikere i Barokksolistene, klaver og bas samt en særdeles erfaren singer-songwriter. "På en sød måde" fordi de engelske tekster er dejligt almengyldige i en helt jordbunden kontekst......" The entire review is available through Infomedia.
Oh Purity is my awsome little indie-baroque 9 piece band "pet" project. You'll find it under "More bands" and "Videos & TV" re Oh Purity on this website.
We ( Offpiste Gurus AKA Trinelise & Fredrik Lundin) had so much fun working with our new friends in Tip Toe Bigband this summer. Literally: what a blast!
Read review from our concert in Århus from Politiken HERE
Read Ditte Gieses interview with me in todays Politiken "Alle dem jeg spiller med er blevet skolelærere"
LINK (no longer active, but now available through Infomedia og bibliotek.dk)
***** 5 stjerner i FYENS for first concert with OFFPISTE GURUS & TIP TOE BIGBAND. Quote: "Fra start til slut viste Trinelise Væring, hvor fremragende en sanger og performer hun er. Fri som fuglen, vuggede den gule diva sig igennem sangene med både nærvær og nerve. :-)
June 1th. 2012 Read Klaus Lynggaards Portait of Trinelise " Om at være fortællende sangskriver, entreprenant og drevet af længsel" for the June issue of "Artisten"
"INAPPROPRATE" HOW? YOUTUBE considers the new video by Frigge Fri for my indie-ballade "Lille stripper" inappropriate.
Yesterday I received this from youtube "The YouTube Community has flagged one or more of your videos as inappropriate. Once a video is flagged, it is reviewed by the YouTube Team against our Community Guidelines. Upon review, we have determined that the following video(s) contain content that may not be suitable for all viewers"
I am honestly flabbergasted. This means that unless viewed through your own Youtube account, where you have already stated your age, you will be asked to confirm that you are 18 years old! When you think of the sexual innuendo and pornographic imagery in R&B videos in general, and in for instance the lyrics of Rihanna (who I by the way thoroughly enjoy). The good new is I got the bible belt to work with me on my promotion strategy! If you want to know what the song is really about, please look through the the next newsfeed from february, called NEW WEBSITE & NEW VIDEO , where I explain about the lyrics. Love Trinelise
Febr. 1st. 2012
NEW WEBSITE & NEW VIDEO
Welcome to everyone who happens to drop by my NEW WEBSITE. Please leaf through the VIDEO GALLERY or listen to CDs you didn't know and find lyrics under ALBUMS etc.
The album "UMANÈRLIG" was released 1 Feb. 2011. I am celebrating it's first year today with a new video for the song "Lille Stripper" (Little Stripper). Mind you this is not a song about striptease or pole dancing in general. It is a song about feeling emotionally "naked", the shredding of skin, rather than clothes dropping to the floor.
I chose this particular song, not because it has obvious hit potential, but because it has a special place in my heart for a number of reasons; The music still has lots of elements from the original demo I made in the winter of 2010 all alone on a totally over-snowed Bornholm farmhouse, so the style is “Trinelise at cask strength”. While the lyrics are general in the sense that they comment on something that I find is rather typical for our time, for me they are still addressing a very personal matter.
Lille Stripper was also the title iTunes censured when UMANÈRLIG first came out. They only lifted the "ban" after I wrote to them that, this is a song about the nakedness of the soul and about feeling vulnerable in general. It is a comment to the medias and all these reality (music) programs, where you see artist, as well as the girl next door, baring their souls and shredding their skin. Maybe because we have gone a little bit numb, and in order to feel something we have to turn ourselves inside out, as if our feelings aren't for real, unless they are acknowledged by millions. We are, even as a voyeuristic audience, looking for the true story, the bared skin, the true emotions, and somebody has to deliver this intimacy (in front of two millions viewers).
For me personally the song is about looking for balance between wanting to live with all my emotional pores wide open, which is what artists do and why we have this special sensibility that makes us do what we do artistically. Yet we also have to function as everybody else, getting up in the morning, being good parents to our kids etc.
The video was made by Frigge Fri who is a student at the film school here in Copenhagen. I imagine she will be the next Lars von Trier, so my video will basically go CULT. Just you wait and see:-)