Tone of Voice Orchestra (TOVO) is a new 10 piece powerhouse of a band. I co-lead TOVO with my long time musical collaborator and award winning Jazz saxophonist Fredrik Lundin.
NEW ALBUM OUT NOW (Mar. 11. 2022)
Back in 2018 Copenhagen natives, singer songwriter Trinelise Væring and multiple Danish Music Award-winner jazz saxophonist Fredrik Lundin, handpicked an ensemble of musicians from very different walks of the Scandinavian music scene for what they imagined to be a special project for one special occasion only.
Three years and a covid-pandemic later they lead an ebullient 10 piece powerhouse of a band with a new album on the way and enough live concerts already under the belt to call themselves a touring band.
Catchy hooklines and shamanic beats
With a genre fluid approach to songwriting and an all together unconventional instrumentation with 4 vibrant singers, fiddle, hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, cittern, saxophones, flutes, 2 drummers and double bass, Tone of Voice Orchestra offers a distinctive and fresh new sound.
Catchy hooklines, shamanic beats, evocative lyrics in combination with strong individual contributions from each band member, create a range of expressions spanning from the enchanted to the mundane, from the sorrowful to the ecstatic.
Blending the famous Scandinavian sound with global influences
Tone of Voice Orchestra comfortably straddles the divide between multiple genres such as Scandinavian roots, jazz improv and indie-pop, while blending the famous Scandinavian sound with global influences from i.a. Eastern European folklore, Americana and North African textures as well as a variety of indie-pop and alternative folk bands. All of these feed into one another and grow lush new forms when added to Tone of Voice Orchestra’s melting pot.
New Album out March 11th 2022
Tone of Voice Orchestra’s debut album – original songs only – will be released March 11th 2022 on Stunt Records/Sundance Music. It will be preceded by three singles released between November 2021 and March 2022. Video TEASER for second single
Visit us in the studio:
This is a mini-behind-the-scenes-video-log from the first recording day. Please enjoy!
More more behind-the-scenes as well as live stuff on Tone of Voice Orchestra’s Youtube Channel.
TOVO features musicians from the Danish folk-, world-, jazz-, and indiepop-scenes. 4 singers, violin, hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, cittern, saxophones, 2 drummers and double bass. 5 women and 5 men.
The songs are written by Fredrik Lundin and myself singer-songwriter Trinelise Væring.
We are inspired by the vocal traditions of Eastern Europe, our Scandinavian folk & roots, a number of indie and alterntive folk bands, harmonized americana and several global genres.
Line up: Tone of Voice Orchestra are: Anie Rybacka, Maria Kynne, Tine Refsgaard and Trinelise Væring, – vocals. Emma Kragh-Elmøe – violin. Christian Mohr Levinsen – hurdy-gurdy, bagpibe, cittern. Fredrik Lundin – saxes and bass flute, Joel Illerhag – double bass. Jesper Uno Kofoed and Anders Provis – drums and percussion.
All these different musical voices meet in a common language of our own.
All of the 5 women and 5 men in the band are sought after artists in their ownright, performers from different musical arenas and known from such popular bands as Trolska Polska, Stundom, Elmøe & Hoffmann, Stringflip, The Glas Vocal Ensemble, Kynnes Kabale, Visible Voices, the Art of Escapism, Rybacka & Pasborg, Offpiste Gurus, Trinelise Væring Band, 5 Go Adventuring Again, Marylin Mazur Group, Maluba Orchestra, Hess is More, and many more.
Back in December 2018 TOVO met up for a live streamed studio concert to test out new material on a cyberspace audience.
Get a taste here: