Endnu et modigt og kompromisløst kunstnerisk opgør med fastlåste genrer
– Ivan Rod, GAFFA
Offpiste Gurus’ 2nd album In Case of Fire is out now!
Watch the new live-in-the-studio videos related to this album in the Video & TV section
In Case of Fire is available worldwide for streaming or download from digital platforms a.o for links go to the album section
CD’s only in selected stores. If you can’t find it, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Offpiste Gurus have toured the new album in the fall of 2015, and will tour again from February 2016 See “Upcoming shows”.
Indie-jazz from Denmark
About Offpiste Gurus
aka Trinelise Vaering & Fredrik Lundin
Offpiste Gurus’ 2nd album In Case of Fire is produced by topnotch indie producer Nikolaj Nørlund.
The songs are set in tight, delicate arrangements, that cut to the core of each song, while leaving plenty of space for Trinelise Værings charismatic voice and Fredrik Lundins potent sound and multi faceted improvising.
Ultimately this is grooving, hand played and primarily acoustic music, played by an unorthodox line-up of voice, saxophone, bass, drums, mens choir and banjo with glimpses of brass, vibraphone og piano. It is sophisticated, it’s rough, it’s full of contrasts, and above all a perfect offset for Værings beautifully unvarnished voice which generously shares stories and observations from the adult life arena.
The saxophonist and composer Fredrik Lundin is widely acknowledged as one of the major Scandinavian jazz and beyond profiles of his generation. Trinelise Væring is a highly respected singer and songwriter. Together they have created a catchy uncompromising album.
Offpiste Gurus are:
Fredrik Lundin – saxophones, flutes, backing vocals
Thomas Vang – Hoefner bass and bass rhodes & violin
Jeppe Gram – drums and backing vocals
For special occasions ( on album as well as live) OP is joined by guests such a brass section and vibraphone for a larger sound.
Further more OFFPISTE GURUS has made a point out of collaborating with larger ensembles such as Big Bands and chamber orchestras in the countries they visit. You will find live footage from some of these collaborations in the Video & TV section of this website.
For more info on OFFPISTE GURUS visit:www.offpistegurus.com
You will find OFFPISTE GURUS’ concerts, links to reviews, videos, photos and album tracks included in the other galleries on this website.
Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Fredrik Lundin is one of the major jazz profiles in Scandinavia of his generation.
Two of his 11 albums as a leader was awarded best jazz album of the year, and he has received numerous prizes and awards. He is a side man on more than 40 Scandinavian Jazz albums.
In connection with his his 50th birthday Fredrik was pronounced one of the most complete and gifted musician of his generation by jazzjournalist Christian Munch Hansen in major newspaper Politiken.
For more info on Fredrik Lundin please visit:
Singer, composer and lyricist Trinelise Vaering works in the borderland between rock, jazz and Indie-pop. She is a distinctive voice and a unique songwriter on the Scandinavian music scene. In the words of the newspaper Information’s rock critic Klaus Lynggaard she is, one of our most fascinating and daring female music artists. She has released 10 albums altogether, and through her musical journey she has gone from being a much acclaimed jazz diva to an el-guitar based singer and songwriter in her own right.
In 2014 Trinelise was nominated for a Gaffa Award in the category “best female artist of the year”.
For a more elaborate bio for Trinelise go to the Press & Bio section.