TONE OF VOICE ORCHESTRA (TOVO)
TOVO is a new ebullient powerhouse of a band. I co-lead TOVO with my long time musical collaborator and award winning Jazz saxophonist Fredrik Lundin.
Catch us Live july 5th: LINK
We are thrilled to announce that inspite of covid related disruption of all our plans, we managed to record an album. We don’t have an actual release date, but sometime in the fall of 2021 or early 2022 it will happen 🙂
Visit us in the studio:
This is a mini-behind-the-scenes-video-log from the first recording day. Please enjoy!
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.
With this unorthodox line-up we mix the sound of Scandinavian roots with global genres, and blend catchy melodies with improvised solo sections.
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.
Live from Brorsons Church July 2019
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: