Tone of Voice Orchestra (TOVO) is a brand new, ebullient and colorful powerhouse of a band that I co-lead with my long time musical collaborator and award winning Jazz saxophonist Fredrik Lundin.
Next up: NEW ALBUM. We are thrilled to announce that come October (2020) we are going into the studio with Producer John Parish ( P.J. Harvey, Aldous Harding, Jesca Hoop, Kira Skov a.o) to record our first album.
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:
TOVO features musicians from the Danish folk-, world-, jazz-,impro- and indiepop-scene. 4 singers, violin, hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, shawm, saxophones, 2 drummers and Swedish harp bass. 5 women and 5 men.
With this unorthodox line-up we mix the sound of Scandinavian roots with impro and catchy songwriting sung by multiple voices in a northern Scandinavian songtradition.
The songs are written by Fredrik Lundin and myself singer-songwriter Trinelise Væring.
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 Spöket i köket, Floating Sofa Quartet, Trolska Polska, Elmøe og Hoffmann, lars Lilholt Band, The Glas Vocal Ensemble, Kynnes Kabale, Visible Voices, the Artof Escapism, Rybacka/Stefan Pasborg, Offpiste Gurus, Trinelise Væring Band, 5Go Adventuring Again, Marylin Mazur Group, Maluba Orchestra, Hess is More, and many more.
Tone of Voice Orchestra are: Anie Rybacka, Maria Kynne, Tine Refsgaard and Trinelise Væring, – vocals, Emma Kragh-Elmøe – violin, Mads Kjøller -Henningsens – hurdy-gurdy, bagpibes, shawm and flutes, Fredrik Lundin – saxes and bass flute, Joel Illerhag – Swedish harp bass, Jesper Uno Kofoed and Anders Provis – drums and percussion.
All these different musical voices meet in a common language of it’s own.