Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado
Risager og Tornadoen – en cocktail, der har bare bliver ved med at give. Og med koncertaktivitet over det meste af Europa – internationale priser og en dedikeret fanskare – så glæder vi os bare til, at de kommer i Maskinhallen.
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Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado: Talent, dedication and perseverance
As this band enters its nineteenth year, they really seem to be on the verge to a success that will open some new doors, in new territories. And with all the hard work they put into this project, they surely deserve it.
In 2003, singer and guitarist Thorbjørn Risager asked some of his favourite musicians to join him in a brand new band. The picked the band name ”Thorbjørn Risager Blue 7” and started playing round Denmark. A year later they recorded their first album, ”Live 2004”, and in 2005 they met their current agent who also started working with their CD promotion, in connection with the release of their second album, ”From The Heart”, which already got considerable media recognition. BluesWax, a well-respected US publication, used the headline ”Next big name in blues: Thorbjorn” and the epic quote ”Risager has songwriting skills that match his larger-than-life voice” is from that review. The same magazine wrote about the next album ”Here I Am”: Sometimes a singer’s voice just stands out and forces you to listen. Take one part Ray Charles, one part Bob Seger, and one part Joe Cocker and you may have the vocal instrument of Denmark’s Thorbjørn Risager.
Parallel to writing, recording and releasing new material with 12 – 18 months’ interval, they have kept touring all over Europe, plus a tour to Canada and a spot at Asia’s biggest blues festival Mahindra Blues in Mumbai, where they shared the stage with Buddy Guy. They play 100 gigs per year, and they have performed in 21 countries. Remarkably enough, only two musicians have quit the band since the start in 2003 and they have worked with the same agency, Westman Music, since 2005. This is a hard-working band, and they really stick together through thick and thin. They are united through their talent, their dedication and their perseverance!
This guy is a singer’s singer, but maybe born too late, because if he had been doing this job in the ’50s and ’60s and lived in the USA, surely he would be a legend by now. (Simon Redley in the legendary British magazine Blues And Soul)
BAND MEMBERS (live concerts):
Thorbjørn Risager – vocals and guitar
Emil Balsgaard – piano and organ
Joachim Svensmark – guitar and back-up vocals
Kasper Wagner – ten/alto/baryton saxophone or Hans Nybo – saxophone and back-up vocals
Peter Kehl – trumpet/flg horn and back-up vocals
Søren Bøjgaard – bass / synthbass / samples
Martin Seidelin – drums and back-up vocals