Light Grey: a track from the upcoming Randi Tytingvaag EP: LIGHTS OUT
Randi Tytingvåg: vocals, prepared piano
Knut Reiersrud: electric guitar, Mohan Vina
(Indian slide guitar), high-string guitar and
Dag Sindre Vagle: guitar, baritone guitar,
Erlend Aasland: banjo, baritone guitar,
cavaco, backing vocals
Per Fugelli: reading
Over the last years, Randi Tytingvåg has proofed to be one of Norway's - and even Europe's - most interesting artists. Her first albums „Let Go“ and „Red“ featured a unique blend of Chanson, Folk and Jazz, taking the hearts of thousands of fans by storm. „Grounding“ (2012) presented the charismatic singer as a mature songwriter with the skills to come up with a new take on contemporary Scandinavian/British pop. So far Randi Tytingvåg's career has known no restraints in style, treating music as a game that just needs to be played right.
Sadly, life as opposed to music isn't always a game after all, Randi Tytingvåg had to learn when she lost her unborn child last year. Suffering from sorrow and grief, she was looking for a way to express those feelings and found it in her music. It's a delicate and eminently private subject, but Randi Tytingvåg is an artist through and through, music is her language and „Lights Out“ is her therapy.
She is making a point of breaking the taboo that's associated with the death of a child in our time, breaking the silence with her voice. Touching the listener with openhearted English lyrics, the five intense songs assembled on the EP show a completely new musical side of Randi Tytingvåg.
After successfully adapting chanson, jazz and pop, Randi Tytingvåg now draws her inspiration form American folk and blues. The melancholy of the banjo is central to the records intimate atmosphere, accompanied by slide-guitar and piano, while Randi Tytingvågs beautiful voice keeps it all together. “Lights Out” often reminds one of a Norwegian version of Norah Jones in her early days.
21.03. Kassel, Theaterstübchen
22.03. L-3475 Dudelange, CCRD Opderschmelz, 20:30 Uhr
06.04. Bømlo, Bømlo Kulturhus
09.04. Stavanger, St.Petri kirke
10.04. Orstad og Frøyland kirke
11.04. Molde/Storyville jazzclub
12.04. Ulsteinvik/Sjøborg kulturhus
24.04. Nesodden, Nesodden jazz club
25.04. Kolbotn, Kullebunden jazz club
11.05. 53115 Bonn, Jazzfest Bonn
22.06. Ringerike, Det Sydvestlandske Kulturselskap
19.07. Neue Bühne Senftenberg, Amphitheater Senftenberg
20.07. St. Katharina Open air, Nürnberg