TORA | Odin Landbakk Trio
One ticket - two concerts!
TORA - referred to as the "locomotive from Trøndelag" - last visited Moldejazz in 2021. Then they played to a wildly excited Alexandrapark, sold out to a capacity of 200. This year, TORA returns even bigger and stronger, and ends Alexandraparken on Wednesday
The band TORA is known for its energetic and life-affirming live shows - for its particularly good and close contact with the audience, that Tora himself "communicates beyond the edge of the stage with his exuberant energy, clear presence and playful musicality." She proved that to her advantage on her last visit, which was also an event for herself.
- Of course, it has always been a big dream, but I never thought it would happen. I am insanely grateful that we were allowed to come to Molde, said the then 25-year-old guitar hero in 2021.
Because Tora is popular, you can tell. And its popularity is constantly increasing. She has a large following on social media, and is an important role model for many.
She makes most of her songs herself and is a keen craftsman. In addition, she writes directly and with a naturalness about falling in love with girls and about what it's like to feel different than you appear, about expectations and related violations. About changes and growth. The Torah conveys something recognisable, regardless of whether one identifies as young, as a woman or queer. Things that are also universal.
She has already managed to be nominated for Spellemann for her first album GIRLS (2020), as well as playing with both Frode Alnæs, Paul Gilbert and Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson's guitarist). Together with her band, she has left a big mark on both Steinkjerfestivalen and Notodden Blues Festival. In 2019, Tora was on stage in London's Royal Albert Hall, where she promoted Norwegian blues music together with, among others, Amund Maarud, Knut Reiersrud, Vidar Busk and Stian Carstensen.
Last year she released her second album Seventeen, made in collaboration with producer Benjamin Giørtz (Dagny, Hedda Mae and Chris Holsten). At the same time as she dips her toe into slightly more pop waters, there is still rock and blues in TORA's footsteps. We will both see and hear that on Wednesday night!
Odin Landbakk Trio
Odin Landbakk was announced as this year's winner of the Union Bluescup during the Notodden Blues Festival in August. The victory means that Odin will tour as Union Bluesband in 2023. It was a unanimous jury that voted for Odin Landbakk (guitar), August Cancino (drums) and Haakon Landbakk (bass) as winners
Guitar virtuoso Odin Landbakk is 19 years old and comes from Kristiansund
He became nationally known in 2015 after he went to the top in the TV2 hit Norske Talenter, aged just 13. In the same year, Odin released his first single "Strengedansen", the song he played in Norske Talenter. It went straight in as No. 8 on the iTunes chart. There have since been several TV appearances, including on TV2 Nyhetene, NRK Dagsrevyen, twice on Senkveld, on QuizDan and God Morgen Norge. The videos from the talent show and social media have close to a million streams in addition to the TV broadcasts.
In autumn 2019, Odin released his debut album Speilvendt (yes, he is left-handed), produced by Claudia Scott. "Next generation guitar hero" spent three years writing songs and completing the debut album. In 2021 he released two singles and moved to Kristiansand where he now studies guitar at the University of Agder.
We can't wait to hear him play high quality blues rock in Alexandra Park on July 19th!
Bluesnews wrote in their review of Odin's concert at Veiholmen last summer: "Odin played so fiercely that even well-grown blues fans got wet in the corners of their eyes"
Benjamin Giørtz (Dagny, Hedda Mae and Chris Holsten). At the same time as she dips her toe into slightly more pop waters, there is still rock and blues in TORA's footsteps. We will both see and hear that on Wednesday night!
Tora Dahle Aagård – guitar and vocals, Guri Tranås – choir, Anders Brønstad – guitar, Magnus Galguften – drums, Isak Seltveit – bass