Hailing from Denmark, Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado have been called one of the most successful blues and roots bands on the European continent, and now they hit the UK for the very first time!
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 released their second LP ”From The Heart”. BluesWax scribed them as “The next big name in blues…Risager has songwriting skills that match his larger-than-life voice.”
Fast forward to 2014. On the strength of their breakthrough album “Too Many Roads”, Denmark’s Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado went global! The release of Too Many Roads saw the seven-piece combo gaining widespread notoriety in the U.S. and being invited to play in locales as far away as Mumbai, India. The album took home the Danish Music Award as the Top Blues Album of 2014 and also earned Germany’s illustrious “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik,” but perhaps even more impressively, it was selected as one the year’s best by Britain’s influential The Blues magazine, right alongside international stars like Robert Cray, Walter Trout and Joe Bonamassa. Clearly, Risager and his mates had taken their exhilarating mix of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll to the next level.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
– Nominated for a British Blues Award 2014 & 2015
– Winner of the Danish Music Award 2013 & 2014
This is a standing show. Presented by Solid Entertainments.