Elof and Wamberg
Byen Sover (Go' Danish Folk)
cdRoots Code: go-1315
This Danish duo of ukelele and upright bass strikes again. The album "Byen sover" (The City is Sleeping) includes a collection of compositions that revolve around the theme of 'The City.' Tobias Elof on the ukulele and vocals, and Nicolaj Wamberg on the bass, violin, vocals and piano; occasionally joined by Miriam Ariana on violin and viola, and Jeppe Koefoed Starcke on the pandeiro (frame drum).
The duo Elof & Wamberg play experimental folk music on the ukulele and the double bass. Since 2010, they have created intimate and passionate music that immerses the audience in a unique universe. A characteristic sound embedded in a detailed musical atmosphere gives rise to a harmonious balance between the ukulele and the double bass. Having a slight meditative effect, the music leads to deep thought and reflection. In 2012 Elof & Wamberg released their highly acclaimed debut album: "12 ornli syge tracks for 'ukulele og kontrabas" that was nominated for the Danish Music Awards Folk.
The Album "Byen sover" (The City is Sleeping) includes a collection of compositions that revolve around The City as a theme.
The duo has played concerts all over Denmark and abroad at festivals such as Viljandi Folk festival, Prag Ukulele Festival and Ukulele Festival of Great Britain. ".a breathtaking musical concert, during which the audience were intensely fascinated by the duo's technical and musical abilities".
Tobias Elof is a dedicated ukulele musician, who has been taught by the Canadian Ukulele Master James Hill amongst others. That Tobias is taking a Bachelor degree in Folk Music, makes him to the first musician in the world to be taking a university education with ukulele as his main instrument. Nicolaj Wamberg finished his Bachelor degree in Folk Music at the Danish National Academy of Music in Odense in 2011. He has previously studied at the Academy of Music in Budapest, Newcastle and Gothenburg and is renowned for his deep and sophisticated tone, as well as his rhythmic presence.
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