Randi Tytingvåg is a Norwegian singer and songwriter with roots in the jazz genre. She is known for her warm, clear, distinctive voice. It carries a dualistic mix; strong and fragile at the same time. She has a strong presence and an honest way of communicating with the audience. Her compositions and lyrics have integrity and underline her talent for storytelling.
Her songs are a crossover between the different genres she herself has been influenced by: jazz, folk, roots, country and the singer/songwriter tradition. Her main project is now Randi Tytingvåg Trio:
Randi Tytingvåg: vocals
Dag S. Vagle: guitar, vocals, backing vocals
Erlend Egeberg Aasland: banjo, tenor guitar, cavaquinho, piano, backing vocals
Every year at Christmas time she collaborates with the singers Hanne Sørvaag and Britt-Synnøve Johansen. They call themselves Julestjerner and have become a great success. In December 2016 they will release their first single, 17 slag, together.
As a student, Randi studied jazz singing under Lee Gibson and took composition classes with Michael Burnett. She finished her music studies at School of the Arts Roehampton in London in 2001. She made her debut as a jazz singer the same year at the Maijazz festival in Stavanger. In 2004 she was announced to be ”The artist of the year” in her hometown. In 2006 Randi made her debut as an actress at Rogaland Teater in the music drama Skyfri himmel, by Bjørn Eidsvåg and Olaug Nilssen.
In the fall of 2011 Randi worked in a new play at Rogaland Teater, MOR: Eg konne vel tenkt meg å gå heile Den kinesiske mur, written by Rønnaug Kleiva. The play also starred the wonderful actress Sally Nilsson. It was based on songs from the albums Let Go and RED.
In 2012 Randi received the Prins Eugens Kulturpris in Sweden.
She has released five albums and two eps.