Review of concert at Jazzfest Bonn 11.05.2013:
(…) “Not less energetic, but coming from the cold North, the Norwegian Randi Tytingvåg heralded the final of the jazz festival in the Telekom-Forum. It was announced that her voice would be like the sea - an image that fits. Poetic and intense Randi Tytingvåg opened up to the audience.." Thomas Kölsch
A brand new concert/dance performance for children will be shown on the 9th of May at the Maijazz festival in Stavanger. SIRKEL is the title of this exciting new project made by dancer/coreographer Therese Markhus and singer/composer Randi Tytingvåg. These are also involved:
Bodhild Vossgård - cello, loop station
Karl Oskar Sørdal - light technician and designer
Thomas Lønning - sound technician
Another great review of Lights Out
"From the depth of her soul…These songs are so personal and so passionate that they creep into your heart and stay there.
(…) This time she leans towards blues and folk music more that ever and you can also hear elements from the strong singer-songwriter tradition." Tor Hammerø
Great review of LIGHTS OUT in Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen
"This girl is just terrific. This time she doesn´t present jazz, but calm, bluesy ballads. (..) Her singing is flawless and her style is unique." Per Ivar Henriksbø
Great review of LIGHTS OUT in Dagbladet
"Randi Tytingvåg has released five albums that demonstrate a unique talent for songwriting and storytelling."
21.03 2013 Kassel, Theaterstübchen
22.03 2013 Dudelange, Luxembourg
06.04 2013 Bømlo, Bømlo Kulturhus
09.04 2013 Stavanger, St.Petri kirke
10.04 2013 Orstad, Orstad & Frøyland kirke
11.04 2013 Molde, Storyville jazzklubb
12.04 2013 Ulsteinvik, Sjøborg kulturhus
24.04 2013 Nesodden, Nesodden jazzklubb
25.04 2013 Kolbotn, Kullebunden jazzklubb
11.05 2013 Bonn, Germany (Jazzfest)
22.06 2013 Ringerike, Det Sydvestlandske Kulturselskap
19.07 2013 Neue Bühne Senftenberg,
20.07 2013 Nürnberg, St. Katharina Open air
STAVANGER CONCERT HOUSE 16th of DEC:
Hanne Sørvaag - vocals
Britt-Synnøve Johansen - vocals
Randi Tytingvåg - vocals
Band: Gjertrud Økland (violin), Espen Westbye (trumpet), Knut Aabø (grand piano),
John Lilja (double bass, oud, el-bass) and Pål Hausken (drums, percussion).
Guest apperance: Janne Hagen (vocals), Dag Sindre Vagle (vocals, guitar) and Varden children choir and The Loveley Orchestra.
Great review in Strandbuen:
"A magical chuch concert."
Britt-Synnøve Johansen - vocals, glockenspiel, flute
Janne Hagen - vocals, autoharp
Randi Tytingvåg - vocals, piano
Dag Sindre Vagle - vocals, guitar
Check out more pictures on my facebook fanpage:
An article about the making of the music video Paper Tiger:
First Swedish review of GROUNDING
"....and on top of this Randis incredible voice. Sometimes she sounds like a South-American gospel singer, sometimes like a teenager who is madly in love and sometimes like an old wise woman. (..) The album is full of potential radio hits, for example the first track "Impatience." A light and complex album." Jimmy Ginsby
The latest German reviews of GROUNDING:
"Fabulous! Randi has without a doubt a unique talent. And together with firstclass musicians she creates an atmosphere that is a mix of rock, singer songwriter tradition, country and chansons." ng
"The overall effect is quite pleasing with her delicate voice bringing quiet warmth into the icy sonic landscape." David Hintz
"New music, new approach, new clarity. Jazz and chansons hardly play a role. Randi works at the core of the singer songwriter tradition and brings to mind an old truth: less is sometimes more." Tom Asam
"Randi Tytingvåg´s music is so unpretentious, yet so full of passion - I strongly recomend this cd!" Christina Mohr
"Her powerful singing is strong and fragile at the same time. This artist seems to be the Scandinavian version of Suzanne Vega." Chris Elstrodt
(search for "Randi")
No. 7 in the Vogue playlist for June:
"If the world was any fair this Norwegian singer with the charming, grown up Pipi Longstocking face, would al ready be a great star wellknown also outside of the jazz and singersongwriter circles."
"Grounding is good for your soul." 4 of 5 stars, Andreas Lüschen-Heimer
"The songs of this Norwegian singer and songwriter, which have elements from jazz, tango and pop, really make you listen. And her lyrics are full of poetic lightness." Juni-August 2012
NEUE MUSIK ZEITUNG:
"A great album from the Norwegian singer Randi Tytingvåg. "Grounding" is truely grounded."
SOUND AND IMAGE:
"It is sensitive and full of atmosphere; she has a great feeling for melodies and lyrics - this is an example of great music with focus on the most important elements in pop music."
" This is an elegant singer-songwriter album, with some elements from americana, but with its own unique sound and a chamber music approach. (...) It becomes clear that this is a consequent and confident development in the right direction." Ullrich Maurer
"Audio Philer Tipp" and cover girl in Ars Music! Das Magazin
"Seeking real grounding and truth."
Together with Pål Hausen (drums, perc., backing vocals), Ivar Grydeland (guitars, banjo), Jo Berger Myhre (bass, barytone guitar, pedals and acoustic guitar) and Ørjan Godø (sound engineer) I had a wonderful tour in Germany just before the Easter holidays.
Here are the reviews from Marburg, Kassel and Schwäbisch Hall:
Great GROUNDING reviews!
JAZZTHING - april/mai 2012:
"Tytingvåg's songs are turning Grounding into a highly enjoyable affair. She's proving equally adept at writing sentimental country pieces like "All That Is Not Free" and vivd pop songs like "Impatience".
OKERWELLE - CD of the week:
"With her singularly expressive voice, Randi is singing about the advent and decay of love, hopes worth fighting for and her own impatience. Her music is a unique blend of lightness, grounding and melancholia – and she never shies away from addressing serious topics underneath the surface."
"Her love for jazz and chansons and nordischer pop music is revelead through her songs. With her expressive voice she sings passionately about hope, love and impatience. (...) She has made a huge step forward with this cd."
"… there's more bite here, she's taking more musical risks …
… a virtuoso and expressive vocal delivery."
"Disarmingly catchy melodies with a twist are Tytingvåg's speciality."
"Using guitar, lap-steep and banjo, Ivar Grydeland is errecting blissfully convoluted acoustic landscapes on top of Pål Hausken (dr, perc) and Jo Berger Myhre's (b) hypnotic rhythms. These are the only instruments on the album and they're all you need: Randi Tytingvåg has decided to firmly ground herself on this occasion."
"Never change a winning formula? Randi Tytingvåg disagrees. Heralding a surprising stylistic turn, her new album Grounding, slated for release at the end of April, is bound to cause some astonishment: Almost entirely shedding the instrumentation of piano, accordion, cello and brass responsible for the playful sound of her last two CDs, the chanson'esque traits of the music have all but disappeared and made way for a guitar-driven singer-songwriter-approach, in which only the occasional banjo line provides exotic instrumental colour. It's almost as though the Norwegian were trying to prove that her songs can do without any unnecessary embellishments. And indeed they can.
Those wishing to experience her new approach ahead of the CD release can catch her live at the end of March, when Randi Tytingväg will be visiting Germany with her new band."
MELODIE & RHYTHMUS:
"The down to earth, melancholic, deeply grounded sound fits perfectly into the Scandinavian music branding."
"It is great from start to ending. Melodic, simple, modern og with wonderful lyrics. The singer has a strong voice with so many sides to it that she is able to make each song a new story."
"The result is melodic, enrapturing and mindful."
Jazz i Norge.no:
Cd of the week: "Randi Tytingvåg points out a new direction with her new album GROUNDING and the quality is better than ever." Øistein Lorange Meyer
“Very welcome changes. Thank God she isn’t married to jazz." Svein Andersen
"With this new album Tytingvåg will reach out to an even broader audience." Halgrim Øistad
“This might just be her big breakthrough.
She is uniquely her own." Tor Hammerø
“Randi Tytingvåg confirms her position as one of the most interesting singer/songwriters in Norway." Trygve Lundemo
"She has composed all the music and lyrics herself and her personal way of singing gets the message across with honest and seductive qualities." Geir Hovensjø
"You can hear that she is a trained jazz singer, but without the need to prove it. She is floating with the music, freely and with a great presence.” Per A. Risnes Jr.
“Tytingvåg deliberately borrows from different genres and her voice is the force in the music.
“Impatience” screams a big radio hit.” Geir Flatøe
"Tytingvåg´s proud jubilee." Roald Helgheim
"The characteristic beats and guitar sounds elegantly accompany Tytingvåg´s great melodic lines and her fragile, yet strong voice." Olav Solvang
New cd: GROUNDING
My fourth solo album will soon be out!
Relase date in Norway: 02.03 2012
International release: 27.04 2012
GROUNDING TOUR :
08.03 2012 Oslo, Nasjonal Jazzscene Victoria
22.03 2012 Stavanger, Teaterhallen/Rogaland Teater
23.03 2012 Oldenburg, Kulturetage "Voices"
29.03 2012 Halle/Saale, Objekt 5
30.03 2012 Kassel, Theaterstübchen "Jazzfrühling Kassel"
31.03 2012 Marburg, KFZ (55° Nord)
01.04 2012 Schwäb. Hall, Hospitalkirche "Int. JazzArt Festival"
Prins Eugens kulturpris
On the 24th of January 2012 I go to Stockholm to receive the award Prins Eugens kulturpris. I am very excited and honoured! Alf Terje Hana (guitar, electronics) is coming with me and we will do a short concert after receiving the award.
For more info:
Concert with Jan Ingvar Toft, 22nd of January
Jan Ingvar Toft is in my opinion the best vocalist and storyteller in Norway - he is my absolute favourite! His presence and honesty makes a deep impact. I got to know him in 2006/07 when we worked together in Skyfri himmel at Rogaland Theatre.
I will make a guest appearance at his concert in Stavanger Concert House on the 22nd of January. I am really looking forward to it!
Stavanger Concert House 22nd of January, 1PM.
Christmas Concerts 2011
A brilliant trio: Randi Tytingvåg, Hanne Sørvaag, Britt-Synnøve Johansen
09.12: Hjelmeland kirke, Hjelmeland
15.12: Festiviteten, Haugesund
18.12: Stavanger konserthus, Stavanger (two concerts: 5.30 PM and 8 PM)
Randi Tytingvåg, Hanne Sørvaag, Britt-Synnøve Johansen: vocals
Gjertrud Økland: violin
Knut Aabø: piano
John Lilja: double bass, vocals
Pål Hausken: drums, percussion, glockenspiel
NRK Rogaland Radio
Wednesday 26th of Oct 5 PM
MOR: Eg konne vel tenkt meg å gå heile Den kinesiske mur
I am now working at Rogaland Theatre in the new play "MOR: Eg konne vel tenkt meg å gå heile Den kinesiske mur" by author Rønnaug Kleiva. The play is also starring the great actress Sally Nilsson. She is the mother and I am the daughter. A story that hopefully will touch and challenge our audience. The story is based on compositions from my two albums Let Go and RED. But it also includes a few completely new tracks. I have worked closely with Rønnaug Kleiva and translated the English lyrics into Norwegian.
For more information:
Great review at NRK Rogaland: