TUOMO DUO (Finland) - Soul/Jazz/Pop
TUOMO Prättälä and Felix Zenger
Finnish pop/soul singer/composer TUOMO Prättälä, who is also an excellent keyboard player and jazz pianist, toured Australia twice as the pianist with the Ilmiliekki Jazz Quartet. TUOMO is also a very formidable soul-singer/key-boardist in Finland. On this tour TUOMO works in Duo with his colleague Feliz Zenger - www.felixzenger.com - fabulous beatboxer (Sydney Festival 2009) presenting Tuomo's latest project: 'The New Mystique' in a keyboard-vocal electro-sampled production.
At the Fremantle Arts Centre, in association with the Perth International Arts Festival, the TUOMO DUO will join an ensemble of 10 of Western Australia's finest instrumentalists to produce a fusion of electronic, acoustic, scored and improvised music, called the 'Soft Soft Loud' project, arranged by exciting young Australian composer Tilman Robinson - www.tilmanrobinson.com
"As a whole, The New Mystique is an exquisite modern soul album. Intellectual, moodful and danceable, without a trace of overstatement, preachiness or forcedness." - Helsinki Sanomat/NYT