Blues Rock
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Blues Rock
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Change My Game


Talk about a tough act to follow. Back in 2014, Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado released Too Many Roads: the award-winning ninth album that saw the golden-voiced frontman and his seven-piece lineup showered with global acclaim. For the fans who had followed the Copenhagen band since their formation in 2003, it felt like a career-best release. But we were wrong. With Change My Game, Thorbjørn has raised the stakes once again. In a world where most bands are content to tread water, here’s an album that breaks new creative ground, explores fresh musical directions and delivers a bold batch of songs that are at once catchy and immediate, but rich with deeper meaning. Released in January 2017 on Ruf Records, Change My Game is not just an album title, but also the guiding ethos that has driven this band from the start.

For the first time, the eight musicians were given free rein to self-produce and mix the entire album, and the result is a visceral production that showcases their best material to date. Rock-influenced songs like Dreamland are hard, fiery and ferocious. Ballads like lead-off single I Used To Love You have an aching emotional power. Meanwhile, for the fans who love the Tornado’s fresh take on classic blues, there’s Train, which opens with a locomotive whistle, a lone vocal and an acoustic guitar – before the band turn up the heat and bring the song to ist horn-driven climax.

Firm believers in the power of live music, Thorbjørn and the band will take Change My Game out on the road in 2017, with a touring schedule that will see them raise roofs across the planet and convert countless new fans to the cause.

Line up:

Thorbjørn Risager – vocals, guitar

Peter Skjerning - guitar

Emil Balsgaard – keyboards

Søren Bøjgaard – bass

Martin Seidelin – drums

Hans Nybo – tenor sax

Kasper Wagner – saxophones

Peter Kehl – trumpet

  • I Used To Love You
  • Dreamland
  • Change My Game
  • Holler n Moan
  • Hard Time
  • Long Gone
  • Hold My Lover Tight
  • Maybe It's Alright
  • Train
  • Lay My Burden Down
  • City Of Love