Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado

How can an act from Copenhagen with an almost unpronounceable name play more than 100 gigs a year in 20 countries, and release 10 CDs in 10 years, with great reviews from important music media in the USA, UK, Germany, France, Benelux, Scandinavia? 

They’ve performed in most European countries and also Canada and in India, at Mahindra Blues in Mumbai, Asia’s biggest blues festival headlined by Buddy Guy. After the signing with Ruf Records  in 2014 things have moved even faster for them, and their success story is almost as amazing as their music!

More than 90 % of their repertoire is composed by Thorbjørn himself, and even though they usually get categorized as a blues band, their style also incorporates elements from rock, soul, funk, singer-songwriter, New Orleans etc.

The band was formed in 2003, and 5 of the original members are still in the band. It’s a band that sticks together through thick and thin, and the intense touring has just made them even tighter, musically and otherwise.