Photo: Helle Frogner
With courage, creativity and love of improvisation and experimentation the three musicians Julie Falkevik, Ellen Brekken and Marius Trøan Hansen give us FALKEVIK. A Norwegian trio that mixes the nordic jazz touch with quirky and elegant melodies that will linger in your ear. The songs move confidently between singer-songwriter-aestetics, lyrical instrumental passages, riff-based solos and the flexibility of a jazz-trio. Julie is actively working with extending the piano pallet by integrating live electronics and effects in her pianoplaying – and this give the trio a more electronic vibe.
The musicians come from different backgrounds, and together they create a fascinating and versatile sfere. Julie (piano, effects and vocals) from the Nordic pop-scene working with acts like Ine Hoem and Norwegian Grammy nominated Erlend Ropstad, Ellen (Upright and el bass) from the jazz-rock-tradition with bands like Hedvig Mollestad Trio. And Marius (drums and electronics) from the pop-scene playing with bands like Phunky Phat .
Their first album was released on the 19th of october 2018 on the label Drabant Music AS.
The reviews of the album has been amazing!
«Falkevik stands out amongst this autumn’s best new names»
«Falkevik has undeniably found its musical identity and deliver a compelling debut».
«Wow. That stands out, and rightly so. […] Original, exciting, entertaining – that’s how jazz can reach the masses.»
«Louder Than I’m Used to establishes itself well above the average standard of debut releases».
Norway Rock Magazine
«Louder than I’m used to ist ein spannandes Aufeinandertreffen»
«Falkevik machen Piano-Trio-Jazz zugänglich, ohne die intellektuelle Basis dabei zu verwässen.»
«[…] This is a band that manages to build a bridge between jazz and pop, bringing fans from both genres closer together. […] perhaps one of the most beautiful albums of the year.»
Petter Wallace (petterwallace.com)