As Santa as it gets at this point.....
Another busy and exciting year is coming to its conclusion. Lots of new adventures has been experienced and new friends and connections has been made, among them my very joyful and promising collaboration with my new Swedish band, Guitarist Clas Olofsson,
bass player Fredrik Landh and drummer Micke Dahlén, with whom I did gigs at the Live@Heart Festival in Örebro, Sweden, this year. Happy to announce that we are preparing a tour in Sweden May 2016.
Lindrum and I formed a Dance/Trance duo and did a version of the titlesong of my latest album, Chant. It got released late August 2015 by Music For Dreams and seems at this point to stand a fair chance of getting airplay on DK National Radio P3.....
June I went to L.A. to meet up and record with the mighty Tony Scherr and the one and only Jim Keltner once more. Felt about twice as good as the first time, as we knew each other this time and interacted much more like a band. Love those guys - and Morgan
Stratton, the engineer at Sunset Sound, too! I came back home with 10 songs (in the end I left one out) and then worked them good together with my beloved friend, producer and drummer Jakob Høyer. We did sound treatments and overdubbed strings, horns
and a little keyboards and handed it to Flemming Rasmussen to mix, which he did beautifully - as always. Finally, I took it to The Cutting Room, Stockholm, Sweden, to get it mastered properly by the great Björn Engelmann. The album is going to be called
Luna Plena Super Me and is to be released in the early spring of 2016. Can't wait! So proud of that album!
A new and exciting collaboration seems to be coming from Paris, France, where I'm about to start working with keyboardist Johan Dalgaard, originally
from DK but has been living and working in France since 1998. He and I and a Parisian rythm section are to play a handful of shows in Paris May 2016, right before the Swedish tour!
Also, an English band lead by bass player Fabian Bonner is gonna start
working. We will be playing a two weeks tour in the southern half of England in the end of August and the beginning of September 2016.
Last, but not least, I aim to play solo promo shows spring 2016 in conjunction with the album release, as many
festivals in Denmark with my great Danish band (Rune Funch - gtr, Daniel Franck - b, Jakob Høyer - dm) as we possibly can and a DK tour, also with the band, in October/November 2016. Look forward to it all!
I hope to see you all out and about
listening to great live music with me and my band(s) as well as many other exciting bands and solo artists. Until then: Take good care of yourselves and each other and a merry christmas and the happiest new year ever to all! XO, Aske