WE LOVE SOUL!
Why is it that across Scandinavia, Soul music is hardly ever played on commercial radio?
It’s no wonder that during the past 10 years we have seen a decline in artists choosing soul as a musical direction. Many artists have tried going abroad to gain an audience, such as the Danish group Quadron did... with great success! However, many haven’t been as fortunate and instead have chosen to follow other musical paths – or given up!
In 2011 Soul artist Stevie Nii-Adu Mensah spoke to Andy Collins (designer, entrepreneur, DJ) about this decline, and struggle of soul artists and he immediately became driven and devoted to supporting and promoting Scandinavian Soul throughout the Nordic regions and internationally.
“I can’t think of anything better to listen to on a warm summer evening, on a long drive or in a fire-lit cabin in the mountains. I also believe that there are many people who, like us, love the sound of soul and even more who take pride in supporting home-grown music,” says Andy Collins.
scandinaviansoul.com contains videos, bios and gig guides to Scandinavian Soul artists such as; Bernhoft (DK), Magnum Coltrane Price (SWE), Marie Dahlstrøm (DK) and Tuomo (FIN).
In September 2013 the world first Scandinavian Soul festival took place in Horsens, Denmark with 120 musicians over three days!
In 2014 we held the first Scandinavian Soul Music Awards (SSMA) at Katalin in Uppsala, Sweden.
"The growth of Scandinavian Soul is essential to develop the scene and establish a community where we can learn from each other and most importantly share our passion for the music."
Marie Dahlstrøm, Scandinavian Soul singer DK
By combining and including all Nordic countries; Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland (spreading some love), and the unification of soulful music will help artists reach their audience, creating a new way for people to find soul – Scandinavian Soul!
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