Finnish soul pioneer Tuomo is having a week to celebrate. Not only has he just released a funky slow-burner soul single – Walk On. But it also coincided with him winning Pori Jazz Festival organisation annual “Ted Curson Award“.
In 2007, Tuomo won the Suomen Jazzliitto (Finnish Jazz Federation) for Best Finnish Jazz artist. Now the Pori Jazz Ted Curson Award deservedly recognises his outstanding contributions to Finnish Soul, Funk and Jazz music. Over the years, Tuomo (Tuomo Prättälä) has been involved in several musical groups, including Q-Continuum, Quintessence, the Ilmiliekki Quartet, Huba, the Emma Salokoski Ensemble, and MP4, and has released several solo albums. His 7″ single Lost, Lost, Lost as duo Pratt & Moody is a highly sought after Scandinavian soul vinyl.
Undeterred by lockdown, the prolific creator continued to explore his musical pathways culminating in an EP exclusively released on Bandcamp aptly called Quarantine Music 1.
From experimental electronics to neo-soul arrangements Tuomo’s lyrics are just as expressive and varied reflecting all aspects of life. His latest release, ‘Walk On‘, reveals a single on the bittersweet side of love.
‘I’ve always loved break-up ballads for some reason and here’s another one. It’s called ‘Walk On’. It was mixed & mastered by Tommi “Master Fader” Vainikainen, and Tero Ahonen designed the cover. I hope you love it!’ – Tuomo
Tuomo delivers an emotionally wrapped bouquet ballad that is hard NOT to love, just like the artist himself.
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