Teitur Set to Visit Spotlight Café at the Capitol Center on 3/6
Look to the north - your new favorite singer-songwriter is coming to the Spotlight Café at the Capitol Center for the Arts as part of the On The Edge Series on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30pm. He has a voice of a peculiar angel, soft as a kiss, which hasthe ability to warm the coldest of hearts. He is Teitur (Tie-tor) Lassen, a man from the Faroe Islands who turns music into magic beautifully and effortlessly. Tickets for this intimate evening start at $15 and are on sale now.
In 2002, Teitur was signed by the legendary Doug Morris to Universal Records in the US. And in 2003, Teitur released his firstalbum, Poetry & Aeroplanes. Its simple, sincere songs made it a critical hit. He toured the USA and Canada extensively, initiallyworking the East coast, then slowly building audiences all over North America, performed on chat shows, live radio sessions, wasfeatured on MTV's You Hear It First, VH1 and CNN, watched as his songs got snapped up for film soundtracks (My Super Ex-Girlfriend and Aquamarine), and attracted the attention of respected singer-songwriters like Rufus Wainwright, Aimee Mann and JohnMayer, all of whom took him on tour, from theatres to a large arena tour with Mayer.
In 2006 Teitur left Universal. He and his manager started their own label, and called it Arlo and Betty Recordings (after his twoguitars). He released his second album Stay Under The Stars in the same year, a record full of richer writing and bolder characters,which went Gold in Denmark, spawning the huge radio hit "Louis Louis," and established him as a major star in Scandinavia and builthis reputation across Continental Europe.
In 2007, Teitur also fulfilled a lifetime ambition by releasing an album in his mother tongue, Kata Hornid, before beginning work laterthat year on The Singer, recorded in a Swedish Princess' house in Gotland, released in 2008 in Europe and early 2009 in the UK, hisfirst album to be issued in Britain.
The Singer garnered five star reviews in the UK in The Guardian ("deep, viscous stuff that is never less than extraordinary") andThe Independent ("a rare beast"), while the Sunday Times praised the singer-songwriter's "wonderfully idiosyncratic talent".
Ten years after the release of his first album, Poetry & Aeroplanes, he has come full circle returning both to home and his musical roots to record his sixth album Story Music. Those ten years and his experiences gave him the conviction that he had to make his next record on The Faroes, so April of this year saw Teitur recording in the brand new Studio Bloch in Torshavn, recently built by his long time sound engineer Jonas Bloch Danielsen in a 130 year old former ice factory. He had a collection of songs and compositions, with which he says he set out to challenge the conventions of pop songwriting.
Tickets are $20 ($15 for students) and are available by calling 603-225-1111, online at www.ccanh.com, and at the box office, located at 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.