Mahindra Blues in Mumbai!

It was truly a fantastic experience for us to play at the Mahindra Blues Festival in Mumbai India. Here’s a few with pictures, quotes and highlights!

“However, what came next blew all our minds ‚Äď Thorbjorn Risager and The Black Tornado! Easily the highlight of the festival, Denmark‚Äôs biggest Blues band made us laugh, dance and sing until we could barely stand upright! The band‚Äôs incredible dynamic, their interaction with the crowd and, of course, their finest tunes made for a set that would leave even the “I-am-not-so-sure-about-the-blues” crowd spellbound!” Read the entire article from BookMyShow¬†here!

Check out Thorbj√łrn Risager’s interview with the Indian Lifestyle magazine “Verve” and check out the killer photos by “WhatsTheScene India” here

…and from the¬†Mahindra Blues¬†festival final jam session playing “Sweet Home Chicago” with the absolutely killer line-up!:¬†Buddy Guy,¬†Nikki Hill,¬†Rich Robinson,¬†Quinn Sullivan,¬†Doyle Bramhall II¬†and yours truly¬†Thorbj√łrn Risager!


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New Years Greeting Card

Check out the video below with highlights from a truly remarkable year in the bands history and thank you for the overwhelming support in 2014!

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones and see you in 2015!


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Greetings and salutations

From all of us to all of you, a very Merry Christmas! :-)


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#5 on the BluesRockReview top 20!

This is truly fantastic news!
#5 on the Top 20 Albums of 2014 in Blues Rock Review!
Where’s the champagne and the r……???
Thanks for the votes from the staff at BRR and from all of you who participated!

Read all about it here!

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#1 on The Blues Magazine’s “The best of 2014″ list!

We’re so proud to be #1 on “The best of 2014″ list from¬†Classic Rock‘s¬†Blues Magazine¬†(UK), in the very best company ever! Thx to our wonderful fans,¬†Ruf Records,¬†Crunchy Tunes,¬†Target Group,¬†Promote it¬†and¬†Medley Studios¬†for the fantastic support! :-)

Here’s the motivation from the magazine!


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European Blues Award nomination!

We just found out that we are nominated for a European Blues Award as “Best Album/Recorded Session 2014″ for our album “Too Many Roads” released on¬†Ruf Records!


Check out this link where we’re in the best possible company one can be in AND WOTE ON US please! :-)

-> -> We didn’t win and the award went to Rory Gallagher’s latest album! :-)

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…and the DMA Blues 2014 goes to Thorbj√łrn Risager & The Black Tornado

Ups – we did it again!!! :-)

We just won the Danish Music Award BLUES 2014 for the album “Too Many Roads” out on¬†Ruf Records!

This is unbelievable¬†and we’re truly greatful!

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Danish Music Award nomination for “Too Many Roads”

We are ever so proud to announce that we have been nominated for a DANISH MUSIC AWARD BLUES again this year!

“Too Many Roads” (out on¬†Ruf Records) has been noticed by the committee just like “Dust and Scrathes” was last year and really shows that hard work pays off.

The winner will be found on Wednesday, September 24th so pls. keep your fingers crossed!

Check out this link (in Danish – but hey – there is always a helping hand in Google translate!)

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Dutch tour coming up!

The Netherlands – we’re so thrilled to come and play for y’all at

Sept. 5th. NixBluesClub (Enschede)
Sept. 6th. BluesRockFestival (Tegelen) 
Sept. 7th. NorthSeaJazzClub (Amsterdam)
Sept. 13th. Café de Noot (Hoogland) 

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North Sea Jazz Club

Johan’s List (Het Lijstje van Johan) is a concert series in one of Amsterdam’s best clubs, “North Sea Jazz Club”, in the Westergasfabriek.

The selection of bands Рinternational bluesbands of absolute top class such as Keb’ Mo’, Lucky Peterson and our fellow label mades in Royal Southern Brotherhood Рwas made by the legendary sports journalist, professional football player (1966 Р1978) and music lover Johan Derksen who is also hosting this concert series.

Our new CD “Too Many Roads” was “CD of the week” in his Sunday evening show “Muziek Voor Volwassenen” (Music For Grownups) on the popular Dutch radio station “Radio Rijnmond”

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