German spring tour coming up!

Tomorrow it’s time for us to hit the German autobahn again to prepare for our next big project!

On April 16th at Harmonie in Bonn we will be recording “Songs From The Road” on DVD/CD which will be released in September 2015.

We will be 10 persons on stage both that night and the night before, at Meisenfrei, Bremen.

Both sax players will be there, and also Lisa Lystam Family Band(Sweden) and Ida Bang (Denmark/Sweden) on backing vocals.

So therefore don’t miss the band on our German spring tour which will bring us to the following venues and festivals:

26.3 EXIL Göttingen
27.3 Rother Bluestage, Roth
28.3 Blues-Garage, Hannover
15.4¬†Meisenfrei Blues Club – Jack Daniel’s Pilgerst√§tte, Bremen
16.4¬†Harmonie-Bonn¬†(DVD/CD rec. of “Songs From The Road”), Bonn
17.4¬†Hot Jazz Club¬†Club, M√ľnster
18.4 Adler Meidelstetten
24.4 DomgymnasiumVerdener Jazz und Blues Tage e.V., Verden / Aller
25.4 QUASIMODO Berlin
29.4 Downtown Bluesclub, Hamburg
30.4 Heimathaus Twist, Twist

Go check out the entire spring tour plan -> here <-

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International Songwriting Competition (ISC) finalists!

We just found out that we have 2 songs (…out of 12 in total!) in the¬†International Songwriting Competition¬†(ISC) 2014 finals which is the songs “If you wanna leave” by Thorbj√łrn Risager and “More” by Peter Skjerning!

Read more about -> here! <- and the the winner will be announced soon, so keep your fingers crossed!

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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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