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My Own Private Sunday
Single: Future History
When it comes to contemporary soul music, there simply is no way to omit the importance of Tuomo. Since his 2007 debut album, Tuomo has blazed the trail in European deep contemporary Soul. Now he’s back with his new album, “My Own Private Sunday”.
One can well describe Tuomo as the hardest-
21st century soul music. First creating a buzz not like anything seen recently in his native
Finland, Tuomo soon proceeded to make people aware of his soul prowess in Japan, Germany, and beyond. In 2009, Tuomo reached out for you and yours again, and his 2nd album “Tuomo Reaches Out For You” was another stone cold winner. Less than 12 months later Tuomo releases yet another album.
On “My Own Private Sunday”, Tuomo takes his brand of deep songwriting-
Tuomo’s third release is different in many ways, if you wish to compare it to his previous two. Tuomo says this album is clearly more personal, as he included here all the songs he was too embarrassed to put on “My Thing” or “Reaches Out For You”. The title also describes that we’ve come quite a far from Tuomo’s funkiest creations. “My Own Private Sunday” is the state of mind. In a way you can see Tuomo’s album trilogy as a perfect weekend: funk on Friday, heavier stuff on Saturday and slightly hung over on Sunday.
On previous albums the basis of the sturdy soul sound was also due to a wealth of talent in the supporting cast. People like Timo Lassy, Verneri Pohjola, Antti Hynninen, Pekka Kuusisto, to mention but a few, spell “Quality” with a capital Q. Jupiter label’s core rhythm section causing awe at Tuomo’s live gigs has also been there. This time Tuomo has been walking the footsteps of his idols Prince and Stevie Wonder playing all the instruments himself.
We touched on Tuomo’s songwriting abilities but let’s dig a bit deeper. When listening to all three albums, you stumble upon such bursts of sheer brilliance as ‘Don’t take it too hard’, ‘My thing’, ‘So surreal’, ‘Firsts’, ‘The Grant’, and most lately ‘Future history’ and ‘The Circus’, among others. This set of tracks serves as an ample example of Tuomo’s talent and variety
within. There’s old school crooning, steady funk, and get-
Those who follow the Finnish Jazz scene, already know him as a talented pianist from such heavyweight ensembles as Ilmiliekki Quartet, so you best expect to be stunned composition-
Tuomo has been awarded Emma (Finnish Grammy), a few Femmas (indie Grammies), Funk Awards, Sony Jazz Prize, Teosto Prize and many more. “My Thing” has reached gold sales in Finland and sold tens of thousands worldwide. His albums have been chosen as Best of 2007 and Best of 2009 by many music critics and magazines around the globe.
In 2010 Tuomo played 5 shows in Holland supporting Ryan Shaw.
Reaches Out For You
Cry To The Moon
Love & Friendship
If It Doesn't Hurt You
Head Above The Water
Sweet With Me
Reach Out For You
Fear Of Love
Tuomo (born as Tuomo Prättälä, 1979). Soul-
It is so retro and 'northern' in its incarnation that it has become essential already on the more discerning dancefloors... Highly recommendable. – Soul Walking
Sounding super authentic and true with brilliant production skills. – Soul Seduction
In January 2007 Tuomo released his first solo album titled “My Thing”, which immediatelly hit Finnish Top 10 and received only rave 5-
Mr. Gilles Peterson, the most famous and influential DJ and broadcaster in the world, has been a big fan of Tuomo’s since the first single “Don’t take it too hard” saw daylight. The song was for long included in Gilles’ MySpace player.
In Japan, the single has reached number 5 on J-
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