Queendom Come Tokunbo
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Info for Queendom Come
TOKUNBO, the voice of internationally critically acclaimed acoustic soul jazz group Tok Tok Tok steps onto new grounds with her solo debut as 'Queen of Folk Noir' enrapturing the listener from the very start. Celebrating the marriage between her unique voice and dark guitar sounds in sparse arrangements TOKUNBO has assembled a crew of exceptional musicians for her solo debut record 'Queendom Come' and has created an album that oscilates between jazz singer songwriter pop and 60s vintage sounds.
With 13 Tok Tok Tok album releases under her belt, five German Jazz Awards, the French Grand Prix SACEM and world tours taking her from Sao Paolo to the grand stage of Tel Aviv Opera House – the voice that enchanted us with her renditions of Lou Reed's 'Walk on the wild side' and Paul Simon's '50 ways to leave your lover' is now ready to stun with her solo record.
As 'Queen of Folk Noir' the charismatic singer has reinvented herself staying true to her gift of intimate storytelling. For her highly anticipated solo debut TOKUNBO teamed up with exceptional musicians producing a record that delicately paints its landscapes with dark guitar sounds, lo-fi drums and lovingly arranged string ensembles, the perfect backdrop to the singers unmistakable voice.
Touching on stories close to her heart 'Queendom Come' captivates with its carefully crafted blend of dark singer songwriter ambiance and 60s vintage sounds drawing the listener into TOKUNBO's very own world.
Recorded at BluHouse Studios & RixRooms Berlin
Engineered by Ulrich Rode, Matthias Meusel & Tokunbo Akinro
Mixed and mastered by Marc Ebermann at Music Factory
Produced by Matthias Meusel, Ulrich Rode & Tokunbo
was the Voice of Tok Tok Tok, the highly acclaimed darling of the German jazz scene, with 13 albums, five German Jazz Awards and a Grand Prix SACEM to its name.
With global tours and high-profile concerts with the NDR Pops Orchestra and the Babelsberg Filmorchestra – as well as tv guest appearances, amongst them the prestigious talkshow ‚ 'WDR Zimmer Frei‘ and 'ARTE One Shot Not‘ – Tok Tok Tok shot from newcomer to household name in record time.
In 2014, TOKUNBO released her much-acclaimed, solo-debut album ‚Queendom Come‘, together with a pan-European tour. Her latest album 'The SWAN‘ which gained a grant from German government’s 'Initiative Musik‘ foundation has received significant media and critical attention, particularly from the quality music press. The vinyl edition sold out twice within a few months, and is fast becoming the demo album of choice within the HiFi industry.
The song 'White Noise‘ taken from this milestone album, recently won the UK Songwriting Contest 2018 in the category 'Best Video‘.