The Scandinavian top-class quartet Basco has joined forces with the enchanting Danish/Norwegian singer Jullie Hjetland. Together they create energetic music and a poetic sound delivered with their shared passion for story telling.
Over the years both Basco and Jullie have been awarded at the Danish Music Award - Folk in such categories as "Album of the Year", "Singer of the Year", "Artist of the Year", "Track of the year" and "Composer of the Year".
Their music is varied, full of nuance and beauty, of temperament and drive, of grand sweeping landscapes, delicate, fractal detail, and of good, old fashioned, raw, foot-stomping power.
Jullie is a versatile and charismatic singer, who's voice has brought her round the world with not only Basco but also as Lukkif and with Pierre DÝrge and Nordens Tone, among others.
Whether performing with Jullie, as a quartet or with the Danish Radio Big Band, irrepressible Scandinavian folk roots band Basco's infectious energy, virtuosity and inventiveness have gained the hearts and minds of audiences from all over Europe. Basco is the first folk string band ever to be shortlisted for the prestigious Nordic Music Prize in 2014 for their album, "The Remarkable Return of Old Man Basco". In May 2017 this remarkable quartet released their forth studio album "Interesting Times", which was awarded "Album of the Year".
Basco and Jullie have given the old stories from the north new life with the help of a handful of authors from the Nordic countries, counterpointing the tales with elements of smoky Scottish reels, flying Norwegian halling dances, polkas from a Danish summer night, and the echos of the trolls in a deep Swedish forest.