With a wall-to-wall 21st century freshness, light years past any concept of
vogue, or any linear genre lines, Norwegian quartet Rohey deliver music that
bristles with energy and honesty, that grooves with the best funk, that has
deep soul roots while keeping an eye on the broad expanse of a golden
future. Lead vocalist Rohey Taalah brings all the emotional complexity you
would expect of a classic jazz or soul singer (and can withstand comparison
with any with ease). Ivan Blomqvist's keys play a dual role of laying down
old school sonics, while bringing a retrofuturistic hyper-urban tone (akin
to British IDM), while Kristian B. Jacobsen (bass) and Henrik Lødøen (drums)
create a jazz-soul-funk hybrid rhythm section that ducks and weaves with
supreme artfulness.

Rohey have toured extensively throughout Scandinavia, taking in just about
every major Jazz festival along the way. With the release of "A Million
Things" on Jazzland Recordings in early 2017, their path can be expected to
take them ever further: music this good can't be kept secret for long. "A
Million Things" performs a balancing act that most pop artists have
forgotten in these days of studio micro-editing: how to write and play a
song with full and sincere conviction, while enjoying an artful
expressiveness without making things unnecessarily difficult for the
audience. This has been borne out by their nomination for 'Best Single' at
the Scandinavian Soul Awards in 2015.


"Rohey's presence was clear. All eyes were on her and all ears were on the
band. Somehow, this felt old school. A throwback to the days of a dynamic
band with an engaging singer. Especially young people should take note of
this. Music is alive outside the internet and Rohey are keeping it real."

- Andy Collins, Scandinavian Soul


Rohey Taalah/vocals
Ivan Blomqvist/keys
Kristian B. Jacobsen/bass

Henrik Lødøen/drums