AUSTRIAN WORLDMUSIC AWARD 2014
Black Market Tune have won the second place of Austrian World Music Award 2014
BLACK MARKET TUNE Nightfire
...outstanding musicians networking across Europe celebrating the globalisation of the Celtic Folk. Accordionist John Somerville sums up the young Austro-Scottish trio as "Modern folk music with a Scottish backbone".
Black Market Tune is marked by a hearty balance of softness and intensity, New Acoustic Music with a charming twist and sexy swing. Paying due respect to the aforementioned traditions, Black Market Tune are passionate, chic, lyrical and cool not because of but despite their cultural references. This is music not only for folk festivals but also for the cocktail bars of foreign galaxies.
The band gathered around violinist Paul Dangl, one of the key figures in the current Austrian Music scene and a great exponent of Celtic and World music. He is equally playing music from the Celtic West of Europe (in various projects), the Mediterranean region, American Newgrass, Balkan & Orient (e.g. with Nim Sofyan) as well as the Jazz & Swing genre. His studies brought Dangl to Glasgow in 2004. In Scotland he found a vital and vibrant scene that juggled all sorts of modernism, with electronic samples, Latin, and first and foremost with jazz.
John Somerville is a rising star of this scene and a pivotal member of numerous bands (e.g. in the Treacherous Orchestra). His style on the accordion links with playful nonchalance the two extremes of the Scottish idiom, power and softness.
Christian Troger from South Tyrol can easily compare with the best and most innovative guitarists of the Irish-Scottish World-Music scene and has played with many of them.
The slight penchant towards jazz in Black Market Tune's music is emphasised considerably by the vocalist Mira Lu Kovacs with a stylistic curiosity in modern jazz, electronic music and folk.