NCity, continued

The band NCity Blues has been around since 2005, but 2018 saw the birth of a fresh new concept that's a whole lot more than just a shortening of the name.  Founder members Torben and Tobias teamed up with new blood Phil and Michael, who were playing together in other projects. The vibe was good, socially and musically, setting the scene for a thorough reworking of the band's repertoire, with the southern genre zydeco as inspiration. This resulted in NCity, a melting pot for diverse styles like rock 'n' roll, skiffle, jump jive, country and rockabilly, infused with the band members' various quirks and passions: close harmony singing, an primarily acoustic sound, the band's vintage look. These elements conjure up a certain nostalgia, but also reflect on the guys' approach to music: 100% live and swinging, with real instruments and real musicianship at its heart.

As well as delivering a stage concert with full, amplified sound, NCity is also capable of 100% acoustic performance.
See and hear NCity on video. 

Torben Kaas - Guitar & vocals

Torben's musical career got properly underway in 1983. Since then, he has played in countless situations with tours in Denmark and abroad. Torben has always put great store in composing and playing his own material. He has released four albums with N'City Blues, as well as the critically acclaimed solo album On The Other Hand. Most recently, the album Yeah Yeah Yeah with The New Cadillacs. Torben is also a painter and exhibits his work regularly. Besides NCity, Torben plays with The Great Pretenders (60s music), Housewarmers (pop) as well as Side by Side (jazz) and Jacks (Four Jacks tribute band).

Tobias Leonardo Pedersen - Drums & vocals

Tobias is vastly experienced as an ensemble musician. He has been taught by Henrik Simonsen, Jesper Bo Nielsen, Jan Andersen and Dave Weckl. Besides Leonardo Pedersens Jazzkapel, Tobias also drums regularly with the brass band Zebrass, blues band Troels Jensen and the Healers as well as NCity, Side by Side and Nielsen Swingtime. Tobias has played/plays with: Miriam Mandipira, Hans Knudsen, Bobo Moreno, Denice Gordon, Michael Watson (New Orleans), Lillian Boutte (New Orleans), Etta Cammeron, Pelle Lindstrøm, Nielsen Swingtime, Poul Harrison, Jan Gerfast, Leon Brown and James Andrews, Stanly Jacobs and Ten Sleeplees Knights ,Krølle Eriks Bluesband, Børge Biceps, Kjeld Lauritsen, Norbert Susemihl, Daviken, Soulberries, Five Live Jazzband & Girassol, as well as playing percussion with Furillo.

Michael Staun - Double bass & vocals

Michael plays double bass, guitar, banjo and mandolin. He has 25 years' experience in music and entertainment, educated at music conservatory in Aalborg. He has since taught for many years at Slagelse Music School, in addition to performing with diverse artists like Amin Jensen, Monrad and Jesper Klein.

Phil Nice - Accordion & vocals

A native of Britain, Phil is a multi instrumentalist, singer, teacher, instrument builder, composer, producer and piano tuner. He cme to Denmark in the 90s and has stuck around since. Phil is a member of the trio Jazz Light District with Paul Harrison og Camilla Ernen Lyngholm. He is a part-time member of Mac-K & Company (celtic folk) on banjo, accordion and vocals. He is half of the duo Phil & Fod (jazz & jazzy pop) and The Næverly Hillbillies (festive music exposed to silliness and absurdity, together with Michael Staun). Freelance function musician with multi genres and in diverse setups from solo to quartet. Guest musician with Kevin Grenfell's Jazz Giants (UK) og Paul Harrison Band (DK). Phil is also drummer and lead singer with the rock band Sølfisk (Silverfish). Phil is a qualified teacher (B.Ed.) from Vordingborg Seminar. Teaches piano, banjo, voice and jazz improvisation freelance.