Basco and Jullie Hjetland – bio
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” & “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. Together they’ve released the EP “Kongsdøtrene” in 2014 and in 2018 they will commence the journey to release a full album together.

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 Dørge 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”, Danish Music Awards Folk 2017






Line Up:
Jullie Hjetland
Ale Carr
Hal Parfitt-Murray
Anders Ringgaard
Andreas Tophøj

Releases (all via Go Danish)
2008 – The Crow in the Walnut Tree (Basco)
2011 – Big Basco (Basco)
2013 – The Remarkalbe return of Old Man Basco (Basco)
2014 – Basco & DR Big Band – Live at DR Byen (Basco)
2014 – Kongsdøtrene (Basco & Jullie Hjetland)
2017 – Interesting Times (Basco)