The Real Group artist

The Real Group A groundbreaking vocal group based in Sweden. With the voice as their sole instrument they have created a unique musical expression in the field between jazz, pop and Nordic European choir music The group has been touring the world for more than 30 years. The combination of perfection and personal touch along with original songs have made them accessible to music enthusiasts in general as well as to the more demanding ear. In 1989 the group graduated from The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm with the highest degree and since then they have often been asked to perform at prestigious official events along with their regular concerts. Such an event was the Swedish queens birthday when they performed the Abba classic ”Dancing Queen” together with the former Abba member Anni- Frid Lyngstad. The group also sang at the opening of the Fifa World Cup in South Korea and Japan. Their wide repertoire has made it possible for the group to collaborate with symphony orchestras, jazz groups, popbands and artists such as Barbara Hendricks, Toots Thielemans and sir George Martin. The Real Group has made 17 cd´s in their own name. They have produced their own concert tours, TV programs and been artistic directors for an A Cappella Festival in Seoul, South Korea. In 2008 The Real Group initiated and hosted "The Real A Cappella Festival" and in 2012 "The Real Group Festival" with visitors from more than 20 countries. They are in the process of developing the online educational site ”The Real Group Academy”. 2012 and 2013 the group has toured as ambassadors for the charityprogram Star For Life in Sweden and South Africa. The Christmas album A World for Christmas was released 2012 on Universal Music. In 2013/2014 the touring continues in the US and all over Europe with their a cappella concert program as well as with collaborations with Symphony Orchestras and a special project together with Finnish vocalgroup Rajaton. A ”Supergroup” called LEVELELEVEN with new compositions and arrangements. The Real Group will also be particularly active in Japan with more than 40 concerts and a release of a new CD in this period. The members are: Emma Nilsdotter Lisa Östergren Anders Edenroth Morten Vinther Janis Strazdins