True love for the genuine Bossa Nova, eclectic with tasteful arrangements, original Portuguese lyrics, and a selection of the finest brazillian tunes, is the focus for the BOSSA ROYALE duo.The music is both warm and romantic sometimes even hard swinging.
The classic duo constellation Voc/Guitar and Tenor sax, remind you of the famous Getz/Gilberto collaboration in the 60's, this duo has a distinct a unique sound.
The repertoire is sung in Portuguese and consist of all the great Brazilian composers such as:Tom Jobim, Ary Baroso, Marcos Valle, Caetano Veloso, Edu Lobo, Joyce Moreno, Ivan Lins, Haroldo Barbosa, and a couple of De La Motte's own material.
A bit about the guys
Lars De Lamotte a.k.a. Nelson De Lamotte is a dutch/indonesian/danish singer/songwriter and vocal coach who has been specializing in brazilian music since his early teens. He has released 7 albums, of which 4 are his own. Lars was born in Amsterdam and spent his early childhood in Tokyo. In the early sixties he and his family settled in Denmark. Lars played the violin from the age of 9, and then switched to guitar when he was 13. He started picking up words and chords by ear, while listening to Jobim tunes, played by João Gilberto. He has also been very influenced by the works of Milton Nascimento, Sergio Mendes, Hermeto Pascoal and Gilberto Gil. In 1980 he released an album with danish latin/funk group, Zambassa on PolyGram.
He then received his formal training at The Royal Danish Music Conservatory. He's been working with many great danish and brazilian musicians through the years. In 1998 he started playing in and composing for the group New Bossa 5, and their album Berlingo de Branco, came out on Olufsen Records.
2000 he released a duo-album called Brazilian Summer Moods with the group Bossa & You, also on Olufsen, and later that year he received The Global Beat Award (Danish National Radio, P3) for the album Nelson. In 2002, Lars ended working with New Bossa 5, and later that year he formed his new band Brazilian Boots . In 2006 Lars and Brazilian Boots released their debut album "Dive" on Calibrated records, which received four hearts by danish jazz-critic, Boris Rabinowitch.
Simon Thorsen - A living legend. Great sax and flute player with a unique personnel touch. Any body that knows just a bit of Jazz would know this great talented gent.
He has played with everybody in the Danish jazz community. And he certainly loves what he does.
Trained at the Rhythmic Conservatory - where he now teaches.
Has recorded several times with Thomas Fryland, played or recorded with Ernie Wilkins Almost BigBand Feat: Randy Brecker, Stefano Belmondo, Nils Raae, Lars Winther Big Band, Sound Of Gospell (Marie Carmen Koppel) osv. Simon has a strong passion for Brazilian and Cuban music and has worked with: Fernando De Marco, Afonso Correa, Ivan Bastos, Arturo Sandoval, Calixto Oviedo, Joselly Regina, Malu Prates osv.
Working as a theater, studio musician.
Being part of many other constellations, one that will be relevant to mention is Brazilian Boots, Loungy bossa inspired group.