Music Programme 2019
49 year-old Claus Hempler’s most recent album of songs in Danish, Kuffert fuld af mursten (A Caseful of Bricks), released this year, is an artistic departure for this musician, and has won critical plaudits. Copenhagen daily Politiken gave it five hearts and commented: “Pessimism and bitter humour are the tones he uses to illustrate life on this surprising album – one of the finest released in Denmark this year.” Claus Hempler, one of the best singers in the country, moves smoothly between musical styles. The Funen Crooner fronted the Odense band Fielfraz, who were successful on the Danish rock scene in the 1990s. Claus Hempler made his solo debut album Hempler in 2004, and has followed with three more, among them an album with the Danish singer Dicte.