Music Programme 2019
In 2017, The Savage Rose had to call off their Tønder Festival appearance because of illness. They are back and they will be opening Tønder Festival 2019. The Savage Rose is one of the most potent and enduring entities on Denmark’s music scene. 70 year-old Annisette Koppel fronts The Savage Rose, who marked their 50th anniversary in 2017. The Savage Rose story is as wild and unusual as Annisette, the singer, is on stage. Constant development, no compromise, frequent changes, including personnel, but total fidelity to their unique sound. Though ten years have passed since composer and keyboard-player Thomas Koppel died, The Savage Rose with singer Annisette Koppel have retained their character.
There is a direct line from the debut album The Savage Rose in 1968 to the latest Homeless from 2017. Among the many milestones in the long series of releases, special mention must be given to Dødens Triumf (The Triumph of Death) (1972), Wild Child (1973) and Black Angel (1995). The Savage Rose have written Danish music history. They are impossible to categorise: classical, rock, blues, soul, folk, they cover it all. And Annisette’s singing voice has always been in a class of its own.