Paul Waaktaar-Savoy from a-ha to release Savoy Songbook Vol. 1


Norwegian band Savoy are most likely to be relatively unknown to most people in the UK, but one of their members is far from obscure: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy is the man responsible for young women fainting en masse in the late 80s and early 90s.

He's a member of the global super-hit Scandinavian band a-ha and penned some of their biggest hits including: "The Sun Always Shines On T.V.", "Hunting High And Low" and "Take On Me".

The Norwegian born songwriter's band Savoy are made up of his wife; American filmmaker Lauren Savoy (guitar and vocals), Frode Unneland (drums) and Paul himself who leads the band on vocals and guitar as well as composing the songs with his wife.

Savoy has always only been able to be a side project for Paul as the demands of recording and touring with a band like a-ha were always very restrictive. In fact Savoy have never actually been out on tour as they don't have the time.

Despite this, the band enjoyed considerable success in their home country selling more than 300,000 records with a career that spans more than a decade.

This new release, 'Savoy Songbook Vol. 1' is a collection of their best songs reworked, plus some new ones.

Savoy will be playing the Royal Albert Hall on May 24th, 2008 alongside a-ha band members Magne F and Morten Harket who will also play solo slots that night.

'Savoy Songbook Vol. 1' comes out through Genepool Records on May 5th, 2008.

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One Response to Paul Waaktaar-Savoy from a-ha to release Savoy Songbook Vol. 1

  1. John Sposato says:

    Their studio albums deserve an official worldwide release.
    Savoy have toured, but never for long.

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