Cello with Attitude
The musical performance at Sophie Didriksson and Johan Farkas’ wedding Saturday was both most unusual and fantastically good. Lisa and Gertrud are a famous duo in Swedish musical circles – two voices and a cello with attitude. Many guests were amazed they would perform in such a small venue, but apparently somebody knew somebody.
I had never seen a cello played as a jazz instrument, but this was done with great skill. And the vocals were to the standard of Manhattan Transfer. They should be famous well beyond Sweden.
There is a YouTube video of Lisa and Gertrud performing a David Bowie song, “Life on Mars”, in 2009. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQVV0n-cCjY. It is a good example of the cello play. Here is slide show from the reception.