credit: Tom Pratt
Tuomo & Markus is a new musical project from acclaimed Finnish soul artist Tuomo Prättälä and singer/songwriter Markus Nordenstreng (The Latebirds). Their music has been described as Nordic Americana and neo folk with distinct jazz, soul and prog-rock influences. The duo’s haunting harmonies have been compared to Simon & Garfunkel.
Tuomo & Markus gathered spontaneously at Wavelab Studio in Tucson AZ to record their debut album 'Dead Circles' with friends who included John Stirratt (Wilco, Autumn Defense), John Convertino, Joey Burns and Jakob Valenzuela from Calexico, Pat Sansone (Wilco, Autumn Defense), and Gary Louris (The Jayhawks) who also contributed one song.
Tuomo & Markus have also recorded several 7" soul singles for Stylart/Timmion Records under the alias Pratt & Moody. Their music has been featured in various films, documentaries and commercials.