Says KT Tunstall: “he is the sound of melting ice, haunted woods and beautiful honesty” He is Teitur (Tie-tor), a man from the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic. In 2003, Teitur released his first album, Poetry & Aeroplanes. Its simple, sincere songs made it a critical hit and he toured the USA and Canada extensively and attracted the attention of respected singer-songwriters like Rufus Wainwright, Aimee Mann, KT Tunstall and John Mayer, all of whom took him on tour. During this time, he managed to co-write a song on the 4 million selling debut album by Corinne Bailey Rae.
In 2006, he released his second album Stay Under The Stars, a record full of richer writing and bolder characters, which went Gold in Denmark. Two Danish Grammies followed. By 2008, he had completed 700 gigs in 20 countries in 4 years, which earned him the reputation of one of the hardest working artists on the road.
Third album, The Singer, recorded in a Swedish Princesses house in Gotland, was released in 2008 in Europe and early 2009 in the UK, his first album to be issued in Britain. Garnering five star reviews in The Guardian (‚deep, viscous stuff that is never less than extraordinary‘) and The Independent (‚a rare beast‘), while the Sunday Times praised the singer-songwriter’s ‚ wonderfully idiosyncratic talent‘. Teitur continued his career development in many ways, producing and writing for a major French artist, Nolwenn; co-writing and performing with American Contemporary film musician Nico Muhly (who scored the film The Reader), and writing for other artists.
During 2010, he recorded his stunning album Let the Dog drive home in Denmark and mixed it in Norway; “You never leave L.A.” was the first single with an astounding animated video which took 6 months to make and a worldwide tour followed over the next 18 months. In the meantime, Seal recorded Teitur’s song “You Get Me” as a duet with Italian superstar Mina and then recorded it for his new album, produced by David Foster, going top 20 around the world. Teitur released his first 4 track EP in September 2012, entitled Four Songs, his first solo recordings, and is supporting it with a world tour from September to January, where he will also try out live potential songs for his next album, which will be recorded in the New Year.