Bio (US)

The danish singer, guitarist and harmonica player Nisse Thorbjoern aka “Copenhagen Slim” grew up in a home with lots of music, reggae, blues and his mothers singing laid the groundwork for a love of music that later on in his life has blossomed into a career as a professional musician, with a speciality in blues, soul and roots music.

Singing in several choirs as a boy and young man he later took up the harmonica and guitar.
Having focused mainly on the Chicago and delta blues styles Nisse Thorbjørn travelled to Chicago in 2003 exploring this further. Meeting and playing with artist like Lurrie Bell, John Primer and Billy Branch had a big impact and was inspirational for his development in the coming years.

Releasing the album “CPH Slim” in 2009 brought critical acclaim, especially a review awarding 4 hearts in Denmarks main cultural paper “Politiken” was big praise from a newspaper that rarely ever reviews blues or roots releases.

Working with danish blues great Peter Thorup was a privilege for Nisse Thorbjørn and the duet “goin down to gainesville” that Peter and Nisse recorded for “CPH Slim” still stands as one of the more original blues songs to come out of Denmark in a long time, regrettably it proved to become Peter Thorups last recording as he passed away before the album was released.

Winning the award as “Danish Bluesartist of the year” in 2009 was the pat on the back that people had seen coming for a long time, and it has introduced a larger audience to Nisse Thorbjørn as an artist and musician.

Working with Chicago Blues royalty like John Primer and Lurrie Bell around the European festival circuit + performing solo and as the frontman of his quartet “Copenhagen Slim Band”, Mr. Copenhagen Slim has shown his versatility as a musician and as a bandleader.