Thank you!

Drivin' & Dreaming - THE BOOK & CD

Two months ago I put up a Kickstarter project for a live album and a book about the US tour “Drivin’ & Dreaming”. I didn’t know if any of you would be interested in reading about it, after all, I posted a lot on Facebook and my website along the way. But not only did you show me that you wanted to read more about it, you showed me that you support me in what I do and want me to keep on doing it!

The book and the album was funded within 24 hours and now that the project is closed we almost tripled our goal. This has helped me to expand the book from the original planned 200 pages to 300 pages, filled with stories, pictures and recipes – and believe me I could have filled 1000, but 300 is not bad either. So this is me saying THANK YOU for your support, on the tour and now – after the tour.

The whole thing was such an amazing experience and I got to relive it all through making this book. I hope you will feel like it was you going on tour when you read it, and I hope you will love every story just as much as I love them and try all the recipes (especially the Swedish ones).

Some final editing is left for me to do before I send it off to the printer and it should be ready to ship to you in September. I hope you all have enjoyed your digital bonus album and have checked out the videos for all the songs (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL291E31BFD5CB9723). 

If you haven’t watched it already, here’s the video diary I did while on the tour, ten episodes of gigs, driving, breaking down and having fun:http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL77033D15B65E7C84

Well, I suppose I need to get to work finishing all so you can get your goodies ūüėČ

Thanks once again for your immense support!

xoxo
/Sofia

Don’t let it slip away!

Friends, fans, creatures, strangers, nomads – music lovers! It’s just a few short days left to get your hands on one or more of the following items: The Drivin’ & Dreaming book, 300 pages of pictures and stories from my US tour and Drivin’ & Dreaming LIVE, an album with songs recorded live on the tour. These items are only available for pre-order up till August 1st, so hurry if you don’t want to miss out! After the project closes you won’t be able to buy these items on my site or anywhere else.

Go HERE to read more and order your copy. Everyone who places an order gets an acoustic album for free!

Huge thanks to all who already contributed and ordered a copy!

Don't miss out - order now!
Don’t miss out – order now!

New album and book in September!

Kisses and hugs to all who pledged on my Kickstarter Project! Thanks to you the project is now GO! and I’ve started working on the book.

Go HERE to place your order for the book and live album now!

Drivin' & Dreaming - THE BOOK & CD

The pre-order for the live album and the book will be open until August 2nd, but even if you order now you will not be charged until August 2nd when the pre-order closes. Note that pre-order is the ONLY way to get the book and it will only be printed in a limited edition. So after August 2nd, there will be no way and nowhere to get a copy unless you pre-ordered.

The order is made via Kickstarter and Amazon, so if you have shopped at Amazon before it will be easy as pie to just log in and order. (If you are unsure how to order, here’s a video that will guide you.

Watch it here and follow the instructions:

Everyone who places an order for the live album or the book will get a complimentary download of the acoustic version of my album “The Owls Are Not What They Seem” direct to your email.

Some info about the album and the book:

Drivin' & Dreaming - THE BOOK

Drivin’ & Dreaming – One artist’s odyssey through America

I spent a year and a half from 2011 to 2013 traveling across America in an old RV, playing over 250 shows in 37 states. I named the tour “Drivin’ & Dreaming”. During the tour I met amazingly wonderful, weird and inspiring people, and I got to see and experience every corner of the US.

This book is the product of all the stories and pictures from the “Drivin’ & Dreaming” tour that I collected along the way.¬†The book is in coffee table format with beautiful pictures and funny short stories. You will be able to open the book to any page and just start reading. It will be around 200 pages and you’ll get to experience the life on the road, breakdowns, the wonderful people that came to our rescue, weird gigs, breathtaking places and smiling faces.¬†The book also contains a collection of my favorite recipes that we cooked in the RV.

Drivin' & Dreaming - LIVE CD

Drivin’ & Dreaming LIVE – full length album (CD)

We recorded almost all of the 250+ shows on the tour and have chosen the best of the best to be featured on this live album. If you weren’t able to make it to any of the concerts, here’s your chance to experience it, just like you were there in the room with me. All the recordings on the live album were recorded with room microphones and direct sound from the board. The final product will be a high-quality live album mixed and mastered from these source recordings. Many of you asked about the Swedish folk song that I sang on the shows, this song will be featured on the album!

You can get the book + live album for $100 (including shipping in the US, +$5 for outside the US) or the live album alone for $25. There is also a possibility to get some other cool stuff, like your name in the thank you notes in the book. Check it out here!

When the pre-order closes on August 2nd the album and the book will be sent to the printers. You will have your copy approximately a month later.

Ocean Springs interviews

I played Elvis old hang-out in Ocean Springs last night and here’s two interviews with me in the local newspapers. Unfortunately neither Ocean Springs Gazette nor Ocean Springs Record have a very reliable online presence so I’ve tried to post pictures big enough to read if you click them. Thanks to all who came out to see my show at the Julep Room!

Interview in Ocean Springs Gazette
Interview in Ocean Springs Gazette

Sofia Talvik in Ocean Springs Record
Sofia Talvik in Ocean Springs Record

 

Sofia Talvik’s Xmas Calendar 2012 #12

Sofia Talvik's Xmas Calendar, window 12
Xmas on the Dance Floor
Xmas on the Dance Floor

 

In 2006 my Christmas single tradition started thanks to a collaboration with Swedish electronica artist Sophie Rimheden. Sophie was one of the artists who contributed to my album Street of Dreamix, a remixed version of my second album Street of Dreamsthat was released that same year.

Sophie and I decided to write a Christmas single together, doing something different from what we usually do. So we wrote and recorded “Xmas on the Dance Floor” a pop/disco/electronica song about dancing you ass off at Christmas, under the name “Sofia & Sophie”.

Sophie has since released a bunch of albums, most recently an album “HAJ” and a book called “Elektronika Drottning?” (the album is included in the book). Sophie also has her own Christmas Calendar called Sound Calendar that you can check out here!

¬†Here’s the Christmas single that started it all, I give you: “Xmas on the Dance Floor” by Sofia & Sophie

Did you miss a day in the calendar? See all the windows in the Xmas Calendar here: https://sofiatalvik.com/julkalendern