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Sofia Talvik

Country of origin:


Type of music generally:



Most recent release, Live at Pittsburgh Winery (live EP, 2015); most recent studio release, Big Sky Country (2015)

See also:

Sofia Talvik's site

Wikipedia 's entry on Sofia Talvik

Sofia Talvik's MySpace page


Sophie Zelmani, Meg Lunney

Covers/own material:

Own; occasional covers

General comments:

Sofia Talvik is somewhat fragile-voiced and her folky altpop songs sometimes veer toward (but don't topple into) the twee. (

She follows the sophie zelmani tradition of melancholy tuneful pop. (

Comments about live performance:

Honorable mention for one of the best gigs of 2011. (

Recommended first album:



  • Blue Moon (2005)
  • Street of Dreams (2007)
  • Jonestown (2008)
  • Florida (2010)
  • The Owls Are Not What They Seem (2012)
  • Big Sky Country (2015)
  • Live at Pittsburgh Winery (live EP, 2015)

Street of Dreams

Release info:




Ecto priority:

Recommended for altfolk fans

Group members:

Sofia Talvik & The Tallboys:
     Sofia Talvik—vocals, lead guitar, and drums on 5&6
     Marcus Högquist—solo guitar, electric guitar
     Anders Lennartsson—double cass
     Christian Hörgren—cello

Guest artists:

Fredrick Strömberg—drums
Hanna Wiskari—soprano saxophone
Nis Bäckvall—baritone saxophone
Jozsef Nemeth—piano
Erik Jansson—strings
Peter Agren—piano, drums, strings, backing vocals (2)

Produced by:

Sofia Talvik; Sofia Talvik & Peter Agren (2)


An acoustic collection of folk/pop songs, full of lilting moments. They have a light touch of naïvité. It's not overplayed, but it's there, sometimes charming, sometime earnest and sometimes a touch sly, like early Jewel could be. (

Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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