Tuomo & Markus


4 days ago
GW Premiere: Tuomo & Markus' Rendition of "Beautiful Boy"

John Lennon left the planet 38 years ago (tomorrow Dec 8 ) - this is our tribute to John, feat. Verneri Pohjola & Glenn Kotche ... See more

Tuomo & Markus is a new musical project from acclaimed Finnish soul/jazz artist Tuomo Prättälä and singer/songwriter Markus Nordenstreng of The Latebirds. The duo’s music has been described as ... See more

2 weeks ago
Tuomo and Markus, The Borderline, London, 12th November 2018

Thank you Americana-UK - here’s a nice review from last week’s London show feat. Finnish superstar himself, Verneri Pohjola

Photo courtesy of Joni ... See more

When offered the opportunity to hear Finnish musicians Tuomo & Markus and their band in the intimate surroundings of Soho’s Borderline club it seems plain stupid not to turn up, if only o…

3 weeks ago
Lynsey Addario, Helen Russell, Tuomo Prättälä and Markus Nordenstreng, The Monocle Weekly 489 - Radio

Hear us talk about the Dead Circles album and future plans on Monocle's M24 radio!

We meet photojournalist Lynsey Addario to discuss her new book ‘Of Love and War’, hear from writer and author Helen Russell about what contributes to global…

3 weeks ago
Photos from Tuomo & Markus's post

Visiting Metropolis Studios

4 weeks ago
Photos from Tuomo & Markus's post

we’re in the house - see you at 8pm sharp

1 month ago
Tuomo & Markus feat. Verneri Pohjola: America (Prince cover)

Check out our America/Get Together EP - out today on music streaming services worldwide - featuring our rendition of Prince's 'America' that we cut with our dearest Verneri Pohjola
Keep your ... See more

1 month ago
Tuomo & Markus Share Covers of Prince and The Youngbloods (KEXP Premiere)

KEXP is just about to preview our new EP on air - stay tuned to Kevin Cole's show and check out the new video for our Prince cover ... See more

The mid-term elections are just around the corner, and KEXP implores everyone to just f*cking vote. Even those outside the country share this plea, like the Helsinki, Finland-based duo Tuomo & ... See more

1 month ago
Get Together w/ Moog + Space Echo

workin' away at Kvark Studios - stay tuned for results!

3 months ago

Thanks to our pals from Calexico!


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  • 21/12/2018 (19:00) First Avenue, Minneapolis MN (w/ The Jayhawks)


  • 12/01/2019 (18:00) Winter Jazzfest, Subculture, New York NY (w/ Verneri Pohjola)


  • 15/01/2019 (19:00) Embassy of Finland, Washington DC (w/ Verneri Pohjola)


  • 18/01/2019 (19:00) The Cedar, Minneapolis MN (w/ Verneri Pohjola)


  • 20/01/2019 (19:00) Tourists, North Adams MA (acoustic performance w/ Verneri Pohjola)


  • 30/01/2019 (19:00) Sellosali, Espoo FIN (w/ Verneri Pohjola)


  • 11/03/2019 (00:00) SXSW Festival 2019, Austin TX (w/ Verneri Pohjola)




“Tuomo & Markus is a new musical project from acclaimed Finnish soul/jazz artist Tuomo Prättälä and singer/songwriter Markus Nordenstreng of The Latebirds. The duo’s music has been described as Nordic Americana and neo folk with jazz, soul and prog-rock influences. Their haunting harmonies complement each other much like in the cases of Simon & Garfunkel or Crosby Stills Nash.

Tuomo & Markus recorded their debut album ‘Dead Circles’ in Tucson AZ. The spontaneous sessions at Wavelab Studios featured many high profile guests, including various members of Wilco, Calexico and The Jayhawks.

Since the sessions in Arizona Tuomo & Markus have transformed into a stellar 6-piece live band, featuring Finnish jazz trumpet sensation Verneri Pohjola. Jazz and psychedelic influences have become more and more evident at their ambitious live shows, drawing the attention of critics like David Fricke who hailed the band in Rolling Stone Magazine recently and Kevin Cole from KEXP who in turn invited Tuomo & Markus for a live session when they performed in Seattle.

Tuomo & Markus have also recorded several 7″ soul singles for Stylart/Timmion Records under the alias Pratt & Moody.

The duo’s music has been featured in various films, documentaries and commercials.

‘Dead Circles’ will be released in North America through Schoolkids Records/Redeye Distribution in September 2018. “




Genreral questions: info @ tuomomarkus.com

Management: Knitting Factory Management

Label: Grandpop Records/Schoolkids Records

Hög Music (Finland, EU)
Knitting Factory (North America)

Publicity: Missing Piece Group (North America)
Hei Hei Media (Scandinavia)

Licensing: Warner/Chappell Music