Paul Mac Innes & T.B.O.I.
Official Biography (2008)
Ever since young years Paul has had a deep and affectionate love for soul music, hip-hop and gospel. It is in the fusion of these styles you´ll find Pauls´ passionate vocal style. Bjorn Almgren aka T.B.O.I. (The Brother Of Invention) is a well known Swedish jazz saxophonist. Through the years he has made connection with a wide array of musical genres and has toured much of Sweden and Europe. Also a talanted drummer, Bjorn has been involved in a number of settings exploring everything from reggae to soul, RnB and hip-hop. Joined together while playing in a live hip-hop act they discovered a common love for music, which eventually evolved into a creative collaboration between the two. The result is their very own soulful sound with influences of Jazz, Hip Hop and RnB.
The swedish, Gothenburg based Soul duo no one, Paul Mac Innes & T.B.O.I. now make their self titeled album available worldwide. This album expresses their love for soulful music and the result is their very own soulful sound, carrying influence of Jazz, Hip Hop and RnB.
(Although they have been likened to acts ranging from Steely Dan to Bilal, Amp Fiddler and Curtis Mayfield.)
Having earlier created a "buzz" on Nik Westons Mukatsuku imprint with a 7" vinyl printed in only 300 copies, Paul Mac Innes & TBOI have received airplay and attention from world famous DJs & Urban magazines (Such as Gilles Peterson, Francois Keworkian, Dj magazine and Blues & Soul Magazine, etc.). The new international version of the album contains three bonus tracks. One a remix by Gothenburgs own Beatr8. The album was previously released in Japan only, through p-vine records (2007). The album is available digitally through downloadstores such as iTunes, Napster & Amazon. The physical CD will be available to order on Cdbaby.com (super d distribution), juno or straight from the artist at the website and myspace.
Paul and T.B.O.I. have been heard and featured on projects such as, Gospel legend AndraÃ© Crouch, Swell Session, Ernesto, Stray, Little Dragon, the Soul togetherness compilation, Georgie Fame an much more. Paul is right now being featured on the Bamboos side-stepper album (truthoughts) aswell as on , Bennsons, Let the love album (rawfusion.)