Acacia Avenue is a new band led by Danish
guitarist and songwriter Torben Enevoldsen
(Section A, Fatal Force) in the melodic hard
rock mold and features vocals from Tony
Mills (TNT, Shy), Geir Rönning (Radioactive,
Prisoner) and Torben Lysholm (Pangea,
Mysterell) with drums by Thomas Heintzelmann
(Section A, Decoy) and bass from Carsten
Neumann (Savage Affair). Home to a clean
punchy production, the album is rich in
catchy vocal melodies and strong songs.
The style of the album is a blend of melodic
hard rock and AOR. Torben spent most of 2008
writing new music with different people and
some of the songs went in this direction. He
then decided to pursue this particular style
and ended up with around 20 songs and
ultimately chose the best ones for what has
become the debut Acacia Avenue album.
One the making of the album Torben comments,
“The goal was simply to create a really
great album, and for me personally, to try
to write in a different style to that which
I’m usually associated with. It was a lot of
fun and a great learning experience. My
influences for this album musically were
bands like Toto, Giant, Dokken, TNT, Van
Halen and so on i.e. Melodic bands with a
powerful element to them”.
Tony Mills (TNT, Shy) was the first to join
in and together they wrote and recorded
“Don’t Call Me Tonight” and “Wait No More”.
Geir Rönning (Radioactive, Prisoner) began
writing with Torben immediately after and
together they penned the songs “Hold On”,
“No Looking Back” and “Digging”. whilst
Torben Lysholm (Pangea, Mysterell) wrote the
lyrics for “Just Wanna Be With You” and
also sings lead on “Can’t Make You Stay”.
Finally Lars Säfsund (W.O.A.) did the vocals
on “An Illusion”. Apart from playing all
guitars, bass and keyboards on the album,
Torben Enevoldsen sang backing vocals on a
few songs and also did the lead vocals on
“Jamie´s In Love” and “Let Go”. Thomas
Heintzelmann (Section A, Decoy) played all
the drums and Carsten Neumann (Savage
Affair) helped out with the bass.
The mix was done by Torben Enevoldsen at
Funny Farm Studios and the mastering was
done by Torben Lysholm at Tune Town.
• Strong debut album from new band from
Section A guitarist Torben Enevoldsen.
• Guest vocalists include Tony Mills, Geir
Rönning and Torben Lysholm.
• Accessible melodic hard rock.
• Reviews in all leading rock/metal printed
and electronic media.
• Torben Enevoldsen is available for
interview, to arrange your interview please