About the band

FSQ is a musical cooperation between four young folk musicians from Denmark, Finland and Sweden. The band was formed in the spring of 2013 when the members met at the annual Nordtrad conference in Vilnius, Lithuania.

One sunny afternoon by the banks of the river Vilnia marked the birth of the band; while playing, jamming, chatting and enjoying the sun, a huge dead hog (to everyone’s surprise not a sofa) passed by floating in the river.

The idea of the Floating Sofa Quartet was born right there and then!

In the last couple of years the band has toured extensively performing at venues in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Belgium and Austria and played at renowned festivals such as Kaustinen Folk Music Festival [FI], Musik over Præstø Fjord [DK], Tønder Festival [DK], Korrö Folkmusikfestival [SE] and folkBALTICA [DE].

Since their debut in 2015 FSQ has been nominated for numerous awards and prizes. In 2016 they won Saugmann Bjerregaards Fond’s traditional music competition in Denmark. The band has also been nominated for three Danish Music Awards: Newcomer of the Year (2015), Folk Album of the Year (2017) and Clara Tesch was nominated as Folk Composer of the Year (2017) for her compositions on FSQ’s debut album The Moon We Watch Is the Same.
In Sweden the band was nominated as Newcomer of the Year at the Folk & World Music Gala in 2018.

The quartet is currently working on their second album that will be released in the autumn of 2018.