Denmark: A Friend in London split up

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A Friend in London, who represented Denmark at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, have announced via Facebook that the band has come to an end.

Tim Schou, the lead vocalist of A Friend in London (AFIL), released a statement via the band’s Facebook page on Wednesday. Within the statement, they announced:

After 10 years of amazing experiences and huge memories, A FRIEND IN LONDON has come to an end.

We have gone through so many changes the past few years: After Esben and Aske’s exit in early 2013, Sebastian and I hired new musicians for a German tour and kept the AFIL spirit alive, we had a GREAT tour, but for me (Tim) to keep going on as A FRIEND IN LONDON, feels wrong and we, the original 4 boys of the band, want to end the circle together here and now and say thank you to all of you, who have been so supportive and generous with your love. You have all played a big part of this rock’n roll adventure we have been on. THANK YOU.

But this is NOT the end for the 4 of us as musicians. AFIL has given us so much experience and opportunities for new initiatives in our future lives.


We’re all insanely happy at this point of our lives and wouldn’t have done it any other way.

And we’re all still as great friends as we always have been.

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The original AFIL band members have also revealed their plans for the future. Both Sebastian Vinther (guitarist) and Aske Damm (bass) are currently playing in different bands; Sebastian is playing in a band called Mother Lewinsky and Aske is playing in a band called Mount Rushmore Safari.

Esben Svane stated via his Facebook page that he and a number of songwriters from multiple countries including Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland have been chosen to be a part of the Nordklang Sessions. Together they will be performing their own songs at the Nordklang Festival and the SPOT Festival.

Finally, the Fredericia Theatre announced a few days ago that Tim Schou has been cast in the stage play The Little Mermaid which will take place in the summer. The first performance will take place on the 17 July 2014. Tickets can be purchased here.

New tomorrow

In 2011, AFIL were selected to represent Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf with their song New tomorrow after winning the Danish national selection Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. Qualifying from the second semi-final in 2nd place, AFIL ended in 5th place at the grand final with a total of 134 points.

Stay tuned to for the latest news on Denmark and the Eurovision Song Contest.

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