Full name: Morten Friis
Date of birth: 21st of August 1968
Birth place: Copenhagen
Star sign: Leo
Occupation: Musician - composer -homespun philosopher
Married: No, girlfriend
Children: 2 girls and one boy
Height: 1.77 meters
Eye colour: Green
Funny habits: I use my tongue as a piece of gum
Favourite food: French Bistro
Favourite drink: Mojito
Favourite animal: Monkey
Favourite colour: Green
Favourite fruit: Pineapple
Favourite flower: Roses
Favourite sport: Football
Favourite holiday spot: Spain
Role models: Esa Pekka Salonen (Classical conductor)
Coolest celebrities I have ever met: Bent Fabricius-Bjerre
Favourite movie: Slumdog Millionaire
Favourite actor/actress: Liam Neeson
Favourite TV-show: It used to be Frasier
Favourite music: Pop and classical
Favourite book: "Maestro Myths" by Norman Lebrecht
Worst habit: Too much Youtube
Describe Safri Duo in 3 words: Original – strong - powerful
Describe Uffe Savery in 3 words: optimistic – stubborn - humouristic
Uffe´s qualities: He is a good listener, very social and constructive
Uffe´s bad habits: He often comes late for sessions, but so do I J
Favourite Safri song: “Apollo”
Best experience on tour: Meeting the audience
Worst experience on tour: None, all bad things turn out to be a part of your education
I hate: Being uninspired
I love: My life!
I would never: Move to the country, I am a big city guy!
Greatest wish: To maintain my engagement in music
What would you have become if you hadn't chosen music: A chef
How do I relax: Cooking
Which instruments do I play: Al kinds of percussion (obviously), piano
Instrument I wish, I could play: The guitar
Artists I would like to perform/record with: Coldplay or Foo Fighter
3 things I would bring to a desert island: Water, food and a piano
Full name: Uffe Savery (Formerly Uffe Savery Als-Nielsen. Changed my name to Uffe Savery, when I became a musician)
Nick name: Uffen
Date of birth: 5th of April 1966
Birth place: Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Star sign: Aries
Occupation: Music, music and more music!
Marrital status: Since June 1989, married to violinist Tanja Savery. Divorced in 2017. Currently in a relationship with Agnete.
Children: 2: Emil (1992), Julie (1998)
Siblings: Maria (1968) - a fantastic sister!!
Height: 1.83 meters
Weight: 74 kilos/ aprox 163 pounds
Eye colour: Blue
Hair colour: Blond
Characteristics: Always collecting life stories
Favourite food: The local food
Favourite drink: Mojito
Favourite animal: Springer Spaniel (It's a dog)
Favourite colour: Red
Favourite fruit: Mango
Favourite flower: Roses
Favourite sport: Tennis
Favourite holiday spot: Port de Soller
Role models: Aristotle, Kant, Einstein, Storm P., Gustavo Dudamel, Sting
Coolest celebrities I have ever met: Simon Rattle
Favourite movie: “One flew over the Cuckoo´s Nest”
Favourite actor/actress: Anthony Hopkins
Favourite TV-show: I do not not watch tv....well, Dave Allen
Favourite music: Classical, jazz, electronica, soul.
Favourite book: “A Short History about nearly Everything” by Bill Bryson
Worst habit: Being late
Describe Safri Duo in 3 words: Life–affirming, energy, virtuosity, groove (hey wait, that´s four words!)
Describe Morten Friis in 3 words: Huge talent, dedicated, capriciousness.
Morten´s qualities: Dedication, for wanting to accomplish the very best
Morten´s bad habits: Postponing decisions until it´s actually too late and smacking when eating J
Favourite Safri song: "Twilight" and “Samb-Adagio”
Best experience on tour: Colombia, Medellin
Worst experience on tour: Costa Rica, bad electricity which gave tons of problems during the concert. Had to start all over at some point.
I hate: Intolerance
I love: Inclusiveness
I would never: Base jump!
Greatest wish: Life insight
What would you have become if you hadn't chosen music: Working with science
Hobby: Tennis and fishing - and Winter swimming.
How do I relax: Fishing, meditation (The 5 Tibetans Exercises)
Funniest experience with fans: Fans faking being fans (Ushi show in Holland). When Nickie and Bente came to Hamburg. (Aaawwww, ed.)
Which instruments do I play: Quite a few in the percussion department!!; I pretty much rule the bongo - everything ,which can be played with drum sticks (and that's pretty much percussion from all over the world), marimba/vibraphone, classical percussion - and I also jazz pretty wicked on the piano!!
Instrument I wish, I could play: The Chello and singing
Artists I would like to perform/record with: Sting
3 things I would bring to a desert island: My wife and my two children, but that´s not defined as things, then:
“A short History about nearly Everything”
Music: Sergiu Celibidache conducting Mûnchen Phil. with Tchaikowsky “Romeo and Juliet”
A fishing rod.