Full name: Uffe Savery (Formerly Uffe Savery Als-Nielsen. Changed my name to Uffe Savery, when I became a musician)
Date of birth: 5th of April 1966
Birth place: Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Star sign: Aries
Occupation: Music, music
and more music!
Married: Yes, to my fantastic wife - Tanja !
Children: Yes, Emil and Julie
Siblings: Maria (1968) - a fantastic sister!!
Weight: 74 kilos/ aprox 163 pounds (I have gained 8 pounds in sheer muscle during the last year!) (Really! It's true!!)
Eye colour: Blue
Hair colour: Blond
Characteristics: Long legs and I forget the time.....
Favourite food: Sushi, Bouillabaisse, Tandori Chicken, Paella, Tapas and Coq au Vin. (I prefer eating the food in the original environment)
drink: Corona Beer, Russian Vodka and Italian red wine
Favourite animal: Springer Spaniel (It's a dog)
Favourite colour: Red
Favourite fruit: Oranges
Favourite flower: Tulips
Favourite sport: Tennis
Favourite holiday spot: Corsica
Role models: Leonard Bernstein, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Duke Ellington, Igor Stravinsky,
Chick Chorea, Michael Jackson and James Brown
Coolest celebrities I have ever met: No one,....well, apart from Soeren Rasted (Aqua)
Favourite movie: Woody Allen: "Broadway Danny Rose", Lars von Trier:
"Breaking the Waves" and Kaufman: "The unbearable lightness of being"
Favourite actor/actress: Anthony Hopkins, Juliette Binoche
Favourite TV-show: "Hit med Sangen"
"Funky, groovy music, Soul Funk, Jazz and steaming House!
Favourite book: Madame Curie (A great biography of one of last century's most prominent female scientists)
Worst habit: I am always late getting
out the door!!!!
Describe Safri Duo in 3 words: Morten - Uffe - Energy or: Optimistic - Pulsating - Drum energy
Describe Morten Friis in 3 words: Genius - "Tight" - Admirable
qualities: His commitment!!
Morten´s bad habits: His Jutlandic genes (no idea where they come from!) about not being hasty when everything is roaring!
Favourite Safri song: "Crazy Benny"
Best experience on tour: Almost all our concerts are the best! The fantastic feedback we get from the audience is so inspirering and gives us so much energy!!
3 special tour experiences....The Roskilde Festival 2001, The
opening of the TMF Award Show in Holland, Spring of 2001 and The Charity Concert for the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation in Cirkusbygningen, Spring of 2002
Worst experience on tour: Ibiza, September 2001 (first gig with P-A-L) and
the Tunnel Club in New York a year later
I hate: ...It's difficult to find that emotion within me
I love: Love, music, children, and food from all over the world
I would never:
Greatest wish: Bungee jump! -Nooo, to achieve the perfect "ying-yang" balance between my professional life and my personal life. This project is coming along nicely!
What would you have become if
you hadn't chosen music: A bum?...To be creative is part of my personality. I like technique. I am an extrovert and I like to communicate. And I like management - so a job, which includes those trades. (A very modest interpretation of myself!?????)
Hobby: Cooking and tennis - and of course the one thing I can't mention here.........
How do I relax: With the thing I can't mention here.........and skiing/hiking in the mountains and being with my family
in the summer cottage in Mols
Funniest experience with fans: Nickie and Bente, who have gotten the Played-a-Live intro notes tattooed!! The first (and perhaps the last) in the world!?
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 Saxophone
Artists I would like to perform/record with: Sting
3 things I would bring to a desert island: A pocket
knife, iPod (Mac´s MP3 Walkman) and of course my family (If you can define them as a "thing?!)