Todd & Karen is the moniker under which Norwegian-Irish pop musicians Øyvind Berge (formerly of Sir Øyvind Berge & His Imaginary Orchestra) and Cork native Ina Verdi-Ruckstuhl release their quirky, ironic and melodious indie – often set in the imaginary world of Beardsley Boulevard.
The duo met in 2017 as they both worked as teachers at the same international school in Kongsberg, Norway. After becoming members of the social committee at work they soon realized they had the same love for music and quirky British humour. Having played with this privately – and within the social committee at work – a thought of taking it further started growing. In 2020, the plans started to come to fruition and the idea of the fictional universe Beardsley Boulevard started to take shape.
“Mr. Beardsley” – a song about a jolly crossdresser painting the town red at night– is the first snapshot from this concept and is released via their own label – Quirky Haggis Noise. It will be released worldwide on all streaming platforms, on Friday, December 3rd. Their second single, "Barbara Barbara Barbara", will be released on January 14th, 2022.