Savoy is a Norwegian-American rock trio consisting of Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (famous from Norwegian hit machine a-ha) (vocals/guitars/bass/keyboards), Lauren Savoy (vocals/guitars) and Frode Unneland (drums/percussion/backing vocals). The band has released 5 albums to date.
Savoy, unlike Waaktaar-Savoy's other band a-ha, has a certain down-to-earth indie rock approach and quality to their music. All songs are composed by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy with his wife Lauren Savoy. Lauren herself is known as a film maker and has, amongst other things, directed both a-ha and Savoy music videos. Frode Unneland is one of Norway's best drummers known from the Bergen music scene as drummer with Chocolate Overdose and Popium. He has also drummed for Norwegian pop sensation Sondre Lerche.
Even though Paul is a global pop star, Savoy has found it difficult to break out of Scandinavia. Even though their albums have sold well in Norway (with the exception of 2004's "Savoy" which fell out of the Norwegian Top 40 after two weeks), Waaktaar-Savoy makes no secret of the fact that he is sore and disappointed about the fact that Savoy is unable to match a-ha's sales.