Steinar Ofsdal is a Norwegian composer and musician. Ofsdal has since 1967 performed on numerous stages in Norway, worldwide in different settings, he has performed alone or within one of his many bands, is known as one of the members of the folk group Bukkene Bruse, including Annbjørg Lien, Arve Moen Bergset and Bjørn Ole Rasch. He has written several compositions for his own concert use, music for theater, film and radio. Ofsdal won the Spellemannprisen 1983 in the Open class for the album Hat Trick and Spellemannprisen 1989 with Per Midtstigen in the class Folk / Old Norwegian Folk Dance for the album Sjøfløyta. Bukkene Bruse was awarded Spellemannprisen 1993 in the class Children's music, he was awarded Gammleng-prisen 1999 in open class and was nominated for Edvard Prize 2005, in the class Traditional folk music. In 2009 he was twice winner of the championship in folk music in sjøfløyte and seljefløyte, he received Egil Storbekkens Music Prize for 2009, is Professor of music at the Norges Musikkhøgskole and the Ole Bull Academy in Norway.
Spellemannprisen 1983 in the class Traditional folk music for the album Hat Trick Spellemannprisen 1989 with Per Midtstigen in the class Traditional folk / Norwegian Folk Dance Gammleng-prisen 1999 in Open class Egil Storbekkens Music Prize 2009 Landskappleiken winner 2009 at Geilo 1969: Music, within The Young Norwegians 1973: På stengrunn, with Kari Svendsen, Jon Arne Corell, Lillebjørn Nilsen, Lars Klevstrand & Carl Morten Iversen 1978: Fløytesprell 1979: To i spann, with Lars Klevstrand 1980: Live at Sioux Falls, with Lillebjørn Nilsen 1982: Hat Trick, awarded Spellemannprisen 1983 1985: Reisefeber 1987: Kalender 1989: Sjøfløyta, with Per Midtstigen 1990: Vestenfor måne 1993: Bukkene Bruse, within Bukkene Bruse 1994: Den Magiske Musikken, with Lars Klevstrand 1995: Gatesangerne, within Gatesangerne 1995: Åre, within Bukkene Bruse 1997: Seljefløyta, with Hans Fredrik Jacobsen & Hallgrim Berg 1997: piip 1997: Steinstolen, within Bukkene Bruse 2000: Oslo-viser, within Gatesangerne 2001: Den Fagraste Rosa, within Bukkene Bruse 2004: Spel, within Bukkene Bruse 2004: Kaké, with Becaye Aw & Kouame Sereba 2008: Sviv, within Ofsdal Enno 2009: Fjellfløyta – Vårfløyta
Ole Paus is a Norwegian troubadour in the Swedish-Norwegian ballad tradition, an author, a poet, an actor. He is considered one of Norway's most popular singer-songwriters, he has been described as the Norwegian counterpart of Bob Dylan and as the "voice of the nation." He is a member of the Paus family. He is the father of composer Marcus Paus. Ole Paus debuted as a singer-songwriter in 1970 and as an author the following year, after he was discovered by Alf Cranner and Alf Prøysen, respectively, he was one of the central figures of the so-called visebølgen i Norge, i.e. troubadours in the tradition of Evert Taube, Cornelis Vreeswijk and others. Tekster fra en trapp Det går en narr gjennom byen med ringlende bjeller Endelig alene Milunia Hjemmevant utenfor Reisen til Gallia Kjære Kongen Blomstene ved Amras Isengaard ReviewsIkke gjør som mora di sier For fattig og rik Norge mitt Norge Sammen igjen Der ute - der inne Garman Blues for Pyttsan Jespersens pårørende Ole Bull Show Zarepta Lise Madsen, Moses og de andre I anstendighetens navn Paus-posten Nye Paus-posten Sjikaner i utvalg Kjellersanger Noen der oppe Bjørnstad/Paus/Hamsun Svarte ringer Grensevakt Muggen manna Stjerner i rennesteinen Salmer på veien hjem Biggles' testamente Mitt lille land Hva hjertet ser Stopp pressen!
Det grøvste fra Paus-posten To Rustne Herrer Pausposten Extra! Det begynner å bli et liv Damebesøk Den velsignede Kildens bredd Tolv Rustne Strenger En bøtte med lys Sanger fra et hvitmalt gjerde i sjelen Hellige natt - Jul i Skippergata Den Store Norske Sangboka Paus synger Paus Dugnad for Haiti – Live fra Operaen, with other artists Mitt lille land, with other artists 20 av de beste sangene, vol 1 Avslutningen Sanger fra gutterommet "I en sofa fra IKEA" "Innerst i sjelen" "Mitt lille land" Heksene Inntrengeren, – history of Ole Paus in a TV-series Et lite grøss? Solstreif, - as author De blå ulvene as guest Bikinisesongen as Robert Upperdog as Axel's father TV Specials hostPå tide med Ole Paus - TV series presenter Hjemme hos Paus - TV series presenter with Elsa Lystad Ute med Paus TV series presenter Spellemannprisen, Årets Viseplate, 1976 Gammleng-prisen, 1995 Spellemannprisen, Juryens Hederspris, 1998 Lytterprisen, 1999 Alf Prøysens Ærespris, 2001, Spellemannsprisen, Årets Spellemann, 2013 Impact of Alf Prøysen's sexual identity in song lyrics
Christiania Fusel & Blaagress
Christiania Fusel & Blaagress was a band started at Øystein Sunde's home after an evening at the Dolphin Club in Oslo on February 18, 1968. Its first performance was on February 22 the same year; the original membership of the band was: Kari Svendsen Gerd Gudding Anne Elisenberg Fredrik Wibe Kåre Schanche Øystein Sunde The band performed live for many years but released only one single, "Det kjem nok betre tider" / "Mamma vi’kke ha", one album, Som varmt hvetebrød i tørt gress. NRK TV: Christiania Fusel & Blaagress playing "Fanitullen" in 1973
Bjørn "Lillebjørn" Falk Nilsen is a Norwegian singer-songwriter and folk musician. He was born in Oslo, is considered by some to be the leading "voice of Oslo", thanks to numerous classic songs about the city from the 1970s and onwards, he makes up the Norwegian supergroup Gitarkameratene with Jan Eggum, Halvdan Sivertsen and Øystein Sunde. In 1987 he received the Fritt Ord Honorary Award. Nilsen has collaborated with idol Pete Seeger on numerous occasions, he adapted Pete Seeger's song My Rainbow Race into Norwegian as Barn av regnbuen. Anders Behring Breivik said that he hated that song, saw it as a symbol of "cultural Marxism" and multiculturalism. In response, on 26 April 2012, over 40,000 Norwegians sang it publicly outside his trial. With The Young Norwegians1967: Things on Our Mind 1969: Musicwith Ballade!1978: Ballade! På turné 1980: Ballade! Ekstranummer 2005: Ballade!s samlede with Gitarkameratene1989: Gitarkameratene 1990: Typisk norsk 2010: Kanonwith Andy Irvine2010: Abocurragh Solo1971: Tilbake 1973: Portrett 1974: Haba Haba 1974: Hei fara!
Norske folkeviser 1975: Byen med det store hjertet 1979: Oslo 3 1980: Live at Sioux Falls 1980: Ballade! Ekstranummer 1982: Original Nilsen 1985: Hilsen Nilsen 1988: Sanger 1993: Nære NilsenRe-released albums1995: Haba Haba 2001: Portrett 2003: Byen med det store hjertet 2003: Tilbake 2003: Portrett Compilation albums1978: Lillebjørn Nilsens beste 1984: Lillebjørn Nilsens utvalgte 1986: Tekst og musikk: Lillebjørn Nilsen 1996: 40 spor: Nilsens 40 beste 2010: Stilleste gutt på sovesal 1 with The Young Norwegians1966: "Plenty Nothingness and Love" / "Det står ein friar uti garde" 1966: "Joys of Love" / "Jug of Punch" 1967: "Vuggevise for André" / "Goodbye to Your Sparkling Blue Eyes" 1968: "Nightingale" / "Grannie" with Kari Svendsenwith Gitarkameratene1990: "Barn av regnbuen"Solo1973: "Barn av regnbuen" / "Alle duene" 1974: "Haba Haba" / "Kirsebærtreet" 1982: "Tanta til Beate" 1988: "Se deg aldri tilbake" 1993: "Fort gjort å glemme" / "Så nære vi var" 1993: "1000 søte damer" 2006: "Oleanna" Official website
Øystein Olaf Sunde is a Norwegian folk singer and guitarist. He is known for his satirical lyrics. Although regarded as a comedian, Sunde is a versatile jazz guitarist who has played with several Dixieland bands and jazz combos over the years, he was born 24 January 1947 in Oslo, but his family moved to Skarnes in 1954 where Sunde went to school. In 1955, the family moved back to Lambertseter in Oslo and Sunde continued school there; the same year he started playing piano, but he did not like this because he was forced to rehearse scales and because his teacher could play boogiewoogie and Sunde was not allowed to do so by his teacher. Despite protests from his parents he ended his piano playing career at the age of 7; the next instrument Sunde played was a recorder but he started to cry after one hour, so he got a big grapefruit to comfort him, but after eating it he started to cry again. It was at this point his mother realized that he was not fit for playing this kind of instrument and he started to play a B-Cornet.
Though Sunde did not quite find this instrument comfortable he played it for a few years because he had failed so many times earlier. When Sunde attended 6th grade his woodwork teacher made him make a mandolinlaika without any drawings; when finished, the instrument sounded magnificent. This was what caused Sunde to find music fun because he was not forced to practice this instrument. Sunde bought a used guitar, the mandolin was never used again. In 1960 Sunde heard the song "Apache" played by The Shadows and he was "hooked". At his confirmation, he got his first electric guitar, he dreamed of a Fender but it would take Sunde 11 years to get one. He met one of his'heroes' Chet Atkins in late 1971 who taught him some valuable lessons for 45 minutes. Sunde attended the obligatory military service in the Norwegian Air Force base at Kolsås after basic training at Gardermoen. During his military training he wrote one of his hits "Fire melk og dagbla' for i går" on a boring night shift. After a while Sunde was allowed to postpone his military training to attend to "Schous Tekniske Institutt" for education.
In 1969 he had to serve the remainder of his military training at Kolsås. At the end of the sixties Sunde was working on an education as engineer. However, during a Norwegian class Sunde was bored and instead of paying attention he wrote one of his greatest hits, named "Jaktprat." "Jaktprat" is one of Øystein Sunde's most famous songs ever. Due to many positive responses to this song it was at this point in his life that Sunde realized that he was "on track" of something that he should continue doing. After a successful cooperation with Mikkel Aas in late 1970 after releasing the LP "1001 Fnatt", who sold over 25000 copies, Sunde decided to drop education and work full-time as an entertainer. In 1976, Øystein Sunde moved back to Skarnes with his wife Gudrun, where he could pursue his hobbies, like model airplanes and garden golf. Øystein Sunde became a part of the musician social environment in the capital, he could be found at the singer's club Dolphins with talented people like Kari Svendsen, Lillebjørn Nilsen, Ole Paus, Finn Kalvik and Hege Tunaal.
He has played in bands like Hitch-Hikers, Hi-Five, Christiania Fusel & Blaagress and Gitarkameratene, he has participated in matinées, but he gained most fame as a solo artist. His lyrics are about everyday situations from his own life, like nappy changing and model airplanes, he has said. Expressions like "kjekt å ha" have entered the Norwegian everyday language, his recordings include several instrumentals, like the folk tune Fanitullen or the high-speed, technical Ned Vøringsfossen and Lynavleder'n and the challenging Kulingbarsel. Andreas Diesen once described Sunde as "a master with words and a great musical talent". "When describing Øystein Sunde, I can quote André Bjerke, who once said about himself that he'was into words'. Sunde sings about the German caravan on Norwegian roads or about artisans at their worst - all with a lot of irony." Øystein Sunde was the first Scandinavian to receive a signature model series from C. F. Martin & Company. Sunde is by many considered one of Norway's finest guitarists, which has led to several myths about his skill.
The most common is that Eric Clapton and/or Mark Knopfler is supposed to have said that Sunde is the world's best guitar player. Evidence of this myth is non-existent and it is similar to another myth involving Phil Keaggy and Jimi Hendrix. A handful of Øystein's songs are covers of other artists. 1001 Fnatt Det året det var så bratt Som varmt hvetebrød i tørt gress Sunderfundigheter Ikke bare tyll Klå Hurtbuller i hvit saus På sangens vinger Øystein Sundes beste Hærtata hørt Barkebille Boogie I husbukkens tegn Overbuljongterningpakkmesterassistent Kjekt å ha Øystein Sundes 40 beste Du må'kke komme her og komme her Nå er begeret nådd Sånn er'e bare Sundes Verden Meget i sløyd Sundes 5 første Bestefar Viser uten slips Kjekt å ha–1 Kjekkere å ha–2 Du må'kke komme her og komme her Sånn Er'e Bare Ordentlig Radio – An Internet radio station with Norwegian music started by Sunde and others. Spinner Records and Øystein Sundes official web page