Henning Solvang (b. 1974) (Doom Perignon) is a Norwegian rock musician and member of the rock bands Thulsa Doom and Brut Boogaloo. Henning is now a teacher at "Hauketo skole" in Oslo, Norway, teaching history, geography and music. He is well known in the Norwegian rock community. He has been a member of several rockbands since 2001, and has been a collaborator on 12 albums with several bands. Henning has played in the well known Øyafestivalen in Norway in 2008. He got good reviewsfrom NRK (National broadcasting network in Norway) when playing with Brut Boogaloo for their new album Dirty Living. VG wrote: De brøyter ikke ny mark, men gir til gjengjeld til beste det anmeldere har kalt «svært fengende, pågående retro-rock av klassisk syttitallsvalør». During the Norwegian music contest, Melodi Grand Prix the competition that decides which person or band who will be nominated for Eurovision Song Contest, Henning was a member of the national jury with 50% power to decide, along with the votes of the country.
Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northwestern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land.
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.
Thulsa Doom is a Norwegian heavy metal band. It takes its name from the Robert E. Howard character. The band was formed in 1999 by guitarist Ole Petter Andreassen, under the stage name El Doom. He was joined by his Black Debbath colleague, bass player Egil Hegerberg, using the name Angelov Doom, as well as singer Papa Doom, guitarist Doom Perignon and drummer Fast Winston Doom.
His song "Learn from TV" has been used in the television series Mammon.
Mammon is a Norwegian detective television series that was broadcast on NRK1 in 2014 and 2016. The producers of the series are Vegard Stenberg Eriksen and his brother Gjermund.
|The Seats Are Soft But The Helmet Is Way Too Tight||2001||Thulsa Doom|
|Do the Boogaloo||2001||Brut Boogaloo|
|The Caliban Sessions #1||2002||The Caliban Sessions|
|The Caliban Sessions #2||2002||The Caliban Sessions|
|Norwegian Jesus||2003||The Cumshots|
|... And then Take You to a Place Where Jars Are Kept||2003||Thulsa Doom|
|Keyboard, Oh Lord! Why Don't We?||2005||Thulsa Doom|
|Need the Air||2005||Thulsa Doom|
|Dirty Living||2008||Brut Boogaloo|
|El Doom||2012||El Doom and The Born Electric|
Much has been learned about early music in Norway from physical artifacts found during archaeological digs. These include instruments such as the lur. Viking and medieval sagas also describe musical activity, as do the accounts of priests and pilgrims from all over Europe coming to visit St Olaf's grave in Trondheim.
Bigbang is a Norwegian rock band led by frontman Øystein Greni. Over several years the band lineup has altered several times while remaining a trio, with Greni remaining the one constant member. Though the band name spelling is inconsistent, it is usually styled BigBang.
Art Brut are a Berlin-based English and German indie rock band. Their debut album, Bang Bang Rock & Roll, was released on 30 May 2005, with its follow up, It's a Bit Complicated, released on 25 June 2007. Named after French painter Jean Dubuffet's definition of outsider art - art by prisoners, loners, the mentally ill, and other marginalized people, and made without thought to imitation or presentation - South London's Art Brut were tagged by NME as part of the "Art Wave" scene that also included bands such as The Rakes, Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party. The band released further albums, Art Brut vs Satan in 2009 and Brilliant! Tragic! in 2011. A fifth album, Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out!", was released in 2018.
Odd Nordstoga is a folk singer, musician, actor and editor from Vinje in Telemark, Norway. In 2004, he went from relative obscurity to becoming the country's biggest selling recording artist, with the phenomenal success of his first solo album proper, "Luring". The album, a fusion of pop and Norwegian folk music, has sold more than 160,000 copies in Norway to date and earned him several Spellemannsprisen awards. For the album Strålande Jul, released together with Sissel Kyrkjebø, he won an unprecedented 11 Norwegian platinum trophies.
Øyafestivalen is an annual Norwegian music festival held in the Tøyen Park, Oslo. It has grown quickly since its modest start in 1999 and has become one of Norway's biggest and most important music festivals.
Jostein Pedersen is a Norwegian musical journalist and reporter, television commentator and "music intelligencia". He was the Norwegian commentator to the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, and from 1996 to 2006. Since then he has covered the Song Contest on VG's web TV channel. He currently lives in London, England.
Christine Guldbrandsen is a singer who is best known internationally for being the Norwegian entrant in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest. She has released three albums in Scandinavia: Surfing in the Air, Moments, and Christine. A new album, Colors, was released on 8 April 2011. She sings mainly in Norwegian and English.
Jan Werner Danielsen, known professionally as Jan Werner, was a Norwegian pop singer, also known for his interpretations of musical, classical, and rock standards. He was famous for his powerful voice which stretched over four and a half octaves. His breakthrough came after winning two important talent contests, most notably on national television in the show Talentiaden (NRK) in 1994.
Dansband, or danseband in Norwegian and Danish, is a Swedish term for a band that plays dansbandsmusik. Dansbandsmusik is often danced to in pairs. Jitterbug and foxtrot music are often included in this category. The music is primarily inspired by swing, schlager, country, jazz, and rock. The main influence for rock-oriented bands is the rock music of the 1950s and 1960s.
Norway was represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 by the song "In My Dreams" performed by Wig Wam.
Eiríkur Hauksson is an Icelandic heavy metal vocalist who is trained as a teacher.
"Ven a bailar conmigo" was the Norwegian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, performed in English and Spanish by Guri Schanke.
Egil Hegerberg is a Norwegian comedian and musician known for his humorous lyrics and behavior.
Superfamily is a Norwegian pop rock band from Moss, Norway. The band is composed of Steven Ray Wilson, Kim Granholt, Martin Steffensen (guitar), and Richard Lorentz (drums). Anders Nielsen, Terje Krumins and Håkon Moe provide backing vocals as "choirboys".
Howl is a rock band from Oslo, Norway. The band's name is taken from the Allen Ginsberg poem with the same name.
Jørn Øien is a Norwegian jazz pianist and keyboard player. He is known from a number of festival performances and record releases, and cooperations with the likes of Thorgeir Stubø, Kjersti Stubø, Ernst-Wiggo Sandbakk, John Pål Inderberg, Tore Brunborg, Knut Værnes, Kjell Karlsen, Terje Gewelt, Roger Johansen, Paal Nilssen-Love, Per Zanussi and Torstein Lofthus.
Henning Gravrok is a Norwegian jazz musician (saxophone) and music teacher, raised in Harstad and educated as teacher. Since 1975 he has been central to the Tromsø and Bodø jazz scenes.
Staffan William-Olsson is a Swedish jazz guitarist in the band The Real Thing who has worked with Bob Berg, Lee Konitz, and Palle Mikkelborg.
Ole Børud is a Norwegian singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, known both for his solo recordings and as a member of the band Extol. Børud, son of Norwegian gospel singer Arnold Børud, began performing music at age five as part of Arnold B. Family. He later started playing in hard rock and heavy metal bands, first in the two-man project Schaliach and later for Extol and, briefly, the hardcore punk band Selfmindead. Since the early 2000s, he has also recorded several solo albums featuring pop, funk, and jazz styles. He re-joined Extol in 2012, and in 2016 he co-founded a heavy metal side-project, Fleshkiller.
Solveig Heilo, simply known as Sol Heilo, is a Norwegian composer, artist, musician, music producer, arranger, designer and costume designer. She is mostly known for the band Katzenjammer.