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|Birth name||Krister Axel Bjornson Tidics|
|Born||May 14, 1974 (age 44)|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Engineer|
|Instruments||Vocals, Guitar, Piano, B3, Harmonium|
|Labels||Noonchild Records / RockStarAlley|
|Associated acts||Paper Sun, Whitestarr, Chris Pierce, Saucy Monky, Cheyenne Kimball, The River South|
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