Gaze of Lisa and Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019
Last June we were in Matera to hold a workshop with local bands. Gaze of Lisa, a group of four talented and creative musicians, impressed us most. They have now won a competition and have written the pop song that will represent Matera as a European Capital of Culture in three years.
Norwegian pop music meets Italian string arrangements
We had the pleasure to work with the Italian film composer Federico Ferrandina during his visit in Oslo. He is writing string arrangements for Anna Rebekka´s next single called "Mørke fristelser" (Dark temptations) who will be released in the beginning of 2016.
Federico Ferrandina is a composer, producer and arranger. His music can be listed to i.a. during the multi Oscar and Golden Globe-winning movie "Dallas Buyers Club" (2013), with Matthew McConaughey og Jared Leto, and US blockbuster "Friends with kids" (2011). He has also written the soundtrack for "Lulu and right words" presented in the selection of short films for the Cannes Film Festival in 2015.
Frøder - over 1.000.000 times on Spotify
Katrin Frøder has reached over 1.000.000 streaming on Spotify. There are great expectations for her album that will be out in 2016.
A new signing! Anna Rebekka has joined our family!
Anna Rebekka is a young Norwegian artist, who has marked herself already last year with her self-produced EP. You can read what GAFFA meant about her debut here. We will focus on Anna Rebekkas songwriting and live performance development, and soon release the first single, in Norwegian, on our new record label Bifrost.
Live! A seminar in collaboration with the Norwegian music network MØST.
Discover the techniques needed to become a better performing artist, to improve your communication skills and interaction with your audience.
Learn how to give them nights of live music euphoria by following simple advice from Kenneth on this Vimeo channel: vimeo.com/musikknettverk/videos
Live Performance Workshop heading to Italy!
My Live Performance Workshop is heading to the beautiful city of Matera in June, in collaboration with Diotima Group.
Thank you to the Norwegian Embassy in Italy for supporting our project.
Matera, located in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata has been awarded the title of the 2019 European Capital of Culture in Italy.
Double debut for the Norwegian band Klondike this week!
Not all Norwegian music is necessarily melancholic and chilly cold.
Klondike is an Oslo-based pop-folk orchestra that plays Summer sunshine-music and they love to dance with their audience when it gets steamy and sweaty. With multiple vocal harmonies, playful guitar licks and beats Klondike music can also be listened to with your hips.
Klondike will soon release their debut single!
In the meanwhile you can find out more here www.klondikeband.com
New single and By:Larm 2015
Keep Forever is the new release from Norwegian artsist Frøder.
Don´t miss her concerts during By:Larm 2015!
Live performance workshop in Oslo
November, December 2014
Videotips from my workshop in collaboration with MØST coming soon.
The Love Connection album is out!
Drive - Casa Murilo (video)
Many moons ago, two Englishmen, Dan Hesketh and Chris Winfield met two Norwegian girls in Brazil. They lived together with a man called Murilo and had many adventures.
Some time later they left Murilo behind and moved to Norway, where the Englishmen started a band and named it after him as a dedication. They put together a band & called it "Casa Murilo".
They quickly built something of a reputation on the Oslo underground for their raucous, energetic live show and have now played Norway, UK, Germany, Netherlands, India, Bangladesh, Sweden and Sri Lanka.
Videopremiere - "Over the sea" - Frøder
Frøder is 21-year-old and she is considered as one of the absolute biggest new natural talents in Norway.
She co-wrote and performed "Stockholm syndrome" with CLMD at the Norwegian Grammys this year. Her debut single "Speed of Sound" was released in february and now you can listen to and see her new song "Over the sea".
Fables, fierce nature and tempestuous weather inspire the sounds of lush - a young and emerging female artist from Bergen, Norway. "It's like alchemy" she sais, and she's right. The sonic ingredients include here Distinct, icy fresh voice entwined with catchy, mystical indie and electronic nordic pop.
The Love Connection
We are happy to announce that "New world in the morning", mixed by Dave Bascombe, is the first single from the Norwegian superband The Love Connection as well as the first release on our new label Lewis Productions.
"New world in the morning" is originally written by the British singer-songwriter Roger Whittaker.
Brandyn Burnette in a new video
Check out Hunter Hayes and Jason Mraz's special Mash-Up of "Everybody's Got Somebody But Me." featuring Brandyn Burnette and a few other YouTube artists.
"...Jarle Bernhoft, known by his fans simply as Bernhoft, is a Norwegian singer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With thick-framed glasses, a knack for putting together a fresh wardrobe and a honey-sweet voice, Bernhoft is quickly making an impression on music lovers around the world–including Ellen Degeneres.
He rose to fame in his native country for a rock ‘n’ roll sound he crafted as a member of the band SPAN. After discovering his deep-seated love for soul music and artists like James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone, he became fixated on making music with a little more funk to it..."
Ina Wroldsen and Ask Embla
Ina Wroldsen started her musical journey writing songs for herself as an artist, but she has become one of the hottest songwriters in Europe and North America.
Her new venture, the band Ask Embla with Icelandic Arnthor Birgisson, confirms Ina´s talent not only as a great songwriter, but also as an amazing performer.
They have recently reached # 1 album and 1 single in Norway.
Reaharsals and Pre-production
Alfred Hall, has seemingly out of nowhere and in no time found its own niche with its feather-light pop music. Their debut album Wilderness has received great reviews and now the guys are preparing with Kenneth for a busy festivals and international show-case season.