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Ole Kirkeng

2022
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EN

After 5 years in the states, Ole Kirkeng is back in Norway with a bunch of irresistible folk-pop songs in his bag. He duly placed himself on the Norwegian music scene when he debuted with the critically acclaimed EP "Rocking Chair" in 2021 – which recently won him the Spellemann Prize (Norwegian Grammy) for Country record of the year. After studying at the renowned Berklee College of Music, touring the United States and Europe in the Grammy-nominated artist Courtney Marie Andrews' band, and working in New York, he has developed into a songwriter and storyteller with a lot on his heart and a catchy melodic flair.

Kirkeng operates within a classic, yet timeless soundscape, and Audun Vinger from the magazine D2 wrote: "Double Shift appears as a well-balanced mix of classic American singer/songwriter material, with a slightly airier indie rock sensitivity". He has also toured in and outside of Norway, and has done support for known artists such as Molly Tuttle, Darling West and The Delines. Kirkeng is signed to Die with Your Boots On Records/Jansen Records.

NO

Etter 5 år i statene er Ole Kirkeng tilbake i Norge med et knippe uimotståelige folkpop-låter i baggen. Han plasserte seg behørig på det norske musikk-kartet da han debuterte med den kritikerroste EP-en Rocking Chair i 2021 – som nylig vant Spellemannsprisen i kategorien Country. Etter å ha studert ved anerkjente Berklee College of Music, turnert USA og Europa i grammynominerte Courtney Marie Andrews’ band, og jobbet i New York, har han utviklet seg til en låtskriver og historieforteller med mye på hjertet og en iørefallende meloditeft.

Kirkeng opererer innenfor et klassisk, men allikevel tidløst lydbilde, og Audun Vinger fra D2 skrev: ”Double Shift fremstår som en velbalansert blanding av klassisk amerikansk singer/songwriter-materiale og en litt mer luftig indierock-sensibilitet”. Han har også turnert både inn og utland, og gjort support for kjente artister som Molly Tuttle, Darling West og The Delines. Kirkeng er signert til plateselskapet Die with Your Boots On Records/Jansen Records.

Highlights
  • Won the 2021 Spellemann Prize (Norwegian Grammy) for Rocking Chair
  • Toured, and supported artists such as Courtney Marie Andrews, Molly Tuttle, Darling West and The Delines
  • Signed to Die with Your Boots On Records/Jansen Records
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