NEW VIDEO!

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Today my manager and I decided to share some behind the scenes LIVE footage with my fans & followers. This footage is from “the secret project” that I was being all mysterious about back in 2016. I was really excited to be doing this, working with some cool people from a serious label; but sadly fell ill with a vicious parasite infection. In addition I also got a shoulder injury in February 2017; so it felt really refreshing to find this video footage and see for myself the form that I was in! It has taken me over a year to finally be well again ๐Ÿ˜ฎ It was a major breakthrough when I finally had full movement in my arm, so I’m super stoked to finally be recording and playing again!

You can hear a preview of what I’m currently working on if you sign up to my Patreon page; below you can see the behind the scenes footage from my 3rd session with classical crossover! Thanks a lot to those of you who support what I do!

Music Update.

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Hey there to my blog subscribers! So today I’m sharing what I already shared on my Instagram which is that I’m off guitar playing for 6 weeks (!) due to straining/snapping something in my shoulder… (due to crazy guitar playing)

I heard a sound coming from my shoulder area when it happened and couldn’t even pull a sweater over my head. I was pretty much in constant pain for 17 days before it finally started to ease off….

I find it interesting how an injury presents itself eventually when you reach and try to maintain the “perfect form”… because ironically this means that you have to “get back into shape” again after having a break….there’s probably a reason as to why I’m the only guitarist doing what I’m doing….

I will go back to my previous approach to things, with a little updated twist….I used to have a membership in a running club (Iโ€™ve joined a torture club.)ย and all of these runners were always plotting how to work towards a peak performance by constantly altering and updating their exercise regiment, which is precisely what I do as well when it comes to a certain thing I’m doing ๐Ÿ˜›

Which has made me wonder if I should write a guitar book to share my experience as nobody else has done what I’ve done on the guitar. Recording the impossible, having no references and nobody to look to, playing the impossible live on a proper stage, dealing with deadlines, dealing with injuries, picking the right songs, saying yes to the wrong songs, playing with no metronome – only feel, being chased by backing tracks, finding the right tone, having the wrong equipment, finding beauty and ultimately get involved with what I just was involved with… which has opened up a whole new way of looking at a certain genre… in terms of how things can be creatively approached.

One thing is for certain and that is that creativity always finds a way, always finds a solution because creative minds never rests unless forced to.

So as I’ve been laying here in pain I’ve re-arranged a whole lot of songs mentally as well as pretty much “finalising” my vocal training after all these years. I can now sing what I always wanted to sing and have been asking myself: what comes next when I know all these pieces that are meant for my voice type?

There is no next unless I one day can write or co-write something entirely new for voice, preferably in Norwegian. Which certainly sounds ambitious at the moment as I’m not a composer as of now but rather a songwriter.

Anyway, keep an eye on my blog and my social media for updates as I’m releasing new music soon! Get to hear the reason for my pain ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

As you can see…I’ve done my best to gain some pounds……because that’s what you do when you can’t play….I have every intention to contribute to NHS’s outrageous expenses in relation to obesity. So I’m doing my best to worsen their statistics as one does.

I’ve also kept busy trying to turn my brother into a meme….sadly that was not successful… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ or at least for now….

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I was happy when we had some snow. As snow is the most beautiful thing in the entire world. Period. ย โค โค โค โค โค โค

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Oh yes….the geese are back in town ๐Ÿ˜› #swag

 

2016 – The Year In Review.

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2016 was a year of welcomed stability as my mother re-married and we finally regained a traditional family structure. It has been great to see the effect it has had on my younger siblings ๐Ÿ™‚ The year also brought with it an abundance of bad news health wise as pets and family members, young and old suffered from prolonged illnesses resulting in some loved ones leaving us for good ๐Ÿ˜ฆ My year was dominated by a secret project that I hope will result in a major announcement very soon, so keep your fingers crossed for me! Here are the highlights from the year that was:

  1. The Secret Project. ย This took up the majority of the year and resulted in some truly awesome material! I hope I get to share it with you guys soon!!!ย cicimage
  2. Senkveld Norway. This was the first time I actually rocked out on TV so that was really awesome! I’ve been on various tv-shows in my home country before but I had never done anything like this before ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. BBC3. My first time shredding on National Radio in the UK! I had one of my original songs aired on BBC6 last year, I’ve previously been a guest on BBC Berkshire, but BBC3 is the biggest radio show I’ve done so far, so keep an eye on BBC3 & Tom Service ย on January the 15th 2017! ๐Ÿ˜‰
  4. Laney box in Argentina. The first time my face was featured on a product from a major brand! I had no idea they did this!laney-argentinalaney-box
  5. “She Rocks” commercial. I thought that this was quite cool, here I am in good company on the red carpet in L.A.
  6. “Paganini Cap.24” going viral on FB. Even though my music video for Caprice 24 was originally released in 2014 on Youtube, a site in Mexico decided to share it on their Facebook page this year, which resulted in the video piling up views quickly on the social media site ๐Ÿ˜‰ I was very happy to see the video going viral again gaining some new ground!ย m:
  7. The Metal album. In April this year I finally released my first metal album “I Am.” So far I’ve released 2 music videos from it; my re-work of “Immigrant Song” which was mentioned in Classic Rock Magazine and “If The Dead Ones Could Talk” which was re-tweeted by the author who inspired me to write the track. If you haven’t checked out the album yet make sure that you do!ย imageimg_0993
  8. I completed pre-production for album 3. During the two first months of the year I completed the arrangements and demos of a body of work that I’ve given the work title “album 3.”
  9. The album with Craig. “2 Guitars – The Classical Crossover Album” charted again this year several times which of course makes me very happy. It has continuously been in the charts since its release in December 2014!amazon-octoberimage
  10. I shared the stage with Craig again! This year I did some pretty cool private gigs in beautiful settings, this also involved playing live with Craig again which was amazing. The concept of the electric guitar vs. the classical is something that I’m really proud of.

My top blog entries this year:

  1. 28 Pictures of Severus Snape.ย This entry was my most popular this year. โค
  2. Stop The Apocalypse.. I was surprised to see the support from my fans, I honestly thought that everyone would disagree with me.
  3. Wedding Pictures + Other Pictures Taken In June.
  4. The Presidency.ย I’m amazed at how immaturely the election was handled by many. What a circus. It cannot be easy when the chief manipulators of popular sentiment all of a sudden lose. What happened to all of those celebrities who were going to move to Canada? And why Canada? Why not Mexico?
  5. Goodbye August, Hello September!
  6. How To Have Fun โ€“ According to Moi.. Me being happy about my artistic progress ๐Ÿ™‚
  7. I LOVE to play guitar.ย In case you wondered….
  8. AND THE WINNER ISโ€ฆ... This competition had lots of people baffled.
  9. NATIONAL TV-SHOW IN NORWAY !!!ย I had a blast doing this!
  10. 20 PRACTISE TIPS FOR GUITARISTS!!!!!! ( Part 3/5 of my โ€œ10 year Guitar Anniversaryโ€ entries ).. This blog entry from last year made this year’s list as well!ย 10494643_744867412219321_4820103340371772166_n

It’s hard to pick a personal favourite among my blog entries as I’m very happy with the direction my writing has taken. My entries were more entertaining last year, but there are plenty of people who provide “light content.” I wish that the world was a perfect place but it isn’t, if I was to have one “new year’s wish,” I would want the general western pop-culture to change fromย ethnomasochism & negativity to pride & positivity.ย 

  1. Opinionsโ€ฆ.
  2. Tears & Self Hate Is The Remedy.
  3. The Complexity Of Citizenship & Governance.
  4. Capitalism & Evidence Against The Myth That Only White People Are Guilty Of Colonialism.
  5. Fear.
  6. White Like Snow.
  7. The Battle That Canโ€™t Be Won.
  8. Charlie Hebdo & Blasphemy.
  9. Minimalism.
  10. Identity.

 

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These were my personal favourites among my Instagram photos:

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I hope that 2017 will be a great year filled with beauty โค I wish you all a happy new year! Hugs & Love! โค

NATIONAL TV-SHOW IN NORWAY !!!

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Last month I had yet another amazing TV-experience in my home country ๐Ÿ™‚ This time I was performing some rock’n’roll, check out the awesome footage below ๐Ÿ™‚ย โ†“

Here Are Some Pics From My Norway Trip โ†“ย โ†“

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Thanks a lot to Laney for the awesome amp!!!ย 

 

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Behind The Scenes!

 

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A girl’s dream โค All that make-up!

 

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Men are very happy if they can wear make-up.

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When You’ve Done Well ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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How to throw away guitar strings ๐Ÿ˜‰

Being a Tourist in my own Homeland…ย โ†“

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Appropriate Adult Activity….

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And here are some pics from the month that was….goodbye October….enter…November

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When the author that inspired your song, re-tweets you ๐Ÿ˜€ I couldn’t believe my eyes!

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When someone gets what you are all about ๐Ÿ˜‰

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When you run into a hedgehog and want to kidnap it โค โค

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When you run into a couple of runaways and you try to herd them back….

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When this guy digs your music…..

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When you try to capture the moon….for the 100th time…

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There is a season for everything….

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A typical Cotswolds street….

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When you love nature…

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When you find this in your garden…..like wtf???

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When you let your salad grow….

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When you nurse your roses back to life โค

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When you know better…..and order anything that has not been cooked by the people at the hotel…..yes…sneaking around in the English capital once again…I hope I can reveal my secret soon!!!!!!

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When your favourite tv-show mentions you in a comment!!!!

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When you look like a f%$ยฃ@!* rockstar and have the time of your life \m/ย 

NEW SONG & VIDEO OUT NOW!

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The Music Biz.

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“Believe it or not, there is no hot superstar guitarist under the age of 30. There is no next Hendrix. There is no next Clapton.” All I thought when I read this was: “I’m here!!!!! I’M HERE!!!”ย ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

Here is the article: http://thesmartset.com/does-the-music-business-need-musicianship/

NEW ALBUM LAUNCH!!!!

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Hey you guys!!! I’m really excited today as I launched the pre-order campaign for my upcoming album :):)

If you like what I’m up to or you are curious after reading my blog, you can check out the teaser for my album right here:ย 

There is also a new in depth interview with me out as well, if you want to know more about me when it comes to what I do professionally check it out:ย NEW Interview!!!

*Feeling good* ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€