I came across this sad read about infamous feuds in Rock music today. Bizarre. Such a shame that people are so naturally conflict seeking. Music & Arguments.
Thanks a million to those of you who actually pay for my music and get me into the Amazon music chart again and again! It really means the world to me! Please make sure that you check out my latest guitar video on YouTube where I shred some Bach! If you want to hear a preview of what I’m currently working on, then please sign up for my Patreon 🙂 Thanks again for all of the support! I really, really, really appreciate it!!!!! Thank you! ❤
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 😮 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!
I just think this is awesome!!!! My latest Instagram post says it all! Thanks again! Please keep on spreading the word! ❤ Thanks for the support!!!! My Album Is Still Charting after over 2 weeks on the Amazon charts! 🙂 Thanks!
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 🙂 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 😦 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:
- The Secret Project. 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!!!
- 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 😉
- 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 on January the 15th 2017! 😉
- 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!
- “She Rocks” commercial. I thought that this was quite cool, here I am in good company on the red carpet in L.A.
- “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 😉 I was very happy to see the video going viral again gaining some new ground!
- 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!
- 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.”
- 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!
- 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.
I'm looking sooo forward to doing #gigs with @craigogdenguitar 😊 This is so much fun!!!!! Check out our #1 @amazon #bestseller #album 😊 "2 guitars: The classical crossover album" 😊#brahms #paganini #classicalguitar #electricguitar @officialibanezguitars @laneyamplification @drstrings @emgpickups @audixmics #artist #duo @classicfm #classical #classicalmusic #music #musician @deccaclassics #youtube #youtuber
My top blog entries this year:
- 28 Pictures of Severus Snape. This entry was my most popular this year. ❤
- Stop The Apocalypse.. I was surprised to see the support from my fans, I honestly thought that everyone would disagree with me.
- Wedding Pictures + Other Pictures Taken In June.
- The Presidency. 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?
- Goodbye August, Hello September!
- How To Have Fun – According to Moi.. Me being happy about my artistic progress 🙂
- I LOVE to play guitar. In case you wondered….
- AND THE WINNER IS…... This competition had lots of people baffled.
- NATIONAL TV-SHOW IN NORWAY !!! I had a blast doing this!
- 20 PRACTISE TIPS FOR GUITARISTS!!!!!! ( Part 3/5 of my “10 year Guitar Anniversary” entries ).. This blog entry from last year made this year’s list as well!
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 from ethnomasochism & negativity to pride & positivity.
- Tears & Self Hate Is The Remedy.
- The Complexity Of Citizenship & Governance.
- Capitalism & Evidence Against The Myth That Only White People Are Guilty Of Colonialism.
- White Like Snow.
- The Battle That Can’t Be Won.
- Charlie Hebdo & Blasphemy.
These were my personal favourites among my Instagram photos:
#behindthescenes from the #design of the #physical #cd \m/ Order your #signed copy today! I'm sending out my new #album next week :):):):) @guitarworldmagazine @revolvermag @metalhammeruk @officialibanezguitars @drstrings @laneyamplification #guitar #guitarist #shred #shredder #singer #songwriter #artist #vocalist #metal #metalhead #rock #rocknroll #punk #crossover #norwegian #scandinavian #music #musician
The physical #album is here! Ha-ha I'm so excited! Get your signed physical copy now! LINK in bio! @guitarworldmagazine @metalhammeruk @revolvermag @totalguitar @officialibanezguitars @laneyamplification @drstrings @emgpickups @audixmics #artist #music #musician #shred #shredder #guitar #guitarist #singer #songwriter #metal #metalhead #rock #rocknroll #crossover #punk #pop #hardrock #alternative
So in London you cannot leave water bottles for joggers during the London Marathon without them being stolen, but here in the #cotswolds farmers do business like this. How you doin'! #country #countrylifestyle #countrylife #england #britain #britishcountryside #oldschool #theshire #farm #freerange #eatlocal
Joey Jordison has a daughter 😂 Keeping it #goth & #metal at the @sherockstheplanet #redcarpet in #losangeles 😈 Check me out in this cool #commercial featuring @malinamoye @theqof & @sheilaedrummer among others out on #youtube now @ SheRocksThePlanet & @ Thecommanderinchief1 #rocknroll #rock #crossover #metalchick #metalhead #singer #songwriter #guitarist #shred #norwegian #joeyjordison #slipknot
Hear me #shred tonight @senkveldtv2 with @espenlind_ @harald_ronneberg @markusneby @odinlandbakk & Torstein Flakne \m/ TUNE IN AT 22.15 (Norwegian time) on @tv2 #tv2 😈 This was a hell of a lot of #fun 😈😈😈😈😈 #metal #rocknroll #guitar #tvshow #music #musician #guitarist #artist #senkveld #rockstar #nationaltv #talkshow #showbiz #norwegiantv #thomasogharald
With my extension I can literally play with my @laneyamplification #pulse in the #garden 😇 wo-ho 😇 prepping for #gig on Saturday & my #laney pulse #video :):);) @guitarworldmagazine #guitarist #guitar #shred #music #musician #artist #singer #songwriter #metal #classical #crossover #rocknroll @rollingstone #metalhead #classicalmusic
I hope that 2017 will be a great year filled with beauty ❤ I wish you all a happy new year! Hugs & Love! ❤
I did it again!!!!! Awwww 😱😱😱😱 What a year!!!
“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!!!” 😛 😛
Here is the article: http://thesmartset.com/does-the-music-business-need-musicianship/