Heidi Marie Vestrheim
Heidi Marie Vestrheim
It can also be drawn parallels to Allison Krauss and Robert Plant, all artists that inspire Heidi Marie. Heidi Marie says: Norwegian singer/songwriter. Started writing songs when I was 17 years old, released my first album in 2000 with an electronic/funk band called Atakama, we were signed on EMI Norway. After 2 years with intensive touring and a major label way of doing things, we split and went our separate ways.
I started my own label, entering the independent music scene and released my first EP “Pigs” in 2003, then my album “Signs and Fiction” in 2004. My second album “Beautiful Houses” was released in Norway November 2006 and "I want to go." in 2012. Since my first album I’ve been a fulltime musician, writing, recording and running my label BlueBox records. I’ve done a lot of touring in Norway, but I’ve also toured in Germany and China and played in cities like London and Reykjavík. My album “Signs and Fiction” was released in China august 2007. I love to do lots of different things: I’ve worked in the National Theatre and on different independent theatre projects.
I’ve also worked as a Tv-host ( NRK Super) and I enjoy writing. My favourite thing to do as an artist is touring, I love the feeling of being in the same room with my fans and telling stories trough my music!! BIO: "Heidi Marie Vestrheim was born by the beautiful fjords of Norway in 1977. Her English mum loved beautiful scerery, mountains and nature, and her favourite book was “Heidi, the girl of the mountains,” and that’s the story of her name. A destiny in 1994 led her to Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls, Jewel, Tori Amos, Sara McLachen, No Doubt and the soundtrack from Reality Bites. A love for American Folk and the singer/song writer tradition was born.
“This marked the end to chart pop and ”Top 40” complication tapes for me.” Heidi Marie wrote her first song “Rainbow Vally,” when she was 17. She was so nervous for what people would think about the song, that the first person she played it for, was her mentally disabled classmate. “I knew he wouldn’t bother with social etiquette, and that he would give me an honest answer, and I am glad he liked it” At the age of 19 she hooked up with the band ATAKAMA, who after a fantastic concert in 1999 signed with EMI Music. They released a 12’, some remixes and an album before Heidi Marie decided to fully concentrate on her solo debut.
“After three years with a major label, who seem to talk more than they act, I decided that to go on my own.” She wasn’t sure on how to move forward, but she knew she had a story to tell. With help from Pytten in Grighallen Studio and her friends in Ephemera, they released a 7’on Banana Records in 2003. And soon after, her first EP, PIGS, was released on her own label Bluebox Records. In February the following year her debut album, SIGNS AND FICTION, was released in Norway.
It soon came clear what an amazing live artist Heidi Marie was. She played about 70 concerts in after the release of SINGS AND FICTION and several among them in London and Reykjavík (Island). The German audience was first introduced to her when she was touring with Ephemera on the ELLE tour in 2005. Her stage talent took here to the National Theatre in 2005.
For 6 months she has been playing one of the main characters in the main play about the Norwegian singer/songwriter Jan Eggum. And the Bergen Symphonic Orchestra invited her the sing with them and together with 100 musicians she brought 1500 people to silence with Dirty Dancing’s “She’s like the wind” and her own TIME from SINGS AND FICTION. But it is her own stories she wants to tell and she is much exited to tell them to a bigger range of people now that SINGS AND FICTION is released in Germany." (more at www.heidimarie.no ) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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