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Vidar Vang

Vidar Vang

Vidar Vang


Vidar Vang (b. 1976) is a Norwegian songwriter and musician. He grew up in Bjerkvik, a small town above the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway, and started to write songs in his late teens. In 1998, he released «Blue», his unofficial debut album, recorded in his hometown. The album was sold at numerous acoustic shows throughout Northern Norway. In August 2000, Vidar moved to Oslo. The following year he played shows at the Norwegian Wood festival, Øya and by:Larm, and in August 2001 he signed his first major label deal, with EMI. Read more on Last.fm
Vidar Vang (b. 1976) is a Norwegian songwriter and musician. He grew up in Bjerkvik, a small town above the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway, and started to write songs in his late teens. In 1998, he released «Blue», his unofficial debut album, recorded in his hometown.

The album was sold at numerous acoustic shows throughout Northern Norway. In August 2000, Vidar moved to Oslo. The following year he played shows at the Norwegian Wood festival, Øya and by:Larm, and in August 2001 he signed his first major label deal, with EMI. In September 2002, Vidar released his official debut album, «Rodeo», produced by Seasick Steve and Cato «Salsa» Thomassen.

«Rodeo» got rave reviews and was hailed as one of 2002’s best Norwegian rock albums. It also received a Norwegian Grammy nomination. Since, Vidar Vang has released four albums: «Stand Up Straight» (2004), «Vidar Vang» (2006), «Sleepless Songs» (2010) and «Sidewalk Silhouettes» (2012). Vidar Vang tours extensively throughout Norway.

He has also toured in Europe and the U.S. Vidar Vang (f. 1976) er en norsk låtskriver og artist. Han er født og oppvokst i Bjerkvik, i Nordland, og begynte å skrive egne sanger i tenårene. I 1998 slapp han sitt uoffisielle debutalbum, «Blue».

Albumet ble solgt på konserter i Nord-Norge. I august 2001, etter å ha spilt på både by:Larm, Norwegian Wood og Øyafestivalen, signerte Vidar sin første platekontrakt, med EMI. 23. september 2002 debuterte Vidar Vang med albumet «Rodeo», produsert av Seasick Steve og Cato «Salsa» Thomassen.

«Rodeo» ble omtalt som et av årets beste rockalbum, og ble nominert til Spellemannspris året etter. Vidar har siden gitt ut fire album; «Stand up straight» (2004), «Vidar Vang» (2006), «Sleepless Songs» (2010) og «Sidewalk Silhouettes» (2012). Han har siden 2002 turnert utstrakt på klubber og festivaler i Norge; med fullt band, i trioformat og solo. Han har også turnert i Europa og USA, akustisk, alene med gitaren. (Info taken from vidarvang.com with permission) Read more on Last.fm.

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