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Ole Børud

Ole Børud is far from a newcomer in the Norwegian music scene. Few artists are as widely experienced. Starting his career at the age of five, Ole appeared on his first record already the year after.

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In Norway, where the musical diet consists almost entirely of white rock&roll, an artist such as Ole Børud is indeed a welcoming spice. With one leg planted in American west coast-music, and the other in soul and funk, his debut album, Shakin.. the Ground, will shake the country’s musical fundament, and most importantly, the dance floor. The album, however, is not merely a defining musical moment on these latitudes: Shakin.. the Ground sounds unique by any standards, and showcases an abundance of musical qualities that are rarely heard these days.


Ole Børud is far from a newcomer in the Norwegian music scene. Few artists are as widely experienced. Starting his singing career at the age of five, Ole appeared on his first record already the year after. From the age of sixteen, he has been a full-time musician, both singing and playing guitar, with numerous bands and artists in a variety of genres and settings. Ole has toured every continent, and starred on almost twenty album releases, ranging from the gospelgroup Arnold B Family to the internationally acclaimed metal band Extol.


His musical résumé also includes national luminaries as Sofian and Torun Eriksen, and he has shared the stage with international artists such as Andrae Crouch. Shakin.. the Ground is Ole Børud’s debut as a solo artist. His music is a result of his diverse background, and is just as exciting. Close harmonies and sophisticated arrangements bears proof of his love for 70s west coast, whereas the rhythms are deeply rooted in funk and R&B. The album is in many ways a musical encounter between west coast sunshine and a gritty east coast urbanity, where you can hear inspiration from artists as different as Steely Dan and D..angelo. But what really gives the album its distinctive stamp, is Ole Børud’s incomparable voice: As crystal clear as it is funky, it leaves a unique personal signature, carrying the tunes with nerve, heart and soul. With some of the best Norwegian musicians in the band, the stage is set for one of the most groundshaking musical experiences of the year.


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Comment by Morten Buschmann on April 11, 2012 at 3:18pm

Ole Børud and 11 man band with horns and choir etc. will play live in Copenhagen, Denmark 28. April 2012.

ALL info here: www.natdisk.dk

 

Comment by Ernie on September 22, 2011 at 10:28pm
Ole will be playing at Fashing Stockholm on November 4th. Don't miss it!
Comment by Björn Söderqvist on September 21, 2011 at 5:31pm

At last! Forthcoming concert with Ole Börud in Malmoe, Sweden at Europaporten on saturday November 5th! It's time to get funky & groovy! Be there, or be square! Tickets will be available in the end of this week, and can be pre-ordered/ordered at the following link: www.bluedesertmusic.com .

All The Regards, Björn Söderqvist/Blue Desert Music.

Comment by RanTert on September 21, 2011 at 5:26pm

Yes, westcoast music is still alive!!

Comment by Ernie on August 10, 2011 at 10:34pm

I agree with RanTert, and guess what? He also performed two wonderful versions of Pages songs at his last concert! Great stuff!

Comment by RanTert on August 9, 2011 at 9:48am

This guy reminds me of Pages.

The very delightful sounds of funky grooves and singing mingled in both album.

Comment by Bengt Isaksson on June 5, 2011 at 11:56am
Read the Interview with Ole here!
Comment by David Lucarotti on May 21, 2011 at 11:42pm
Ole is just fantastic, he's a great singer and musician, a very smart composer, combining the most complex westcoast style with funky roots delivering a clever blend of modern, vintage, and groovy music.
Comment by Tony Onstad on May 11, 2011 at 12:59am
Yeah--he's one of these genius talents that don't come along often--just blew me away the second I heard him--it looks like a new "blue-eyed soul"[(or "hazel-eyed soul"..lol)]movement could really gain ground from Norway--very exciting stuff to look forward to!!!
Comment by Ernie on April 21, 2011 at 7:55pm
Great artist with great music! Thanks!
 

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