HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015

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It’s been 10 years since my eponymous debut. So it’s an anniversary! I will celebrate. I will update old posts with memorabilia. And I will write new posts – heck of a lot more often then in recent years.

I am recording a new studio album – “Without A Shield” – with producer Lars Voldsdal. It will be released this fall. I am doing 52 House Concerts. I am planning tours. The first one goes down in Italy in February. And while I am in Italy I will be recording in a studio just outside Florence – with Italian musicians. Songs that will not be included on “Without A Shield”. THE FLORENCE SESSIONS. Will I be singing in Italian…? Who knows.

And if festivals are keen I am showing up there as well. With or without my extended band. Never been much of a festival type of artist. I prefer the smaller clubs. Or your living room. But if stepping it up a notch, like 10 years ago, I will return to bigger stages. Because I do love to play loud as well. With my electric guitars. So after all… to be honest, with you, true to myself… et cetera, blah, blah, blah… electric.

Eclectic.

And all those living room shows. They will released as #BOOTLEGS. How cool is that… you can actually be a venue for an official live bootleg. RAWNESS> like a carrot unboiled. Setlist decided by audience. Always a cover song or two. Any genre. (!!!)

Well, well, well… it’s a deep well. I am at the moment working on my demos. 100 songs. Down to 15 for “WaS”. And 6 for Italy. Some will be put out as the Demo Pick of the Week on my SoundCloud.

So…

Join me. Here. ‘Cause it’s in here it will happen.

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HAVE HAD YEARS UPON YEARS WITH FLAT TIRES
HAVE HAD A HARD TIME STOMACHING THE LIARS
HAVE HAD SHITLOADS OF MONEY GOING DOWN THE DRAIN
LIKE MOST MILLIONAIRES I IGNORED THE RAIN

HAVE HAD 1000 UPON 1000 OF OPPORTUNITIES
HAVE HAD A FEW HUNDRED CASUALTIES
HAVE HAD A BUNCH OF FOLLOWERS WHO WENT AWAY
JUST LIKE THE SUN DOES ON A CLOUDY DAY

I’M WITHOUT A SHIELD
I GET WOUNDED ON ALL BATTLE FIELDS

with love,
-robert

DRESS LESS BEAUTIFUL

dress less beautiful 02The venue is confirmed. On February 16 we are playing songs from ‘The Button Moulder’ and launching the music video for Dress Less Beautiful at Naustet & Lanternen in Oslo. And let’s not forget to announce that the music video director is the ever so good Ronnie MAG Larsen.

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First music video to be released from The Button Moulder is launching next month. I will celebrate with a full band show at a very intimate and cosy little venue in the heart of Oslo. More details will follow and more stills from the video shoot will be posted here on this site.

OPENING FOR LISSIE

This week I will be opening for the brilliant Lissie on the Norwegian leg of her Back To Forever Tour. I will both be doing solo performances as well as full band performances. And the set will include songs from my new album The Button Moulder.

NOV 06 – Byscenen, Trondheim
NOV 08 – Folken, Stavanger
NOV 09 – Sentrum Scene, Oslo
NOV 10 – USF Verftet, Bergen