THE NORWEGIAN FORDS, Bio:
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-THE NORWEGIAN FORDS (TNF) are Paul Call and Erik Enzo, both from Norway.
During one of his trips to Los Angeles, Erik met James Taylor’s backup vocalist and songwriter David Lasley, who got him together with legendary producer and sound engineer Bill Schnee. Schnee's been involved in records that have sold more than 100 million copies, by artists such as Whitney Houston, Chicago, Dire Straits, Steely Dan, Billy Joel, Elton John, The Jacksons...
-So...double Grammy-winner Bill Schnee is the man who mixes our albums at Schnee Studio, Hollywood.
-TNF's debut album has been mastered at the world famous Mastering Lab in LA, by another Grammy-winner; Robert Hadley. Hadley will also master the new TNF-record
- You can listen to more tracks on our myspace site
You can also watch videos/ liveshows at www.youtube.com/thenorwegianfords
-Vocals, keyboards, songwriter.
-Has released 4 pop albums in Norway, with his former, critically acclaimed and awarded group ”elle melle”. They did approxemately 150 concerts, 25 nationally broadcasted radio interviews, and 6 national TV performances. Many of his songs are still rotating on national radio almost weekly.
-Erik Enzo’s songwriting has gained him a lot of fans in Norway.
-Guitars, songwriter, lyricist
-A former copywriter, has been working with Erik Enzo for years, and has written both Norwegian and English lyrics for his projects, and for other Norwegian artists.
Paul Call: Acoustic guitar
Erik Enzo: Keyboards and vocals
We hire one bassplayer, one drummer and one el.guitar-player for our gigs.
TNF's debut record released on the 19th of May-2008. Digitally available worldwide (ITunes, etc...). Mixed by double Grammy-winner Bill Schnee and mastered by another double Grammy-winner, Robert Hadley at The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles.
-Both TNF's albums are available on iTunes and other digital stores. People can also order the records physically at the official TNF-website www.norwegianfords.com
-TNF are looking for a management to help them get going outside Norway.
-TNF were featured with their song "Hop-up-pop" in the US college-movie "The Utopian Society", licensed to Warner, and released on dvd in the US, 2008, and on amazon.com and iTunes. Seperate soundtrack can also be bought on iTunes.
-Through OnThatNoteEntertainment, TNF had a very successful collegeradio campaign during Fall-2008. 66 out of 150 collegestations added our songs on light, medium and heavy rotation.
-TNF's albums contains unique, catchy pop-songs and fresh, outstanding lyrics on familiar subjects, but with a twist.
-TNF's new album "Somewhere Down The Road You'll Listen" was released on the 1st of April-2011, and has also been mixed by Bill Schnee. Paul and Erik have taken their songwriting to an even higher level here; The new record is a jewelbox of brand new, but timeless pop-songs. TNF's 2nd single "Surfing On The Sun" was listed nationwide on Norwegian National Radio NRK P1 for 9 consecutive weeks in the summer of 2011.
- You can listen to more tracks and watch videos/ liveshows at our youtube site youtube.com/thenorwegianfords
-TNF were featured in the November 2011-issue of Music Now Magazine
-TNF have been invited to play at The Worldwide Radio Summit in Hollywood, April-2012. They will do to showcases, one at The Viper Room and one at SIR Studios. The concerts will take place in front of many of the biggest names in the american radio industry!
-TNF have played approx 25 live-concerts in Norway till now, and through Sonicbids, we got 2 gigs in Hollywood in 2009; at Ghengis Cohen and "The Derby" (allthough the latter was shut down one month before we were supposed to play there...).
-Through Sonicbids TNF have two songs on rotation at Indie104- iRadio LA
-TNF were featured in Independent Music Awards "Artist Spotlight". Here's the link:
-TNF were interviewed by Norway's biggest TV-channel NRK, about their new record. Here's the link:
Somewhere Down The Road You´ll Listen
Wonder What It Takes(To Take Your Girlfriend Home)
I´ll Be Dining Here Again
Surfing On The Sun
Smile Like Sammy Davis
NORWEGIAN NEWSPAPERS- 1:
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”...great popharmonies that make us think of sunny days and good temperatures...” (VG is Norway's...”...great popharmonies that make us think of sunny days and good temperatures...”
(VG is Norway's biggest paper)
NORWEGIAN NEWSPAPERS- 2:
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”...there’s no doubt that these to guys have a lot of music in their bodies. The solid arrangements,...”...there’s no doubt that these to guys have a lot of music in their bodies. The solid arrangements, and vocalharmonies that give us the feeling of sun, summer and surfboards, help lifting the record”.
NORWEGIAN NEWSPAPERS- 3:
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”Duo with several catchy songs and a particularly beautiful sound...It sounds just great the whole w...”Duo with several catchy songs and a particularly beautiful sound...It sounds just great the whole way through...The vocalharmonies taste of summer and the American westcoast. Wellwritten lyrics with a fresh twist...”
NORWEGIAN NEWSPAPERS- 4:
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”...leads the thoughts to the commercial late 70’s and early 80’s...It is...the saxophone that does ...”...leads the thoughts to the commercial late 70’s and early 80’s...It is...the saxophone that does the little extra on one of the album’s most beautiful songs- the lyrical and beautiful ”I can’t say I love you”. Other great songs on this trend-different debut are ”Hop-up-pop”, ”Billy Ocean” and the opening-cut ”Smile like Sammy Davis”.
NORWEGIAN NEWSPAPERS- 5:
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”...this great groove, gliding keyboard-playing, pickin’ guitarsounds and vocal stuff , just as plea...”...this great groove, gliding keyboard-playing, pickin’ guitarsounds and vocal stuff , just as pleasant as the breeze from the Pacific Ocean on a sunny day in LA”.
At the most, we play 18 songs in one concert- 1 set or 2 sets. All 18 songs in one set would take approxemately 1 hour and 20 minutes.
We don't play covers.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.