Frode Kvisvik

Frode Kvisvik

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Frodes music contains no gimmicks or over-produced record-company-created attitude! Just real honest, old-fashioned songs from a talented musician that performs exellent alone or with his band. Rock, pop, country and even jazz melt together in Frodes songs and such good songs never go out of style.

Biography

Frode can perform alone or with his band. The full band is a six-piece including Frode.

Frodes music can not be described with one style or genre. It contains elements from many different musical directions and the common denominator is the respect and love for the good song. Frode emphazises the songwriting tradition rather than gimmicks and over-produced record-company-created sound and he doesent let commercial boundries get in the way for it. Frode is inspired by great songwriters like Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Mickey Newberry, Ryan Adams, Lennon/ McCartney, Neil Young and many others. At the age of twelve he started playing the guitar and he was performing music for a living at the age of fifteen. He has been writing songs since then but his writing didn't get a real lift-off untill a couple of years ago. He's currently working on his debut album and his fan-base is growing in Norway. With a no gimmick approach to music Frode sound good all by himself, with the acoustic guitar, harmonica and his voice. When he performes with his band the experience is more intense. The good thing about good songs is that they never go out of style and they always come across to the listener without any enhancement when it comes to production, sound or equipment. The Good Song has a life of it's own and Frode is one of the few that can manage to write these kind of songs without having to imitate or copy the sound of others.

Frode is experienced when it comes to performing. He has worked as a guitarplayer in different bands, on the road and in the studio and he has travelled around Scandinavia and Europe alone for years playing in clubs and bars. For the past three years Frode's been a permanent member of former Midnight Choir singer Paal Flaata's band. They have released three albums and do tours around Norway throughout the whole year. All of the above contributes to Frodes presence in his music and performance and gives the listener a unique experience each time.

Lyrics

Oh My

Written By: Frode Kvisvik

1:
God knows I told myself
I'd never let anyone be everything again
God knows I draw the line
But when it comes to you
There's exeptiones from the rule

Be at ease
you don't have to worry
Be at ease
This is no repeat of past relations

Chorus:
I'm just sitting round here
scared to death
I'm so in love I'm gonna lose my breath
Oh My
What kind of fool am I?

2:
We could have lost it all
Getting drunk in that hotel room
By breakfast you'd be gone
Thanks to that judgment call
I'm on the phone with you
Making plans in a week or two

Be at ease
We don't have to hurry
Be at ease
This is no repeat of past relations

Chorus:
I'm just sitting round here
scared to death
I'm so in love I'm gonna lose my breath
Oh My
What kind of fool am I?

Bridge:
Cause I miss you here tonight
I need you here tonight babe
I miss you here tonight
I miss you here..

Chorus:
I'm just sitting round here
scared to death
I'm so in love I'm gonna lose my breath
Oh My
What kind of fool am I?

Forever

Written By: Frode Kvisvik

1:

I never used to worry about tomorrow
Each new day would fix itself just in time
'Cause I would play and I'd get drunk
and I would earn just enough
to take me through the hangover and buy some cigarettes
In the morning

2:
But then I'd worry sick about the future
The hardest thing seemed to be to plan ahead
And I don't know why you would want me
back when all I had was money
problems that I hoped would disappear all by themselves
In the morning

Chorus:
And could it be you and I are ment to be together
I sure hope that it's our destiny
Sometimes I wish
that I could make believe
there is a God and prey
that he'd be good to you
Forever

3:
Nowadays I look upon the future
And I sure hope forever is a long long time
And far ahead when time is old
when days are numbered and stories told
We'll count our blessings and caress each time we'll see the sun
In the morning

Chorus:
And could it be you and I are ment to be together
I sure hope that it's our destiny
Sometimes I wish
that I could make believe
there is a God and prey
that he'd be good to you
Forever

The Fuzz

Written By: Frode Kvisvik

1:
Fortyeight nights of heartattack fun
I am guilty of hit and run
I've done it before and I'll do it again
Burn the candle from both ends

They set me up good there's work to be done
They pay me in cash but I've got none
Copenhagen boost, in God we trust
Win some, lose some, run if you must

Chorus:
Lots of trouble, half and double
Little and much
Never in between, allways to extremes
Shake or brake reality
Dealing with the fuzz

3:
I close my eyes, stick my head in the sand
Guilty as charged, you've got the right man
I know what I'm doing, what if you don't
I pay the price, what if you won't

4:
You can't get further than the fuel you burn
Or claim more respect than what you've earned
Loaded to the brim I sink like a stone
Swim to the surface, try to make it home

Chorus:
Lots of trouble, half and double
Little and much
Never in between, allways to extremes
Shake or brake reality
Dealing with the fuzz

Bridge:
My luck has expired
I'm bound to loose out in the end
I can't see clearly, all I can see is fire
And I
got to hit the well

5:
Fourtyeight nights of haggard fun
I am guilty of hit and run
Hit rock bottom, living in hell
The only bright moment is the story to tell

Chorus:
Lots of trouble, half and double
Little and much
Never in between, allways to extremes
Shake or brake reality
Dealing with the fuzz

When It Ends

Written By: Frode Kvisvik

1:
Hanging out at your place
See the smile on your face
I'm happy
But it's always time to leave and it's harder to believe we're going somewhere

But it's gonna be like this
It's the price of your kiss
It's the cost of our song so far
I don't wanna feel this way
I'm dying each day
I hope what I predict will never come true

Chorus:
It's gonna blow cold
Up around the bend
It's gonna be raining down on me when it ends
It's gonna blow cold
Up around the bend
It's gonna be raining down on me whenever it ends

2:
Out of reach and deep in love
I guess I should have seen it coming
I'm hopeless
A few days here and a weekend there
I never really got my share
I need you more

There is nobody to blame
but life and life again
all I ever had was bad timing
I hope I never sing this song to you
but here I am and now I do
I guess this is my final goodbye to you

Chorus:
It's gonna blow cold
Up around the bend
It's gonna be raining down on me when it ends
It's gonna blow cold
Up around the bend
It's gonna be raining down on me whenever it ends

You Make Me Feel

Written By: Frode Kvisvik

1:
You say you don't want me to call you on the phone no more
And I've been trying not to but I don't see what for
I'm not gonna get in the way for you freedom

2:
I feel like an idiot
like a lovesick Labrador begging for more
But I don't really see it that way
I'm just out in the yard and I'm digging

Bridge:
To say that I'm OK would be a lie
and I don't wanna be lying to you

Chorus:
This is really all I ever wanted
Someone to care about
Someone to live without
This is really all I ever asked for
If you can let me be me
then I can let you be you
and of all the things you do
you make me feel

3:
They quitting is for losers
I wont quit until I drop dead on the floor
'cause when we get together
it's like earth rotation stops
and this bubble of ours become freedom

Bridge:
To say that I'm OK would be a lie
and I don't wanna be lying to you

Chorus:
This is really all I ever wanted
Someone to care about
Someone to live without
This is really all I ever asked for
If you can let me be me
then I can let you be you
and of all the things you do
you make me feel

Discography

Work in progress.

Set List

Original material only.

Solo act: 30 - 90 min.
Band act: 30 - 120 min.

Set list example:

1. Backwards and Reverse
2. Totally Strangers
3. Gasoline and a Spark
4. Good Times
5. Planet Where Humans Live
6. FrankDrank
7. Forever
8. Summer Got The Best of Me
9. Millionaire
10. Got It All Wrong
11. Will I See You
12. You Make Me Feel
13. Christmas Morning
14. That Feeling
15. Oh My
16. The Fuzz