Julian Berntzen
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Julian Berntzen

Bergen, Hordaland, Norway | MAJOR

Bergen, Hordaland, Norway | MAJOR
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

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Julian Berntzen @ Herr Nilsen

Oslo, Not Applicable, Norway

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Discography

Waffy Town (2003) Album
Pictures In The House Where she lives (2003) Album
Rocket Ship Love (2008) Album
Film Music:
Spandexman (by director Bobbie Peers) 2007
Nain (by director Therese Jacobsen) 2007
Audition (by director Marius Soma) 2007
Down Under (by director Bobbie Peers) 2007

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26-year-old Julian Berntzen is from the west coast of Norway and grew up in Bergen, the second largest town in Norway. He began his musical career at the Waldorf School in Bergen. At the age of 14 he started his own , string swing band‚ (hot club style) with his father and some of his friends. The band was called ‚Swang‚ and played at nightclubs that Julian was actually too young to be allowed into.

In 2000, when Julian graduated, he really wanted to work with music; writing songs and composing. By chance, producer Hans Petter Gundersen became interested in Julians music and suggested that they record an album together. Julian had never imagined such a thing and found the thought a bit frightening, and of course, very exciting.
Julian had thought of himself as more of a behind-the-scenes guy who would write and arrange music for other artists. After two years of hard work his debut CD Waffy Town was released. Waffy Town is a concept album about a small town and its inhabitants. It‚s a fresh, original album inspired by childrens drawings, unusual characters and mystique.

Julian wrote all the music and lyrics on the album. He also arranged the songs and played all the instruments except for drum and bass. Julian received a Norwegian Grammy for Waffy Town in 2003. The album was nominated for many other prizes and received fantastic reviews throughout the media.

The next year Julian began writing the follow-up to Waffy Town: Pictures in the house where she lives. This album starts where Waffy Town left off and completes the concept of the mythical little town.
More about Waffy Town see: Waffy Town

In January 2006 Julian began working on his third album Rocket Ship Love, with Producer, Kato Ådland.
The album was released april 2008

Between the two recordings Julian performed all over Norway with his band and a string quartet. He has also worked with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and toured with his good friend Sondre Lerche. In addition, Julian often works as a studio musician and arranger. He has collaborated with artists such as:
Ephemera, Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band, Sondre Lerche, Nathalie Nordnes, Sigvart Dagsland, Princess Märtha Louise, Ingrid Bjørnov, Vamp, Jan Eggum,
Herborg Kråkevik, Ylvis and Tweeterfriendly Music among others.