Professor Pez

Professor Pez

 Bergen, Hordaland, NOR

Joyful indiepop meets folky noise. From the rainy city of Bergen, Norway comes a band with a lot of energy and a long list of incredibly catchy songs.


It all started nine years ago when Petter got a guitar for Christmas. Most of his friends were in bands and it kind of annoyed him that he wasn´t able to play any instruments. Two months later he had made his first songs and his friend Pål invited him over to record the songs on his fourtrack tape recorder. The recordings soon became a weekly ritual, and every Monday they would continue recording new songs of dubious quality. Pål would sometimes even make his famous lasagne, and when Petter went back to his apartment after an evening of recording, he would not have to eat for days.

The first live show was acoustic at a birthday party for a friend´s older brother. Mads who was known as the loudest drummer in Hordaland joined in playing tambourine and drumming on a cardboard box. Pål played keyboard. The crowd of about 25 were mysteriously quiet, but applauded courteously. The infamous Father Police also played at the birthday party. The second show were at Hulen, which is a 350 capacity venue in Bergen. About 50 people had the pleasure of seeing Petter, Pål (extra guitar) and Mads (drums) playing five songs. With only one rehearsal it must have sounded fairly strange. Mads did not know the songs at all and Petter was excessively drunk.

Silje Nes (now on Fat Cat) started in the band playing cello, but when the cello mysteriously disappeared during a thunderstorm she had to play keyboards instead. After having more luck as a solo artist she moved to Berlin and joined up with drummer Mads there. Luckily the extraordinarily talented Sgt. Petter joined on guitar.

Gro began playing with us after a very late night drinking, when she claimed she could play the trumpet. To our surprise she was very good at it too. And she could move around like nobody else in the band. When she is not playing in Professor Pez she does weird experiments on brains. She is also one of Hordalands (our norwegian district) best female armwrestlers.

In addition to this Ingeborg suddenly joined on keyboards. She was originally recruited as a dancer, but due to stage fright she had to settle with playing her nord organ and singing with her sensual voice. She lives a quiet life in a nice blue house and likes to pick flowers.

Our first two albums were mostly recorded in our livingrooms. All of the persons mentioned above put a scare into their neighbours whilst housing the recordings of very loud alternative popmusic. Except for Gro who lives in a very dangerous part of town where noone of the others in the band dares to go.

In 2007 the band got a new drummer (BK). That was fortunate as the old drummer Mads had left Bergen for
Berlin due to the citys cheap kebabs.
They band has plyed with notable acts such as Why?, Herman Dune, Magic Numbers, New Pornographers and toured with bands like Ladybug Transistor and Great Lakes.

Inspired by everything from Television, Go Betweens, Sonic Youth, Deerhoof, Built to Spill, Field Mice, Fiery Furnaces, Olivia Tremor Control and Guided By Voices. Professor Pez is energetic and catchy. A liveexperiernce out of the ordinary.


Let us follow the evil balloon (2004) LP
We found the beach, where is the ocean? (2005) LP
Hordaland (2007/2008) LP

Set List

Professor Pez can play sets from 25 to 50 minutes long depending on which type of show it is. We usually don`t do covers. Our songs are rarerly more than four minutes long

Herdla Int. Airport
My Heart
Heavy Bears
Hordaland Man
Thoughts on tunnelling
The Endless Knot
What do you do?
A New Beginning