Gig Seeker Pro


Oslo, Oslo County, Norway

Oslo, Oslo County, Norway
Band Alternative Metal


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



This band has no press


Where The Ragged People Go (bp rec. 2001)
Sweet Shanghai Devil (Jazzland Rec. 2003)
In The Kingdom Of Kitsch You Will Be A Monster (Rune Grammofon 2005)
Grindstone (Rune Grammofon 2007)
Blackjazz (Indie Recordings 2010)





Live band personnel:
Jørgen Munkeby: Sax, guitar, Akai EWI and vocals
Andreas Ulvo: Synths and keyboards
Even Helte Hermansen: Guitars
Torstein Lofthus: Drums
Eirik Øien: Bass

Where The Ragged People Go (bp recordings) [2001]
Sweet Shanghai Devil (Jazzland Recordings) [2003]
In The Kingdom Of Kitsch You Will Be A Monster (Rune Grammofon) [2005]
Grindstone (Rune Grammofon) [2007]


Download presspictures and logos at
Find a thorough list of reviews at

SHINING has toured in several parts of the world, including USA in 2008 (including SXSW), China in 2002, several times in Europe (Germany, Belgium, Holland, United Kingdom, France) and Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden and Denmark).

SHINING has received the Alarm Award two times; first for the album "In The Kingdom Of Kitsch You Will Be A Monster" and second for the album "Grindstone". The Alarm Award is one the two Norwegian Grammy Award equvalents.

SHINING was also nominated for the Spellemannprisen for "In The Kingdom Of Kitsch You Will Be A Monster". Spellemannprisen is the other of the two Norwegian Grammys.

Grindstone was this year awarded as the best Norwegian album of the year in Norway's second biggest newspaper, Dagbladet. The same album was also awarded place number 6 on the list of best Norwegian albums of the year in another Norwegian newspaper, Adresseavisa.

The English music magazine Rock-A-Rolla Magazine recently placed Grindstone on number 24 on their Top 30 Records Of 2007.

The press on Grindstone:

"A study in coordinated whiplash."
The New York Times - USA

"Jorgen Munkeby [...] leads the group with brazen confidence, and his three band mates decisively match his frenzy."
The New York Times - USA

"It’s absolutely fucking astounding." - USA

"A frighteningly intelligent, original and wide-ranging album, viscerally powerful and perplexing in the best way possible."
Rock-A-Rolla – UK

"Shining's juggernaut headbanging is orchestrated with intellectual precision [...]"

"These cats are among the most sophisticated of the new European generation that listens to absolutely everything and learns to play it, too." - USA

"The sheer joy and freedom emanated here, [...] leads one to forget that any of this is wacky at all and simply enjoy the rollercoaster ride."
Terrorizer Magazine – UK