Stig Gustu Larsen

Stig Gustu Larsen

 Oslo, Oslo County, NOR
SoloPopAlternative

After almost 8 years in a rock band, Stig has now moved on to a more pop style as a solo artist. Pop alternative with a touch of rock and singer/songwriter style.

Biography

Stig Gustu Larsen

Born: January 22nd 1986
Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Bass, Piano/Keyboard &
Ukulele.
Hometown: Oslo, Norway
Website: www.gustu.no /
www.facebook.com/stiggustularsen /
www.twitter.com/gustumusic

Biography:

Stig was born in a small town in Hedmark, Norway. Started
playing guitar and drums at the age of 5 and formed a few
local bands in school.

In 2005 he formed the band “GUSTU” after having a minor hit
with the song “Jupiter & Mars”. The song hit national radio in
late 2005 and trough early 2006. Resulting in a Norwegian
tour with the legendary shock-rockers “Surferosa”.

Later on the band released the song “Love/Hate Collide”,

making it to local radio stations in California, USA. The song
later got released in Asia and the band did a huge tour in China in 2010. “Love/Hate Collide” made it
to the top of the local Norwegian music chart “Topp 8” on NRK P1 (H/O) and was number one for 10 weeks.

After releasing the single “Next December” the band did a few shows in Norway, before the last
Farwell show at Hard Rock Café in Oslo, Norway.

After 8 years in the name of rock n roll, “GUSTU” front man, Stig Gustu Larsen started recording new
songs. This time it’s more pop and singer/songwriter style, with rock n roll and indie undertones. The
The first single "Finding Home" was released september 12th 2014 and debuted at number 9 at the iTunes pop charts in Norway. It also had over 1000 streams at Spotify the first day. The debut EP will be out in December 2014.

This record will be a solo record in all sense of the word. Stig will do all the instruments, writing and vocals. Stig is also the producer for the record. The mix will be done by Blake Eiseman and the
mastering will be handled by the great Colin Leonard.

Stig is set to do a Norwegian tour at the end of 2014 and the first two months of 2015. Doing shows at places like Oslo, Hamar, Ås, Fredrikstad, Tomter, Koppang and others.

Discography

SOLO:
SINGLE:
Finding Home (september 12th 2014, NO/US)

EP:
Finding Home (November 21st 2014)
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WITH THE BAND "GUSTU" :
ALBUM:Love/Hate Collide (2010) (China)

COMPILATION ALBUM:
Riot on Sunset (2008) (US)
Det beste fra Hedmark (2009) (NO)(with artist like: Kaia Huuse, Return og Ole Edvard Antonsen)
Sounds of the underground (2012) (NO)


SINGLES:
Love/Hate Collide (2008/2009) (US)/(NO)
Love/Hate Collide (2010) (Kina)Better (2013) (NO/US)Next December (2013) (NO/US)


EP
JUPITER & MARS (2006) (NO)
GUSTU (2009) (US)/(NO)
White Noise (2013) (NO/US/CH)

Set List

On stage:
1 acoustic guitar
1 electric guitar (VOX amp)
1 midi keyboard
1 keyboard (jack)
2 vocal mic.

I switch between playing piano and guitar during the show, so I ofte have two microphones for vocals, but one will also work just fine.

At some shows I can bring a whole band. That will include drums (5 pcs kit), bass (Ampeg AMP) and one electric guitar (AMP). I also do shows as a duo or a trio. It all depends on the venue and the booking.

Most of my shows are just me alone on stage. I use some pre-recorded tracks to add on to my live performance, but do all the vocals live as well as the main piano and guitar. I can also do a acoustic set with just the guitar and piano.