Valkyrien Allstars

Valkyrien Allstars

 Oslo, Oslo County, NOR
BandWorldFolk

Their music is based on traditional Norwegian tunes, but they have given the sound a new dimension and created pieces of music that gives them a more modern and international sound. They enjoy experimenting with music from other categories and cultures. In this way they succeed in bringing folk-music further ahead and can be reckoned as avant-garde in their field. The vocal gives it all a further dimension and their way of singing is also much based on original song-tradition in Norway.

Biography

VALKYRIEN ALLSTARS

The Valkyrien Allstars is a Norwegian folk-music group consisting of three youths in their mid twenties - Tuva Livsdatter Syvertsen, Ola Hilmen and Erik Sollid. They play the national instrument the Hardanger Fiddle and are also singing - with the only girl in the group featuring as their leading vocal. The Valkyrien Allstars has existed since 2002, but they have been practicing as musicians since they were youngsters. Magnus Larsen (bass) and Martin Langlie (drums) - completes the Valkyrien Allstars Band.

Their music is based on traditional Norwegian tunes, but they have given the sound a new dimension and created pieces of music that gives them a more modern and international sound. They enjoy experimenting with music from other categories and cultures. In this way they succeed in bringing folk-music further ahead and can be reckoned as avant-garde in their field. The vocal gives it all a further dimension and their way of singing is also much based on original song-tradition in Norway.

The Valkyrien Allstars has been awarded the first GRAPPA price for newcomers and their first CD-recording was nominated to the Norwegian record award “Spellemannprisen” for 2007. They were also voted into the final of the Norwegian Broadcasting/NRKs music-competition “Kjempesjansen”. In September 2008 “Folkelarm” awarded them “the Folk Music Artist of the year” in Norway.
They released their 2nd album 31st of August 2009. During the last years they have given concerts all our Norway and visited Ireland, Sweden, Holland, Denmark, Russia and Ukraine. In December 2009 they are visiting Japan.

It is often said that music is a live activity that should be seen performed and not only listened to. The truth of this assertion is very much proven when attending a concert by the Valkyrien Allstars. Music has no boarder or age – only the simplicity of an open mind. And as they express it themselves: “The music isn’t meant to be nice and pretty, but should give you a kick deep inside of you.”