(from left to right, Lars, Erik, Susanne, Eirik, Me, Jørun and since Kenneth isn't in it
I'll add a picture of him and his buddy Stian I shot the other night on my dumb phone..)
(Kenneth Kapstad and Stian Westerhus, the bad boys of Monolithic
caught in a glorious moment of reunion by me on my dumb phone...)
I'm on tour this week with my band in Norway, they are all top notch players and all have their own solo careers. We become the big money orchestra on the last two gigs adding a twelve piece string section called Trondheimsolistene. The first four shows have been excellent playing the towns of Oslo, Tønsberg, Odda and Fredrikstad. On our Oslo gig we had three guests show up on stage, Susanne Sundfør helped out on the two songs she does on the I Like You album(Floating from a dream and Hanging on to Innocence) while ECM recording artist Mathias Eick helped out on Tattooed On My Eyes and Too Vain to Die. The brilliant Morten Qvenild also helped out with a synth solo on Too Vain To Die...
Check out these players!
Lars Horntveth my band leader, guitar, sax, piano, backing vocals(Jaga Jazzist, The National Bank, Susanne Sundfør)
Kenneth Kapstad; drums(Motorpsycho, Monolythic)
Jørun Bøgeberg; bass (aha-Junipher Green, Gone at Last)
Erik Johannessen; Trombone, piano, triangle!, backing vocals (Jaga Jazzist, Lord Kelvin) Erik has a new album out today!
Eirik Tovsrud Knutsen; Piano, organ, backing vocals (The Grand, Marit Larsen, Jim Stærk)
Martin Langlie, is stepping in on drums in Elverum, he's great, I haven't played with him since we both backed Erik Bye in Bergen in 2002
Hans Petter Heggli is doing sound and tweeking the space echo and phaser....