I was born in Mosjøen, a little town in the middle of Norway and moved to Skien as a 3-year old kid and have lived here since then.
As long as I can remember I have been fascinated by the art of music and rhythm, but didn’t pick up the guitar before the age about 14! From the first time I attended a rock concert at the local school-club and heard the sound of a fuzzy guitar i totally got bitten and knew that I just had to play in a band.
From the age about 14-17 I was inspired by bands like Dio, Metallica, King Diamond and discovered stuff like Deep Purple, Yes, Pink Floyd and Van Halen a little later on. Especially Van Halen was a great inspiring element for me during the time I developed my playing style and my musical expression.
My first real band was Cry Free that later on turned into Cabo Wabo. First we only did self written material but turned into a kick-ass coverband that played a lot of different songs of bands like Van Halen, Deep Purple, and Whitesnake(Beer drinking music:).
Besides, I have also played in several other band projects and also as a studio musician. Together with Steinar and Ronny of PM we did a Toto coverband project for some time as well. As of now, I’m really happy playing in Pagan’s Mind.
And last but not least: Thanks so much to the fans for all the support the last years!! You really makes this worth while,and I hope to see everyone again very soon.
Keep the spirit up, metal forever!!
Instrument in Pagans Mind:
Instruments (can play):
My first instrument:
First ever bought album/got:
Cabo Vabo, Cry FreeFavorite album:
Van Halen (1984),
Deep Purple (Machinehead),
Dream Theater (Scenes from a memory)
Best gig ever:
Favorite PM song:
Doing what I am privileged to do just now:
Words to the fans: