Born and raised up north in Norway, I started playing bass at the age of 12. My father brought home an upright bass which I had to play from the third stair in our house’s staircase. Soon he followed up with an electric bass and the adventure was begun. I played mostly heavy rock and blues in various schoolbands, and with no sunlight for several months during winter we had to fill our time with something (what else could you do??? There were no girls up north..)
In 87 I moved to Canada ending up studying music at Vanier college in Montreal doing everything from jazz and bigband to sessionwork both on TV and in the studio.
After returning home I joined Déjà vu (funkymetal) in 93 and sat in on several gigs with whoever needed a bassplayer. In 97 I met Stian, our drummer who at the time was playing with Trivial Act (technical metal). I joined them as well gigging for three years. Stian and I then moved on to team up with Nils, Ronny and Jørn Viggo to form Pagan’s Mind.
Apart from PM which is our main priority I have done studiowork for Shine Dion (folk rock) and several jazz and stagebands. At the same time Stian and I also gigged with Dimension F3H for a couple of years. Other merits include gigging with Jørn lande on a regular basis as well as teaching electric bass.
Instrument in Pagan’s Mind:
Instruments (can play):
My first instrument:
Favorite bass players:
First ever bought album/got:
Rush – Moving Pictures Favorite song:
Steve Vai –
In my dreams with you,
Frank Zappa – Inca Roads Best gig ever:
Pagans Mind – Kristiansand,
Trivial Act, – Parkbiografen
Favorite P.M. song:
Words to the fans: