Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hi Again!

Hello Friends!

Done with a fantastic tour in Norway. What a beautiful country we have!
Thanks to all of you who joined me on this tour! Thanks for coming to my conserts and shearing the joy of music with me!
I just love singing these songs from my new album! And the other songs on the consert. Great evening every time and I can´t wait till our Sweden and Denish tour! That will be wonderful!
Now I am doing some signings for the album at different places around Oslo for the next 4 days. Tomorrow evening I will start at Strømmen and Jessheim. It is nice to meet the audience like this, but it can also be a bit stressful as time is running fast and I can´t talk to everybody as much as I wanted. But people are so nice and positive and I really enjoy meeting everybody!
Now I will listen to some Holiday music and relax and enjoy before working again!
Take care and enjoy!

Take care and enjoy the wonderful Holiday Season!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hello again!

Sitting here in my kitchen rehearsing the song for my tour. Tomorrow I will have the first rehearsal with the band. I am really looking forward to sing with these great musicians again!
There are three new in the band from last tour. Kjetil Stensnes, Børge Pettersen and Unni Wilhelmsen. Gifted guitarplayers and Unni has a great voice as well. She has her own solo career and has just finished her tour i Norway. Check her out on google and you tube! Sending you a pic from our rehearsal some day....
Take care ! ;-)


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hello dear friends,

busy time! Hope you are all well. It is so nice to hear from you all. Tomorrow I will do some filming for my new album. That will be fun! It is so wonderful to see that everything is turning out so well.
The picture you see is from Nashville where it all started. Nashville art! The single "velkommen hjem" , (Welcome home) is from our visit to this great music city that is so much alive!
As I have travelled around these last days on promo in Sweden and Norway there are some really good moments where you meet old close friends. As I met Peter Jöback. A great singer from Sweden. (His live album comes out on the 19th of November,as mine comes out on the 12th of November) We always have a great time together and he always makes me smile! That really made my day! Good friends are priceless gifts !

So Take care everybody!
Enjoy Life and your friends!

;-) S

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Hi Friends!

A brief note here from my hometown Bergen. I am doing press here today for my upcoming tour. I will have the first concert on the tour here on Nov 13th. Beautiful sun here today but mostly I will be indoor for interviews. But it is so nice to be home again. It is wonderful!
Take care!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Autumn, Fall is arriving!

The Autumn has arrived! ;-)
Today was the first morning with this fresh cold wind. A bit chilly, but nice! In my garden some of the trees have started their colouring and that also means that my album is close to finnish and my tour will soon be up... The first concert is on the 13th of November and then the album is out on the 15th. I am very much lookning forward to all the concerts and to see this beautiful country of Norway from the South to the North and meet my audience again! I guess at the end we will have snow and not much daylight.... Maybe we will get to see the Northern Lights?
Have a wonderful autumn, fall! Get out in the fresh cold air and enjoy!
Take care!



Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hi friends - I am alive!

Dear Friends!

Long blog! Well, time passes fast when there is a lot to do.
Still some summer is left....took this picture yesterday in a park nearby.
I have been in studio and travelled a lot. Visitied new places I have never been before! - enjoyed and still enjoy life with my family and friends.

I had a terrible cold this spring and luckily I only had to cancel my studiotime and move it to august as I had to be very careful with singing and using my voice. I had good people helping me along the way....
I caught the cold while I was in China on tour with the Trondheim Soloists. I had been looking forward to that tour for such a long time. When we came to Beijing the wonderful professor Ms Han at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing helped me so I managed to sing a little. I hope I will have the chance to come back one day and do a full concert! What a wonderful audience and I met some very gifted singers!

We are still working in studio and we all hope that we will be done in time for release this winter! Exciting! I am very lucky to have so many talented and gifted people around me and with me.
Sending you some studio pictures later and here are some from my tour in China...Well, from a hotel room, and inside a car as I had this terrible cold! ;-( My view from one of my hotel rooms.

My manager in a Chinese cab ;-)

Have a wonderful life everybody and take care!



Monday, December 28, 2009

What a year 2009!

Dear friends,

Thanks for your notes and messages on my blog!

My writing on this blog has been very poor this year. There has been so much going on. So much good going on!

The new project with Odd Nordstoga, ''Strålande Jul'' took some time and travel, as did the concerts. When I wrote my last blog from the studio sessions, it was still a well kept secret that Odd and I were working together. He is a very well known and beloved artist in Norway. So I could not mention him then...

This Christmas album has been a huge success, and for the first time I have been touring away from home for more than 14 days. But then again my family could visit me on tour, and that was nice. Very nice!

Our Christmas tour in Norway and Sweden was a real treat! Great people to work with and I have got new friends that I will love to work with again and meet off stage! Great music and audience every evening!

In Sweden, 3 Swedish acts joined us (the band, Trondheim Soloists, Odd and myself):

The Real Group, a wonderful and very talented vocal group, Orsa Spelmenn, folk band that plays and make everyone smile, and Christer Henriksson, a wonderful actor with a great presence and he had the best sermon about the Gospel I have heard in a long time!

Odd is such a gifted and talented musician and composer. And a wonderful person! From the first time I heard him I just new that our voices would work well together and I love his musical universe! We met for the first time in his kitchen lastJanuary. And the project has been like a dance on roses from the start till the end. A meant to be! Now we will continue on our own paths. If our pathways will ever cross again? - I don't know....

The time has come to look at a new year.

I have a plan to start recording a new album when I have the songs that I like! So I expect summer will be my studio time. And I will travel to a place I have never been before!

For the rest of this year I will just enjoy my good friends and get good energy for a great start on a great new year! This year has been filled with so much to thank for!

I start singing concerts in the first week of 2010. Then I will travel to the Northern Part of Norway, above the polar circle, and I am looking forward so much to these concerts and to spending some time in this beautiful part of Norway!

To everyone of you:

Have a wonderful and sparkling New Year!

God bless,