Anneli Drecker

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Anneli Drecker
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Anneli Drecker in 2001
Background information
Birth name Anneli Marian Drecker
Born (1969-02-12) 12 February 1969 (age 45)
Tromsø, Norway
Genres Electronica, pop, jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, actor
Instruments Vocals
Associated acts Bel Canto, Röyksopp

Anneli Marian Drecker (born 12 February 1969 in Tromsø, Norway) is a Norwegian singer and actress from the city of Tromsø. She is the vocalist for the seminal dream pop band Bel Canto.[1] In the fall of 2006 Bel Canto celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the first album with several concerts. She has released two solo albums, and has provided vocals for various artists including Motorpsycho, Jan Bang, Savoy, a-ha, Röyksopp, Jah Wobble, Ketil Bjørnstad, Simon Raymonde, Mental Overdrive, Illumination and Hector Zazou.[2]

Drecker contributed as composer and singer in a production of Pär Lagerkvist's Bøddelen at Det Norske Teatret (2000).[1]

She often works with fellow Norwegians Röyksopp, including as the vocalist on the track "Sparks", as their live vocalist (as heard on their live album Royksopp's Night Out), on three songs on their album Junior. She will perform[when?] with Röyksopp on their forthcoming European tour.[2] Additionally, she appeared with countrymen a-ha on their Minor Earth, Major Sky Tour and appeared on the live DVD Live from Vallhall and the following album from their European Tour, How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head.

In a news item in Side-Line Magazine she stated that she had included a song she had originally written for Morten Harket on her album Frolic.

In 2004 she was a jury member in the Norwegian version of Pop Idol. She continues to occasionally perform live in Norway. In 2012 Anneli Drecker takes part in the NRK TV-show Stjernekamp.



  • Søsken på Guds jord as «Margit» (1983), by Laila Mikkelsen
  • Svarte pantere as «Sonia» (1992), by Thomas Robsahm
  • De 7 dødssyndene (2000), by Ø. Karlsen, M. Olin, M. Sødahl, F. Mosvold & L. Gud[2]


Solo albums[edit]


From Frolic:

  • "Stop This" (2005)
  • "You Don't Have To Change" (2005)

From Tundra:

  • "It's All Here" (2000)
  • "Sexy Love" (2000)
  • "All I Know" (2000)



  1. ^ a b Bel Canto (in Norwegian). Store Norske Leksikon. 
  2. ^ a b c "Drecker, Anneli - Biography" (in Norwegian). Norsk Musikkinformasjon. 

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Preceded by
Jan Gunnar Hoff
Recipient of the Nordlysprisen
Succeeded by
Ragnar Rasmussen