Bjelleklang

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Bjelleklang (Norwegian: lit. Bell Sounds, coll. Jingle Bells) is a Norwegian a cappella vocal group, formed in Lørenskog in 1986,[1][2] who have released several albums.

The group performs both songs with only a cappella and songs with guitar or other unconventional music instruments like stir pans or pots. The repertoire includes songs written by its members and cover songs with Norwegian lyrics, often translated from English with a humoristic twist.[1][3]

Their first album, Dæng Dæng, was released in 1991; as of January 2015 they have published eight studio albums and one best-of album, all produced by Håkon Iversen. The debut album and several others have gone gold or platinum. Holiholihooo ..., released in 1992, is their best-selling album, with more than 70,000 copies sold, and the single "Gud! hvor du er deilig" sold 40,000.[citation needed]

"Feit" (1990), "Hyttetur" (1991), "Mercedes Benz" (1992) and "Gummihatt" (1994) reached the top 10 on the VG-lista singles chart, and "Gud! Hvor du er deilig" (1996) reached #1. On the albums chart, Dæng dæng (1991), Holiholihooo ... (1992), Ypper'u donk (1994) and Kort ved øra (1996) reached the top 5.[1]

Members[edit]

  • Finn Evensen (1986-)
  • Per Henrik Gusrud (1999-)
  • Robert Skrolsvik (1986-)
  • Carl Einar Traaen (2002-)
  • Frank Øren (1989-)

Former members[edit]

  • Ole Jørgen Holt Hanssen (1986-1999)
  • Jon Haaland (1986-1996)
  • Arvid Rønsen Ruud (1986-1995)
  • Geir Havenstrøm (1986-1987)
  • Ketil Hustad (1987-1990)
  • Øystein Skre (1996-2001)

Discography[edit]

  • Dæng Dæng (BMG Ariola, 1991)
  • Holiholihooo … (BMG Ariola, 1992)
  • Ypperu’ Donk (BMG Ariola, 1994)
  • Synger svart (BMG Ariola, 1995)
  • Kort ved øra (BMG Ariola, 1996)
  • Kjære landsmenn (RCA, 1997)—best-of
  • Spis meg rå (BMG Ariola, 1998)
  • Jul med Bjelleklang (Columbia, 1999)
  • Sokker i sandaler (Big Box Music, 2006)
  • Menn, menn, menn (Big Box Music, 2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bjelleklang". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Pettersen, Jan Rudolf (3 November 2006). "Jubelfest for Bjelleklang". Romerikes Blad (in Norwegian). 
  3. ^ "Hør bjellenes klang". Østlandets Blad (in Norwegian). 10 November 2009, updated 22 February 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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