Jonas Bjerre

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Jonas Bjerre
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Mew singer Jonas Bjerre
Background information
Born (1976-09-21) 21 September 1976 (age 37)
Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Alternative rock,
Experimental Rock
Occupations Musician, Lead Singer, Visual Artist, Composer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1994–present
Associated acts Mew, Apparatjik, Diamonds for Eyes

Jonas Bjerre Terkelsbøl (born 21 September 1976) is the lead singer and guitarist of Danish rock-trio Mew.[1] Jonas Bjerre is also a visual artist and creates animated videos for Mew's live shows. He has an unusually high pitched voice, which has helped contribute to Mew's unique sound,[2] and earned him a Danish Music Award for Danish Male Singer in 2006. He went to school at the international school of Bernadotteskolen[3] and was a student of Aurehøj Amtsgymnasium.

Jonas is also in a band called Apparatjik consisting of himself, Guy Berryman of Coldplay, Magne Furuholmen of A-ha and Martin Terefe. Apparatjik was originally formed to write and record a song for a charity album called Songs for Survival linked with the BBC Documentary called Amazon with Bruce Parry. Their contribution to the album became the main theme for the television series. Since then, Apparatjik have expanded into the field of art, exhibiting visual arts and performing inside a glass cube at various galleries and art festivals. In 2010 they released the album We Are Here via their official website, and later, in June 2010, through iTunes.

Outside of band constellations, Jonas has also recorded songs and written scores for films.[4] In 2011, Bjerre-composed the soundtrack for the movie Skyscraper by Rune Schjøtt. The music was released on the album Songs and Music from the Movie Skyscraper.

Albums[edit]

With Mew[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
DEN
[5]
FIN
[6]
NOR
[7]
SWE
[8]
UK
[9][10]
JP
[11]
US
[12]
1997 A Triumph for Man
  • Released: 1997, 2006 (reissue)
  • Label: Exlibris Musik
8
2000 Half the World Is Watching Me
  • Released: 2000, 2007 (reissue)
  • Label: Evil Office, Playground
34
2003 Frengers
  • Released: April 2003, 2007 (reissue)
  • Label: Sony BMG, Epic
2 36 6 102 77
2005 And the Glass Handed Kites
  • Released: 19 September 2005
  • Label: Evil Office, Sony BMG
2 4 4 36 129 32
2009 No More Stories...1
  • Released: 19 August 2009
  • Label: Evil Office, A:larm Music
1 2 2 41 110 42 130
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

1 The name in its entirety is: No More Stories / Are Told Today / I'm Sorry / They Washed Away // No More Stories / The World Is Grey / I'm Tired / Let's Wash Away.

With Apparatjik[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK NOR IRL ITA NED SWI FRA US
2010 We Are Here
2012 Square Peg in a Round Hole
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

As Jonas Bjerre, solo-project[edit]

Skyscraper (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeg er nok ikke specielt macho. Portræt / interview : Jonas Bjerre Ekstra Bladet | 29.01.2006 | 1. sektion | Side 30
  2. ^ Klassens kreative drenge Berlingske Tidende | 23.03.2003 | 2 Sektion, MAGASIN | Side 10
  3. ^ Hvem vil ikke gerne være kat? Interview: Jonas Bjerre , Mew Politiken | 22.03.2003 | Kultur | Side 1 |
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1095341/
  5. ^ "Denmark: search - Mew albums". danishcharts.com. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  6. ^ "Finland: search - Mew albums". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  7. ^ "Norway: search - Mew albums". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  8. ^ "Sweden: search - Mew albums". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  9. ^ "UK Chartlog : M : M – My Vitriol". zobbel.de. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  10. ^ "UK Chartlog: CLUK Update 5.09.2009 (wk35)". zobbel.de. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  11. ^ "MEWのCDアルバムランキング、MEWのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  12. ^ "Heatseekers Albums, September 12, 2009". Billboard. Note: the Billboard 200 position is listed under "Also Charted On". 3 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  13. ^ "Guld og platin i august" (in Danish). IFPI Danmark. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  14. ^ "Guld og platin i marts" (in Danish). IFPI Danmark. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  15. ^ "Album Top-40". Hitlisten (in Danish). IFPI Danmark & Nielsen Music Control. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  16. ^ Apparatjik
  17. ^ Consequence of Sound
  18. ^ Coldplay side-project Apparatjik announce free EP details | News | NME.COM

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