Vamp (band)

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Vamp
Odin Staveland Paul Hansen 2011.JPG
Odin Staveland and Paul Hansen
live with Vamp in 2011.
Background information
Origin Haugesund, Norway
Genres Traditional folk music and folk rock
Years active 1990–present
Labels Universal Music
Website Official website
Members

Øyvind Staveland – violin, viola, accordion, flute, vocals
Calle Øyvind Apeland – bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals
Paul Hansen – vocals, guitar, harmonica
Bjørn Berge – guitar, vocals
Odin Staveland – keyboard, drums, guitar, vocals

Tore Jamne – drums, percussion
Past members

Torbjørn Økland - guitar, mandolin, bouzoki, trumpet, backing vocals
Jan Toft – vocals, guitar
Erling Sande – drums, percussion
Cliffie Grinde – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Vidar Johnsen – vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion

Birger Mistereggen – drums, percussion, harmonica

Vamp (initiatedted in 1990) is a folk-rock band from Haugesund, Norway[1] with founding members Øyvind Staveland, Calle Øyvind Apeland, Paul Hansen, Bjørn Berge, Odin Staveland and Tore Jamne. The band's musical profile is a mix of Norwegian traditional folk music combined with Celtic music and rock.

Biography[edit]

Vamp have so far (2013) released nine studio albums, collected ten gold records, three platinum records, two triple platinum and been awarded Spellemannprisen five times. After the success of I full symfoni, which is a live album from concerts with Kringkastingsorkesteret, they were among other things, named This years spellemann at the Spellemannprisen award in 2006.

They have a large and loyal fan base in power of both their music and the Norwegian lyrics. Most of the lyrics are written by Norwegian poets and writers. Most notable of their lyrical collaborators are Kolbein Falkeid, which they have worked with throughout his career. Falkeid has written the bulk of the lyrics on the first three albums, and his texts have been used in all the other albums as well. Another important contributor to text page is Arnt Birkedal which has contributed lyrics to most of the albums, as well as Ingvar Hovland, which has been the main contributor on the last two albums. Most of the music is written by Øyvind Staveland and at the beginning of their career Jan Toft contributed lyrics.

In 2014 Bjørn Berge replaced Torbjørn Økland as guitarist in the band.[2]

Members[edit]

Torbjørn Økland from a concert in Søgne 2011
Øyvind Staveland from concert with Vamp in Lindesnes
Paul Hansen from concert with Vamp in 2009
Permanent members
  • Øyvind Staveland (born 20 May 1960) – violin, viola, accordion, flute, vocals (1990 – current)
  • Carl Øyvind Apeland (Calle Øyvind Apeland) (born 18 April 1964) – bass, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals (1990 – current)
Joining members
  • Bjørn Berge (born 23 September 1968) – guitar, vocals (2014 – current)
  • Paul Hansen – vocals, guitar, harmonica (2008 – current)
  • Odin Staveland – keyboard, drums, guitar, vocals – (2008 – current)
  • Tore Jamne – drums, percussion (1998–2005, 2010 – current)
Former members
  • Torbjørn Økland – guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, trumpet, chorus (1990 – 2014)[3]
  • Jan Toft – vocals, guitar (1990–1999)
  • Erling Sande – drums, percussion (1990–1995)
  • Cliffie Grinde – drums, percussion (1995–1998)
  • Vidar Johnsen – vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion (2002–2006)
  • Birger Mistereggen – drums, percussion, harmonica (2008–2009)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak
position
Certification
NOR
[4]
1993 Godmorgen, søster 16
1994 Horisonter 6
1996 13 humler 5
1998 Flua på veggen 5
1999 Ei med alt 10
2000 En annen sol 3
2002 Månemannen 2
2005 Siste stikk 1
2008 St. Mandag 1
2012 Liten fuggel 1
2013 To me alt 1
Live albums
Year Album Peak
position
Certification
NOR
[4]
1996 Live – på Folken 20
Collaborations
Year Album Peak
position
Certification
NOR
[4]
2006 Vamp i full symfoni with Kringkastingsorkestret 1
2010 Vamp i full symfoni II 1
Compilation albums
Year Album Peak
position
Certification
NOR
[4]
2000 Beste 10

Singles[edit]

Charting
Year Title Peak
position
Certification Album
NOR
[4]
2006 "Tir n'a noir" 3
Månemannen 17
2008 "På bredden" 6
2012 "Liten fuggel" 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vamp Biography". Store Norske Leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  2. ^ Jacobsen, Roar Eskild (2014-10-22). "Bjørn Berge blir ny Vamp-gitarist" (in Norwegian). Haugesunds Avis. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  3. ^ Kvindesland, Per Øystein; Stokka, Magnus (2014-10-22). "Bjørn Berge blir ny Vamp-gitarist" (in Norwegian). NRK Rogaland. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Vamp Discography". NorwegianCharts.com. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Madrugada
Recipient of the Spellemannprisen
as This year's Spellemann

2006
Succeeded by
Hellbillies