Vamp (band)

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Odin Staveland Paul Hansen 2011.JPG
Odin Staveland and Paul Hansen from a concert 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

Torbjørn Økland – guitar, mandolin, bouzoki, trumpet & backing vocals
Torbjørn Økland – violin, viola, accordion, flute & vocals
Calle Øyvind Apeland – bass, keyboards, guitar & backing vocals
Paul Hansen – vocals, guitar & harmonica
Odin Staveland – keyboard, drums, guitar & vocals

Tore Jamne – drums & percussion
Past members

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 Torbjørn Økland, Øyvind Staveland, Calle Øyvind Apeland, Jan Toft and Erling Sande. The band's musical profile is a mix of Norwegian traditional folk music combined with Celtic music and rock.


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.


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
  • Torbjørn Økland (born 25 December 1964) – guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, trumpet, chorus (1990 – current)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)



Year Album Peak
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
1996 Live – på Folken 20
Year Album Peak
2006 Vamp i full symfoni with Kringkastingsorkestret 1
2010 Vamp i full symfoni II 1
Compilation albums
Year Album Peak
2000 Beste 10


Year Title Peak
Certification Album
2006 "Tir n'a noir" 3
Månemannen 17
2008 "På bredden" 6
2012 "Liten fuggel" 6


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

Succeeded by