Øystein Greni

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Øystein Greni
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Background information
Born (1974-06-15) 15 June 1974 (age 45)
OriginOslo, Norway
Instrumentsvocals, guitar
Years active1992–present
LabelsGrandsport Records

Øystein Greni (born 15 June 1974 in Oslo) is the singer and lead guitar player of the Norwegian rock and roll band BigBang.


Øystein Greni is the son of Thor Sigbjørn Greni, singer and songwriter of the Undertakers Circus, a 60/70s soul band. In 1992, Greni, Erik Tresselt and Christer Engen formed Bigbang which has since established its position as one of the principal rock acts of Norway. As the only consistent member throughout the band's history, Bigbang's success is often attributed to Greni's skills as a guitarist and songwriter.[1]

Greni also works as a music producer. In 2003, he produced the EP debut of Latin performer Maria Orieta (Greni's fiancée) Buenos Aires via the Grandsport Records indie label.

Greni is also a former skateboarding champion, having won the 1991 European Skateboard amateur championship in Antwerp.[2] In 2007 Greni and the band relocated to U.S.A.[3]


Within BigBang


  1. ^ Kjørstad, Petter (2005-06-13). "Fra stort til mindre smell" (in Norwegian). groove.no.
  2. ^ Moslet, Håkon (2002-02-15). "Skate or Die" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet.no.
  3. ^ Gjersøe, Jørn (2007-03-07). "BigBang fant ny bassist" (in Norwegian). nrk.no.

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