Staveland has composed the music for the majority of Vamps hits throughout the years including "Tir n'a noir", "Harry", "Sitte å tenke", "Ba", "Månemannen" and "Kim du nå va" (also lyrics for the latter). He has closely worked with his neighbor, the poet Kolbein Falkeid for the lyrics to Vamp song.
His son Odin Aarvik Staveland has written the music amongst others to The Color of Milk (original title Ikke naken also known as Neither Naked nor Dressed).
As a musician, He is a versatile musician playing the violin, viola, accordion and flute in addition to vocals.
Before being involved in music, he was working as a carpenter.
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