Anne Marie Almedal

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Anne Marie Almedal
Born (1971-12-06) 6 December 1971 (age 46)
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Labels Platekompaniet
Warner Music
Website Official website

Anne Marie Almedal (born 6 December 1971 in Kristiansand, Norway) is a Norwegian musician. She was lead vocalist in the band Velvet Belly (1989-2003) and has since released three solo albums.


Almedal is a graduate of the Rhythmic music program at Music Conservatory in Kristiansand. She studied Dutch language and culture at the University of Leiden and Christianity foundation course from University of Oslo. She works as a singing teacher studying music at 'Vågsbygd Vidergående Skole' (2013).

She is known to many as the composer and singer of the theme song for the TV series Himmelblå broadcast by NRK.[1][2] In 2000, she married the musician and composer Nicholas Sillitoe and they currently live in Vågsbygd, Kristiansand together with their two children.


Solo albums[edit]

  • 2007: The Siren And The Sage (Warner Music Norway)
  • 2010: Blue Sky Blue (Platekompaniet)
  • 2012: Memory Lane (Platekompaniet)[1]


Within Velvet Belly
  • 1992: Colours (dBut, released again with new cover by BMG in 1995)
  • 1993: Little Lies (dBut)
  • 1994: Window Tree (dBut)
  • 1995: Window Tree (BMG, new release with new record-company)
  • 1996: The Landing (BMG)
  • 1997: Lucia (BMG) (European and Japanese releases, with different covers; Japanese release includes The Man With the Child in His Eyes, a cover of the Kate Bush song)
  • 2003: Velvet Belly (Playground) double-album
With Lars Saabye Christensen, Ole Henrik Giørtz, Anne Marie Giørtz, Kristin Kajander & Elin Rosseland
With Jan Bang, Erik Honoré & Nils Chr. Moe-Repstad
  • 2002: Going Nine Ways From Wednesday (Pan M Records)
With Green Carnation
  • 2007: A Night Under the Dam - live DVD (Sublife Records)

Film music[edit]

Himmelblå, for TV series Himmelblå at NRK.[2]

Dirk Ohm


  1. ^ a b Vidar Bergan, Jon (2012-12-23). "Anne Marie Almedal - Memory Lane" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Himmelblå". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 

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