Anneli Drecker

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Anneli Drecker
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Drecker in 2001.
Background information
Birth name Anneli Marian Drecker
Born (1969-02-12) 12 February 1969 (age 47)
Tromsø, Norway
Genres Electronica, pop, jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, actor
Instruments Vocals
Labels EMI Records
Capitol/EMI Records
Rune Grammofon
Associated acts Bel Canto, Röyksopp, a-ha

Anneli Marian Drecker (born 12 February 1969, Tromsø, Norway) is a Norwegian singer and actress from the city of Tromsø. Her father Peter Drecker, a German from Bielefeld, emigrated in 1960 to Norway.


Anneli Drecker at Vossajazz March 2015. Photo by Knut Andersen
Anneli Drecker live with her daughter Luna at Vossajazz 2015. Photo by Knut Andersen

Drecker is the vocalist for the seminal dream pop band Bel Canto.[1] In the fall of 2006 Bel Canto celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the first album with several concerts. She has released three solo albums, and has provided vocals for various artists including Motorpsycho, Jan Bang, Savoy, a-ha, Röyksopp, Jah Wobble, Ketil Bjørnstad, Simon Raymonde, Mental Overdrive, Illumination and Hector Zazou.[2]

Drecker contributed as composer and singer in a production of Pär Lagerkvist's Bøddelen at Det Norske Teatret (2000),[1] and has worked as a free lance actress and composer at Hålogaland Teater from 2009 to 2015.

She worked with fellow Norwegians Röyksopp, since 1999-2012 including as the vocalist on the track "Sparks" and as their live vocalist (as heard on their live album Royksopp's Night Out), on three songs on their album Junior. Additionally, she appeared with countrymen a-ha on their Minor Earth, Major Sky Tour and appeared on the live DVD Live from Vallhall and the following album from their European Tour, How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head..

In 2004 she was a jury member in the Norwegian version of Pop Idol. She continues to occasionally perform live in Norway. In 2012 Drecker took part in the NRK TV-show Stjernekamp, first season. In 2014 she appeared again on TV2 as one of the artists in the famous series "Hver Gang Vi Møtes".

On her latest album Rocks And Straws (2015) we are given the home reversion of a journey that began in 1986 with Bel Canto. During the journey, it became increasingly clearer to Drecker where she comes from, and the music she creates is the result of this Nordic arctic acoustic landscape, with influences of music from all around the world. She has composed the music with lyrics based on poems by the Northern Norwegian poet Arvid Handsen.[3] At the Vossajazz festival 2015, Drecker performed the tune "Little Tree" from this album, with her daughter Luna (b. 2006).



  • 1983: Søsken på Guds jord as «Margit», by Laila Mikkelsen
  • 1992: Svarte pantere as «Sonia», by Thomas Robsahm
  • 2000: De 7 dødssyndene, by Ø. Karlsen, M. Olin, M. Sødahl, F. Mosvold & L. Gud[2]


  • 2000: "Bøddelen"/ "The executioner" (as archangel), from Pär Lagerkvist, directed by Yngve Sundvor at Det Norske Teatret
  • 2004:" "Peer Gynt" (as Solveig) The North Norwegian Theater Company, directed by Alex Scherpf- Tromsoe, Meieriet 2004
  • 2009: "Hamsun's Feberr" / "Hamsun's Fever" (as Alvhilde), directed by Jon Tombre-Hålogaland Teater, homepage review in Nordlys, review in ITromsø
  • 2010: "Vi Hever Våre Hoder I Skam"/ "We Raise Our Heads In Shame", directed by Kristin Eriksen Bjorn and Jon Tombre - Ferske Scener, Tromsoe
  • 2011: "Knutby" (as Åsa Waldau, The Bride of Christ), directed by Kjersti horn -Hålogaland Teater, homepage,
  • 2011: "The Black Rider" (musical with music from Tom Waits), directed by Sigrid Reibo- Hålogaland Teater, homepage
  • 2012: "Blikktrommen" / "The Tin Drum" , (as the mother of Oscar; Agnes) from Günter Grass, directed by Jon Tombre -Hålogaland Teater , homepage
  • 2014: The Operetta "Kiberg Odyssey" (as Penelope) together with Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra (NOSO), music Composed by Trygve Brøske, directed by Ivar Tindberg, homepage,press pictures on flickr
  • 2015: "Trollmannen fra Oz" / "The Wizard of Oz" , (as Toto, the dog, Dorothy' s bestfriend) from L. Frank Baum, directed by Jon Tombre, music by Snah Motorpsycho - Hålogaland Teater, homepage


Solo albums[edit]


From Tundra
  • 2000: "It's All Here"
  • 2000: "Sexy Love"
  • 2000: "All I Know"
From Frolic
  • 2005: "Stop This"
  • 2005: "You Don't Have To Change"
From Rocks & Straws
  • 2015: "Circulating Light"
  • 2015: "Come Summer´s Wind" ( radio single )

Music videos[edit]

Bel Canto[edit]



  1. ^ a b Bel Canto (in Norwegian). Store Norske Leksikon. 
  2. ^ a b "Drecker, Anneli - Biography" (in Norwegian). Norsk Musikkinformasjon. 
  3. ^ "Anneli Drecker - release concert".]]. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  4. ^ "Anneli Drecker - You Don't Have To Change". YouTube. 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2015-07-11. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Jan Gunnar Hoff
Recipient of the Nordlysprisen
Succeeded by
Ragnar Rasmussen
Preceded by
Lene Marlin
Recipient of the Open class Gammleng-prisen
Succeeded by
Malika Makouf Rasmussen