Bent Sæther

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Bent Sæther
Bent Sæther (Motorpsycho) (Krach Am Bach 2013) IMGP9141 smial wp.jpg
Sæther with Motorpsycho
live at Krach Am Bach 2013.
Background information
Born (1969-02-18) 18 February 1969 (age 50)
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, producer
InstrumentsMulti instrumentalist, vocalist
Associated actsMotorpsycho
The International Tussler Society

Bent Sæther (born 18 February 1969 in Oslo, Norway) is the bass guitarist and lead vocalist of the Norwegian psychedelic rock band Motorpsycho from the start in 1989.[1]


Sæther and Ryan with Motorpsycho.
Hans Magnus Ryan, Sæther and Reine Fiske with Motorpsycho liveKrach Am Bach 2013.

Sæther grew up in an apparment complex in Ammerud before moving to the more rural Ski, and to the family farm in Snåsa in Nord-Trøndelag at ten. He went to high school in Steinkjer, and attended the Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet in Trondheim, taking university courses in English and Social anthropology completing the former.[1]


In 1989 he started Motorpsycho with Hans Magnus Ryan and Kjell Runar "Killer" Jenssen. He also started the country rock band The International Tussler Society in 1993. 2012 saw Bent Sæther as producer for three Norwegian records, two of which are considered two of Norway's "four great" rock bands; deLillos' Vi er på vei, vi kanke snu and DumDum Boys Ti Liv. In addition, he produced the self-titled debut album of the country rock band The South.[2][3]


  • Spellemannprisen 1996 in the class Rock, within Motorpsycho for the album Blissard
  • Spellemannprisen 1997 in the class Hardrock, within Motorpsycho for the album Angels and Daemons at Play
  • Spellemannprisen 2000 in the class Rock, within Motorpsycho for the album Let Them Eat Cake
  • Edvard Prize 2010 for the album Child of the Future[4]


Motorpsycho albums[edit]

As Motorpsycho & Friends[edit]

As Motorpsycho & Ståle Storløkken[edit]

As The International Tussler Society[edit]

Live albums (Roadworks)[edit]

  • 1999: Roadwork Vol. 1: Heavy Metall Iz A Poze, Hardt Rock Iz A Laifschteil (Stickman Records), live in Europe 1998
  • 2000: Roadwork Vol. 2: The Motor Source Massacre (Stickman Records), with The Source & Deathprod live at Kongsberg Jazzfestival 1995
  • 2008: Roadwork Vol. 3: The Four Norsemen of the Apocalypse (included in the double DVD release "Haircuts")
  • 2011: Roadwork Vol. 4: Intrepid Skronk
  • 2011: Strings of Stroop – Motorpsycho Live at Effenaar (limited edition vinyl)



  1. ^ a b "Bent Sæther Biography". Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  2. ^ Kristiansen, Kai (18 April 2008). "Bent fram" (in Norwegian). Adresseavisen. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  3. ^ Lees, David. "Motorpsycho: the perils of conquering England". Archived from the original on 12 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Edvardprisen til Motorpsycho". Norsk Musikkinformasjon Archived from the original on 2 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Bent Sæther Discography". Retrieved 12 August 2013.

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