Frank Hovland

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Frank Hovland
Mads Eriksen at Rootsfestivalen in Brønnøysund.jpg
Hovland with Mads Eriksen at Rootsfestivalen in Brønnøysund 2008.
Background information
Born (1960-06-06) 6 June 1960 (age 58)
Bergen, Norway
OriginNorwegian
GenresRock
Occupation(s)Musician, record producer
InstrumentsBass guitar, vocals
LabelsGrappa Music, Storyteller
Associated actsProgram 81/82
Terje Rypdal
Chris Thompson
Mads Eriksen
Avenue Talk
Spastisk Ekstase
Websitewww.allmusic.com/artist/frank-hovland-mn0001069437/credits

Frank Hovland (born 6 June 1960 in Bergen, Norway) is a Norwegian rock musician and music producer, known from bands like Program 81/82 with his partner Kate Augestad,[1] and cooperations with Ronni Le Tekrø, Terje Rypdal, Chris Thompson and Mads Eriksen.[2]

Career[edit]

Hovland started early playing with different rock bands like Program 81/82, Avenue Talk, and Spastisk Ekstase in Bergen. Avenue Talk was the support act for A-ha on their Norway tour in 1987.[3]

With Mads Eriksen he has been regular bassist and record producer later also with Chris Tompson. In 2007 he with Magnar Bernes and Mads Eriksen and released the record Mad & Hungry. In 2009 he toured with Ronni Le Tekrø, Terje Rypdal and Mads Eriksen (N3) "E.X.P"/"Group", he was backing band together with Gunnar Bjelland and Paolo Vinaccia.[1][4]

Discography[edit]

With Program 81/82
  • 1981: Program 81 (mini-LP)
  • 1981: Try to reach ... (Norwegian Label A / S)
  • 1982: Pictures (Norwegian Label A / S)
  • 1983: Unleash (Pro-Gram O'Phone3)
With Avenue Talk
  • 1988: Cry for Mercy (Slagerfabrikken)[5]
With Stain Monsters
  • 1991: Stain Monsters (Stageway Records)[6]
With Mads Eriksen
  • 1990: Journey (Storyteller Records)[2][7]
  • 1991: Storyteller – (Storyteller Records)[2][7]
  • 1993: Intermission Troldhaugen (Lightbringer, 1993)[2][7]
  • 1994: M.E. (Storyteller Records)[2][7]
  • 1997: The Plough Boy (Storyteller Records)[2][7]
  • 1998: Suburban Cowboy (MTG Music)[2][7]
  • 2001: Redhanded (Grappa Records)[2][7]
  • 2010: Just What the World Needs (MTG Music)[2][7]
With Chris Thompson
  • 2004: Rediscovery (VME), with[2]
  • 2008: Live (Voiceprint)[8]
  • 2009: Timeline (Voiceprint)[9]
  • 2011: Acoustic (2011), with Chris Thompson live & unplugged performance recorded at the WDR2 radio station 2006 in Cologne, Germany[10]
  • 2011: Berlin Live & The Aschffenburg Remains Live at the Colos-Saal (Gonzo Multimedia)[10]
Tribute to Lasse Myrvold
  • 2006: Dans Til Musikken (Reel Noise Records), with various artists
With Mad & Hungry
  • 2007: Travelin (Hungry records)[2][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fra verksted til studio og scene" (in Norwegian). Bergensavisen. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Mads Eriksen Discography" (in Norwegian). RadioLudo.no. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Varmet opp for a-ha i Bergen" (in Norwegian). BA.no. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  4. ^ "N3 – Supergitaristene" (in Norwegian). KvalitetsArtister.no. Archived from the original on 22 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Avenue Talk-Cry for Mercy". HeavyHarmonies.com.
  6. ^ "Stain Monsters Discography". Discogs.com.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "Mads Eriksen Discography – KulturNett.no". Archived from the original on 2013-01-12. (in Norwegian)
  8. ^ "Chris Thompson – Live". Discogs.com.
  9. ^ "Chris Thompson – Timeline". Discogs.com.
  10. ^ a b "Mads Eriksen Discography - CDUniverse.com".
  11. ^ "Mad & Hungry Review – Puls BA.no". (in Norwegian)

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