Grand Avenue (band)

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Grand Avenue
Grand Avenue 2009 in Lyngby 1.jpg
Grand Avenue in Lyngby (2009)
Background information
OriginCopenhagen, Denmark
GenresRock, Alternative rock, Motif Rock
Years active2001–Present
LabelsPlayground Music Scandinavia
MembersRasmus Walter-Hansen
Niels-Kristian Bærentzen
Marc Stebbing
Hjalte Thygesen
Rasmus Walter Hansen vocalist of Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue is a rock band from Denmark formed in 2001. The band consists of Rasmus Walter-Hansen (vocals, guitar), Niels-Kristian Bærentzen (guitar), Marc Stebbing (bass) and Hjalte Thygesen (drums).


The four band members met at a musical college in London in 1997. Frontman Walter-Hansen and lead guitarist Bærentzen started to write songs together, and with the addition of Stebbing and Thygesen Grand Avenue was formed. The band released a single in 2003 called "What's on Your Mind", which became "Ugens Uundgåelige" (the most played number on the radio station for a week) on Danish Radio P3 and caught the attention of EMI. The band signed with the record company and released their debut album Grand Avenue in 2003.

In 2005, the band moved to New York City to record their follow-up album She, working with producer Bryce Goggin.[1] The album was released in 2005.

During 2006 the band started working on their third album, The Outside which was released in 2007. It was produced by Irishman Richard Rainey. Again, the band had a "Ugens Uundgåelige" with the single "The Outside."[2]

Rainey also produced Grand Avenue's fourth album, Place to Fall, released on 28 September 2009 in Denmark. The first single from the album was "Almost Gone".[3]

In popular culture[edit]

Their song "She" was featured in the film Cashback. It was a part of the movie's soundtrack and it was performed as a different version for the movie.

The song "Ordinary" was featured in an episode of the TV series Kyle XY.

And the song "On Your Side" was licensed for commercial use to the Danish dairy producer Arla Foods in 2008, for use in the "Closer to Nature" series, directed by Peter Thwaites.


Year Title Peak
2003 Grand Avenue 27
2005 She 10
2007 The Outside 13
2009 Place to Fall 18

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