Kjartan Kristiansen

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Kjartan Kristiansen
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Kristiansen and DumDum Boys live at Strandgateparken in Hamar, August 28, 2009.
Background information
Born (1963-08-14) 14 August 1963 (age 54)
Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag
Origin Norway
Genres Rock music
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Guitar
Website Kjartan Kristiansen on Myspace

Kjartan Kristiansen (born 14 August 1963 in Trondheim, Norway)[1] is the guitarist and backing vocalist in the Norwegian band DumDum Boys, and he is also the lyricist and main songwriter.[2]


Kristiansen at Døgnvill in 2009.

Kristiansen established the Punk band Wannskrækk in 1978, and in 1985 they changed the name to DumDum Boys. They were one of the leading Norwegian rock bands in the 1980s and 90s.

He has also been part of "The Beste", witch included former members of The Aller Værste!. The album from 1985 contains two songs by Kristiansen, that he performs on the record. in additione he has released an EP and two albums with the band 'Tweeterfriendly Music' in the period from 2001 to 2003.

In 2006 he was awarded Edvardprisen in the class of Popular music for the song «Enhjørning» on the DumDum Boys album Gravitasjon.[3] Together with Aslak Dørum he was awarded Spellemannprisen 2009 in the class Copywriter for the lyrics to the album Tidsmaskin by Dum Dum Boys. Kristiansen received the Lyricist Fund Award in 2012.[4] He has also produced and mixed the latest album If Only as a Ghost (2013) by Jonas Alaska.[5]


  • 2006: Edvardprisen in the class Popular music for the song «Enhjørning» on the DumDum Boys album Gravitasjon[3]
  • 2009: Spellemannprisen in the class Copywriter for the lyrics to the album Tidsmaskin by Dum Dum Boys
  • 2012: Lyricist Fund Award for his contribution to Norwegian rock music lyrics during 35 years
Kristiansen at Døgnvill in 2009.

Discography (in selection)[edit]

  • 1981: Faen küler treffer aldri riktig (Oh Yeah!)
  • 1982: ...Wannskrækk ..12' (Plasma Plater)
  • 1986: X-Mas Funeral Party (Knallsyndikatet)
DumDum Boys
  • 1988: Blodig Alvor (NaNaNaNa) (Columbia)
  • 1989: Splitter pine (CBS)
  • 1990: Pstereo (CBS)
  • 1992: Riff - Wannskrækk 1980–85 (Oh Yeah!), compilation
  • 1992: Transit (Oh Yeah!)
  • 1994: Ludium (Oh Yeah!)
  • 1994: 1001 Watt (Oh Yeah!), live
  • 1996: Sus (Oh Yeah!)
  • 1998: Totem (Oh Yeah!)
  • 2001: Schlägers (Oh Yeah!), compilation
  • 2006: Gravitasjon (Oh Yeah!)
  • 2009: Tidsmaskin (Oh Yeah!)
  • 2012: Ti liv (Oh Yeah!)
Tweeterfriendly Music
  • 2000: Vol. 1 Maxi Single (Warner Music Norway)
  • 2001: Enjoy Tweeterfriendly Music Vol. 2 (Warner Music Norway)
  • 2003: Gin & Phonic ***3-03 (Warner Music Norway)


  1. ^ "DumDum Boys Biography" (in Norwegian). Rockipedia.no. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  2. ^ Bergan, Jon Vidar (2013-02-20). "DumDum Boys Biography". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  3. ^ a b "Edvard til Kjartan Kristiansen" (in Norwegian). Tono.no. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  4. ^ Rognerød, Embret (2012-12-10). "Kjartan Kristiansen mottok tekstpris" (in Norwegian). MIC.no. Archived from the original on 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  5. ^ Rognerød, Embret (2012-12-06). "Alaska samarbeider med Kjartan Kristiansen: DumDum-gitaristen og -låtskriveren har produsert Jonas Alaskas nye album" (in Norwegian). Adresseavisen. Retrieved 2013-10-22.