Midnight Choir

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Midnight Choir
Origin Norway
Genres Alt. rock
Alt. country
Americana
Chamber pop
Slowcore
Years active 1992- 2004
Labels Glitterhouse
Associated acts The Walkabouts
Website www.midnightchoir.org

Midnight Choir was a Norwegian alt-rock/alt-country band active from 1992 to 2004.

Biography[edit]

The members of Midnight Choir were Al DeLoner (Atle Bystrøm 'Olsen'), Paal Flaata, and Ron 'Bystrøm' Olsen. (Atle and Ron are brothers)

The band played a kind of Americana music and was named after the opening of Leonard Cohen's song "Bird on a Wire": "Like a bird on a wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir."

Honors[edit]

  • 1998: Spellemannprisen in the category best Rock band, for the album Amsterdam Stranded

Discography (albums)[edit]

  • 1994: Midnight Choir
  • 1996: Olsen's Lost
  • 1998: Amsterdam Stranded
  • 2000: Unsung Heroine
  • 2002: Selected (compilation)
  • 2003: Waiting for the Bricks to Fall
  • 2005: All Tomorrows Tears: The Best of Midnight Choir (compilation)

From Olsen's Lot and onward produced by Chris Eckman (of The Walkabouts).

On the album Unsung Heroine, Chris Eckman is part of the band. There is also an appearance by Nils Petter Molvær on trumpet.

Discography (DVD)[edit]

  • 2008: In the Shadow of the Circus Live recording Rockefeller Oslo mars 2003

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Poor Rich Ones
Recipient of the Rock Spellemannprisen
1998
Succeeded by
Madrugada