Poor Rich Ones
|Poor Rich Ones|
|Genres||Rock, folk rock, pop|
|Years active||1989 – 2003,2015–present|
|Past members||Espen Mellingen
Poor Rich Ones (1989-2003) was a pop and rock band from Bergen, Norway, comprised by lead singer, songwriter and guitarist William Hut, keyboardist Bjørn Bunes, bassist Tor Sørensen, guitarists Eivind Kvamme, Espen Mellingen, and drummer Bjarte Ludvigsen ("blue").
Formed in 1994, the band released their debut album Naivety's Star in 1996 on the local label Rec 90. Q magazine described their style as "infinitely sad and nocturnal, yet uplifting rather than depressing", calling the band "Norway's own Radiohead".
After four successful album releases, including a final "best of" album after a United States tour, the band effectively dissolved in 2003. Although they have not broken up officially, the band's homepage states they have "no future plans". Vocalist William Hut has pursued a solo career, often assisted by ex-band colleague Bjørn Bunes. In 2015 the band reformed for a one off gig, but have since continued playing shows every now and then.
- Naivety's Star (1996)
- From the Makers of Ozium (1997)
- Happy Happy Happy (February 15, 2000)
- Joe Maynard's Favourites (2001)
- Soundtrack EP (Besteborgere) (1999)
- Bubble Bowling (1997)
- All Those Present/Drown EP
- "Mummy" (1995)
- "This Great Standing Still" (1996)
- "Fear of Losing" (1997)
- "Strong" (1997)
- "Anyway/Somehow" (1998)
- "Hunting High and Low" (1999)
- "Small Glimpse" (1999)
- "Old Age and Failures"
|Recipient of the Rock Spellemannprisen