Real Ones

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Real Ones
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Real Ones live
Background information
Origin Bergen, Hordaland
Genres Folk/rock
Years active 1994–present
Labels Breaking Records
Members Ivar Vogt
Jørgen Sandvik
Kåre Opheim
Øystein Skjælaaen
David Vogt
Past members Yrjan Tangenes
Thomas Lønnheim played

Real Ones also known as Reelones, is a Folk/rock band from Bergen, Norway, which was formed in 1994 when the members were 14 and 15 years of age. Band members include Ivar Vogt (vocals, guitar, ukulele, saxophone), Jørgen Sandvik (vocals, guitar, banjo, sitar), Kåre Opheim (drums, backing vocals), Øystein Skjælaaen (bass, backing vocals), and David Vogt (vocals, violin, organ).[1] 1994-2009 Yrjan Tangenes provided vocals, percussion, and bodhrán, and Thomas Lønnheim played percussion in 1999-2000


Real Ones at Vossajazz 2015.
Photo by Knut Andersen

The ensemble, who normally sing English lyrics, makes music that can be characterized as folk-rock or melodic pop, but is also influenced by psychedelia and oriental music. According to a review by VG represents plate Home with the Girls in the Morning a result that is "... a beautiful, cohesive and melodic album of the rustic, organic and harmonic variety. Real Ones writes beautiful and atmospheric songs full of gorgeous instrumental detail."[2]

On opening night at the Kongsberg Jazzfestival in 2005, the band played together on the same stage with the singer Ole Paus. The band received the 2008 Spellemannprisen for Best Pop Album for All for the Neighbourhood.[1] Palm Sunday 2015 Real Ones accompanied by Sigbjørn Apeland, performed the Misa Criolla at Voss Church during the Vossajazz festival.


  • 2008: Spellemannprisen in the category Pop music, for the album All for the Neighbourhood
  • 2013: Spellemannprisen in the category Pop music, for the album Tonight Only Tonight / The Morning After
Sigbjørn Apeland and the Real Ones at Vossajazz 2015.
Photo by Knut Andersen


  • 1997: Comments From the Cheap Seats (New Records)
  • 2002: Bratislava EP (New Records) (Reached 14th place on the charts)
  • 2003: This is Camping (New Records)
  • 2005: Home With the Girls in the Morning (Breaking Records)
  • 2008: All for the Neighbourhood (Warner Music)
  • 2009: Ekko (Instrumental Opus 1) (Warner Music )
  • 2011: First Night on Earth (Warner Music)
  • 2012: Real Ones & The Extended Family (Breaking Records)
  • 2013: Tonight Only Tonight / The Morning After (Warner Music)
  • 2014: Misa Criolla (Breaking Records)[3]


  1. ^ a b Bergan, Jon Vidar (2014-10-29). "Real Ones". Biography (in Norwegian). Store Norske Leksikon. Retrieved 2015-03-30. 
  2. ^ Hansen, Espen A. (25 January 2005). "Real Ones: "Home With The Girls In The Morning"". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 8 August 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Rønning, Øyvind (2014-10-31). "Hva blir det neste, Real Ones?". Musical reviews (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 2015-03-30. 

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Preceded by
Recipient of the best Pop band Spellemannprisen
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Karpe Diem
Recipient of the best Pop band Spellemannprisen
Succeeded by