Jarle Bernhoft, also known as Bernhoft, is a Norwegian singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and lyricist. Bernhoft is from Nittedal in Norway, but currently lives in Oslo.
His best known songs are 'Streetlights', 'Shout', 'Choices' and 'C’mon Talk'. Bernhoft was formerly a vocalist and songwriter in the rock band Span (which broke up in 2005). Previously, Bernhoft had played in the group Explicit Lyrics with Fridtjof 'Joff' Nilsen, who joined him in Span.
The Prince of Norwegian Soul
Bernhoft has contributed on a number of recordings and concerts with mostly Norwegian artists, such as Hanne Hukkelberg, Dadafon, Bigbang and The Køhn/Johansen Sextet. He played in the band Green Granadas using the stage name Rod Hot.
He released his first solo album 'Ceramik City Chronicles' on September 1, 2008. In January 2010, Bernhoft released a double live album called '1:Man 2:Band', where one half is a recording from his solo show at a café in Oslo (Kampen Bistro), and the other half is a recording from his concerts at Rockefeller and at the Molde Jazz Festival, with a full band.
His second solo album, 'Solidarity Breaks', was released the next year in January of 2011. It hit Norway’s top 30 album list in second place starting in February and as of August had been in the number one spot for nine weeks.