The last time I saw Jarle Bernhoft, he was leaving a bar in Stockholm at 3 am.
He grabbed his jacket, tucked in his cravat and headed into the cold night air. The applause of the crowd after his performance at the Scandinavian Soul Music Awards earlier in the evening still rang in my ears.
I mention this as now I follow the Norwegian singer down the stairs to backstage area at the venue Nalen as we prepare to reminisce the past and talk about the future. Meeting artists is part of my job. However, with Bernhoft it never feels like work. It feels like sitting with a charming friend, who welcomes you in and invites you to his table. In fact, he offers me a drink as I enter. Courteous as always.
Norwegian soul star, Bernhoft and The Fashion Bruises have released a new single - Buried Gold and features the vocals of Raelee Nikole.
The four-track (excluding the interlude) glides with soulful influences, warm vocal tones and focused delivery.
Launching the new year in new style is the Prince of Scandinavian Soul, Bernhoft, whose musical style has developed and should we say, matured, over the past few months. Always regarded as a highly skilful and entertaining performer, the grammy nominated singers' new single - Visceral is an electronic /organic composition combining elements of soul, R&B and pop.
The highly anticipated and long-awaited new album AMYGDALA from Swedish singer Tingsek is out now!
The 14 track album features the singles The Fiddlers, and Gas Station Gus - two skilfully crafted soulful singles, expressing the deep soul and haunting lyrical message Tingsek has been carefully constructing.
As you listen to AMYGDALA you’ll also discover the album is completely produced, written and sung with the same depth of musicianship and soulful passion.
Mark our words - AMYGDALA is Tingsek’s masterpiece, and one of the best albums you’ll hear all year!
After hearing Bernhoft light up the stage at this years Scandinavian Soul Music Awards (see pictures here), I was really looking forward to hearing what would come next for the coolest cat in glasses and the cravat! What is clear on his first release since 2014’s Islander, is that his playfulness, musical dexterity and way with subtle, relatable lyrics remain in full effect.
The new 5 track E.P., Stop / Shutup / Shout It Out, heralds a seriously soulful addition to his catalogue.
Just released on SoundCloud is the new single - Stop/Shutup from the creative soul singer Bernhoft.
Now back in his homeland Norway, Bernhoft latest swinging soulful/pop track demonstrates how the hard working artist continues to develop and experiment with his sound.
It’s somehow fitting that I should present Norwegian singer Bernhoft with the video of the year award at Katalin in Uppsala, Sweden, where the first ever Scandinavian Soul Music Award was held in 2014.
The multi-talented soul singer Bernhoft has only just arrived in Uppsala from Malmo. Now, mid-rehearsal ahead of tonight's performance, we relax backstage before his next interview. This is the second time I have sat with him and it never feels like he tries to be ‘cool’. However, dressed in black with his dark-rimmed glasses, he exudes coolness.
Grammy nominated Norwegian artist Bernhoft is currently in the studio with Swedish singer-songwriter Tingsek working on Tingsek’s new album.
The news will delight Scandinavian soul music lovers as the two Nordic soul giants combine in an exciting partnership.