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.
We have a feeling you're going to see and hear the colourful Norwegian singer in the photo a lot more in 2018 and beyond.
Her name is Farida, and she continues to go from strength to strength.
The new single follows on nicely from her well-received single No Time. Louam continues to revive the retro 90's street vibe in her latest catchy track.
It's been two years since we first announced new Norwegian R&B duo - tatarius and their track - Questions struck an unforgettable cord and garnered numerous plaudits.
Since then the duo (Axel Toreg Reite and Sindre S. Gjærum) has been hard at work developing their craft in the studio and on the road.
The hard work has paid off, and tatarius has evolved into a full band with a bold new single.