Aug 8, 2011

Ian Bel - Alternative Indie Rock, Norway (ArenaCast E82)

About: Ian Bel from Nesodden

"The man behind the name grew up on a tiny farm not far from Oslo, Norway’s capital and claims to have begun making music “at the height of 100 cm”.
Bel was heavily influenced by a classical pianist mother and folk musician father and by the sounds of a distant relative – legendary Norwegian violinist and composer Ole Bull – echoing down the family bloodline.
Bel sang in a choir, excelled on the piano and guitar – and proved that violin virtuosity is not a genetic certainty – before forming a number of bands during the 90s. In 1997 he cut his first independent album, the gothic Mr Government. Six years later he founded UNO Record Company as a small indie label.
Bel has also composed theme music for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation nation and written a humorous children’s book Martha Martha. His many live performances include a 2008 charity concert for Africa inspired by the UN Millennium Development goals.
The latest Ian Bel production is Fake Factory, a concept album based on a self-penned book about the media industry."

This week our questions are dedicated to summer.

1). What track/album/artist gives you the most summer mood?
The killers "Sam's Town"

2). If you could choose any place on Earth – where would you spend your summer vacation?
Either Krabi,Thailand or Nice

3). Summer is the time for music festivals. What festivals have you visited/played/want to play?
I've actually been too busy prepearing for my upcoming small tour in the midlands England, see reverbnation\ianbel for info

4). How do you think, what was the most remarkable summer in a music history?
I don't have any good answeers to that, Could be the summer 2008 when I discovered Killers, Band of horses, Arcade fire and more;)

5). What are the best things to do on summer as for you?
forget all that is work related, just be...

Listen to: Ian Bel - Teenage Vision

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