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Story Unsaid by Vilnes listed on NRK

Story Unsaid listed by NRK P1 in week 23 2019.

This is the first listing on national radio for Vilnes. Story Unsaid was released 10. May 2019. It was placed as no. 3 on the C list by the national broadcasting company of Norway.

The song was also selected for the New Music Friday Norway by the editorial team of Spotify.  Indie oriented radios all aover the world have also playd this and the previous releases by Vilnes. Continue reading

Press release – Boots by UR

First track from UR – Boots

Cover art: UR – Boots

Boots is a song about the powers that be, and the feeling of powerlessness. In times when the powers walk steadily, and without hesitation watches every step you take there are those who speaks up. This singer keeps singing songs, to keep faith as times are getting rougher.

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Press release Jørgen Sandvik – Regrets

Jørgen Sandvik – Regrets

At last, a new recording from the award  winning blues man is available!

Regrets is a reflection on one’s life as the sun sets. It has become some sort of fashion to not have regrets. This song may be considered a comment to this.

This song is written, performed and produced by Jørgen Sandvik. He plays acoustic guitars, 12-strings, dulcimer, his custom lap-steel and bass drum and sings all voices. Mixed by Yngve L. Sætre in Duper Studios. Made in Bergen, Norway.

Jørgen Sandvik was awarded the “Spellemannspris” for his 2018 album Permanent Vacation. This price is an Norwegian Grammy. Continue reading

Press release Vilnes – Story Unsaid



The new single from the Indie Pop Genius of Norway was selected for the New Music Friday Norway by the Spotify editorial team! It also found its way to the chart of an South African indie radio upon release. That’s fun!

Story Unsaid is mainly about the choices we make, and how our choices over time develop into stories. This message is seen through the eyes of a free, spirited and unspoiled youth. The journey has just begun for this kid and treats such as beauty, nature and love is yet to be discovered.

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Jørgen Sandvik awarded best blues album of 2018

Press release

Jørgen Sandvik is awarded the best blues album of 2018 in Norway

Jørgen Sandvik was awarded the “Spellemannspris” for his debut album. This award is the Norwegian recording industry’s prize, comparable to the more famous Grammy. The album Permanent Vacation awarded best blues album of the year.

The album was released in March 2018. It was produced by Ivar Chelsom Vogt and Jørgen Sandvik, and mixed and mastered by Jørgen Træen. The album was released by Lekrofon. CD and LP is distributed by Plastic Head Distribution and Border Music (Norway)

This is Sandviks first prize as a solo artist. He has previously won the Spellemannspris and other awards with the band Real Ones and others.

The album was recognized as important by reviewers. Jørgen Sandvik “moves the blues forward”, and “saves the blues” are relevant quotes from reviews.

The singles was played by blues oriented radio stations all over the world, and the song “Is There Hope” was selected for playlisting by the editorial team of Spotify.

Gaute Singstad, manager
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