September USA/CAN Tour

Tour Press Kit

“One of the best live bands on the circuit” – Fiona Talkington, SONGLINES


Upcoming Shows

17 Sep 2019 SVER & Friends Boston, MA ( US ) Club Passim Club Passim Buy ticket
18 Sep 2019 SVER & Moira Smiley Boston, MA ( US ) Club Passim Club Passim Buy ticket
19 Sep 2019 SVER & Moira Smiley Glens Falls, NY ( US ) The Folklife Center @ Crandall Public Library The Folklife Center @ Crandall Public Library free
20 Sep 2019 SVER & Moira Smiley New Haven, VT ( US ) Tourterelle Inn Tourterelle Inn Buy ticket
21 Sep 2019 SVER Hamden, CT ( US ) Best Video Film and Cultural Center Best Video Film and Cultural Center Buy ticket
21 Sep 2019 SVER Shelborne, VT ( US ) Shelborne Harvest Festival Shelborne Harvest Festival Buy ticket
22 Sep 2019 SVER Philadelphia, US House Concert House Concert

Past Shows

15 Sep 2019 SVER & Moira Smiley Montreal, CA Le Grande Rencontre, Grands Concerts; Amphithéâtre Le Grande Rencontre, Grands Concerts; Amphithéâtre
14 Sep 2019 SVER Montreal, CA Le Grande Rencontre, Apéros sympathiques Le Grande Rencontre, Apéros sympathiques
13 Sep 2019 SVER Montreal, CA Le Grande Rencontre, Grands Concerts; Amphithéâtre Le Grande Rencontre, Grands Concerts; Amphithéâtre
11 Sep 2019 SVER / Eli West (opener) Seattle, WA ( US ) Triple Door Triple Door
10 Sep 2019 SVER Bellingham, WA ( US ) Wild Buffalo Wild Buffalo
09 Sep 2019 SVER Olympia, WA ( US ) Traditions Café Traditions Café
08 Sep 2019 SVER Sisters, OR ( US ) Sisters Folk Festival Sisters Folk Festival
07 Sep 2019 SVER Sisters, OR ( US ) Sisters Folk Festival Sisters Folk Festival
06 Sep 2019 SVER Sisters, OR ( US ) Sisters Folk Festival Sisters Folk Festival
05 Sep 2019 SVER Portland, OR ( US ) Nordia House Nordia House
28 Jul 2019 SVER Fehmarn, GER SHMF - Hof Johannisberg SHMF - Hof Johannisberg
27 Jul 2019 SVER Fehmarn, GER SHMF - Hof Johannisberg SHMF - Hof Johannisberg
26 Jul 2019 SVER Hohenlockstedt, GER SHMF - Kartoffelhalle Pohl-Boskamp SHMF - Kartoffelhalle Pohl-Boskamp
19 Jul 2019 SVER Engerdal, NO Heme Dine Heme Dine
06 Jul 2019 SVER Gooik, BE Gooikoorts Folk Festival Gooikoorts Folk Festival
05 Jul 2019 SVER Førde, NO Førdefestivalen Førdefestivalen
20 Jan 2019 SVER Bellingham, WA ( US ) Wild Buffalo Wild Buffalo
19 Jan 2019 SVER Seattle, WA ( US ) Phinney Neighborhood Association Phinney Neighborhood Association
18 Jan 2019 SVER Lopez Island, WA ( US ) Lopez Community Center Lopez Community Center
17 Jan 2019 SVER Conway, WA ( US ) Conway Muse Conway Muse

Reverie – CD

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“Reverie is a ‘must have’ album” – Fiona Talkington, Songlines

“The music paints some wonderful pictures whilst defying you not to get up and dance.” – Dave Chamberlain, FATEA.

“SVER mixes music from the depths of heritage with the freedoms of innovation. You’re unlikely to resist, so why try, just go with it.” – Tim Carroll, Folkwords


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Videos

Sumarkveld i Nivlheim

Video by Petter Berndalen


Mysoxen

Video by Petter Berndalen

Reverie – Live from Riksscenen

Video made by Gunnar Hall

Batch 15 – Live from Riksscenen

Video made by Gunnar Hall

The Doctor – Live from Riksscenen

Video made by Gunnar Hall

Music

Contact

Booking

USA – FLi Artists – Cayley Schmid, cayleys@fliartists.com

OTHER – booking@sverfolk.com


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BIO

SVER play epic Nordic folk music with relentless energy and seductive spark taking you on a fantastic musical journey guaranteed to excite you. Ranging from the very dreamy to a swinging, pounding and sweaty madness – you are invited to the party, greeted by a welcoming primal force that pulls you into the dance. Since the group’s inception, SVER has gone from strength to strength, playing extensively throughout Europe and the US, gaining a reputation as one of the most acclaimed live acts in the Nordic folk scene.

SVER’s latest album “Reverie” (2018) – their fourth release – arrives as they celebrate 10 years together as a quintet. Listen to these musicians as they gel and swing together in a way that’s seldom encountered and you will understand why they have won a reputation as red hot performers whose shows are sizzling affairs. the long-awaited follow up to the critically acclaimed albums ”Fryd” (2015), “Fruen” (2010), and “SVER” (2007).

SVER has often been described as “sounding electric without electricity”, and their flexible musicianship has also made them an attractive backing band for some of Scandinavia’s leading singers in different genres. That has lead to playing on TV-shows, big festivals and positions in the radio charts with the music ranging from folk to reggae/dancehall and rap. Their imaginative soundscapes, grooves, and melodies will take you on a journey over the Norwegian fjords and mountains, into the lively pubs and back out into the deep forest of their musicality.

SVER consists of Olav Luksengård Mjelva (fiddle and Hardanger fiddle), Anders Hall (fiddle and viola), Leif Ingvar Ranøien (diatonic accordion), Adam Johansson (guitar) and Jens Linell (Drums and percussion). Olav and Leif Ingvar have played together since 2002. Vidar Berge joined the group in 2007 on guitar and together they released the self-titled album “SVER”. In the spring of 2008, Anders and Jens completed the band, and they released “Fruen” in 2010. Vidar quit the band later that year and Adam joined the group. Since 2011 SVER has collaborated with the Swedish dance-hall artist Snakka San. You can check that out here

SVER is:
Olav Luksengård Mjelva, fiddle and hardanger fiddle
Anders Hall, fiddle and viola
Leif Ingvar Ranøien, diatonic accordion
Adam Johansson, guitar
Jens Linell, drums and percussion

SVER is a group on the ascendency!

Images

Foto: Tom Gustavsen

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