Reverie – CD
Reverie – download/stream
“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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|11 Jul 2020||SVER||Vikedal, NOR Vikedal Roots Music Festival||Vikedal Roots Music Festival|
|11 Jul 2020||Snakka San & SVER||Vikedal, NOR Vikedal Roots Music Festival||Vikedal Roots Music Festival|
|24 May 2020||SVER||Kirkwall, SCT Orkney Folk Festival||Orkney Folk Festival|
|23 May 2020||SVER||Kirkwall, SCT Orkney Folk Festival||Orkney Folk Festival|
|22 May 2020||SVER||Kirkwall, SCT Orkney Folk Festival||Orkney Folk Festival|
|21 May 2020||SVER||Kirkwall, SCT Orkney Folk Festival||Orkney Folk Festival|
|26 Jan 2020||SVER||Bellingham, WA ( US ) Unitarian Fellowship @ Bellingham Folk Festival||Unitarian Fellowship @ Bellingham Folk Festival|
|25 Jan 2020||SVER||Bellingham, WA ( US ) Firefly Lounge @ Bellingham Folk Fest||Firefly Lounge @ Bellingham Folk Fest|
|24 Jan 2020||SVER / support Mäd Fiddlu||Seattle, WA ( US ) Ballard Homestead||Ballard Homestead|
|23 Jan 2020||SVER||Port Townsend, WA ( US ) Quimper Grange||Quimper Grange|
|22 Jan 2020||SVER / support Road Beers||Olympia, WA ( US ) Rhythm and Rye||Rhythm and Rye|
|20 Jan 2020||SVER||Portland, WA ( US ) Abbie's House Show||Abbie's House Show|
|19 Jan 2020||SVER||Astoria, WA ( US ) Fort George Brewery||Fort George Brewery|
|18 Jan 2020||SVER||Corvalis, OR ( US ) Whiteside Theatre||Whiteside Theatre|
|17 Jan 2020||SVER||Winters, CA ( US ) Palms Playhouse||Palms Playhouse|
|16 Jan 2020||SVER||Berkeley, CA ( US ) Freight & Salvage w/ Fru Skagerrak||Freight & Salvage w/ Fru Skagerrak|
|15 Jan 2020||SVER||Soquel, CA ( US ) Michael's on Main||Michael's on Main|
|22 Sep 2019||SVER||Philadelphia, US House Concert||House Concert|
|21 Sep 2019||SVER||Shelborne, VT ( US ) Shelborne Harvest Festival||Shelborne Harvest Festival|
|21 Sep 2019||SVER||Hamden, CT ( US ) Best Video Film and Cultural Center||Best Video Film and Cultural Center|
|20 Sep 2019||SVER & Moira Smiley||New Haven, VT ( US ) Tourterelle Inn||Tourterelle Inn|
|19 Sep 2019||SVER & Moira Smiley||Glens Falls, NY ( US ) The Folklife Center @ Crandall Public Library||The Folklife Center @ Crandall Public Library|
Reverie – Live from Wild Buffalo, Bellingham, USA
Video made by Sam Giffin, Mt Baker Media House
Mysoxen – Live from the Wild Buffalo, Bellingham, USA
Video made by Sam Giffin, Mt Baker Media House
The Doctor – Live from Riksscenen
Video made by Gunnar Hall
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
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!