September USA/CAN Tour
“One of the best live bands on the circuit” – Fiona Talkington, SONGLINES
|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|
|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
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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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!