“An album that inarguably lives up to its title, which means joy.” – Jim Gilchrist – The Scotsman

“SVER has an enviable reputation for being one of the best live bands on the circuit and this CD has captured plenty of their irresistible spirit.” – Fiona Talkington, Songlines

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

“The album ‘Fryd’ from 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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Past Shows

30 Jun 2018 SVER Delsbo, SE Dansbanan, Delsbostämman Dansbanan, Delsbostämman
28 Jun 2018 Snakka San & SVER Kjøllefjord, NO Chrisfestivalen Chrisfestivalen
09 Jun 2018 Øystein Sunde & SVER Røros, NO Sangerhuset, Røros Folk Festival Sangerhuset, Røros Folk Festival
21 Jan 2018 SVER Seattle, WA ( US ) Phinney Neighborhood Center Phinney Neighborhood Center
20 Jan 2018 SVER Bellingham, WA ( US ) Bellingham Folk Festival Bellingham Folk Festival
19 Jan 2018 SVER Bellingham, WA ( US ) Bellingham Folk Festival Bellingham Folk Festival
18 Jan 2018 SVER Olympia, WA ( US ) Traditions Cafe Traditions Cafe
17 Jan 2018 SVER Portland, OR ( US ) Alberta Rose Theatre Alberta Rose Theatre
16 Jan 2018 SVER Greenfield, MA ( US ) House Concert House Concert
14 Jan 2018 SVER Boston, MA ( US ) Club Passim Club Passim
13 Jan 2018 SVER Bryn Athyn, PA ( US ) House Concert House Concert
12 Jan 2018 SVER New York, NY ( US ) APAP - Madison Room APAP - Madison Room
12 Jan 2018 SVER New York, NY ( US ) APAP - Madison Room APAP - Madison Room
11 Jan 2018 Moira Smiley & SVER - World Premiere Berkeley, CA ( US ) The Freight & Salvage The Freight & Salvage
10 Jan 2018 SVER Sebastopol, CA ( US ) Booster House Concert Booster House Concert

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Video by Petter Berndalen


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Video made by Jens Linell



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SVER play grand Norwegian 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.

In April 2015 the long anticipated sequel to “Fruen” was released. With the new album “Fryd” SVER aims for new heights with freshly composed fiddle hits, mixed with old tunes in new form.

Norwegian-Swedish SVER has since 2008 put on countless performances at festivals and clubs all over Europe. The last four years SVER has collaborated with the Swedish dance-hall artist Snakka San, and created the new genre Folkhall, playing in Scandinavia and have had multiple songs on the radio charts in Norway and Sweden.

SVER consists of Olav Luksengård Mjelva (fiddle and hardangerfiddle), 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 hardangerfiddle
Anders Hall, fiddle and viola
Leif Ingvar Ranøien, diatonic accordion
Adam Johansson, guitar
Jens Linell, drums and percussion


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