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“SVER has an enviable reputation for being one of the best live bands on the circuit” – 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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Past Shows

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
16 Jan 2019 SVER Vancouver, BC ( CA ) Rogue Folk Club Rogue Folk Club
15 Jan 2019 SVER Olympia, WA ( US )
14 Jan 2019 SVER Portland, OR ( US ) Alberta Rose Theater Alberta Rose Theater
13 Jan 2019 SVER Astoria, OR ( US ) Fort George Brewery Fort George Brewery
12 Jan 2019 SVER Corvallis, OR ( US ) Majestic Majestic
11 Jan 2019 SVER Ashland, OR ( US ) Headwaters Building Headwaters Building
10 Jan 2019 SVER Berkeley, CA ( US ) Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
09 Jan 2019 SVER Felton, CA ( US ) Flynn’s Cabaret Flynn’s Cabaret
08 Jan 2019 SVER Sebastopol, CA ( US ) Booster House Concert Booster House Concert
07 Jan 2019 SVER Nevada City, CA ( US ) Odd Fellows Hall Odd Fellows Hall
02 Oct 2018 SVER Voss

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Video by Petter Berndalen


Video by Petter Berndalen


Video made by Rasmus Persson


Video made by Jens Linell



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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.

Finally, in December of 2018, the fourth album “Reverie” will be released, 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!


Foto: Tom Gustavsen

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