Date: 19 May 2010 19:30
Location: London

Ingrid and Solvor with joint London gig!

Ingrid Olava will play with Solvor Vermeer at the Bedford in London in May

Solvor Vermeer returns to London to play a special gig with fellow Norwegian and singer songwriter Ingrid Olava.

Solvor and Ingrid are two of Norway’s most promising musicians and they will get together for a gig on the 19th of May at the Bedford in Balham. In addition to the Norwegian contribution there will be performances from BB3, Jurojin, Ryan Lauder and Julie Daske.

Based around the core elements of Solvor Vermeer’s piano and her characteristically gossamer vocals, the four tracks that make up her EP ‘The Beaming Light' conjure up a kaleidoscopic mix of instrumentation; ghostly cello, insistent Glockenspiels and banks of harmonies. The aim was to create the music of “Bloksberg”, an imaginary place in the forest where the witches live, and the result is indeed bewitching. Solvor has lived in Oslo for the last seven years, honing her songwriting talents whilst touring and recording alongside the likes of Bob Haley and Bellman.

After the success of her first album Ingrid Olava returns with her second album ‘The Guest’. Her debut album ‘Juliet's Wishes’ was released in 2008 in Scandinavia to critical acclaim, and has been certified gold in Norway and earned her three Norwegian Grammy nominations. ‘The Guest’ was released in Norway in February on her own Daring Viola label through Universal.  The album reached #2 on the Norwegian album charts and #1 on Itunes. Ingrid was earlier this year awarded the Statoil Stipend Award, given to an artist who is deemed to be on the edge of International breakthrough.

The two Norwegian girls have previously played together in Norway but this will be their first jointly UK gig. In addition to playing with Solvor, Ingrid Olava will play a gig at the Luminaire in London on 18 May and two gigs at the The Great  Escape festival in Brighton 13-14 May. Here she will be one of five Norwegian contributions to the annual music festival. For more information click here.

Ingrid Olava & Solvor Vermeer
19 May, 7.30pm
The Bedford
77 Bedford Hill,
London SW12 9HD
Admission: Free

Ingrid Olava
18 May, 7.30pm
The Luminaire
311 Kilburn High Road
London NW6 7JR
Tickets: £5

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