ELG (Øivind Elgenes) is a lyricist, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, from Kristiansund, Norway, best known as the lead singer of “Dance With A Stranger”. He is equipped with an exceptionally powerful singing voice which he uses with passionate intensity. The voice has proven to be ideal for those styles of music he likes best, the landscape of country, gospel, soul, blues and folk rock. (ref.: http://www.rockipedia.no/artister/elg-1484/ )
HOME COUNTRY: Norway
3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE MYSELF: Friendly, helpful and being me, myself and I.
WHAT DO I HAVE IN MY POCKETS RIGHT NOW:… some nails and screws plus the winters supply of a handkerchiefs
WHAT MADE ME LAUGH THE LAST TIME: My grandson has childrengarden home at our place these days. So it’s laughing every day!!!!
AS A CHILD I DREAMT OF BECOMING A … : To become a kind of native Indian type.
WHAT IS YOUR WORK RELATIONSHIP TO THE FIDDLER: So far it must be «an older friend and colleague». Alex and I have met several times, but we worked together half a year ago with the TV program «Hver gang vi møtes».
MY FIRST MEETING WITH THE FIDDLER: Met at a gig at the Momarked in 2010.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THE FIDDLER: His strong and positive energy, professionalism and friendliness.
WHAT IS ANNOYING ABOUT THE FIDDLER:…..Nothing.
THE MOST REMARKABLE THING I EXPERIENCED WHILE WORKING WITH THE FIDDLER: His age compared with his skills and all the stuff he’s already done in his career.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS EXACT SONG FROM THE FIDDLER’S CATALOGUE?
Because it was a song that I, in my ways, could transfer into a different colour
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT ALEXANDER’S INTERPRETATION OF YOUR SONG?
He made a strong, beautiful and melodic interpretation.
MESSAGE TO THE FACEBOOKIES: Be friendly – Let’s go LEGO and maybe sniff some hockey powder…
The song “Everyone Needs A Friend” that will be interpreted by Sigvart Dagsland in the show:
Links to Elg’s social networks: