Tag Archives: Tønsberg

Article about the Christmas concert in Tønsberg, Norway, 18.12.2013.

Article was published in paper issue of   “Tønsberg Blad” 19.12.2013.

Translation  by Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Anni Jowett

Melodies in the sign of joy

It was the violin  virtuoso Alexander Rybak who got the biggest hold on the audience`s heart during the Christmas concert at Tønsberg cathedral last night.

The applause was never ending after his Norwegian/Belorussian Version of “ Vi Tenner Våre Lykter”. The 27 year old winner of the Eurovision Song Contest will soon top our national hero Arve Tellefsen.

Continue reading Article about the Christmas concert in Tønsberg, Norway, 18.12.2013.

Videos: Alexander Rybak, Bettan and Didrik Solli-Tangen in summer show. Tonsberg 11.07.13 – 26.07.13

Bettan, Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen “I haven’ met you yet” – opening the show

recording by Snezhanna Poluboyarinova

Bettan, Alexander Rybak & Didrik Solli-Tangen – “Hver Gang Vi Møtes” parody 

Recording by Tessa Lande. English translation by Laila S.H. English revision by Anni Jowett. Subs by Julia B.

 

Continue reading Videos: Alexander Rybak, Bettan and Didrik Solli-Tangen in summer show. Tonsberg 11.07.13 — 26.07.13

Alexander and the BAD show in Tønsberg Blad 11.07.13

Source: Tønsberg Blad
Paper issue – 11.07.13
Author: Claudio Mariconda
Photo: Peder Gjersøe

Translated by Jorunn Ekre and Sara Anja. Revised by Katie Anderson.

Close-knit: Alexander Rybak, Elisabeth Andreassen and Didrik Solli-Tangen think it’s fun to be back in Tønsberg.

The key to success: Two hungry young men kept in line by the queen of the ball. And the ball starts tonight.

When Tønsberg’s Blad arrives at Quality Hotel Klubben, the guys are running across the hallway with a totally different agenda than an interview. They want food! Continue reading Alexander and the BAD show in Tønsberg Blad 11.07.13

Alexander Rybak, Bettan and Didrik in the program “God Morgen Norge”, 17.06.2013

Recording by Venche M. English translation and subs by TessaLa, English revising Anni Jowett & Katie Anderson

Article with Alexander and Bettan in Her og Nå 21.5.13

Source: Paper issue of Her og Nå

Bettan invited Alexander Rybak and Christine Koth yo her cottage.

Source: Paper issue of Her og Nå, published 21st of May 2013

Found and translated by Jorunn Ekre. Revised by Katie Anderson.

Bettan dishes out summer food.

There are no sour herring here. Christine Koht and Alexander Rybak didn’t even hesitate when Elisabeth Andreassen invited them to a real Swedish herring table.

Photo text:
Famous company-
The atmosphere is good when Bettan serves a delicious herring table. Christine Koht is a teetotaler and toasts with water, while Alexander Rybak is a gentleman, making sure that everyone is having a good time.

Inset of Bettan:
Welcome
-I grew up with this, says Elisabeth, and invites us to a Swedish herring table at the Oslofjord.

Continue reading Article with Alexander and Bettan in Her og Nå 21.5.13

Article about the summer shows of Alexander Rybak, Bettan and Didrik Solli-Tangen

You’ll have to wait with girlfriends

 

Bettan keeps the artist buddies in line.
Fruit plate: Alexander serves Bettan and Didrik a healthy breakfast at Hotel Klubben in Tønsberg
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Jokes about single life: Elisabeth Andreassen demands that Alexander Rybak (left) and Didrik Solli-Tangen stay single until after the trio`s summer shows are over.

Source:  paper issue of Se&Hør, published on 16.4.2013 Text: Per Sigve Klepper. Photo: Morten Eik

Found by Tessa Lande. Translated by Jorunn Ekre. English revision by Anni Jowett & Katie Anderson.

Attract women.

The handsome guys Alexander and Didrik are both bachelors. Elisabeth Andreassen thinks this is good for their summer shows.
Continue reading Article about the summer shows of Alexander Rybak, Bettan and Didrik Solli-Tangen

Article about upcoming summer show. Tønsbergs Blad. 09.04.13

Author: Erik Munster Helmet

Photo: Per Gidling

Found by Ulli C. Translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Katie Anderson.

 

SHOWTIME: It will not be quiet when (from left) Didrik Solli-Tangen, Christine Koth, Elisabet Bettan Andreasen, and Alexander enter the stage in Klubben this summer. In addition, Klubben also offers their summer audience  a performance with Elsa Lystad.

TØNSBERG: Christine Koht, Bettan, Alexander Rybak, Didrik Solli-Tangen, and Elsa Lystad. Look forward to this year’s Klubben-summer.

– All that about Klubben and the cabaret tradition is one thing. But, for me it’s equally as big to have a summer show in what that has become my city, Tønsberg.- Christine Koht says, as usual.
Continue reading Article about upcoming summer show. Tønsbergs Blad. 09.04.13

Article about new B.A.D. summer show and a Childrens Musical with Alexander Rybak in Tønsberg

Article in Tønsbergs Blad. Published on Feb. 23, 2013

Author of text: Kristin Svensen

Link to the source

COMING BACK: Elisabeth Andreassen, Didrik Solli-Tangen and Alexander Rybak are coming back to Klubben this year. This is from the show last year.

Found by Ulli C. Translation (of the part concerning Alexander) by Tessa Lande.

Sandefjord has no chance

Christne Koth takes care of the humour, while Rybak, Bettan and Didrik take care of the rest. Oseberg promises the best summer show ever, and the Lattergal is hiding in the wings.

– Hotel Klubben already has the summer show menu prepared. We welcome back the BAD gang, meaning Bettan (Elisabeth Andreassen), Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen. And last but not least, we present a newly written musical performance for children. Alexander Rybak is the main character on the stage, and he is also involved in writing the screenplay and music. We are really looking forward to this. The kids love Alexander, and we think it is important to offer quality also in a children’s show,- the hotel manager says.

 

Fan report about her trip to Norway by Emily Boycott July 6th – 8th 2012

Report by a British Facebookie about her journey to Norway for the Tønsberg Summer show with Alexander Rybak , July 7th 2012

Text and photos: Emily Boycott 

Thursday 5th July

Mum and dad drove me to Birmingham late at night, I was so excited, I actually exploded (At least, that’s what dad blamed the nosebleed on!) Lillian picked me up from there, and I said goodbye to my parents before we embarked on an all night long trip to John Lennon airport where to my amusement there was actually a yellow Submarine… We had a cup of tea and a doze before meeting Anni and Dave at about 5am. Currently lacking sleep and over excited – funny combination!

 

I can see Norway!!!

 Friday 6th July

We got to Torp at about half Nine, I decided that Norway looks like someone put a country in a blender with all the islands and what not, but so pretty and awesome!  After a short train vs. taxi dispute, we chose the latter.

Continue reading Fan report about her trip to Norway by Emily Boycott July 6th — 8th 2012

BAD summer show 2012 in Tønsberg – Alexander Rybak, Elisabeth Andreassen and Didrik Solli-Tangen

Videos from BAD summer show 2012 in Tønsberg, Norway

Alexander, Elisabeth Andreassen and Didrik Solli-Tangen together with a band of 5 musicians gave 8 smashing concerts in 2 weekends of July at Quality Hotel Klubben, Tønsberg , Norway .

A lot of facebookies were present and made recordings of all songs for you! Enjoy:))

Here is a full list of songs! Songs are listed in the order they were performed in the show.

Elisabeth Andreassen, Didrik Solli-Tangen & Alexander Rybak “Runaway”

recording by Venche M.

Funny introduction & “My heart is yours”

Recording and subs by Julia B. English translation by Sara Anja

Continue reading BAD summer show 2012 in Tønsberg — Alexander Rybak, Elisabeth Andreassen and Didrik Solli-Tangen

Article+videos: 2 Interviews from premiere of Tønsberg-Showconcerts. July 6th-9th 2012

Article published on www.seher.no 6.7.2012.

Written by Lina Hekkli. Link to original article here . Article found by Hildebjørg Ha.

Video recorded by Ulli Cologne. English translation by Hildebjørg Ha. Russian translation and subs by Sonya Luzina. German translation by Ulli Cologne. Romanian translation by Laura Ser. Croatian translation by Karolina Pavlov. Turkish translation by Züleyha Ceylan. Slovak translation by Lubka Kolesova.

I am an old man in a wet teenage-dream

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Article published on www.seher.no 9.7.2012

Written by Lina Hekkli. Link to original article here

Found by Hildebjørg Ha. Translation by Marianne Saietz

Video recorded by Sonya Luzina. English translation by Hildebjørg Ha. English revision by Anni Jowett. Romanian translation by Laura Ser. Russian translation and subs by Sonya Luzina. German translation by Ulli Cologne. Croatian translation by Karolina Pavlov. Slovak translation by Lubka Kolesova. Turkish translation by Tülay Aydın.

Photo from the video

In hard training before he took off his clothes

Continue reading Article+videos: 2 Interviews from premiere of Tønsberg-Showconcerts. July 6th-9th 2012

Article: ” Trio with a punch”. Review of Showconcert – Tønsberg. July 6th 2012

 Article published on www.vg.no 6.7.2012.  Link to original article here

Written by Borghild Maaland. Photo: Alf Øystein Støtvig/VG

Found by Sonya Luzina. Translation by Hildebjørg Ha. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Photo: Trio with a punch. Elisabeth Andreassen has been joined by the young guys Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen in a show that swings. 

A trio with a punch

 TØNSBERG (VG) It swings with fairytales and musical Kindereggs in this summery concert-show, which has a good flow with it´s entertaining tone. 

 Where: Hotel Klubben in Tønsberg
Bettan, Alexander & Didrik
Regi: Tom Sterri
With: Elisabeth Andreassen,
Alexander Rybak, Didrik Solli-Tangen.
Bandleader: Øystein Lund Olafsen

Together,  Bettan, Alexander and Didrik possess a wide range of musical talent, and they have the ability to convey it. With a helping hand from the director, Tom Sterri, they have put together a bundle of songs that reflect their diverse skills. In addition to their own material, they have found room for various genres in popular music and also classical music.

Continue reading Article: ” Trio with a punch”. Review of Showconcert — Tønsberg. July 6th 2012

July 5th -14th 2012. Showconcerts in Tønsberg with Bettan, Alexander and Didrik

July 5th, 2012: Premiere of 8 Showconcerts with Elisabeth Andreassen, Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen, together with a band of 5 musicians at Quality Hotel Klubben in Tønsberg, Norway.

Concert Dates:

July 5th – 19.30

 July 6th – 21.00

July 7th –  2100

 July 8th – 21.00

July 13th – 18.00

July 13th – 21.00

July 14th – 18.00

July 14th – 21.00

LINK TO TICKET-INFO HERE

LINK TO EVENT-INFO ON FACEBOOK HERE:

LINK TO ALEXANDER RYBAKS OFFICIAL FACEBOOKPAGE HERE

Continue reading July 5th -14th 2012. Showconcerts in Tønsberg with Bettan, Alexander and Didrik

Article: “Didrik, Bettan and Alexander join forces to fans’ delight”

Article published on www.eurovisionary.com 09.07.2012

Link to original article here

Written by Kristján Sveinsson . Photo:  VG

With three widely diverse performers such as Bettan, Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen on stage, something for practically every taste is almost guaranteed. The three artists combine their styles and talent to bring concertgoers a unique experience in July.

Continue reading Article: “Didrik, Bettan and Alexander join forces to fans’ delight”

“Gold, glitter and warm fishcakes.” Article about comming summer concerts in Tønsberg.

Article published in Tønsberg Blad paper issue on May 11th 2012

Written by Kristin Svensen. Photo: K. Håberg Allum.

Found by Sara Anja. Translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.

Photo: Bettan, Alexander adn Didrik: The threesome Didrik Solli-Tangen (from left), Elisabeth (Bettan) Andreassen) and Alexander Rybak know each others from different events, but have never been on the same stage together. This summer they will do that in KLubben.

Tønsberg: Bettan and Rybak have had shows here earlier. Now they have been joined by Didrik Solli-Tangen, and promise tremendous summer shows at Klubben in July.

– Yes, this is a real show concert with three major artists representing a frenzied span. There will be pop, rock, great ballads, classical, opera, folksongs and typical summer songs – the whole spectrum, – Tom Sterri said.

He is the director of the show which opens the season at the Hotel Klubben this summer. A show that has been given the telling name “Bettan, Alexander & Didrik.”

Continue reading “Gold, glitter and warm fishcakes.” Article about comming summer concerts in Tønsberg.

Facebookies reporting from Tønsberg. July 31st. 2010. PART 5

Laila Ulvseth, Jorunn Ekre

Photo: Marijke Arentsen, Netherlands

 

A collection of the ” Tonsbookies” reports by Marianne Saietz.

On July 31st. 2010, Alexander Rybak was giving a concert, with Elisabeth Andreassen and their mutual musicians, in the norwegian town Tonsberg – a bit south of Oslo. More than 70 fans of Alexander, who met eachother on his official facebook-fanpage, had decided to meet eachother in Tonsberg and go to the concert together on july 31st. They planned the travel and the meeting for a long time. Early, they realized, that this was going to be the largest gathering of Rybaks Facebookies, ever! Continue reading Facebookies reporting from Tønsberg. July 31st. 2010. PART 5

Alexander Rybak and Elisabeth Andreassen -Summer Show and Meet and Greet in Tønsberg July 2010

Videos from Alexander Rybak and Elisabeth Andreassen’s summer show Spellemenn at Hotel Klubben in Tønsberg Norway in July 2010.

 From the concert:

 
“Klinga mina klockor” ( by Laila S)

Introduction+ “Det er vi ändå” ( by Kjersti )

 
 

Facebookies, reporting from Tønsberg. July 31st. 2010. PART 4

Vic Arreg,  Hilde Jordahl., Lubomira Lubka

A collection of the ‘” Tønsbookies” reports by Marianne Saietz.

On July 31st. 2010, Alexander Rybak was giving a concert,  with Elisabeth Andreassen and their mutual musicians, in the norwegian town Tønsberg – a bit south of Oslo. More than 70 fans of Alexander, who met eachother on his official facebook-fanpage, had decided to meet eachother in Tønsberg and go to the concert together on july 31st. They planned the travel and the meeting for a long time.  Early, they realized, that this was going to be the largest gathering of Rybaks Facebookies, ever! Continue reading Facebookies, reporting from Tønsberg. July 31st. 2010. PART 4

Spellemenn Show in Tønsberg, Norway, July 31th, 2010

Pictures from the summer show “Spellemenn” with Alexander Rybak and Elisabeth Andreassen.

Many thanks to our dear Tonsbookies – Ellen, Mary-Ann, Julia, Magda, Snezhanna, Marijke, Tessa, Hege and Lena!

Facebookies reporting from Tønsberg, July 31st, 2010. PART 3

Lubomira Lubka, Danka Čolláková, Marianne Mata Hari Saietz

A collection of the ‘” Tønsbookies” reports by Marianne Saietz.

On July 31st. 2010, Alexander Rybak was giving a concert,  with Elisabeth Andreassen and their mutual musicians, in the norwegian town Tønsberg – a bit south of Oslo. More than 70 fans of Alexander, who met eachother on his official facebook-fanpage, had decided to meet eachother in Tønsberg and go to the concert together on july 31st. They planned the travel and the meeting for a long time.  Early, they realized, that this was going to be the largest gathering of Rybaks Facebookies, ever! Continue reading Facebookies reporting from Tønsberg, July 31st, 2010. PART 3

Facebookies reporting from Tønsberg. July 31st. 2010 PART 2

Anni Jowett, Nina Lindfors, Mary-Ann Hansson and Magda Szykor

A collection of the ‘” Tønsbookies” reports by Marianne Saietz.

On July 31st. 2010, Alexander Rybak was giving a concert,  with Elisabeth Andreassen and their mutual musicians in the norwegian town Tønsberg,  a bit south of Oslo. More than 70 fans of Alexander, who met eachother on his official facebook-fanpage, had decided to meet eachother in Tønsberg and go to the concert together on july 31st. They planned the travel and the meeting for a long time.  Early, they realized, that this was going to be the largest gathering of Rybaks Facebookies, ever!

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Anni Jowett, Nottingham, United Kingdom:

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It was my first Facebookie meeting and my first time meeting Alex… so please forgive me if this report is too long and too full of nervous ramblings. My original report is about 4 times longer Ha ha…but I have toned it down, and just included the Alex bits.

FRIDAY (T= -1): The sun was shining on the glistening water of the Tonsberg fjord, and ten happy Facebookies were taking a stroll along the promenade after a successful shopping trip to buy the latest Alexander Rybak CD, (currently unavailable in the UK ,except on import). our hearts were light, the air was giggly. Continue reading Facebookies reporting from Tønsberg. July 31st. 2010 PART 2

Videos about Tønsberg. July 31st, 2010

Lubomira Lubka from Slovakia made this video about her T’ønsberg-experiences:

Vic Arreg made this video about her Tønsberg-affair

Facebookies reporting from Tønsberg. July 31st. 2010. Part 1

A collection of the ‘” Tønsbookies”reports by Marianne Saietz

Marion Delafoy-Martin, Laila Solum-Hansen, Hildebjørg Haugan and Sara Anja Ruske

On July 31st. 2010, Alexander Rybak was giving a concert,  with Elisabeth Andreassen and their mutual musicians in the norwegian town Tønsberg,  a bit south of Oslo. More than 70 fans of Alexander, who met eachother on his official facebook-fanpage, had decided to meet eachother in Tønsberg and go to the concert together on july 31st. They planned the travel and the meeting for a long time.  Early, they realized, that this was going to be the largest gathering of Rybaks Facebookies, ever!

They were people from 20 countries, as far away as Ukraine, Russia, Greece, Turkey, Canada, Slovakia, Italy, Germany, Poland, Czech  rep. Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, France, Switzerland,  UK, Lithuania, Latvia and of course – Norway. Many of them arrived several days before the concert, to have a good time together.  Some of them had been to concerts of Alexander before and some of them, had met eachother before. But for some, it was their first concert and their first Facebookies-meeting.  Alexander and his management were told about the big Facebookie-meeting, that was being planned and they felt excited about it and offered to arrange a special event, a ” meet and greet ” for the facebookies, with all the artists of the concert. It was planned to take place in the evening, after the concert, but due to some change of plans, the ” meet and greet” was moved to the afternoon, before the concert. Continue reading Facebookies reporting from Tønsberg. July 31st. 2010. Part 1

Alexander Rybak perform the cover of the song “Skin”

Alexander Rybak’s version of the song “Skin”(Sarabeth), a song written by Doug Johnson and Joe Henry and originally performed by American country music group Rascal Flatts.

Alexander performed “Skin” in the summer show “Spellemenn” (Fiddlers) in Tønsberg 2010.  Enjoy this very touching performance, recorded by Julia Bezbakh in July 2010. Lyrics you’ll find below the video.

Continue reading Alexander Rybak perform the cover of the song “Skin”

Great review of Alexander & Bettan’s show in Tønsberg on 28.07.10

Link to the original article: http://tb.no/kultur/nok-et-blinkskudd-1.5492789

English translation by Tessa La

A SUCCESS

The summer is ending,that is a fact, and last night last summer show had premiere at the Hotel Klubben. The two fiddlers Elisabeth Andreassen and Alexander Rybak had bet on a date to the stage that already has had three great shows to show off. Their show “Spellemenn” fits well into the rank of shows. First there was the Great Garlic Girls, then Kristian Valen, and then Lill-Babs on a quick visit. There is no doubt that Hotel Klubben is the winner as Tønsberg’s show venues this summer. The completion with Bettan & Rybak was tremendous.

The oldest was allowed to open the ball, of course. Bettan began with the beautiful melody of her countrymen Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, “Klinga mina klockor. Here she really demonstrated her enormous rhythmic security, and scope of the voice. Has she really sung better than what she was doing that night? Continue reading Great review of Alexander & Bettan’s show in Tønsberg on 28.07.10

Meet & Greet in Tønsberg in VG, 31.7.2010

(Translation to English and photos by Tessa La)

Stole a kiss from the hero!

Alexander Rybak hugged his Facebook fans for two hours yesterday. However, only Victoria A. stole a kiss from the hero. Victoria A. was one of about 100 women and a man from 20 countries, who via the Facebook site of Rybak fans had gathered in the city to watch the hero play last night.

Victoria had travelled the longest of them all, from Canada. And when Rybak entirely surprising invited all participants of “Rybak Facebook-tour” to a Meet & Greet at the Klubben Hotel before the concert, Victoria knew what she wanted. A kiss from the hero. With a fan to keep her head clear, she leaned forward and gave Alexander a kiss on the tip of his nose when it was her turn in the two hour-long hugging queue. Continue reading Meet & Greet in Tønsberg in VG, 31.7.2010

Alexander Rybak & Bettan – TV Vestfold, July 27, 2010, Eng&Rus subs

English translation by Tessa La, Russian translation and subs by Olina Novikova