The soulful recording artist and producer, Kelly Moneymaker, was where I found out about the fabulous Jarle Bernhoft this week. I feel he is one of the freshest, most organic and unmanufactured emerging musical artists I have heard this year.
A little research uncovered that "Bernhoft", as he is known, has been emerging for years and is signed to Universal Music Norge of Norway. Mike Finnigan, the legendary hammond player and keyboardist extraordinaire who recently did another world tour with Joe Cocker, informed me that Berhoft opened for several Joe Cocker shows in Europe recently.
Bernhoft is a self contained unit, a one man band, that relies on loops he lays down with his voice and with instruments as he goes. His soulful and deliberate croon is contagious and entertaining. Enjoy! GC
Bernhoft and his track entitled Cmon Talk from his most recent 2011 release.
Bernhoft and his track entitled Choices from a recent release
Berhoft and his unreleased track entitled Since I was a Little Kid
If you like Bernhoft's music, sign up at his page, Bernhoft.Org, where all can get some free downloads for at least a little while!