BK & The Twang Bar Kings



From left to right: Roy Hanssen, Stein Tumert, Berdon Kirksaether, Erik Gabrielsen

Berdon Kirksaether is a Norwegian composer, guitarist, singer and music producer. He is a veteran on the Norwegian blues scene, most notably through his work in CIA, arguably one of the finest bluesbands in the country in their prime. They toured Norway extensively during the nineties and released two critically acclaimed records.

Berdon Kirksaether & The Twang Bar Kings brings together 3 of the 4 founding members of CIA. Roy Hanssen and Stein Tumert is joining forces with Berdon to bring back the energy and groove that made CIA one of the most popular blues acts in Norway in the nineties.

 

Berdon Kirksaether & The Twang Bar Kings Albums

"Under the Seven Skies of Time" - released June 12, 2018

Berdon Kirksaether - Guitar, Vocal
Stein Tumert - Bass, Keyboards
Erik Gabrielsen - Guitar, Backup Vocal
Roy Hanssen - Drums

Additional musicians:

Per Eriksen - Drums

Under the Seven Skies of Time was recorded at BK studio, Vestfossen, Norway and NorthByNorthWest Studios in Hamburg, Germany. Engineered by Berdon Kirksaether and Stein Tumert. Produced by Stein Tumert and Berdon Kirksaether. Mastered by Otto Burl at Kaiser Keller Hamburg, Germany.

"The Voodoo Sessions - Live at Down Under" - released October 7, 2015

Berdon Kirksaether - Guitar, Vocal
Stein Tumert - Bass, Backup Vocal
Erik Gabrielsen - Guitar, Backup Vocal
Roy Hanssen - Drums

"Latenighters Under A Full Moon" - released November 17, 2013

Latenighters single - released September 22, 2013

Berdon Kirksaether - Guitars, Bass Guitars
Stein Tumert - Bass Guitars, Keyboards
Olaf Olsen - Drums, Percussion

Additional musicians:

Øyvind Sørby - Saxophone (2, 3, 8, 9, 10)
Finn Tore Tokle - Bass Guitar (4)
Leo Volskiy - Hammond B3, Yamaha Grand Piano (1, 3, 10)

All the songs on "Latenighters" are composed by Berdon Kirksaether. Arrangements by Berdon Kirksaether and Stein Tumert.

Latenighters was recorded at BK studio and Olaf Olsen studio, both in Vestfossen, Norway, as well as NBNW studio in Hamburg, Germany. The album was produced by Berdon Kirksaether and Stein Tumert. Mastering by Otto Burl at Kaiser Keller Hamburg, Germany.

"Blues" - released December 2011

Berdon Kirksaether - Vocals, Guitars, Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Stein Tumert - Bass Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion
Per Eriksen - Drums, Percussion

Additional musicians:
Ulf Myrvold - harmonica
Erik Gabrielsen - bass
Frank Benz - drums

The songs on Blues are composed by Berdon Kirksaether, except for Losing Ground which is written by Berdon Kirksaether and Stein Tumert and Black Gal, Easy Rider, Walk On written by Terry & McGee. All songs arranged by Berdon Kirksaether and Stein Tumert.

Blues was recorded at BK studio, Vestfossen, Norway, Mable Emily's White Room in Sandefjord, Norway and NorthByNorthWest Studios in Hamburg, Germany. Engineered by Berdon Kirksaether and Stein Tumert. Produced by Berdon Kirksaether, Stein Tumert and Per Eriksen. Mastered by Otto Burl at Kaiser Keller Hamburg, Germany.