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Torstein Lofthus
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Artist Biography

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  • Band/Affiliation: Independent / Shining / Elephant9
  • Country: Norway
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Torstein Lofthus started out beating pots and pans almost as soon as he arrived this planet. Got his first drumset at the age of 11 and it has occupied his life ever after.

He moved to Oslo, Norway when he was 19 years old. Since then his career and reputation has grown steady and he has now for many years been one of Norway's busiest drummers, feeling equally at home in rock, pop and metal settings as well as in the famous Norwegian jazz scene. In addition to this, he holds a master degree in jazz from the Norwegian State Academy of Music.

He has played/plays with a wide variety of national and internationally acclaimed bands and artists in every genre such as: Shining, Elephant9, Maria Mena, Marit Larsen, Mathias Eick, Silje Nergaard, Eivind Aarseth, Jarle Bernhoft, D'sound, Noora Noor, The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Kurt Nilsen (World Idol), Tv shows, Oslo gospel choir, Bertine Zetlitz, Jørn Øyen trio, Torun Eriksen, Alexander D With and Lene Marlin to name a few.

Torstein says: "I'm proud to be endorsed by the best cymbal company in the world. It's humbling to join the celebrity community of some of my favourite drummers in the Zildjian family of Artists. My Zildjian K Constantinople 22" thin low ride is the best cymbal I have ever played."

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