My interest in drums started at an early age, being inspired by Eric Carr and Eric Singer of Kiss, but I was driven more by football/soccer in my teens and played semi-pro until I was 16.
Then I started at a high school that specialized in the arts, and that is where I met my teacher Lars Erik Asp, who inspired me to make a living out of music. Most of my high school days were spent locked in at my rehearsal space, playing in loads of bands and learning studio techniques. I now have the joy of working at my old high school part-time as a teacher, and I also give lessons to private students and on tour.
When I reached the age of 26, I moved to Oslo to work with Need Music, which is the leading live music provider for the corporate event market in Norway.
I have a Master's Degree in Music Performance from the University of Agder with one semester at Musicians Institute in L.A.
Furthermore, I am a full-time member of Arkentype and SHINING, and with a very new exciting project on the horizon featuring members from Devin Towsend, Neal Morse and Maraton. I have also played as a hired gun for great artists such as VOLA, Sirenia and many, many more.
With over 150 songs recorded in the last two years, I have also marked myself as a reliable session drummer, and have recorded for artists such as Ross Jennings (Haken), UTN1, and more.