• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

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The norwegian rocks…

Lava is getting good reviews with new album and will continue activities releasing a live DVD and a TV-special.

The brand new album Alibi is  now shipping, briefly 2 years after comeback album Polarity of 2003.  Before that it was a big gap of 14 years since the last album The Rhythm of Love made it to the top of the charts.

– This time we could take advantage of being a performing live band with a lot of gigging as the foundation for a new album. The difference is audiable in the way that every musicians performances is being focused on. Not only the bandsound. All through last week LAVA has been working intencively to prepare the concert at Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo of august 19. The concert is also being recorded on 48 tracks Pro Tools as well as being filmed by 6 cameras. The result is being captured for a live DVD and a LAVA TV special.

– We had some long and creative days where all the members of the band actively contributed to the arrangement of the tracks making them suitable for live performances, says the vocalist of LAVA, Egil Eldøen.

– It´s time we make a DVD of our music, says bassplayer Rolf Graf. Since we started performing live again, we have released two albums, and we are still performing songs from all through our recording career. These songs are not available on CD and can only be heard on our Best of”-album released in 97.

HISTORY

Lava started as a instrumental band playing jazz/rock, and was founded by Svein Dag Hauge back in Årdal in 1977. After the selftiteled first album LAVA, the band reformed with 5 new members, Marius Müller (guitar), Rolf Graf (bass), Per Kolstad (keyboards), Geir Langslet (keyboards) and Sigurd Køhn (sax) in addition to guitarist Svein Dag Hauge and drummer Per Hillestad. After the successful 2 album ”Cruisin’”, Lava found singer Egil Eldøen, and the lineup stand consistant throughout the 80’s.

In 1983 Lava became Randy Crawfords regular backing band and toured extensively for a period of 10 years around the world. Japan, Australia, UK, The Arabic Emirates, Zwaziland, Zimbabwe iwas visited n addition to several european and scandinavian tours. With two sold out concerts of Royal Albert Hall as one as the most memorable moments.

Lava also recieved a norwegian Grammy for their fourth album ”Fire” (84), and topped the charts with the fifth album ”The Rhythm of Love” (89).

REUNION

Randy and Lava will work together on a tour this winter and do concerts in the biggest citys of Norway in april 06. She sings on two Lava-albums in duets on ”You” and ”Shine a little light”.

NEW PROJECTS

A live DVD with totally live material is planned to be released at the same time. A special box with all the original Lava albums is being released, hopefully this Christmas. The first three albums has never been out on CD, and only ”The best of LAVA” (97) is available in the market. The box will also contain a special ”rarities”-CD with never before released material.

SIGURD KØHN

– The tragic loss of Sigurd Køhn (sax) in the Tsunami early this year has made a deep impact on the band. The new album ALIBI is dedicated to Sigurd, and the song Tears are not enough is written to explain some of the feelings and thoughts of losing a close friend and great musician, says bassplayer Rolf Graf.

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Egil Eldoen (vocals), Per Hillestad (drums), Sigurd Köhn (saxophone), Svein Dag Hauge (guitar), Rolf Graf (bass), Per Kolstad (keyboards) & Stein Austrud (keyboards).

Discography

The Rhythm Of Love

Preservation Records 2017

Tracks: Somebody Like You, You`re Taken My Heart Away, The Rhythm Of Love, Transition Man, Artificial Love, Heartache, Lovers United, Take A Look At These Eyes, She`s The One & I Guess You Broke My Heart.

Musicians on the Rhythm Of Love album: Svein Dag Hauge, Rolf Graf, Egil Eldoen and others.

Lava

Preservation Records 2016

Tracks: Larry Lee, White Horses, Journey, Anna, So Many Times, Veronica, Rustic & Songs For A Broken Heart.

Musicians on the Lava album: Svein Dag Hauge, Per Hillestad, Stein Eriksen & Kjell Hestetun.

Fire

Preservation Records 2015

Tracks: Sophie, Fake, Something, Streetgirl, Loosing You, You, The Woman I Want, Wait For Me, I´m In Love & Indian Summer.

Musicians on the Fires album: Svein Dag Hauge, Rolf Graf, Geir Langslet, Per Hillestad, Pal Kolstad, Sigurd Kohn, Per Lindvall, Randy Crawford and others.

Prime Time Reissue

Preservation Records 2015

Tracks: Hard Times, Juliet, Empty Shadows, 2.12, Prime Time, Late At Night, Tea Beat, Holiday, DJ (Long Version), Hold On & Take Me To The Water.

Musicians on the Prime Time album: Egil Eldoen, Svein Dag Hauge, Rolf Graf, Geir Langslet, Per Hillestad, Marius Muller, Pal Kolstad, Nina Akseland, Sidsel Endresen & Tor Vister.

Cruisin

Preservation Records 2015

Tracks: Take Your Time, Give It Up, Sunday Morning, Hideaway, The Ratter, Crusin´, Easy Come Easy Go, Sky Rocket & Tears In You Eyes.

Musicians on the Crusin´album: Svein Dag Hauge, Rolf Graf, Geir Langslet, Per Hillestad, Pal Kolstad, Sigurd Kohn, Egil Eldoen, Sidsel Endresen and others.

Symphonic Journey

Tylden & Co 2009

Tracks: Disc 1: Empty Shadows, Closet, The Rhythm Of Love, Cover Me, I Guess You Broke My Heart, Shine A Little Light, Aquilo Blow, Breaking Away, Hard Times, Take Your Time, Losing You, Journey, Transition Man & You. Disc 2: Aquilo Blow, Fly Like An Arrow, Another Yesterday, The Woman I Want, Closet, Cover me, Tears are not enough, Alibi, 2.12, Transition Man, Boogie Down, The Rhythm Of Love, Sophie, The Ratter & You.

Musicians on the Symphonic Journey album: Egil Eldoen, Rolf Graf, Svein Dan Hauge, Per Hillestad, Per Kolstad and others.

Alibi

Tylden & Co 2005

Tracks: Closet, Cover Me, Tears Are Not Enough, Alibi, A Matter Of Time, Dangerous Game, Lonely Planet, Change, Breaking Away, Missing You & Wendy´s Paiting Pictures.

Musicians on the Alibi album: Egil Eldoen, Rolf Graf, Svein Dan Hauge, Per Hillestad, Per Kolstad and others.

Polarity

Tylden & Co 2003

Tracks: Aquilo Blow, Fly Like An Arrow, Black Rain, Shine A Little Light, Boogie Down, Another Yesterday, Emergency, So Many Nights, Bit By Bit, Get Somebody, Green Fee & Sometimes.

Musicians on the Polarity album: Egil Eldoen, Rolf Graf, Svein Dan Hauge, Per Hillestad, Per Kolstad, Chris Thompson, Randy Crawford, Geir Langslet, Stein Austrud, Petter Wettre, Marius Haltli, Jorgen Gjerde, Anne Grethe Orvik, Oslo Session Strings, Per Øystein Sørensen, Hans Olav Solli, Jorun Irene Erdal, Åse Karin Hjelen & Frank Adahl.

The Very Best Of Lava

Polydor Records 1996

Tracks: Hold Out For Love, Somebody With You, You, Juliet, Journey, Hard Times, The Rhythm Of Love, Aquilo Blow, D.J., Holiday, Take Your Time, You´ve Taken My Heart Away, Rustic, Sophie, Heartache, Hold On, The Ratter & Empty Shadows.

Musicians on the Very Best Of Lava” album: Svein Dag Hauge, Rolf Graf, Egil Eldoen, Randy Crawford, Sidsel Endresen and others.

The Rhythm Of Love

Mercury Records 1990

Tracks: Somebody Like You, You`re Taken My Heart Away, The Rhythm Of Love, Transition Man, Artificial Love, Heartache, Lovers United, Take A Look At These Eyes, She`s The One & I Guess You Broke My Heart.

Musicians on the Rhythm Of Love album: Svein Dag Hauge, Rolf Graf, Egil Eldoen and others.

Prime Cuts

Polydor Records 1986

Tracks: DJ, Hold On, Something, Larry Lee, Take Your Time, Ratter, Sophie, Journey, Hard Times, Loosing You, Juliet, Emty Shadows, Fake, Holidaý, I´m In Love & Indian Summer.

Musicians on the Fires album: Svein Dag Hauge, Rolf Graf, Geir Langslet, Per Hillestad, Pal Kolstad, Sigurd Kohn, Per Lindvall, Randy Crawford and others.

Fire

Polydor Records 1984

Tracks: Sophie, Fake, Something, Streetgirl, Loosing You, You, The Woman I Want, Wait For Me, I´m In Love & Indian Summer.

Musicians on the Fires album: Svein Dag Hauge, Rolf Graf, Geir Langslet, Per Hillestad, Pal Kolstad, Sigurd Kohn, Per Lindvall, Randy Crawford and others.

D.J.

Polygram Records 1983

Tracks: D.J., Hold On & Take Me To The Water.

Musicians on the D.J. Maxi Single: Egil Eldoen, Svein Dag Hauge, Rolf Graf, Geir Langslet, Per Hillestad, Marius Muller, Pal Kolstad and others.

Crusin´In A Sea Breeze

Polydor Records 1982

Tracks: Sunday Morning, Crusin´, Give It Up, Easy Come Easy Go, The Ratter, Prime Time, Empty Shadows, Hard Times, Late At Night, Tea Beat & Holiday.

Musicians on the Crusin In A Sea Breeze album: Svein Dag Hauge, Rolf Graf, Geir Langslet, Per Hillestad, Pal Kolstad, Sigurd Kohn, Egil Eldoen and others.

Crusin´

Polydor Records 1982

Tracks: Take Your Time, Give It Up, Sunday Morning, Hideaway, The Ratter, Crusin´, Easy Come Easy Go, Sky Rocket & Tears In You Eyes.

Musicians on the Crusin´album: Svein Dag Hauge, Rolf Graf, Geir Langslet, Per Hillestad, Pal Kolstad, Sigurd Kohn, Egil Eldoen, Sidsel Endresen and others.

Prime Time

Polydor Records 1981

Tracks: Hard Times, Juliet, Empty Shadows, 2.12, Prime Time, Late At Night, Tea Beat & Holiday.

Musicians on the Prime Time album: Svein Dag Hauge, Rolf Graf, Geir Langslet, Per Hillestad, Marius Muller, Pal Kolstad, Nina Akseland, Sidsel Endresen & Tor Vister.

Lava

Polydor Records 1980

Tracks: Larry Lee, White Horses, Journey, Anna, So Many Times, Veronica, Rustic & Songs For A Broken Heart.

Musicians on the Lava album: Svein Dag Hauge, Per Hillestad, Stein Eriksen & Kjell Hestetun.

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