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Sondre Lerche

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Bergen, Hordaland, Norway (2000 – present)

Sondre Lerche Vaular (born 5 September 1982) is a Norwegian and . His professional career began in 2000 and over the course of the following years, Lerche and his band, the Faces Down, became beloved critical and commercial successes in their native homeland. Later, Lerche would attract international praise and recognition, becoming one of the most internationally renowned and popular Norwegian artists. Lerche is known for the various eclectic styles invoked by his music, which often changes radically from album to album.

Born in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway, the young Lerche was heavily influenced by the 80’s music emanating from his older siblings’ rooms. Compelled by a defining fascination for bands such as a-ha, The Beach Boys, and Prefab Sprout, Lerche began formal guitar instruction at age eight. Not satisfied with the lessons at school, Lerche experimented with original tunes on his own accord, eventually penning his first song, “Locust Girl” at the age of fourteen. While still underage, Lerche held acoustic performances at the club where his sister worked; Lerche was eventually discovered by Norwegian producer Hans-Petter “HP” Gundersen.

While under Gundersen’s mentorship, Lerche was exposed to diverse music genres, including psychedelia, 60’s pop, and mainstream Brazilian music, broadening his appreciation for eclectic music styles. Around this time Lerche was also introduced to Oslo-based manager Tatiana Penzo, resulting in a recording contract with Virgin Norway. With steadily growing popularity in his home country, he recorded his debut album in 2000.

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  • Ddomasi

    Bad Law is incredible

    16 Jun 4:51pm Reply
  • llamagesicht

    takkkkkkkkk)))

    31 May 4:50am Reply
  • Cat_007

    nice... sounds good)

    1 Feb 2:26pm Reply
  • Shinno9

    Son de leche.

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • all_a_stew

    DOES anyone have the live set Sondre put up on Myspace in about 2008? It was just before Dan in Real Life came out and included "I'll Be OKAY". They were dazzling.

    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • adindaxtron

    I'm curious of how his seventh album will sound like. This guy is full of surprises.

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • Iekeby

    Scandinavians have such beautiful eyes.

    20 May 2013 Reply
  • claricecb

    a cutie

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Adexkai

    Lol, i begin to listen his songs in 2013...

    12 Mar 2013 Reply
  • masagussyafran

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    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • dimasadhip

    sick !!! i love all of your song <3

    14 Dec 2012 Reply
  • michaelmcguire

    Why are Scandinavians so damn good at music-making??

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Bastard1

    Guy just can't seem to recapture the magic... but you know what they say, lightning never strikes twice. He should have brought a bigger bottle.

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • xn____nx

    Amo tu música, Sondre ❤

    11 Sep 2012 Reply
  • headfirstfor

    Are you even real?

    8 Aug 2012 Reply
  • psynumb

    Yes, one of the best singer-songwriters in recent years.

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
  • NorgeAllStar

    Damn. He's one of the best singer-songwriters outta there.

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • lysaojol

    love love loveeeeeee

    12 Jun 2012 Reply
  • jandyjandyjandy

    :)

    3 Jun 2012 Reply
  • AngelPop

    THAT is a handsome man! lol i have never listened to him and i already fell in love

    28 Apr 2012 Reply
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