Gard Nilssen´s Acoustic Unity


SUMMER 2016!!!

1 year 4 months ago

Hi there!!

It´s been a while. I finally found some time to update my webpage again:)
I´ve been extremely busy, touring and recording with different bands and projects this winter and spring. Started out great with my new project called Starlite Motel, which released a record called "Awosting Falls" on clean-feed in January. We did a great tour in Norway, and will play one exclusive gig in Saalfelden in Austria this summer.
I also toured a lot with my good friend and musical genius Susanne Sundfør all of March, besides playing with Cortex, Bushman´s Revenge, Trondheim Jazzorchestra, Team Hegdal, Obara4, Ingebjørg Bratland band, Arild Andersen trio, Ole Morten Vågan´s new band and my trio Acoustic Unity.
Speaking of that trio: I LOVE TO PLAY WITH THESE GUYS! André Roligheten and Petter Eldh is some of my absolute favorite musicians I have ever met, and the result is nothing but one of the best bands I´ve ever been a part of by far! They are so amazing musicians, that being a drummer becomes just as easy, relaxed and meaningful as a walk in the park in the summer:) Thanks guys! You make me a better musician!!! And they are not the worst hang as well...:)
We just did two great shows in Oslo and Bergen (the Bergen gig from Nattjazz will be sent on the norwegian radio channel NRK2 next week or so) and will continue our festival summer by playing these shows:


02.07.-Ljubljana Jazzfestival (SLO)
08.07.-North Sea Jazz, Haag (NL)
21.07.-Molde Int. Jazz festival (NO)
18.08.-Oslo Jazz festival (NO)

Hope to see you there!!!
(or in Europe in November or Japan in December!!)

Have a nice summer!!!

Best, Gard

WOW!!! My record "Firehouse" was nominated for a norwegian jazz grammy the other day.

1 year 9 months ago

Together with some of my best friends, the jazz grammy nominees looks like this:

Gard Nilssens Acoustic Unity - «Firehouse»

Mathias Eick - «Midwest»

Megalodon Collective - «Megalodon»

Møster! - «When You Cut Into The Present»

Team Hegdal - «Vol. 3»

I play with Team Hegdal, I used to play with Mathias Eick, I release Megalodon Collective on my label Gigafon and I have played a lot with Kjetil Møster. Happy to get nominated with these great musicians and bands. check out the records. The spellemannsprisen award show will be sent on the norwegian television saturday January 30th.

Gard Nilssen´s Acoustic Unity "Firehouse" is out now on the great Clean Feed label!

2 years 4 months ago

My new record "Firehouse" is out now on the great clean feed label. I´m very happy with this record. Petter, André and me had been talking about playing together some time, and suddenly, last summer, the three of us were in Oslo at the same time. I decided to book a studio, and without any rehearsal or planning up front, we recorded this record in 6 hours. It was pure magic and we decided to release it. Petter and André are two of my favorite musicians, and I feel that the three of us have a special connection. We will go on a release tour in September. See gig list for more details. Keep in touch.

Best, Gard

Petter Eldh-acoustic bass
André Roligheten-acoustic saxophones
Gard Nilssen-acoustic drums

New Record out on clean feed soon.
Stay in touch for more!

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