Svein Erik Martinsen

Guitar Player/ Singer
Squeezes his guitar quite rightly

Norwegian guitarist and singer Svein Erik Martinsen is a versatile musician with a professional career as frontman, sideman, composer and music teacher.

Educated from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.

Bands, artists and projects

I play or have played with:

Hot N Spicy

“Hot N Spicy is an eminent modern string trio. ”

-Svend Asmussen

Prima Vista Social Club

From Oslo, Norway, now touring the world! Get ready for THE most hard swingin’ band on the planet!

The Milkmen

Groovy blues and unmodern jazz duo.

Hermund Nygård: Drums, bass, banjo, harmonica, washboard, vocal, mandolin

Svein Erik Martinsen: Guitar, Vocal

Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen

Accompanied by some of the contry’s hottest jazz musicians, Hilde Louise has released 10 solo albums, and toured Norway and Scandinavia in several rounds since 2002.


Local band from Ås featuring: Daniel Lind – Double Bass Terje Evensen – Drums Lorenzo Nardocci – Piano Svein Erik Martinsen – Guitar/Vocals

Steven Wilson Quartet

The Quartet is a rock-and-roll band made up of Martin Steffensen, Svein Erik Martinsen Ånestad, Morten Solnørdal Urfjell and Steven Wilson.

The Hummingbirds

Et band som spiller og synger de fineste låtene fra mellom 1950 og 1970. Og som høres og ser ut som backingbandet til Dionne Warwick anno ca 1964.

Kaba Orchestra

12-piece mini big band with some of the best and hardest swingin’ jazz musicians in Norway.

Julie Dahle Aagård

Extraordinary soulful and groovy singer.

Mads Mathias

“Mads Mathias is one of jazz’s new world-class talents: his sexy sax playing, joyful stage charisma, and swinging, unique voice, not to mention his original melodies. I always wished I could sing like that!”
-Svend Asmussen, legendary jazz violinist.

Thorbjørn Risager

This guy is a singer’s singer, but maybe born too late, because if he had been doing this job in the ’50s and ’60s and lived in the USA, surely he would be a legend by now. (Simon Redley in the legendary British magazine Blues And Soul)

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