STAFF

 

Rune Endal


Editor, graphic designer


E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

 med_rune.jpg Born: 19.07.55 Østre Toten
Home: Oslo
Employed Blues News, freelance graphic designer, musician. Toured since 1975 (Vazelina Bilopphøggers, Vidar Busk & His True Believers, Kristin Berglund Band, Greasy Gravy). Board member of Oslo Blues Society 1995-2002. Blues News boss since the start in 1997.

Merete Eide


Journalist and photographer


E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

med_merete.jpg Born: In Ålesund
Home: Oslo
Occupation: Miljøterapeut
Previous musician in the music circuit in Molde/Vestnes. Several years as board member of Norwegian Blues Union and Oslo Bluesklubb.

Øyvind Pharo


Journalist

 

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

med_oyvind.jpg Born: 1949
Home: Oslo
Occupation: Publishing editor of Aschehoug Forlag.
Music journalist since the 70's for the magazines Puls and Beat. Active in Oslo Bluesklubb several periodes.

Freddy Toresen


Journalist and photographer


E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 med_freddy.jpg Born: 21. juni 1969
Home: Bodø
Occupation: Sports journalist in Avisa Nordland, Bodø since 1996. Musical background from record stores, - simply loves playing records and CDs!

Johnny Andreassen


Journalist and music reviewer


E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 johnnyandr07.gif Home: Solbergelva
Freelance music journalist several years in the newspaper Drammen Tidende.

Nina Hanssen


Journalist and photographer


E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ninahanssen.jpg

 

Born: 12.05.1962
Home: Oslo
Occupation: Administration in Iterate AS.
Board member of Oslo Bluesklubb. Loves to attend concerts, and to explore the blues and the blues history.

 

 

     

Bjørn Wiksaas


Music reviewer, journalist


E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

bjornw_l2.gif Born: 27.11.1958
Home: Kristiansand
Central person at the blues scene in Kristiansand since 1996. Previous board member of both the local club and The Norwegian Blues Union. Festival leader of Bragdøya Blues, host at the radio show BluesTimen at www.radioung.no.
 

Jan Rustad


Music reviewer, journalist


E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 janrustad.jpg

Home: Oslo

Occupation: Oslo Sporveier

3o years as journalist in NRK and for the music magazines Nye Takter, Puls and Beat. Board member of Østkanten Bluesklubb for several years.

 

Harald Olsen


Photographer and journalist

E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 haraldolsen.jpg Born: 01.11.1970
Home: Sauland
Occupation: Workshop Technician
Freelance sports- and music photographer: Blues, Rock and Hard Rock.

Roald Jungård


Photographer

E-mail: 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Home: Råholt
Occupation: Aircraft Maintenance Engineer at SAS Norway
Freelance music photographer.

Richard Gjems


Music reviewer, journalist


E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 richard.gif

Born: 13.04.76
Home: Moss
Occupation: Kulturhistoriker
Journalist at the newspaper Østlendingen/Hamar Dagblad, and press contact for FN-Sambandet. Freelance harmonicaplayer played with Big Bill Morganfield, Kid Ramos, Bill Sims, Big Joe Louis, Reidar Larsen and Jonas Fjeld. Plays in Steinar Albrigtsens blues trio. Played on several movie soundtracks.

 

Bitten Svendsen
Advertising


E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Home: Fetsund

Leader of the Norwegian Blues Union since 2011. Sales manager for Norwegian Blues News since April 2012.

Arne Swedin

Columnist


E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Blues in Sweden

Editor column for Swedish blues.
Home: Stockholm, Sweden

Previous board member of The Swedish Blues Union and Stockholms Bluesförening. Journalist for the Swedish magazine Jefferson.

 

Jakob Wandam

Columnist Blues in Denmark


E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Blues in Denmark

Editor column for Danish blues.

Home: Odense, Denmark

Editor for bluesnews.dk.

 

Pasi Tuominen

Columnist Blues in Finland

E-mail:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Blues in Finland

Editor column for Finish blues.

Founder of web magazine Blues-Finland.com.

 

Norman Darwen

Columnist Blues in Britain

E-mail:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Blues in Britain

Home: Bolton, England

Music journalist since the 80's for magazines like "Blues Unlimited", "Living Blues" and "Blues Matters".