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Oyvind Tangerud - The Swingstuff Inc. - Our Reverb Nation Featured Artist 

Oyvind Tangerud - The Swingstuff Inc.
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Genres: Jazz / Blues /Pop 

Sounds Like: Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Eric Clapton, BB King, Robben Ford Music

The Swingstuff Inc. otherwise known as Oyvind Tangerud, is a jazz guitarist with a long history of development in the country of Norway. Now people from all over the world can discover his fine craftsmanship on the six-string. His music is a slice of heaven with melody and crisp pinpoint notes that come at you from a place many of us music lovers treasure. If you like Jazz, Blues, Instrumental music or are a great appreciator of the arts in general I highly recommend giving this gentleman your ear for a few minutes.

Artist Bio:
My name is Øyvind Tangerud. I am a songwriter and musician from Norway. They say that I was singing in tune before I could walk. If this was my parents dream or the truth, is difficult to say. One thing is certain; music has always been a dominating part of my life. My first musical instrument was a harmonica. Every Sunday I played with my father. The first guitar came in to the house the year I was ten years old. From that moment the guitar was my instrument. I tried the trumpet in the school days, and I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to play solo with my school band in N.R.K.'s radio studio. In the teens I stopped playing the trumpet but my guitar was still a dear friend. The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and B.B. King were the reasons for that. As the time went on I joined a garage band. In high school I came in contact with a band that had been on the road for a while. They were young guys and had started when they were 12 years old. They were Norway's youngest band. I joined the band when I was 16 years old. We were traveling around and played on youth centers in Oslo. In the summer we traveled around in the south of Norway and played. My musical tastes have changed over the years. Now I like Swing Jazz, Bebop, Django Reinhardt, Barney Kessel, Joe Pass, and after some time some of the new artists that came along such as George Benson, Robben Ford and Larry Carlton. All of them were important to me. I have been in two big bands in Ski, my hometown, which was a great learning period for me. I have been writing music for many years now, please have a listen on this page, visit my homepage or Reverb Nation and let me know what you think?

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