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Being able to captivate the listener with only his voice and an instrument, and honest, stripped down productions, Ole Kirkeng's voice and writing can be said to be reminiscent of the singer/songwriters one would hear in the 60’s and 70’s. Whether accompanying himself on guitar, piano or bass, Ole’s goal has always been to put the song and human emotion first in the music.
After graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston on a performance scholarship, and living in New York, Ole has had the honor of performing and collaborating with Americana/folk artists and musicians such as Molly Tuttle, Courtney Marie Andrews and country-blues legend Paul Rishell.
In April 2019 Ole supported the virtuosic singer/songwriter Molly Tuttle (2018 Americana Music Awards “Instrumentalist of the year) on her sold out album release tour for her album “When You’re Ready” across the UK.
The year before Ole spent most of his time on the road touring both nationally and internationally with the award winning Americana/folk artist Courtney Marie Andrews, playing in her band. Watch Ole perform with Courtney Marie Andrews at NPR Tiny Desk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pRkWrQgTWI
Ole’s first EP “People and Places” came out February 2018, and is collection of songs he wrote while living in Boston. Ole is currently working on a debut record that is set to be released in 2020.