The young singer/songwriter Jonas Alaska had great success in Norway with his gold selling (15 000 copies) debut album, for which he was nominated for 3, and won the Norwegian Grammy (Spellemann) for «Best New Act» in 2011.
The second album, If Only As A Ghost was recently released in Norway, again to much praise from the reviewers. The first single I Saw You Kid went straight to top 5 in the radio charts, and the album entered #4 in the Norwegian Billboard.
Jonas operates within the Folk/Americana/ Pop genre, and writes strong personal lyrics, combined with clever, and sometimes shamelessly catchy tunes.
Jonas Alaska has toured Norway extensively, and headlined most of the counties biggest festivals with his rock steady band. He has performed on most of the influencal TV shows in Norway, and positioned himself as one of the most respected new musicians to come out of Norway.
Press quotes from the second album, If Only As A Ghost:
«Norways new favourite folk artist. Shining like the sun in spring»
«This is an album you listen to when you have a day off and just wander the streets in the sun and look at people. Or for when the sun has set and you’re sitting outside drinking wine and having deep conversations about life»
«Jonas Alaskas second album sparkles with musical self confidence and high class lyrics»
NRK P3 5/6
«High class pop handicraft , bursting with charm, strong references and broad appeal. Sixties music can still sound fresh.»
«..Sung so casually natural as only a truely great vocalist is capable of»
Stavanger Aftenblad 5/6
«He takes us for a trip out of the ordinary»
«A rock solid second album»
Romerikes blad 5/6
«The perfect soundtrack to your own personal breakdown»
«A great second album, which will secure Jonas with an even steadier position in the music scene»
Press quotes from the debut album:
«Darkness and lightness. And in the simplicity there is a depth, which is fascinating and impressive.»
«Jonas Alaska has made an album which will appeal to a broad audience. Not because its commercial, but because it’s genuine and catchy»
«An album that you didn’t know you were waiting for, but that you instantly love»
«A talent who has got something great going on – and one who is going to stay»
”Jonas Alaska is a mature, facetted and impressive album. One of the most important Norwegian releases this autumn»
NRK Lydverket 5/6
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