Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Solveig Slettahjell is one of the most expressive and truly unique singers there is. After several years as one of Norways most appreciated artists, Solveig are about to establish herselves permanently in the rest of Europe.
Slow Motion Orchestra has been her main project since they did their first concert together at the Osloclub Blaa in 2001. This concert was recorded and released as their selv titled debut album the same year. Since then the Slow Motion Orchestra have released 6 more albums. The last one, ”Tarpan Seasons” was released in 2009 to massive positive response, and was followed up by a major European tour the following years. Besides the Slow Motion-releases she's also released a duo album containing Chrstmas Songs and carols with pianist Tord Gustavsen in 2008.
The Slow Motion family now concists of six members in addition to Solveig; Sjur Miljeteig (trumpet), Per Oddvar Johansen (drums), Jo Berger Myhre (doublebass), Morten Qvenild (piano), Andreas Ulvo (piano and organ) and Even Hermansen (guitar). They have also since the beginning been working together with norwegian soundengineer Asle Karstad and he has been a very important participant in developing their live expression.
Since the start Solveig Slettahjell's Slow Motion Orchestra have done extencive touring mostly in Europe, but their music has also taken them to Chile, USA, Russia, India and Pakistan.
In 2011 Solveig will release her 8th album and the second one on Universal Music.