Born 11-5-1962 in Norway. Started playing the violin at age of 9 and at the age of 16, he toured Norway as part of the country music band Bernad Jenkins. His best known collaboration was with the band The Sins of Thy Beloved where he played the violin on all of their albums and was part of their international tour. After the band disbanded in 2001, he continued his projects with The Scarr where he played the violin and also did the vocals. Other collaborations include an on-going relationship with the bands Tristania, Sirenia, Morgul, The Rhinos and the Tramps.