Om/ About

Hege Øversveen er en artist fra naturens side og ser på scenen som sitt ”happy place”.

De siste årene har hun flere ganger besøkt countryhovedstaden Nashville. Her har hun vært i studio, skrevet låter og opptrådt.
I 2010 var hun der for å spille inn sin første EP med fire låter. Debutplata ble senere skapt i Velvet Recording, Spydeberg (2013) og i 2018 dro hun tilbake til USA for å spille inn oppfølgeren “Goodbye Yellow Roses”.  

Musikken ligger i et melodiøst grenseland mellom rock, pop og country. Hun viser en ekte autoritet på scenen. Enten det oser av attitude med sin fars gamle telecaster rundt halsen, eller hun tar det helt ned og akustisk. Det har blitt sagt at hun vet å balansere mellom Hank Williams' hulking og Sheryl Crows trøkk! Spillegleden og formidling av tekster treffer publikummet hennes. Og dette kan være på en intimkonsert med publikum én meter unna scenekanten, eller en festivalscene med full trøkk.

Våren 2012 markerte hun seg som finalist og siste kvinnelige artist i The Voice på TV2. Så kom debutalbumet. "You Don't Know Me" lå hele 7 uker på VG-lista og ble i avisa Klassekampen omtalt som ”et av de åtte beste norske albumene i 2013.”

Hun har gjort support for bla Kurt Nilsen og BigBang. I både 2014 og 2017 gjestet hun NRK1’s Beat for Beat og turnerer jevnlig norges mange klubb og festivaler scener.

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Although it's some 4,300 miles from her picturesque home in the quaint Norwegian village of Biri to the fabled streets of Music City, singer-songwriter Hege Øversveen has made the journey from Norway to Nashville several times. With each trip to the country-music capital she has established a foothold that finds her becoming one of Music City's most promising new artists, while continuing to build upon the stardom she has rightfully achieved in her Norwegian homeland, where she was hailed by one critic for her ability to "balance Hank Williams' cryin' with Sheryl Crow's punch."

Born into a musical family, at 7 years old Hege attempted to learn the violin and later the piano, but admits she lacked the necessary patience those instruments took at the time. Still, she longed to perform, as evidenced by her stage debut, a school performance at age 8. For her impassioned rendition of Celine Dion's "Think Twice," Hege's first "band" was a CD player. It wasn't until she was 20 that she took up the guitar and finally found the musical pieces falling into place. Before long she was writing her own songs and performing them in public.

Whether it's an intimate concert with the audience a few feet from the stage, or a vast festival setting, Hege's songs, which freely straddle the melodic borderline between country, rock and pop, are delivered with a fearless authority on stage. Oozing with attitude when she's got her father's old Telecaster at her fingertips, or stripping the music down for an intimate, acoustic session, it's her passion for connecting with an audience that has helped the singer win fans from all over the world.

In her native land, Hege earned a second-place finish as a 2012 contestant on the televised singing competition, The Voice – Norges beste stemme. Participating in Norway's version of the worldwide hit series, The Voice, Hege performed songs by Keith Urban, Gavin DeGraw and Beth Hart, as well as her own original tune, "Where Did I Go Wrong." When it was all over, she was the top-ranking female contestant.

In May 2013, Hege released her first full-length album. You Don't Know Me was a commercial and critical favorite with Norway newspaper Klassekampen singling it out as one of the best Norwegian albums of the year. In 2014, she appeared on Norway's highly rated, long-running musical-variety series, Beat for Beat.

As her trips across the globe to Nashville have increased, so has Hege's experience as a live performer in one of Music City's most daunting settings: the tightly packed, hear-a-pin-drop listening rooms where singer-songwriters careers can turn on a dime. But thanks to her confident, energetic (and, yes, ballsy) approach to performing and songwriting, Hege has quickly gone from inhabiting the stage to commanding it, thanks to the eclectic material on You Don't Know Me. Whether she's pouring out her fragile heart in a tender ballad, like the chill-inducing "Rainy Days," coaxing a smile with the bouncy "I Think I'm in Love," or seriously amping up the energy with the country-rocker "Love Me Everyday (Till I Die)," Hege has fans on both sides of the world anxious to hear what comes next. Her latest album Goodbye Yellow Roses was and was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, with Brett Ryan Stewart of WireBird productions and released in 2018 You can find out more about it here.