Folk singer-songwriter Jarle Skavhellen is heavily influenced by the old-timey guitar stylings of American icons Chet Atkins and Dave Van Ronk despite having lived in Bergen, Norway his whole life. Growing up in the small, lush town with a family of artists and musicians, he got his start early when he was taught how to play at age eleven by iconic Norwegian guitarist, Mads Eriksen. His father’s love for vinyl of all genres and his uncle’s ever-expanding guitar collection enabled Jarle’s passion for music to grow. He played in numerous bands over the years from indie rock to funk to even a Metallica cover band in High School before having the courage to start writing and performing his own songs three years ago. He blends the warm vintage sounds of yesteryear with his own distinctive mumblings over acoustic guitars. After topping the Spotify Viral Hits Charts both Globally & in the U.S. for his first single “The Ghost In Your Smile” in December 2016, Jarle was found and signed to Nettwerk Records. He has already garnered fans from the likes of Hilly Dilly, Indie Shuffle, Gold Flake Paint and The Nordic Music Review with only two songs out. Stay tuned for new music from Jarle to be released in 2017.
”He has one of those special vocals that's as stunning as it is haunting...he's the kind of performance that'll make anyone who comes across it a fan”.
"Whatever Jarle's combination may be, it's a good one. I think this guy needs to be on your radar”
- Indie Shuffle
"...a classic and timeless quality... a tune that will stay in your head, and lyrics which seem to come from another era"
- Nordic Music Review
May 17th: Southwark Park - London, GB
April 30th: Lille Ole Bull Scene - Bergen, NO
March 3rd: Verkstedet Bar @ by:Larm Festival 2017 - Oslo, NO
March 4th: Herr Nilsen @ by:Larm Festival 2017 - Oslo, NO
26. September: Lille Ole Bull - Bergen, NO
Knøsetoppfestivalen - Bergen, NO
Brødrene Jacobsen Vinbar - Hamar, NO
The Acoustic Lounge - Poynton, UK
The Thirsty Scholar - Manchester, UK
Sunn Inn - Nottingham, UK
Victoria Pub - Bergen, NO
News & Updates
My new single "Matylda" is now available to stream and download everywhere.
Check out the brand new video for The Ghost In Your Smile:
The Ghost In Your Smile // Seventeen is out now!
Excited to be playing at Lille Ole Bull in Bergen on September 26th.