Classical guitarist Runar Kjeldsberg graduated with a master degree at the Conservatoire of Maastricht in the class of Carlo Marchione, one of the most prestigious guitar classes of Europe. Runar won the first prize in the international competition "Giovani Talenti" in San Bartolomeo al Mare, Italy in 2007, second prize in the third international Niksic guitar competiton 2008 and second prize in the first international guitar competition in Veria, Greece. Before coming to Maastricht Runar specialised in 20th century music in Strasbourg, France under the guidance of Alexis Muzurakis from the successful "Duo Melis". He now works out of his hometown in Norway, giving lectures and playing concerts, both solo and with "Duo Saxe"... EMK released his debut album "Masterpieces" internationally in november 2010, and Duo Saxes "Duetto concertante" in august 2011.
The true origins of REVEREND SHINE SNAKE OIL Co. are shrouded in hearsay and conjecture. It is however a story to be told and as the name suggests, it is anything but simple... Primitive & grounded, folk-tales connect seemingly disparate genres into a single curbstone philosophy "SOAP BOX MUSIC". Converging African polyrhythm's with punk-rock dissonance. Combining swing, rock-steady and rhythm & blues... Sarcastic and sentimental; Agitated and serene... RSSOCo. is a throwback to the Negro spirituals and the American folk tradition. They too are a salute to advertising and commercialism- raised together, like traveling horse and buggy teams, peddling miracle medications and their sundries to a stripped and intimate pulse. - Richard Alexander
LecheBurre, with its "Latinflow", has managed to distinguish themselves within Sweden as a band that charms a wide audience, bridging the gap between generations, nations and cultures. Making the audience feel as participants in what is developing on stage and be a part of the kind of world Lecheburre wants to create.
Duo Saxe is a Norwegian duo which has existed since 2001 and consists of flautist Charlotte Udø Kjeldsberg and guitarist Runar Kjeldsberg. They took the name "Duo Saxe" in 2006. Saxe is an old family name in Runar's family and comes from his ancestors from Saxen in Germany.
Duo Saxe has given several concerts in Australia, New Zealand, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain and Norway.
Robin Rolfhamre was born in april 1986 and has a Master's Degree of classical guitar with Master Thesis on French Baroque Lute Music from 1650-1700 at University of Agder, Norway, for Per Kjetil Farstad and Jan Erik Pettersen. He has made performances in Sweden, Norway and Spain both as a soloist with orchestra and chamber constellations, but most frequently as a soloist.