Singer and guitarist who rose to fame as a member of the Norwegian indie duo, Kings of Convenience, which developed an audience for songs such as "Misread."
He created a band called Skog and joined a band called Peachfuzz in the 1990s.
His band, The Whitest Boy Alive, released its first album, Dreams, in 2006.
He was born in Bergen, Norway.
He and his contemporary, Jarle Bernhoft, both became popular Norwegian singers.