Åge Sten Nilsen – Smooth Seas (Don’t Make Good Sailors)
Åge Sten Nilsen is ready to show a whole new side of himself as a songwriter and singer. For the first time, Åge Sten Nilsen’s softer voice can be enjoyed on an album, as nearly half a million Norwegians have experienced the popular artist live through his Queen interpretations. This time, it’s experienced through his own music and lyrics, in ten very personal and thoughtful compositions.
An acoustic tour with the American Dan Reed in 2016 entitled “Acoustic Stories” gave Åge Sten the urge to share his more melancholic sides. In this genre-free musical landscape with elements from both roots, country, pop and rock, he has collaborated with producer and musician Freddy Holm (El Corazon, Salmon Smokers, Henning Kvitnes among others). In the band are also Atle Rakvåg (bass), Magnus Buer Hansen (drums) and Ola Aanje (piano). In addition, Linda Kvam contributes as a duet partner on the song Mediterranean Sky.