1997 - August 7
Advert in Framtid i Nord, Thursday August 7. 1997
Review in the newspaper Nordlys, Saturday August 9.1997.
Translation by Dag Sirnes:
In company with Silje
Storslett: An intimate little house concert in an oversized venue. Silje Nergaard and Nils Einar Vinjor played and sang for a quiet and listening audience at the Gallery at Storslett on Thursday night. The 30 - 40 attendees filled only a few corners and nooks of the dark disco.
Nordreisa jazz club had probably put the concert to the Gallery so that many could enjoy the concert with the vocalist Silje and the guitarist Nils. But far too few took the opportunity. The gallery can be packed with sweaty bodies on a Saturday night. But on Thursday it was both cool and spacious between the paneled walls and the cast columns. On stage, Silje Nergaard and Nils Einar Vinjor created a lyrical and was atmosphere.
Silje Nergaard played the keyboard for her own song. Nils Einar Vinjor helped her with the accompaniment. The two have worked together for twelve years, she said.
At Storslett, the two performed Silje's own lyrics and melodies, in addition to interpretations from other artists. Almost towards the end of the concert, they came up with "Tell Me Where You're Going", the title track from Silje Nergaard's debut album. It came out in several European countries. "Tell Me" reached the farthest in Japan, where it became number one on the Japanese S-Wave list.
They also performed other well-known songs from Silje Nergaard's career. In 1995 she published "The Letter", which was nominated for Spellemann. Silje Nergaard's style is jazz and pop inspired, and it is close to folk songs and balleds. The audience was no more than that the artists eventually came up with first names with some of them.
In a slightly smaller room and with a slightly smaller distance between the listeners, it could have been like a private, small party with two outstanding artists in the middle of the living room.
Caption: Silje Nergaard and Nils Einar Vinjor gave a lyrical house concert at Storslett.