|Born||12 April 1979|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass, percussion, harmonica, Hammond organ, mandolin, banjo, piano, harp|
|Labels||Petroleum Records (Norway release only)|
Thomas Dybdahl (born 12 April 1979) is a Norwegian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Thomas Dybdahl grew up in Sandnes, Norway. His musical career started off as the guitarist in the band Quadraphonics. The band released one album in 2002 on Oslove Records.
Dybdahl released his first single as a solo artist EP, Bird, in 2000. His second EP from 2001 was titled John Wayne.
Beginning with the release of his first album, ...That Great October Sound, in 2002, the first part of his "October" series, he received national and even international appreciation for his work. Since then, and especially after the European release in 2004, Dybdahl's notability has increased significantly. The mostly positive reviews tout Dybdahl as a new pop wonder comparable to Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and other solo artists. He received the Spellemannprisen and the Alarm Award for his work.
The release of his next two albums, Stray Dogs (European release in 2005) and One Day You'll Dance for Me, New York City, further increased his standing as a respected artist.
The album One Day You'll Dance for Me, New York City features the Norwegian philosopher Arne Næss speaking of quality of life, as a sort of interlude.
In 2004, Dybdahl teamed up with artists from the bands Jaga Jazzist and BigBang on the project The National Bank, which immediately entered the Norwegian charts with the project's self-titled debut album. It was released outside Norway in 2009.
His single "Damn Heart", written for the Danish movie En Soap, was released in 2006 on Copenhagen Records.
On 24 February 2017, his album The Great Plains was released. His eighth solo studio album All These Things came out at 12 October 2018.
|...That Great October Sound
|One Day You'll Dance for Me, New York City
|Waiting for That One Clear Moment
|What's Left Is Forever
|The Great Plains
|All These Things
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