Paul Waaktaar-Savoy
Norwegian musician and songwriter
Paul Waaktaar-Savoy
Paul Waaktaar-Savoy is a Norwegian musician and songwriter. He is best known for his work as guitarist and main songwriter in the Norwegian pop band A-ha. He has written or co-written most of the band's biggest hits, including "The Sun Always Shines on T.V. ", "Hunting High and Low", "Take on Me", the James Bond theme "The Living Daylights" and the ballad "Summer Moved On". In addition, Waaktaar-Savoy is also a painter.
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North Jersey Notes: Sundown Conspiracy, Black Water Rising's Lawsuit and More! - Aquarian Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
My bro, Jimmy Gnecco from Ours has a new project with A-Ha guitarist and songwriter Paul Waaktaar-Savoy called Weathervane, which also happens to be the name of the band's first single. The song “Weathervane” will also appear in the upcoming movie
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Harket dro inn 12,6 millioner - VG Nett
Google News - over 5 years
I 2010 feiret trioen Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen og Paul Waaktaar-Savoy sine 25 år som a-ha, med 73 konserter verden over, foran en halv million fans, hvorav 130000 i Norge alene. En billettpris på 500 kroner i snitt betød anslagsvis 250 millioner
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A-ha reunites for memorial concert - Views and News from Norway
Google News - over 5 years
A full statement from band members Magne Furuholmen, Paul Waaktaar-Savoy and Morten Harket read, “on 22 July, we were, like everyone else in Norway and the rest of the world, shaken to our very core by the cruelty of the events and the terrible
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A-ha - Reunion für die Trauerfeier in Oslo - Giga.de
Google News - over 5 years
Das Trio, bestehend aus Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen und Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, gaben die Reunion auf ihrer Webseite bekannt. Die Band, die 1985 mit "Take on Me" den Pop-Olymp erobert hatte und nach einer ersten Reunion 2000 im vergangenen Jahr die
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A-Ha Reunite for Tribute Concert for Victims of Norwegian Massacre - Spinner
Google News - over 5 years
The trio, composed of Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, announced the reunion on their website. "On 22 July, we, like everyone else in Norway and the rest of the world, were shaken to the soul by these actions of cruelty and
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A-ha gjenforenes på minneseremonien - Aftenposten
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Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen og Paul Waaktaar-Savoy sier terrorangrepene gikk hardt inn på dem. – Den 22. juli ble vi, som alle andre i Norge og resten av verden, rystet inn i sjelen av hendelsenes grusomhet og den voldsomme provokasjonen overfor
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MUSIC REVIEW; Two Scandinavian Acts, Layering Electropop With Sharp Falsetto
NYTimes - almost 7 years
In 1984, a fledgling band from Norway, A-ha, released a perky electropop single with a startling chorus: ''Take On Me.'' Morten Harket's voice keeps jumping upward in that chorus until it has spanned over two-and-a-half octaves to arrive at a piercing falsetto. That leap into falsetto is a change from earthly to ethereal, from masculine to
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Paul Waaktaar-Savoy
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 53
    After that they split, but in 2015 reunited again and released a new studio album, Cast in Steel.
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  • 2012
    Age 50
    The official ceremony took place on 6 November 2012.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 49
    With Jimmy Gnecco he presented Weathervane as a new project in June 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Their self-titled single (Weathervane) appears on the soundtrack for the movie Headhunters (based on the book "Hodejegerne" by Jo Nesbø). In February 2014 Waaktaar-Savoy premiered a new track under the name Waaktaar through a-ha.com. The track is called "Manmade Lake".
  • THIRTIES
  • 2001
    Age 39
    With his wife, he has produced many CDs as the band Savoy. In 2001 Waaktaar released his fourth studio album, "Reasons to Stay Indoors", which was again a big success in Norway.
    More Details Hide Details On 30 August 2004, Savoy released their fifth studio album called 'Savoy' through their own label, Eleventeen Records. Together with his wife, and drummer Frode Unneland, he has performed in the band Savoy. Savoy have achieved great success in Norway, selling over 300,000 records. They have been nominated for Spellemannprisen (Norwegian equivalent of the Grammy Award) four times and have won three times. A-ha's version of the song "Velvet" appears in the film One Night at McCool's and "Whalebone" appears in the highly acclaimed Norwegian film Hawaii, Oslo.
  • 1998
    Age 36
    Waaktaar-Savoy has painted all his life. His trademark is not starting to paint until the canvas has been fitted with a frame. This trait was played upon in his debut and so far sole exhibition "Rammer" (meaning "Frames" in Norwegian) in Lillehammer, Norway in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Magne Furuholmen describes Waaktaar-Savoy thus: "Pål is the person who has meant most to me in my musical development and yet he’s the one person I find it most difficult to say anything sensible about. He has incredible will-power and a watchful eye, always searching for material he can use creatively. In a way, I have idolized Pål for years and I still depend on him to help me sort out my own ideas." Morten Harket describes Waaktaar-Savoy thus: "Pål has unbelievable self-discipline and is a workaholic. He can keep working on what appears to be the same thing over and over again. While I go crazy when I have to go over a song hundreds of times, he can sit with it for hours, trying to find exactly the right mix to achieve the sound he wants. Pål is really the driving force behind A-ha. He’s one of the few real artists on the pop rock scene. It's always exciting to hear what he's written."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Born
    Born on September 6, 1961.
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