Born: 6th of September 1961  Origin: Oslo, Norway

Paul (Pål) Waaktaar-Savoy er mest kjent som hovedlåtskriver og gitarist i bandet a-ha.

  • Waaktaar-Savoy fremstår som den beskjedne og litt tilbaketrukne bandmedlemmet i a-ha, men ikke la deg lure. Personen Waaktaar-Savoy er en eksplosiv og unik låtskriver som står bak de fleste av a-ha`s store hitlåter og låter generelt sett.

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Paul (Pål) Waaktaar-Savoy is most known for the main song writer and the guitplayer in the band a-ha.

Waaktaar-Savoy appear as the modest and solitude of the bandmembers at a-ha, but….don`t get fool! The person Waaktaar-Savoy is a unique and explosive songwriter who have written the most of a-ha`s big hitsongs and their songs in generally.

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I 1994 valgte a-ha og ta en pause der bandmedlemmene Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen og da Paul Waaktaar-Savoy fokuserte på å videreutvikle sine musikalske og kunsteriske evner hver på sin kant.

Waaktaar-Savoy valgte å danne bandet Savoy og utvikle musikk innenfor sjangeren Indie Rock.

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In 1994 the bandmembers at a-ha, Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy choose to have a break and to develop their musical and artistic capacity on their own.

Waaktaar-Savoy choose to establish the band Savoy and to create music within the music genre Indie Rock.

Photo: from Savoy MySpace

Bandmedlemmene består av

Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (vokal, gitar, keyboard, bass), hans kone Lauren Savoy (vokal, gitar) og Frode Unneland (vokal, trommer)

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The bandmembers are:

Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (vocals, guitar, keyboard, bass, his wife Lauren Savoy (vocals, guitar) and Frode Unneland (vocals, drums)

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Paul Waaktaar-Savoy møtte sin kone Lauren Savoy, født 17 april 1963 i Boston USA allerede på 80-tallet. I 1991 giftet de seg og er nå bosatt delvis i New York, USA og delvis i Oslo. Alle låter av bandet Savoy er skrevet av Paul Waaktaar-Savoy og Lauren Savoy.

Trommeslager Frode Unneland er av flere regnet som en av norges dyktigste trommeslagere og har spilt i band som Chocolate Overdose, Popium og for artisten Sondre Lerche.

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Paul Waaktaar-Savoy meet his wife Lauren Savoy, born 17th of April 1963, Boston US, already at 80`s. They get married in 1991 and they are now reside partly in New York, US and Oslo, Norway. All songs of the band Savoy are written by Paul & Lauren Waaktaar-Savoy.

The drummer Frode Unneland are among a number of several, well-known as one of the best drummer in Norway and have played with bands like Chocolate Overdose, Popium and the well-known Norwegian artist Sondre Lerche.

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SAVOY DISCOGRAPHY:

 

"Mary Is Coming"

Publish: 26th of February 1996

Tracks:

"Daylight`s Wasting"

"Tears From A Stone"

"Velvet"

"Foolish"

"Half An Hour`s Worth"

"Underground"

"Get Up Now"

"Still I`m On Your Side"

"We Will Never Forget"

"Araise Your Sleepy Head"

"Mary Is Coming"

"Fade"

"Daylight`s Wasting" – live at VH-1"

 

"Velvet"

The song "Velvet" was later also launch as one of the songs at a-ha`s album "Minor Earth Major Sky" publish 17th of April 2000. The song "Velvet" and become a big hit.

 


 

"Lackluster Me"

Publish: 6th of October 1997

Tracks:

"Lachuster Me"

"Unsound"

"You Should`ve Told Me"

"Foreign Film"

"Flowers For Sylvia"

"I Still Cry"

"Sycamore Leaves"

"Rain"

"Butt Out"

"This, That & The Other"

"Hei Luchie"

"Easy"

"If You Tell"

 

"Foreign Film"

 

"I Still Cry"

 


"Mountains Of Time"

Publish: 23th of August 1999

Tracks:

"Man In The Park"

"Star"

"End Of The Line"

"Any Other Way"

"Grind You Down"

"Bottomless Pit"

"Mountains"

"Ocean Floor"

"Everyone"

"See What Becomes"

"Break It Gently"

"Tongue Tied"

 


"Reasons To Stay Indoors"

Publish: 8th of October 2001

Tracks:

"Reasons To Stay Indoors"

"If You Won`t Come To The Party"

"Face"

"Half Of The Time"

"Once Upon A Year"

"Fearlist"

"I Would Not Change A Thing"

"Paramount"

"The One The Got Away"

"Against The Sun"

"Five Million Years"

"Overgrown"


"Savoy"

Publish: 30th of August 2004

Tracks:

"Empty Of Feeling"

"Girl One"

"Bovine"

"Whalebone"

"Shooting Spree"

"Melanie Lied To Me"

"Watertowers"

"Is My Confidence Reeling"

"Rain On Your Parade"

"Cyna"

"The Breakers"

"Isotope"

 

"Whalebone"

 

"Isotope"

 


"Savoy Songbook, Vol 1"

Publish: 6th of August 2007

Samlealbum/ Best of album

På dette dobbeltalbumet finner man på CD 1 en blanding av 3 nye låter og 7 re-arbeidet gamle låter og på CD 2 en best-of av deres låter.

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On this doubel album you will find on CD 1 3 new songs and 7 re-work of old songs, and on CD 2 a best of.


Savoy har hatt stor suksess i Norge der de har solgt totalt ca. 300 000 album.

Savoy har vunnet Spellemannsprisen to ganger, Årets Popgruppe i 1999 for albumet "Mountains Of Time" og Årets popgruppe i 2001 for albumet "Reasons To Stay Indoors".

De mest kjente låtene regnes som "Velvet", "Rain", "Star", "Grind You Down", "If You Won`t Come To The Party" og "Whalebone". Sistenevnte er også en soundtrack som finnes på den kjente norske filmen "Hawaii, Oslo".

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Savoy have success with theirs albums in Norway with a total sales of around 300 000 copies.

Savoy have also get 2 awards from the most famous and importent music awards in Norway, Spellemannsprisen. Best Pop Band for the album "Mountains Of Time" in 1999 and the award for the Best Pop Band for the album "Reasons To Stay Indoors" in 2001.

The most famous songs are "Velvet", Rain", "Star", "Grind You Down", "If You Won`t Come To The Party" and "Whalebone". "Whalebone" is also a soundtrack at the famous Norwegian movie, "Hawaii, Oslo".

"Whalebone – Soundtrack – Hawaii, Oslo"

Vi venter spent på Savoy`s neste album!…….Når??
We all are waiting with pleasure for the new Savoy…….When??

Nærmeste mulighet til å få oppleve Paul Waaktaar-Savoy vil være under den meget spennende konserten som gjennomføres på Rockefeller i Oslo 20, 21 og 22 mai 2008 med Morten Harket, Savoy og            Magne Furuholmen ikke minst samme konsert som skal gjennomføres i ærverdige Royal Albert Hall i London 24.05.2008
Sjekk ut mer info. og billettsalg via a-ha`s officielle hjemmeside a-ha.com
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The next possibility to see Paul Waaktaar-Savoy would be during the live concert at Rockefeller, Oslo Norway 20th, 21th and 22th of May 2008 with Morten Harket, Savoy and Magne Furuholmen and the same concert at the venerable concerthall, Royal Albert Hall in London, UK 24th of May 2008.
For more information and to get tickets, check out a-ha`s official webpage a-ha.com

Kilder: Eget stoff, a-ha.com, MySpacesiden til Savoy, Wikipedia, ulike steder på internet

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