Katzenjammer

Katzenjammer are an English-language Norwegian band from Oslo, formed in 2005. The band consists of Anne Marit Bergheim, Marianne Sveen, Solveig Heilo and Turid Jørgensen.

Photo Johnny Leo Johansen(c) Concert on Internationalen Book launch Tenk som en rockestjerne A book by Ståle Økland and photographer Paal Audestad.

Johnny Leo Johansen(c)

The members of Katzenjammer met in 2004 while studying at a private music school in Oslo. The band was formed in 2007 while listening to Anne Marit Bergheim perform the song “Wading in Deeper” on the piano. They were brought together by a common feeling of being “the outcasts at the school.” Katzenjammer felt that their music school didn’t encourage originality, but “only wanted to teach what had been done.”

The band is named after the Katzenjammer Kids, the oldest comic strip continually in syndication. They chose this comic strip because they noticed that they resembled the characters in it. Literally, the term Katzenjammer is a German loanword and means “lament of a cat”. Figuratively, it can be interpreted as “hangover”.

The book is about how too think like a rock star, too work hard and make the dream come true. Ståle Økland writes about bands on tour and there hard working way to success. And that this way of thinking may also be useful for other business and people who work for success.

Johnny Leo Johansen(c)

Ståle Økland (born 1976) is a Norwegian trend expert, globetrotter, writer, thinker and public speaker. He is also the CEO of Global Retail Trends.

Ståle Økland started his career in the advertising industry as a copy writer with an advertising company in Stavanger, Norway. Soon after he became a creative director in the agency, where he later became partner and managing director.

In 2007 Mr. Økland founded Global Retail Trends, which is an international trend agency specialized in retail trends. Global Retail Trends researches and debates issues relating to the fields of consumption, trade and society, and current topics of relevance to the business community.

Johnny Leo Johansen(c)

Photos in the book is by Paal Are Audestad (born 1968) is a Norwegian press photographer, living in Oslo.

In addition to newspaper graft he photographed a lot in the music scene, and all the press and cover images of famous bands and artists like DumDum BoysRaga RockersKaizers OrchestraBackstreet GirlsSivert HøyemSkambankt and Janove Ottesen.
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