Kari Bremnes (born 9 December 1956 in Svolvær, Lofoten) is a Norwegian singer and songwriter.
She got an M.A. in language, literature, history and theater studies from the University of Oslo, and worked as a journalist for several years before deciding to dedicate herself to music full time.
In 1987 she received the Spellemannprisen for the record Mitt ville hjerte, and in 1991 for the record Spor. With her two brothers, Lars and Ola, she received the prize for the record Soløye in 2001.
She is also deputy board chairman of the Norwegian Society of Composers and Lyricists.
Photo Månefestivalen Gamlebyen Fredrikstad 2014
North facing, European, open, personal and melancholic – are words that can be linked with Kari’s music.
The huge dynamic range in the concerts are a signature for the Kari Bremnes band. From the lightest to the very dark and raw.
And all the time with a closeness to people and their destinies. Kari has written songs for 20 years and released 13 solo albums.
At present she has a wider audience than ever, in her own country and abroad.
Kari Bremnes band:
Helge Norbakken: Drums
Børre Flyen: Drums
Sondre Meisfjord: Bass
Hallgrim Bratberg: Guitar
Bengt E. Hanssen: Keys
Asle Karstad/ Geir Østensjø: Sound