Eirik Berg Svela
is a Norwegian guitarist and composer currently based in Oslo. After finishing his degree at Leeds College of Music he worked in the U.K. for several years as a freelance musician and since moving back to Norway in 2014 he has been establishing himself as an important new voice of a new generation of jazz musicians in Oslo. In 2018 he completed his master ́s degree at the Norwegian Academy of Music.
As an improviser and composer Eirik is attracted to pretty melodies and complicated chord changes. His band Eirik Svela Group has been playing extensively in Norway, and in November 2018 he will be touring in the U.K. with a special rendition of this band with some of the greatest young musicians in the U.K. today.
Eirik also plays in the group MonicaZ Vals, a group dedicated to the music of the Swedish jazz singer Monica Zetterlund. This band features amongst others the hammond B3 player Palle Wagnberg, one of Scandinavias most renowned organ players.
In addition to his regular bands Eirik has worked with many great musicians including Majken Christiansen, Atle Nymo, Hermund Nygård and Daniel Franck.