Born in 1992, August Kann from Ski in Norway started playing music at the age of 9 when he and some friends established a rock band. August’s interest in music continued growing, and he eventually went on to study jazz vocals at Norges Musikkhøgskole. August describes his music as “simple”, yet his music is comfy, well-executed and reaches out to the listeners heart in the best possible way. His lyrics is often inspired by both his own stories and day to day conversations with others. The music combines references from artists such as Paul Simon, Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen, Bon Iver and Thomas Dybdahl, and also takes on many different genres.
During the recent years he has also joined other bands in addition to his solo karrier, for instance pop band Kløversvingen, impro band Karwowski, and soul/funk band Freddie Panda. August loves playing his music for people and is a frequent addition to many local stages around the country. In addition to using his voice, August also plays both piano and guitar. His live performances are known for being cozy, yet August says he can be a bit absentminded when playing gigs. However, he knows how to win over the crowd by a good dosage of humor and charm.
August released his first single “This Smells Like Paris” in 2019. The song went straight into New Music Friday and gained a lot of publicity from Norwegian radio. Now he is focused on the upcoming releases of his next singles and debut album. Stay tuned!