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Biography

Haakon Hoeye - live

Haakon Hoeye was born in Oslo Norway and was raised in the smalltown of Tynset where he grew up with a father playing the clarinet and accordion. At the age of nine he started out on saxophone and picked up the guitar in his early teens. The blues has always been one of his main influences and he’s been an important figure in the Norwegian blues community the last 15 years and gained quite a reputation as a guitarist, singer and producer.

Since the early 2000s he’s been working regularly with Bill Trioiani in different bands that grew out of the scene around the “Muddy Waters” club in Oslo. He has had the opportunity to back up artist like Mitch Kashmar, Kid Ramos, Jackie Payne, Nappy Brown and Tad Robinson. In 2008 he played together with Billy T on Louisiana Red’s critically acclaimed release, “Back to the Black Bayou”; nominated by The Blues Foundation for two Blues Music Awards in 2010.

Haakon has been writing music for years which some is released thru his co-work with Bill Troiani in the Billy T Band. "Billy T Band” was awarded with “Spellemannsprisen 2010” (Norwegian Grammy) in the Blues category, on March 5, 2011, for their CD, “L.O.V.E. (just a silly notion)”. Billy T Band got their 2nd Spellemann for their critically acclaimed album "Mo-Billy-T" in March 2013.
His debut album "'Bout Time" was released in November 2013. Check it out on iTunes.

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