|Birth name Erik Moll|
Name Erik Moll
|Instruments Guitar, vocals|
Record label Sonet Records
Associated acts Hole In The Wall
|Born 7 September 1948 (age 67) (1948-09-07) |
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, composer
Labels EMM Records Fire Ant Records Sonet Records
Albums In the Shadow, Wayward Ways, Fram Til Idag, Most of All, Come What May, Good to Go
Similar People Mitch Watkins, Roscoe Beck, Erik Hokkanen, Paul Glasse
ERIK MOLL - when you least expect her
Erik Moll (born 7 September 1948) is an American-born Norwegian-singer-songwriter, inspired by the tradition-based styles such as traditional folk, country, blues, swing, gypsy, tex-mex, calypso and rock music.
Moll moved to Bergen, Norway in 1961, picked up the guitar, and started writing his own songs. He performed his music on local bars and venues in Bergen in the 1960s. In the 1970s he started the Bergen-based band Hole In The Wall together with his friend Rune Walle. They released the self-titled debut album in 1972. From 1973 he was four years in California joining in with the bands «Happy Valley» and «The Remnants». Back in Norway he organized a new edition of the «Hole In The Wall» and the second album Rose Of Barcelona (1979) was released.
In the 1980s he joineded the Norwegian band «NRI» in Copenhagen, had his own «Erik Moll Band», led the Bergen calypso group «Bolingo» (with a self-titled single in 1983), played a lot of solo concerts, and also established the hitherto latest edition of the «Hole In The Wall». He was part of Norway's first performance of the musical Hair at the National Theatre (1970), and has participated in several plays, movies and television commercials in addition to playing concerts, festivals, clubs, TV and radio appearances in Norway and elsewhere.
The 1990s he was in Austin, Texas, where he wrote songs for Rita Eriksen, Lynni Treekrem and several other Norwegian artists. In Texas, he appeared locally and released four albums on his own label two of which also is distributed in Scandinavia. He toured southern Norway in 1999 with trio from Austin and then moved back to Bergen. He also picked up the collaboration with former «Hole In The Wall» band member, Arve Håland and is leading the band «Texanos» in addition to the solo career.
Moll has been heater for a number of legendary artists such as Willie Nelson, Taj Mahal, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Rick Danko, Tom Paxton, Loudon Wainwright and Stephen Grossman. He is also involved in a number of compilations from both the United States and Norway.