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Kjartan Kristiansen




Kjartan Kristiansen is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. Kristiansen established the Punk band Wannskrækk in 1978. In 1985 they changed the name to DumDum Boys. They were one of the leading Norwegian rock bands in the 1980-90s, and remain highly relevant in the music scene to this day.

In 2006 he recived the Edvardprisen for the song «Enhjørning» on the DumDum Boys album Gravitasjon. Together with Aslak Dørum he was awarded Spellemannprisen 2009 for the lyrics to the album Tidsmaskin by Dum Dum Boys. Kristiansen received the Lyricist Fund Award in 2012. He has also produced and mixed the latest album If Only as a Ghost (2013) by Jonas Alaska.