“The spill you get from other instruments on stage, especially drums, actually sounds good in the d:facto™
and I have never experienced that with any other vocal microphone,” Brennhovd says. “It’s a lifesaver, every time. We also use them for TV and radio sessions and she’s always happy with the way her vocal sound turns out. I have also surprised a couple of studio engineers with this microphone and convinced them to buy some.”
Born and raised in Haugesund, Norway, Sundfør released her eponymous debut album in 2007. Her piano driven pop sound evolved to embrace a more ambitious electronic sound, and this was reflected in her next three studio albums and two live albums. Her most recent release, Music For People In Trouble, has seen her return to her folk roots and it is this album that she is currently promoting with live tour dates.
Jørgen Brennhovd began working with Sundfør in 2010, first as monitor engineer and then as FOH when her previous engineer left to work with other bands.
“Today I am mainly working for Susanne, Ingebjørg Bratland, Bernhoft and different Norwegian Jazz acts,” he says. “I also engineer at the Nattjazz festival every year, which is one of Norway’s biggest jazz festivals.”
Sundfør’s most recent tour has taken her to various venues in Europe, the USA and Canada and it will continue into 2018. Some performances involve a full band while others are solo. Various instruments are used on stage, depending on the performance, and these include a grand piano, a Rhodes piano, guitars, synthesisers, kanklés, flutes, saxophones, clarinets, a vibraphone, autoharps, keyboards and drums.