Stig Gustu Larsen
Born: January 22nd 1986
Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Bass, Piano/Keyboard & Ukulele.
Stig was born in a small town in Hedmark, Norway. Started playing guitar and drums at the age of 5 and formed a few local bands in school.
In 2005 he formed the band “GUSTU” after having a minor hit with the song “Jupiter & Mars”. The song hit national radio in late 2005 and trough early 2006. Resulting in a Norwegian tour with the legendary shock-rockers “Surferosa”.
Later on the band released the song “Love/Hate Collide”, making it to local radio stations in California, USA. The song later got released in Asia and the band did a huge tour in China in 2010. “Love/Hate Collide” made it to the top of the local Norwegian music chart “Topp 8” on NRK P1 (H/O) and was number one for 10 weeks.
After releasing the single “Next December” the band did a few shows in Norway, before the last Farwell show at Hard Rock Café in Oslo, Norway.
After 8 years in the name of rock n roll, “GUSTU” front man, Stig Gustu Larsen started recording new songs. This time it’s more pop and singer/songwriter style, with rock n roll and indie undertones. The first single, Finding Home, was released September 12th 2014, and debuted at number 9 on the Norwegian iTunes charts. Finding Home also got picked up by radio all over the world, and the first airing of the song was on 89.5 Subic Bay Radio in the Philippines. The full EP is set for a release November 21st 2014 and includes four tracks.
This record will be a solo record in all sense of the word. Stig will do all the instruments, writing and vocals. Stig is also the producer for the record. The mix will be done by Stig Gustu Larsen and Blake Eiseman and the mastering will be handled by the great Colin Leonard. These two guys have a few Grammy nominations between them and worked with some of the greatest artist in the world.
Late in 2014 and out into 2015, Stig will hit the stage. The shows will be a more semi-acoustic sets, with Stig all alone on stage with a guitar and a piano.