Steffen was born the 13th of February. As a boy not a minute went by without someone complimenting him about his powerful voice.
As Steffen tried soccer and various other sports as a kid, he’s parents quickly noticed that he wasn’t comfortable with what he was doing. As a 12-year old though, he got to try his father’s guitar for the first time. They all realized he had landed in the right domain. They turned the house upside down in the look for old country cassettes, and Steffen quickly fell in love with the big’ old country stars such as: Wylon Jennings, Merle haggard and George Jones. They still have a place in his heart, even though he in later years have been inspired by Josh Turner and Randy Davis, to mention a few.
He got his first guitar as a surprise from his daddy, also an experienced singer, as a 13-year old. From that day on he’s been collecting several high quality guitars such as: American Fender Telecaster, Gibson superjumbo, Gibson hummingbird. Steffen got his first gig at the local community house, in Skiftnes, Grimstad. As people got the “rumors” about the new Pavarotti, Steffen gained multiple gigs around his home town. As time went by the rumors stretched outside Norway’s borders. He scored his first big gig at a festival in Denmark.
2006 – First EP, featuring 4 songs.
2007 – At 17 year old he performed at Norwegian country gathering (Breim, Norway) and more locations in Denmark.
2009 – First CD, Named “My Beginning” , featuring 16 full length tracks. Some was even produced by Steffen himself, with some help from his mother and father. The release concert went over all expectations and sold out multiple times.
2010 – Steffen preformed at Seljord, Vinstra and Trandal, all country festivals. In the fall of this very year, Steffen got to experience one of his long time dreams, he got to travel to Nashville and experience Grand Ol Ophry. He got to meet several of his big time idols, and got a big inspirational boost.
Since then, Steffen has spent a lot of his time completing his education. This choice has led to him picking gigs not far from home. As a contestant in Norwegian Idol 2013, he is once again back in business. As Idols final rounds goes on, Steffen makes sure to act humble and keep his feet to the ground. He is extremely thankful for the enormous response from both his National, and international fans
-Source: Artist bio on website