Bellman is a Norwegian alternative singer/songwriter whose debut album, Mainly Mute, was a breakout hit in 2009, garnering critical accolades and featuring the popular single Spaceship, Move Slow!. Born Arne-Johan Rauan and hailing from Larvik, Norway, the singer/songwriter cites influences that include contemporary experimental rock bands such as Sigur Rós and Radiohead; classic pop/rock bands such as the Beach Boys and the Beatles; alternative rock bands of the '90s such as Mercury Rev and Slowdive; and Swedish talents such as Stina Nordenstam.

Upon signing a recording contract with Frode/C+C Records and collaborating with producer Lars Klokkerhaug, Bellman made his album debut in 2009 with Mainly Mute. The album spawned a couple of singles, Spaceship, Move Slow! and Celestine, the first of which, originally released in 2008, proved especially popular and reached the #6 on the Norwegian albums chart the first week. Thanks in part to generally enthusiastic critical show-reviews and dedicated fans.

The in-concert recording Live at Sliperiet (2009) was released in the immediate wake of Mainly Mute's critical and commercial success, with only a month's time separating the two albums.

Bellman also jumped on an amazing opportunity when 17 of Norways hottest remixers, such as Of Norway, Rune Lindbaek, Palace of Peasure and Prins Thomas wanted to do a remix of each track from Mainly Mute. This resulted in a 2xcd album called Mainly Mute Remixed (2009).

His second album The Curse, released in 2010, also received brilliant reviews and the single Olivia was listed on Norway´s biggest radio station for over 10 weeks. Both albums have been appearing on countless "best album of the year"-lists around the world (ACUVI, NoFearOfPop, Eardrums, Audiozone etc.).



Bellman have just released his third album Melopoiïa, which has been awarded amazing reviews from all over the world. In addition, one of the songs on the album (Accident By Art) was used in the official trailer for the new documentary on the legendary fotball player Paul "Gazza" Gascoigne, which did screen in UK cinemas in June 2015. Soon to hit 300.000 views on YouTube.

The artist has been spending his time touring the world for the last two years, and has recently visited countries such as China, South-Korea, Japan, Denmark and United Kingdom. He is currently in the studio, working on his fourth album.

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Melopoiïa (2013)
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Nineteen EP (2012)
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The Curse (UK verson, 2011)
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Spaceship, move slow! EP (2011)
| Lazy Acre Records |

The Curse (2010)
| PK | Itunes | Spotify |

Mainly Mute (2009)
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Live at Sliperiet CD/DVD (2009)
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Mainly Mute Remixed (2009)
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Studio session. Recording Bellmans third album (Sept. 2012).


Spaceship, move slow! (Official video, 2008)


Celestine (Official video, 2009)


Celestine (Live at TV2, Norway 2009)


Spaceship, move slow! (Live at EBS Space, Korea 2012)


Spaceship, move slow! in Korean commercial. Also aired in China (2011)





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LABELS
Norway: Frode/CC Records
Denmark: A:Larm Music
UK: Lazy Acre Records
South Korea: Leaplay Music
China: Pocket Records
Japan: Flake Records




TBA

PREVIOUS SHOWS

25.05.15 - Temple Bar, Beijing (China)
24.05.15 - SID Live House, Zibo (China)
23.05.15 - VU Club, Shijiazhuang (China)
22.05.15 - Pi Club, Tianjin (China)
21.05.15 - Mao Live House, Beijing (China)
19.05.15 - Event, Norwegian Embassy, Beijing (China)
17.05.15 - Event, Norwegian Embassy, Beijing (China)
08.05.15 - Larvik Mikrobryggeri, Larvik (N)
07.05.15 - Dattera Til Hagen, Oslo (N)
18.01.15 - Metro, Kyoto (Japan)
17.01.15 - Crowbar, Tokushima (Japan)
16.01.15 - Conpass, Osaka (Japan)
15.01.15 - Fever, Tokyo (Japan)

2014
08.11.14 - Bølgen Kulturhus, Larvik (N)
02.05.14 - Event, Oslo (N)
16.04.14 - Mikrobryggeriet, Larvik (N)
12.04.14 - Herr Nilsen, Oslo (N)
03.04.14 - Bølgen Kulturhus, Larvik (N)

2013
21.11.13 - Parkteatret (Release concert) Oslo (N)
25.10.13 - MBC NamJang, Gwanju (South Korea)
22.10.13 - Grand Ballroom, Paradise hotel, (South Korea)
10.10.13 - Event, Larvik (N)
29.08.13 - Event, Larvik (N)
19.06.13 - Det Fabelaktige Naustet, Larvik (N)
15.02.13 - Bølgen kulturhus, Larvik (N)

2012
10.12.12 - Herr Nilsen, Oslo (N)
17.11.12 - Zanzibar, Liverpool (UK)
16.11.12 - The Palmeira, Brighton (UK)
15.11.12 - The Bull & Gate, Kentish Town London (UK)
14.11.12 - BBC Northhampton (UK)
13.11.12 - The Shed, Leicester (UK)
20.10.12 - Grand Mint Festival, Seoul (Korea)
05.10.12 - Serk Bar - Beijing (China)
30.09.12 - Yugong Yishan - Beijing (China)
29.09.12 - 13 club - Tianjin (China)
11.07.12 - Event, Larvik (N)
25.02.12 - House of foundation, Moss (N)
21.01.12 - Mnet, Seoul (Korea)
20.01.12 - Veloso, Seoul (Korea)
19.01.12 - EBS tv (Korea)
18.01.12 - EBS tv, Seoul (Korea)
18.01.12 - TBS eFM, Seoul (Korea)
17.01.12 - Showcase Embassy, Seoul (Korea)
16.01.12 - iTVFM, Seoul (Korea)
14.01.12 - Bar Solo, Camden, London (UK)
13.01.12 - Silver Bullet Bar, Finsbury Park, London (UK)

2011
13.11.11 - Akustisk Søndag - På Hjørnet, Kristiansand (N)
12.11.11 - Sakura Sessions, Birkeland (N)
28.10.11 - Bølgen kulturhus, Larvik (N)
03.09.11 - Bølgen kulturhus Larvik (N)
26.08.11 - Hydranten, Hamar (N)
30.07.11 - Trollrock Festival, Beitostølen (N)
10.07.11 - Bar Solo, Camden, London (UK)
09.07.11 - Alcopopalooza, Brixton Windmill, London (UK)
08.07.11 - The North London Tavern, Kilburn, London (UK)
07.07.11 - The Finsbury, Manor House, London (UK)
06.07.11 - 12 Bar Club, Soho (UK)
05.07.11 - The Monarch, Camden, London (UK)
05.07.11 - The Abbey Tavern, Kentish Town (UK)
20.05.11 - Haandverkeren, Kristiansand (N)
07.05.11 - Hydranten, Hamar (N)
06.05.11 - Samfundet, Trondheim (N)
28.04.11 - Regal Rooms, London (UK)
27.04.11 - Silver Bullet Bar, Finsbury Park, London (UK)
15.04.11 - Event, Larvik (N)
13.04.11 - Mini concert, Larvik (N)
25.02.11 - Bølgen kulturhus, Larvik (N)
18.02.11 - by:Larm Festival, Oslo (N)

2010
07.10.10 - Månefisken (Release concert), Oslo
30.07.10 - Lydsporet, Larvik
31.07.10 - Torpfestivalen, Vestby
03.03.10 - Revolver, Oslo
30.01.10 - Union Scene, Drammen

2009
17.10.09 - Studentersamfunnet - Storsalen, Oslo
29.08.09 - Kollenfestivalen, Oslo
27.08.09 - Cafe Passagen, Larvik
11.08.09 - Oslo Jazzfestival - Rockefeller, Oslo
30.07.09 - Under The Dam, Eikerapen
17.07.09 - Tømmerfløtivalen, Kilenga
11.07.09 - StavernFestivalen, Stavern
25.06.09 - SteinkjerFestivalen, Steinkjer
20.06.09 - Midtsommerfestivalen, Dyrøy
16.05.09 - Farris Bad, Larvik
08.05.09 - Parkteatret, Oslo
02.05.09 - Rust, Copenhagen
01.05.09 - Rockcruise/DFDS, Oslo/Copenhagen
25.04.09 - Martinique, Stavanger
24.04.09 - Folken, Stavanger (with William Hut)
23.04.09 - Garage, Bergen
28.03.09 - BLå, Oslo
27.03.09 - Union, Drammen
25.03.09 - Trash Pop, Kristiansand
14.03.09 - Blæst, Trondheim
13.03.09 - Bar Ampfield, Gjøvik
11.03.09 - Samfunnet, ås
19.02.09 - by:Larm 2009 - Christiania Scene - Folkents Hus, Oslo
20.02.09 - by:Larm 2009 - Parkteatret, Oslo
21.02.09 - by:Larm 2009 - Osloscenen - Folkents Hus, Oslo
23.01.09 - Kafe Huset, Leknes - Lofoten
20.01.09 - Mono (Releaseconcert), Oslo

2008
19.11.08 - Sliperiet, Larvik
07.11.08 - Private event, Larvik
06.11.08 - Private event, Tønsberg
18.09.08 - Sliperiet, Larvik (with DeLillos `85)
23.08.08 - Kollenfestivalen, Oslo
13.08.08 - Kongene på Collett, Oslo
21.06.08 - Private event, Larvik
13.03.08 - John Dee, Oslo (with Efterklang)
01.03.08 - Private event, Stavern
22.02.08 - by:Larm 2008 - Parkteatret (club), Oslo

2007
20.11.07 - Parkteatret, Oslo (Event)
02.08.07 - elleVilla, Larvik
19.07.07 - Passagen, Larvik
04.07.07 - Quart festival, Kristiansand (Akustisk Lunch)
26.06.07 - Hove festival, Arendal (Akustisk Lunch)
02.06.07 - Musikkfest, Oslo (Torshovparken)
20.05.07 - Skuret, Oslo (with Shadow Parade (IS))
29.04.07 - Munken, Larvik (Privat event)
13.04.07 - John Dee, Oslo (with Blind Archery Club)
23.03.07 - Kultopia, Kristiansand (with Tara)
28.02.07 - Gloria Flames, Oslo (with Marte Wulff)
10.02.07 - by:Larm 2007, Trondheim (Skræken)
09.02.07 - by:Larm 2007, Trondheim (Skræken)
09.02.07 - by:Larm 2007, Trondheim (VG-teltet)

2006
16.12.06 - Private event, Larvik
08.10.06 - Rockefeller, Oslo(with Snow Patrol, Ir)
23.09.06 - Private event, Oslo
22.07.06 - Slottsfjellfestivalen, Tønsberg
21.07.06 - Rockefeller, Oslo (with Briskeby)
15.07.06 - Stavernfestivalen, Stavern
29.06.06 - Vestfold Festspillene - Vollane , Horten (with Madrugada)
15.06.06 - Passagen, Larvik
02.06.06 - Dattera til Hagen, Oslo
13.05.06 - Mono, Oslo
30.04.06 - Munken, Larvik (Event)
28.04.06 - Trash-Pop, Kr.sand
22.04.06 - Promenade Cafeen, Sandefjord
16.03.06 - Garage, Oslo
14.03.06 - Kafé Kurth, Larvik
11.03.06 - Samfundet, Trondheim

2005
26.12.05 - Trudvang, Larvik
05.12.05 - Parkteatret Bar, Oslo

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