Ole Morten Sommer
GROUP: Independent, Ninjabeat, MadCon, The Voice Norway, IDOL
BORN IN: Trondheim
LIVES IN: Oslo, Norway
DRUMMING SINCE: 1982
BIGGEST INFLUENCES: Vinnie Colaiuta, Chris Dave, Teddy Campbell, Gorden Campbell, Calvin Rodgers, Questlove, John J.R. Robinson, Audun Kleive and many more.
FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: Ninjabeat – West
FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: D’Angelo – Voodoo
FAVOURITE SABIAN CYMBAL: 18″ HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash
Ole Morten started playing drums professionally from the age of 11. He had very supporting parents who would drive him to and from the gigs with his drum set.
He grew up in Malvik, outside the city of Trondheim, and started taking drum lessons when he was 5 years old.
Later on he got accepted at the Music Conservatory in Trondheim, jazz department, where he studied for 4 years, before moving to Oslo, where he still lives as a session musician.
He spends a lot of time in his studio producing for different artists or delivering drum tracks to other producers such as Lido and SlipMats to name a few. You could also catch him on tv from time to time on programs like IDOL and The Voice.
Ole Morten has been playing for artists such as:
MadCon, Lido, Timbuktu, Dreamon, Vinni, D’Sound, Lene Marlin, Lene Nystrøm (Aqua),Kurt Nilsen, Espen Lind, Maria Mena, Kaizers Orchestra, Jamm X, Bonnie Tyler, Vidar Johnsen, Odd René Andersen and more..