Rockdoc - 80s Rock wikipedia
Rockdoc - 80s Rock wikipedia

Halberg Larsen

Rockdoc - 80s Rock wikipedia
Halberg Larsen was one of the leading commercial bands in Denmark from 1981 - 1985, they were very populare and with songs that were a mix between pop & rock with influence from the american west coast became big hits in Denmark. The leading musicians in the band was Poul Halberg (guitars) & Mona Larsen (vocals). Poul Halberg moved to Copenhagen in 1967 were he became active on the musicscene, he started in 1975 the band "Grace" together with the keyboardplayer Mads Norregaard, and later on with him the band "Aorta" in 1977. In the beginning of 1997 Poul Halberg he made the band "Dagspressen" together with Jan Glaesel & Frans Bak, and played with this band from 1977-83. In 1978 he plays with "Mona Larsen Group" and the band "Beaver Service" from 1978-1980. Beside that he also plays a lot of TV & Theatre jobs. At that time Poul Halberg is very active and one of the most used guitar sessionplayers and in 1979 he plays with Swingpower, Skousen & Ingemann, Helge Damsbo, Per Carsten and is in the beginning active in the band Sneakers In 1980 he teams up with Mona Larsen again. They played together in her group in 1978. Mona Larsen were at that time an establish singer in at the pop & rock scene in Denmark, and together with Poul Halberg they would try to write their own material and release an album with the songs. In 1981 they get a record-deal with new label Replay Records. The first album was recorded in Werner Studio in Copenhagen. Most of the material was written by Poul Halberg and he co-wrote also songs with musicians that he has played with earlier, so you could hear the touch of Kasper Winding, Mads Norregaard, Jan Glaesel on the album. It was released in 1981 and should be the beginning of a great career. In the studio the got help from the best musicians such as: Jørgen Kaufmann, Christian Dietl, Jan Sivertsen, Tamra Rosanes, Jacob Andersen, Lars Danielsson, Peter Biker, Bo Stief, Aske Bentzon, Jeppe Reipurth and others. In 1982 Halberg Larsen release their second album. This time the duo has become a band. When they recorded the first album they used almost the same studio musicians and it worked out very well, so they decided to make the duo to a band. The bandmembers was Jørgen Kaufmann on keyboards, Jette Schandorf on bass, Jan Sivertsen on drums. The success of the second album was big and in 1984 they came with their 3rd album called "Transit". This time the group was added by another member. Michael Elo joined the band just before the beginning of the studiosessions to the 3rd album. Michael Elo had a long career behind him as a singer & composer and had at that time released two soloalbums. In Halberg Larsen he became the second keyboardplayer and did backingvocals. The album "Transit" became the biggest success for Halberg Larsen. The song "Magi I Luften" is still today on all radiostations playlists. After the release of the album Halberg Larsen went on a big tour around in Denmark. After the tour the band went into the studio to record the 4th album. This album was the last from Halberg Larsen. Most of the members in the band were very busy playing with all kinds of artists and it was difficult to find the time to work 100% with the band. The album did sell well and the song "Kom Og Hold Mig" is today one of the classic "Halberg Larsen" songs. In 1985 Poul Halberg & Mona Larsen decides to stop the band and they split up. Still today Halberg Larsen is very populare and their album still sells. In 1991 the record-label released an "best-of" album and in 1998 the all the other albums were re-released.
  Rockdoc - 80s Rock wikipedia Rockdoc - 80s Rock wikipedia 2
CD-Album - Denmark, 1982
  Rockdoc - 80s Rock wikipedia Rockdoc - 80s Rock wikipedia Transit
CD-Album - Denmark, 1983
  Rockdoc - 80s Rock wikipedia Rockdoc - 80s Rock wikipedia 4
CD-Album - Denmark, 1985
  Rockdoc - 80s Rock wikipedia Rockdoc - 80s Rock wikipedia Sixteen Greatest
CD-Album - Denmark, 1991