Since releasing his sophomore album Solidarity Breaks in early 2011, Norwegian retro-soul singer/multi-instrumentalist Bernhoft has thrilled crowds around the world with his stripped-down yet amped-up one-man-band act. Largely on the strength of his looping-enhanced and wonder-inspiring live show, Bernhoft racked up 250,000 sales of Solidarity Breaks. He also earned more than three million views for "C'mon Talk", a beatbox-infused, acoustic-guitar-laced single that Bernhoft performed during his 2011 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. To expand his sound on "Solidarity Breaks," Bernhoft teamed up with multi-platinum-selling producer Fred Ball (Pleasure, Brett Anderson) and songwriting collaborators like Ed Harcourt (Paloma Faith, Jamie Cullum) and Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse, Duffy, Beverly Knight). The final touches by Steve Fitzmaurice (U2, Depeche Mode, Kylie Minogue) were made to the mix of the album. With his irresistible of-the-moment approach to classic R&B and soul, Bernhoft also nabbed the Best Artist and Best Male Artist of the Year awards at the 2012 Spellemannprisen, which is equivalent to the Grammy Awards in Norway.