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About Aksel

Folk/blues/jazz guitarist and singer Aksel Undset is ready to bring music to your event
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Aksel Undset is a Norwegian multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and music tutor. He has worked as a session guitarist in studio with clients such as Sony Music. He has also been working a touring musicians with artists such as Brooke Sharkey (listed in "The Guardians Future 50"), Caper Parade (played several times on BBC and playlist by Spotify), and his own project "Aksel Undset". Aksel specialises in blues, folk and jazz, but also funk, disco and pop music.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I own a PA system
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Folk rock, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Swing, Gospel, Avant garde, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Motown, R&B, Soul, Vintage, Tribute, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Christmas, 1950s era music
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Transcription, Actor, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Music therapy, Singing teaching, Accompanist
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Song list

Everything of Paul Simon
Everything of The Beatles
Leonard Cohen
Joni Mitchell
Van Morrison
Cat Stevens
Neil Young
Bob Dylan
Ry Cooder
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I try to be as flexible as I can to make sure the event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change let me know as soon as you can.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely, no problem.

How much time do you need to set up?

Depending on what I need to bring for the gig, I would say between 30 to 1 hour.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

I am always open for discussion about the playlist.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I can learn between 3 and 5 songs for the event, depending on the songs and length of gig. If it is a short gig I may have to raise the price slightly.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Stage presence, unique contact with the audience, lots of energy and tenderness in the performance.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Green note (London), Jamboree (London), Upstairs at the ritzy (London) and many more...

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ry Cooder, Paul Simon, Blake Mills, Joe Cocker

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Session work for Sony music


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£350


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Brooke S, 2 years ago

Highly Knowledgable, attentive and professional guitarist who has an ear for detail and who possesses a good stage presence. Great in a supportive role or in main focus. He also is very diverse in styles of playing ranging from rock, folk, blues to folk and jazz.

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Dan C, 2 years ago

Aksel is an outstanding and professional multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter. (Guitar, piano, drums, voice, lapsteel and no doubt more!?). He has played both electric and acoustic guitar beautifully and tastefully with me on countless gigs, and always delivers. Wether it be on an acoustic roaming duo gig, or on a stage as part of an eight piece band, you can be sure that Aksel will be right there with you, finding the right tone, chords and style to fit the performance. Aksel is also a great singer and leads a diverse range of songs just as well as he accompanies and harmonises. Aksel is a great communicator during a performance so you can feel comfortable working in the moment. Along with all of these highly sought after qualities, Aksel is also a lovely man and a joy to be around!