The Musical Slave
The Musical Slave(*) is a travelling musician and storyteller. She plays tropical punk and sings about people, love, cosmic forces, and the world economy. Her live band consists of her two brothers, Hallstein Vollset (drums) and Erlend Vollset (guitar), but she records with a wide range of musicians.
The Musical Slave is from Bergen, on the west coast of Norway. But she´s happiest when she´s out wandering. She has lived in France, England, and Ireland. She has worked as a fisher in Mexico, and back in Norway she has worked on a farm making cheese and sausages. She has also worked as a cleaner, school assistant, painter, scaffolder, bricklayer, and gardener. When she´s on the move, she makes a living playing music and selling pancakes in the street.
From 2006 to 2010 she was in the band Bergen Beach Band.
From 2011 to 2014 she lived in Ireland, where she wrote the 9 minute ballad, "No Plan", about the urban horse culture in inner city Dublin. She also made a documentary music video for it.
In February 2017 she gave birth to her daughter, Lovis, and until recently she´s been working as a full-time mother.
She´s now getting back into the music, and focusing on recording more songs.
* "I call myself "The Musical Slave" because I believe that the money system turns us into slaves, and stops many people on this planet from doing what they really want to do. When you are always stuck, struggling to survive, you can’t be creative, and you don’t have time and energy left to really live.
But we´re all born with a heart, and we can use this heart to express ourselves, and to fight to turn this world back into the dream its meant to be. And music is a way to spark each other’s hearts, and remind each other to not let anything stop us from doing what we want and being who we want to be."