It has been more than 20 years since Gisle Torviks life changed for ever. He was just a normal teenager in Torvikbygd in the region of Hardanger, Norway, when he rummaged in the attic of his parents house in that typical mixture of boredom and curiosity and found an old Höfner acoustic guitar. His father offered to teach him some chords, but 18 year old Gisle had his own plan: ‘I always wanted to play solos, just like Mark Knopfler’. We are lucky he was such a stubborn young man as today we can count him amongst the best jazz guitarists in Skandinavia. And by the way, he did also learn to play some chords in the last 20 years.
“I know a lot of Jazz players, but Gisle Torvik is one of the most beautifully expressive guitarists I have ever heard! Every Note he plays goes right into my soul!” Roger Sadowski (Founder of Sadowski Guitars).