Geir Langslet

Born: 1956, Horten (Norway)
Nationality: Norwegian

Biography
Pianist, keyboard player, composer, arranger, conductor, and record producer Geir Langslet studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston Mass. In the 1980s and 1990s, he was a member of pop group Lava, which became the regular backing band for Randy Crawford and made worldwide tours with her. Langslet wrote arrangements for radio and television programmes. He was the band leader of Queen tribute ‘The show must go on’ with lead singer Åge Sten Nilsen, which made a very successful tour in theatres across Norway from 2007 onwards.

Geir Langslet was musical director of several editions of the Melodi Grand Prix, the Norwegian Eurovision pre-selection. As a conductor, he appeared three times in the international contest, experiencing the highs and lows of the competition, being part of the winning team of 1995 with Rolf Løvland’s composition ‘Nocturne’ and conducting Tor Endresen’s nil-pointer ‘San Francisco’ two years later. Langslet’s last involvement in the Eurovision Song Contest came in 1998, when he led the BBC Concert Orchestra for the Norwegian entry ‘Alltid sommer’, performed by Lars A. Frederiksen.

In due course, a more extensive biography of Geir Langslet will be published on this website

  

Songs conducted
1995: Nocturne
1997: San Francisco
1998: Alltid sommer