Grim Bernhoft was born in Stockholm, Sweden but raised under the midnight sun of the tiny island of Lofoten, Norway. Surrounded by the mighty fjords and the landscape of fairy tales, the swirl of the Northern Lights dancing above his head. As a young boy, his view of the world began to take shape while sitting in hidden caves that shot straight out from the sea. He began to gather colors, textures, and threads, and fabrics for this blanket that he would weave of how he saw the world. With a family of music and art, and a house always visited by some of the biggest in folk music, late nights and music and laughter seamed like a natural part of life growing up. As a huge fan of Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Kizz and other hard rock bands got Grim playing in various bands growing up.
Staying in Thailand as a 15-year-old opened the doors to many insights, submerged in Buddhism, wisdom and smiles, new sounds and impressions truly awoke his need for adventure and exploring new music and places. He moved to Los Angeles to study at the Musician’s Institute, and graduated only to be discovered and whisked around the world, living in over 12 countries over the course of his decade long career as a professional model. Milan, Paris, Cape Town, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Munich, Barcelona, Vienna, Hamburg, Korea . . .
Submerged in the lifestyle of electronica and experimental music had grim composing electronic music, with a deep meditational, psychedelic undertone, all to end up to his roots, a guitar and song, a journey through music and life. The music of Grim HC Bernhoft is a mixture of traditional folk and more modern singer songwriter style, all with the intent of creating harmony and an outlet for feelings needing more than words to be understood, always honest, from the heart lyrics. Grim is now able to open the door to his words and thoughts with music belonging truly nowhere but everywhere.
Bio excerpt from: Grim HC Bernhoft on Reverbnation
Photos by: Yoji Abe
I am affected by all beauty around me, the soft rain, the way the moon dances on a lake at night, I love the silence, flowers and trees and the echoes of the leaves whispering in the woods. I love poetry, good songs and a story by the fire.
I’m touched by the scent of fall, freshly cut grass in the summer and the salty touch of the sea. I count endless stars as I gaze upon the mighty night, trying to grasp the beauty as my eyes falls deep into the void of the endless darkness.
Sometimes something is so beautiful that it hurts your heart, you try to take it in, but can’t because it’s just too overwhelming, that’s what inspires me to make music, or write poetry, so that I can share those feeling with you, whom ever you might be…
You can find more of Grim on Facebook: www.facebook.com/grimbernhoftmusic