Dance with a Stranger (band)

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Dance with a Stranger
Dance with a Stranger on a reunion concert in Kristiansund in 2005
(Frode sings, Elg is in the back).
Background information
Origin Kristiansund, Norway
Genres Pop music
Years active 1984–present
Labels Norsk Plateproduksjon
Members Frode Alnæs
Øivind Elgenes
Per Mathisen
Bjørn Jenssen
Past members Yngve Moe

Dance with a Stranger is a Norwegian rock band from Kristiansund.


The band was founded in Bergen 1984 and had great success until they parted in 1994. Since then they have had a few reunion concerts, as well as releasing compilation CDs. In 2013 bassist Yngve Moe died in an accident. The band still completed their farewell tour in 2014, now joined by Per Mathisen on bass.[1]


  • Dance with a Stranger (1987)
  • To (1989)
  • Atmosphere (1991)
  • Look What You've Done (1994)
  • Unplugged (1994)
  • The Best of Dance with a Stranger (1995)
  • Happy Sounds (1998)
  • Everyone Needs a Friend... The Very Best Of ( 2007)


Present members
Former member
  • Yngve Moe – bass (1983–1994; died 2013)


  • Pop-lexicon (Norwegian)
  • About Dance with a Stranger at the music guide (Norwegian)
  • Website[2]


  1. ^ "Dance with a Stranger-bassist døde" (in Norwegian). NRK. 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2014-10-31. 
  2. ^ "Dance With a Stranger". Retrieved 2014-10-31. 

External links

  • Dance with a Stranger-bassist døde on NRK (in Norwegian)
  • Dance With A Stranger - Live 1991 - The Invisible Man at Royal Albert Hall on YouTube
  • "DANCE WITH A STRANGER" Boys & Girls, African road, Looking for love, Living in the future on YouTube
  • Dance With a Stranger 2014 Per Mathisen Bass Solo, Frode Alnæs on YouTube
Preceded by
Recipient of the Pop Spellemannprisen
Succeeded by
Sigvart Dagsland

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