Selma French is a Norwegian singer, composer and fiddle player. Her music reveals an admiration for Norwegian and English folk music, as well as containing an airy energy from somewhere unknown.
Selma is already known in the folk-scene in Norway as a member of bands such as Norwegian grammy nominated Masåva and Norwegian grammy winner Morgonrode
The debut album consisting of Selma’s songs wrapped in electric guitar, wurlitzer, fiddles and some high pitched choir voices will be released August 19 on the Norwegian label, Grappa. Her first single «Listen to the kids» is a protest song with a roar of frustration as well as a hope for the future.
She has toured and worked with with artists like Frøkedal & Familien, Kristian Kristensen, Siv Jakobsen and The Switch. Her musical work has been acknowledged by many, lastly featured as the theme song in the Viaplay series Furia.
Selma French has grown up in a little university suburban place called Ås. Surrounded by folk music she has played and created music all her life. The list of musical inspirations is long, from Linda Perhacs, Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, Judee Sill, to Frøkedal, Sundfør and Sandy Denny.
Selma French (vokal, gitar), Andreas Skår Winther (trommer), Christian Skår Winther (elektrisk gitar), Anna Ueland (synth).