Bjørn Riis is one of the founding members, the lead guitarist, producer and main songwriter of the highly successful Norwegian band Airbag. The band’s four critically acclaimed albums has gained Airbag a strong following around the globe.
Together with Airbag and as a solo artist, Bjørn has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the prog genre, including Marillion, Yes, Saga, Marillion and Neil Morse and he’s played at several festivals, including Night of the Prog and Cruise to the Edge.
Bjørn has released three praised and awared albums – Lullabies in a Car Crash (2014), Forever Comes to an End (2017) and Coming Home (2018). His fourth, A Storm is Coming, is set to be released May 3rd 2019.
Growing up in the 1980s Bjørn has his musical roots in classic rock and bands like Kiss, Black Sabbath, Whitesnake and Led Zeppelin. Later on, Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Marillion and No-Man was crucial in the formative years of becoming a musician. Bjørn’s musical inspiration also include diverse tastes in movie scores, electronica and soul.
Bjørn Riis is a highly respected guitarist within the guitar community, hosting blogs and YouTube channels with an impressive following.