Norwegian Artist-trio halfway between Contemporary R&B and Soulful Pop, Finn Eriksrud, Tim Terkelsen and Sindre Revelsby knew they wanted to make music from early on. Though they’re all born and raised in Oslo, Norway, with similar cultural backgrounds, they come from very different musical upbringings.
With early influences spanning from Blues-Rock, Funk and Classic Pop - to House, Disco, and Electronica, together they embody a rare diversity of different musical genres.
Finn, Tim, and Sindre met each other for the first time on the 17th of May 2014, celebrating Norway’s Independence Day. Starting as a producer-trio in February 2015 under the alias ‘RTF’, they quickly discovered their common passion for stage-performance. Resulting in the Artist-trio we now know as ‘Mentum’.
Some say Finn was born with a six-string on his back, but all we know for sure is that he can rock the casbah like only a few others before him. After years of grinding the frets and broadening his guitar skills by the likes of virtuosos such as Slash, Jimi Hendrix, and John Mayer, he started learning to sing after much encouragement from his brother. As a songwriter, Finn draws inspiration from human beings: the species cursed with a conscious awareness of their own mortality that allow for both brilliant and tragic experiences in life, love and lunacy. After finishing high school he journeyed to Edinburgh, Scotland to study music, and upon completing his bachelor he returned to the motherland to pursue a full-time career as a musician.
As a child, Sindre was fed music with a tablespoon. His parents were both talented musicians, having mastered several instruments such as the flute, organ, piano and trumpet, and they started teaching Sindre how to play piano at the young age of six. With his superior environment to learn and grow as a musician, he rapidly gained a solid understanding of music and its theory, and developed his ability to express himself through composing and improvising. Sindre was a prisoner to the allure of music. In recent years, he has found himself broadening his musical horizon with other instruments such as the guitar, drums, and organ. He continuously finds new and creative ways to bring his compositions and musical ideas into life in electronic music.
Tim started expressing his creative side through drawing and painting at an early age, but his growing fascination for sounds and harmonies dragged his attention onto music. As an avid explorer of various musical genres, he one day stumbled upon Daft Punk. He was never the same afterwards. For years he was inseparable from his computer; constantly exploring new sounds, hooks and melodies, and mastering the art of Logic Pro. Through contemplation, talent and a will to work hard, he realized his potential to make a living of his passion, and today we know him as one of the founding members of Mentum.