A new pizza restaurant just opened up last week in Kristiansand, Norway (Rolf’s hometown) called “Rådhuscafeen”. It turns out that their most popular pizza is made from Rolf’s private recipe, aptly named ”Løvland’s Favourite”!
“Pizza has always been my passion”, says Rolf. “As a music student, I used to work weekends at a pizza restaurant. I’ve always made my own, and over the years I’ve served it to my family and friends. A friend of mine, Espen Albert, asked if I would develop my own pizza for his new restaurant. I thought it was a fun challenge to write down what has only existed in my head and create a proper recipe. I’ve always tried to sneak into Italian kitchens and pick up some secrets and ideas over the years – especially when we’ve toured and worked in various studios with Secret Garden”.
Rådhuscafeen’s proprietor Espen Albert was delighted saying, “The response on the opening week has been phenomenal. Everybody loves Rolf’s pizza and we just can’t make enough. Rolf has always been 120 percent committed to everything he’s doing – and his pizza is no different”.
Our music usually is mostly suited a seated audience, listening in the comfort of a concert hall. Last night we had a very unusual ourdoor concert – for a stadium audience in barely above freezingpoint conditions. A wonderfull energy and a warm welcome greeted us at Fredrikstad football stadium – the venue for the Winter Classic event. With a host of great artists from Fredrikstad, ice-skaters and trapeze artists, Secret Garden ended the evening with a 30 min performance.
As musicians and singers we’re always a little apprehensive about outdoor concerts – and particularly in the winter. But with multiple layers, gloves and stage heaters we forgot the difficult conditions for a while and really enjoyed the warm resonse we we’re given. It was a special evening for all of us but particularly for our singer Cathrine Iversen who is born and bred in Fredrikstad: It was the first time she performed with Secret Garden for her home crowd. And what a warm welcome she received! We’re very proud to work with her everywhere we go but to witness the response at her home turf was emotional for all of us. We ended the concert with ”You Raise Me Up” introducing an other local singer performing with us for the first time: Morten Gjerløw Larsen. He really made the song ”his own” with an amazing and heartfelt rendition of it.
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Hilde Kristin ScheiAnd I would like to add a big thank you to all of you in Secret Garden for the opportunity to sing along with you on "You Raise Me Up" 😃🎶🎶
It was amazing to stand in the choir, in front of you musicians, and just feel the music surrounding us in the best way ever 😃🎶🎶 So thank you, from the bottom of my heart ☺🙏🏻❤🎶🎶