Stanley Samuelsen 
   Faroese singer, guitarist and composer   


Regardless of what song it was, Stanley's guitar playing sounded as a full orchestra, plus Chet Atkins, mind You! It was a pleasure listening to excellent arranged riffs, fills and interludes. There was fingerpicking bluegrass as if we were at The Station Inn in Nashville.

Birgir Kruse, Faroe Islands


"Tíðin Rennur" is a respectable effort by a very capable musician. "Høgur Himin," for example, has a cool groove very reminiscent of J. J. Cale.

The Armchair Critic, New York

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Stanley is performing solo and with other musicians.

Assemblies performing with Stanley


Stanley & Strings

Folk / Classic. Acoustic concert with guitar og vocals combined with a stringduo or quartet. Stanley has a collaboration with musicians in Denmark, The Faroe Islands, Lithuania and Italy.

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Astrid & Stanley

Nordic Americana. Stanleys original songs and great covers from 60's and 70's performed with two voices and two guitars. The Beatles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Stevie Nicks, a.o. Astrid was nominated a Danish Music Award Folk as new talent of the year 2014. The Ep with Harrison covers has touched fans of his worldwide.

"I feel the chills down to my bones".  "A stunningly beautiful version".

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Per Wium & Stanley

THE BEATLES stories and songs. Acoustic interpretations with careful respect for details. Sensitive and professional performance. Various themes about the fab. four; John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star.

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Stanley & Friends

Besides from being a solo artist Stanley always has been playing with a band. Stanley performs with several great musicians. Book Stanley with acousic bassplayer or a whole band. The repertoire is still his own music but Stanley has a wide repertoire including hits from the 60's and 70's. A great choise for your party or dance. 

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Stanley Samuelsen is a Copenhagen based awarded fingerstyle guitarist, composer, singer and songwriter.

Listening to Stanley Samuelsens guitar some might hear he is influenced by guitarists like Stephen Stills and John Renbourn. His stage performance career began in 1964 in a local band. Stanley went solo in 1990 and has released 8 albums. 

Stanley sings mainly Faroese, a Nordic language similar with the language spoken by the vikings. He performs solo as well as with strings and he can add a string duo, quartet or a band whenever needed. He tours every year Scandinavia and the Baltic countries and has performed many other countries in Europe and in USA.


The Danish TUC Cultural Award 1992.
LO’s Kulturpris. (Den udødelige duo)

The Cultural Award of the Media House.
The Faroe Islands 2008. Listavirðisløn Miðlahúsins.



Danish Music Award Folk 2012:
Live artist of the year / Track of the year

Planet Award Faroe Islands 2012:
Solo Artist of the Year



Latest albums


Folk Songs From the Faroe Islands


A Tribute to George Harrison




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