Øystein Wika's Bio

Øystein Wika is a Norwegian guitarist, composer and music producer. He is also the founder/owner of a small digital media company called Wika Media AS, that specialize in building interactive learning applications. Øystein currently lives in Oslo, Norway

He is currently recording his first solo album, consisting of unreleased music written over the past 30+ years. The music is mostly instrumental and leans heavily towards bluesy hard rock. It is highly original, but contains clear references to his main influences; Eddie Van Halen, Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Peter Green, David Gilmour, Black Sabbath, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani. No official release date for the album has been set yet.

Through his work at Wika Media, Øystein is currently in the process of setting up a free and open music education program, and an application for learning to play guitar called Guitar Universe.