Singer songwriter Richard Nygaard started writing songs while studying printmaking at Oslo National academy of the arts. The Beautybag is his musical playground. He has released several albums and singles.
The singles «A Public Park» and «Ain’t the One You Had in Mind» from Heavy Luggage has received much radio play, and listed on NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting). The album was album of the week on Radio Ludo and Ordentlig Radio.
The album «Heavy Luggage» was well recieved by critics. «Nygård is really spoiling us with a kind of prose that we rarely get from Norwegian songwriters. And he has put together a bunch of splendid melodies to accompany them.» (Firdaposten). «The Beautybag finds its own musical expression in an exciting hybridization between a variety of genres.» (Hamar Arbeiderblad)
In the Netflix-series Virgin River the song Ain’t the One You Had in Mind is part of the soundtrack.
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