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Jonas Bjerre


Jonas Bjerre

Jonas Bjerre
Mew singer Jonas Bjerre
Background information
Born (1976-09-21) 21 September 1976
Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Alternative rock,
Experimental Rock
Occupation(s) Musician, Lead Singer, Visual Artist, Composer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1994–present
Associated acts Mew, Apparatjik, Diamonds for Eyes

Jonas Bjerre Terkelsbøl (born 21 September 1976) is the lead singer of Danish rock band Mew.[1] Jonas Bjerre is also a visual artist and creates animated videos for Mew's live shows. He has an unusually high pitched voice, which has helped contribute to Mew's unique sound,[2] and earned him a Danish Music Award for Danish Male Singer in 2006. He went to school at the international school of Bernadotteskolen[3] and was a student of Aurehøj Amtsgymnasium.

Jonas is also in a band called Apparatjik consisting of himself, Guy Berryman of Coldplay, Magne Furuholmen of A-ha and Martin Terefe. Apparatjik was originally formed to write and record a song for a charity album called Songs for Survival linked with the BBC Documentary called Amazon with Bruce Parry. Their contribution to the album became the main theme for the television series. Since then, Apparatjik have expanded into the field of art, exhibiting visual arts and performing inside a glass cube at various galleries and art festivals. In 2010 they released the album We Are Here via their official website, and later, in June 2010, through iTunes.

Outside of band constellations, Jonas has also recorded songs and written scores for films.[4] In 2011, Bjerre-composed the soundtrack for the movie Skyscraper by Rune Schjøtt. The music was released on the album Songs and Music from the Movie Skyscraper.


  • Albums 1
    • With Mew 1.1
    • With Apparatjik 1.2
    • As Jonas Bjerre, solo-project 1.3
  • References 2
  • External links 3


With Mew

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
1997 A Triumph for Man
  • Released: 1997, 2006 (reissue)
  • Label: Exlibris Musik
2000 Half the World Is Watching Me
  • Released: 2000, 2007 (reissue)
  • Label: Evil Office, Playground
2003 Frengers
  • Released: April 2003, 2007 (reissue)
  • Label: Sony BMG, Epic
2 36 6 102 77
  • DEN: Platinum[13]
2005 And the Glass Handed Kites
  • Released: 19 September 2005
  • Label: Evil Office, Sony BMG
2 4 4 36 129 32
  • DEN: Platinum[14]
2009 No More Stories...1
  • Released: 19 August 2009
  • Label: Evil Office, A:larm Music
1 2 2 41 110 42 130
  • DEN: Gold[15]
2015 + -
  • Released: 24 April 2015
  • Label: Evil Office, A:larm, Universal
1 9 59
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

1 The name in its entirety is: No More Stories / Are Told Today / I'm Sorry / They Washed Away // No More Stories / The World Is Grey / I'm Tired / Let's Wash Away.

With Apparatjik

Year Album details Peak chart positions
2010 We Are Here
  • Released: 1 February 2010[16][17]
    CD/DVD released: 7 June 2010
    Re-released: 15 June 2010[18]
  • Label: Meta Merge Un Recordings
2012 Square Peg in a Round Hole
2012 If You Can, Solve This Jumble (with Lowell)

As Jonas Bjerre, solo-project

Skyscraper (2011)


  1. ^ Jeg er nok ikke specielt macho. Portræt / interview : Jonas Bjerre Ekstra Bladet | 29.01.2006 | 1. sektion | Side 30
  2. ^ Klassens kreative drenge Berlingske Tidende | 23.03.2003 | 2 Sektion, MAGASIN | Side 10
  3. ^ Hvem vil ikke gerne være kat? Interview: Jonas Bjerre , Mew Politiken | 22.03.2003 | Kultur | Side 1 |
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Denmark: search - Mew albums". Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  6. ^ "Finland: search - Mew albums". Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  7. ^ "Norway: search - Mew albums". Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  8. ^ "Sweden: search - Mew albums". Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  9. ^ "UK Chartlog : M : M – My Vitriol". Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  10. ^ "UK Chartlog: CLUK Update 5.09.2009 (wk35)". Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  11. ^ "MEWのCDアルバムランキング、MEWのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  12. ^ "Heatseekers Albums, September 12, 2009".  
  13. ^ "Guld og platin i august" (in Danish).  
  14. ^ "Guld og platin i marts" (in Danish).  
  15. ^ "Album Top-40".  
  16. ^ "Apparatjik". Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  17. ^ Coplan, Chris (2010-02-02). "Consequence of Sound". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  18. ^ "Coldplay side-project Apparatjik announce free EP details". Nme.Com. 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 

External links

  • Mew official website
  • Jonas Bjerre official website
  • Jonas Bjerre on
  • Apparatjik official website

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