Nakama Records

Nakama Records was founded in 2015 as an extension of the band Nakama which came of age at the same time. The label primarily releases projects in which at least one of Nakama’s musicians are involved, either as a leader or a sidekick. The red thread is thus Nakama itself and our individual tastes, preferences and personal expressions.

The term nakama is Japanese and in Japanese writing written like: 仲間. The word itself can be translated into «peer» or «comrade», and sums up the philosophy of a record label with respect for each member’s musical agenda, but with a common goal to feed the world with new music.

Questions, requests, praise or complaints – send us an e-mail.

Distributing our music is a challenge. We don’t like to add crazy shipping fees to our prices, but shipping out from Norway is expensive. We bring our records around as we tour the world, and you might find our goods in your local record store. Or you can ask them to get in touch with us and help us distribute our catalogue! As of now, this is our main distribution partners

Physical distribution:

  • Norway - Diger Distro, Nakama Records

  • Japan - Disk Union

  • USA - Squidco

  • Canada - DAME/actuellecd

Digital distribution:

  • streaming - The Orchard (all services)

  • digital download - Subradar

Nakama is:

Christian Meaas Svendsen Bass

Christian Meaas Svendsen

Ayumi Tanaka Piano

Ayumi Tanaka

Andreas Wildhagen Drums

Andreas Wildhagen

Andreas Røysum  Clarinet/Guitar

Andreas Røysum


Klaus Ellerhusen Holm Saxophone/Clarinet

Klaus Ellerhusen Holm

Past members:

Agnes Hvizdalek Vocals

Agnes Hvizdalek

Adrian Løseth Waade Violin

Adrian Løseth Waade