Anette Olzon at Nightwish.com
Anette Olzon (married name Anette Blyckert, born on June 21, 1971) is a Swedish musician and the new lead singer of Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish since 2007. Olzon was formerly the vocalist in the Swedish band Alyson Avenue.
Tuomas Holopainen has said that Olzon is more than just a singer, that she is a story teller in the way she sings.
Anette Olzon was raised in a musical family and has been singing since childhood. She began playing the oboe at age eight. She toured with her mother's band and sang with them at some occasions. Later, she started to take part in various talent shows and received applaudible recognition. The first band she joined (Take Cover) was a cover band at the time she was seventeen years of age. However, it was short-lived as she took part in several bands and projects. At twenty-one, she played the leading role in the rock opera/musical "Gränsland" in Helsingborg. After that she got in to the Balettakademien in Gothenburg. She sang in choirs, did studio work for various projects and occasionally performed as a wedding singer. Anette Olzon also sang a duet with Michael Bormann (ex-Jaded Heart-singer) on his album "Conspiracy". During her singing career, she has been exposed to a variety of musical genres and kinds; which reflects on the versatility of her talent on the 2007 Nightwish album "Dark Passion Play".
In her earlier days, Anette Olzon took singing lessons at the Copenhagen Music Conservatorie, in Helsingör, Denmark with a private teacher. Nowadays, when it's needed, she takes lessons from a private teacher at the Malmö Music University.
With Alyson Avenue
* 2000: Presence of Mind
* 2003: Omega
* 2007: Dark Passion Play
* 2007: Eva
* 2007: Amaranth
* 2008: Bye Bye Beautiful