Michael Falch

Michael Falch
Background information
Birth name Michael Ehlert Falch
Born (1956-09-16) 16 September 1956
Køge, Denmark
Genres Pop
Years active 1990 – present
Associated acts Malurt, Boat Man Love, Poul Krebs
Website www.falch.dk

Michael Ehlert Falch (born in Køge, Denmark on 16 September 1956) is a Danish singer, guitarist, author and actor.

In rock band Malurt

Main article: Malurt

Michael Falch started his career as a lead singer and musician in the Danish rock band Malurt established in 1977 and made up of 5 members: Michael Falch (vocals and guitar), Christian Arendt (guitar), Henrik Littauer (keyboards), Peter Mors (drums) and Dia Nielsen (bass). In 1982, changes were made with guitarist Christian Arendt replacing Peter Viskinde and keyboardist Pete Repete replacing Henrik Littauer.

Malurt found success with a number of albums for the period 1976-1984. After a long hiatus stretching six years, Malurt was restored in 1990, with a debut concert during Roskilde Festival. It went on to release four more albums before being put on hold in 1994, without officially dissolving. They reunited for brief 25th anniversary tour in September 2005.

Solo career

After the initial break-up of the band, Michael Falch went on solo releasing more than a dozen albums, including a compilation album and a live album. "Mød mig i mørket" and "I et land uden høje bjerge" are some of his best known songs.

Since 2002, he has been appearing at a number of solo concerts and in 2006 toured with the band Boat Man Love and in 2009-2010 with Poul Krebs.

Besides a busy musical career, he has appeared in roles in television series and in films winning the Bodil prize for one of his roles in the film Mord i mørket directed by Dan Turèlls.

Personal life

Michael Falch married Linda Lyneborg in 1983 and they three children, Anna, Soffi and Mathilde. He suffered from alcoholism and in 2002 went in for rehabilitation in Behandlingscenter Tjelehad establishment for treatment of alcohol abuse.

Michael Falch and his wife Linda Lyneborg divorced in 2006. Michael Falch resides in Vester Bøgebjerg near Boeslunde.

In 2007, journalist Torben Bille wrote a biography of Falch titled Ud af mørket published by Gyldendal.


(For discography with Malurt, see the band's page on Wikipedia)


Earlier period
Charting studio albums
Year Album Peak positions
2001 Lykkelig undervejs 19
2006 Falder du nu 2
2008 I kampens hede 13
2010 Fodspor i havet 2
2011 Tænd December (EP)  
2013 Sommeren kom ny tilbage 1
2014 Hånden på hjertet - De største sange 2
2015 Tomandshånd (with Poul Krebs) 3
2016 Pludselig alting samtidig 2
Live and compilation albums
Year Album Peak positions
2002 Hjemveje - Live 21
2010 Hele vejen / 1980-2010 4
2013 Michael Falch solo live vol. 1 - Venner & bekendte  
Michael Falch solo live vol. 2 - Nær & fjern  
Albums with Boat Man Love
Live album with Poul Krebs


  1. 1 2 "Michael Falch discography". danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  2. http://hitlisten.nu/default.asp?w=47&y=2016&list=a40
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