Hot Air: Bjorn’s Bio

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“He’s charismatic, handsome, engaging and the anti-Ryan Seacrest. And he has a way about him that keeps everyone attuned to what’s happening on stage.”
–The Post Game / Yahoo Sports

In 2004, Dan Crane gave up his career as an educational software producer to pursue his dreams of becoming both the world’s best air guitarist and a journalist. Under the nom d’air Björn Türqoue (pronounced to-RAWK), he competed in numerous competitions, repeatedly coming in second place. He retired in 2005 and now emcees air guitar competitions around the world.

His numerous television appearances include Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Last Call with Carson Daly, VH1’s “Undateable,” “Free Radio” and “100 Best Hard Rock Songs;” MTV’s “Next,” CNN, and Fox and Friends. He also gives an air guitar lesson on the Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Twentieth Anniversary Special Edition DVD.

Since 2006, he has been the host and Master of Airemonies for the US, and World Air Guitar Championships.

Of his air guitar skills, Blink and The Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell once wrote, “Björn Türoque is so good that people with real guitars now have contests to see who can do the best imitation of his air guitar imitation.” Yes, Malcolm Fucking Gladwell!

 

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