Last week was another terribly busy one. Stockholm Sessions filmed five songs with my soon-to-be-named band with Bella Sohlberg and Gustav Löfstrand. Our performance of the song “Your Eyes On Me” will be released by Stockholm Sessions next Tuesday on YouTube.
After the video shoot, which took place last Friday, I went to Halmstad for a covers gig with Världens Bästa Band at a private event, and then back to Stockholm for a country/pop/blues/funk gig last night with Christoffer Karlsson at The Dubliner. This morning I laid down some bass for Sadia Gaya and now I will start mixing the audio from last week’s video shoot mentioned above. In the midst of everything I’ll try to finish my bachelor’s thesis and, oh yeah, my class at Kungl. Musikhögskolan (Royal College of Music) is working on a multimedia event titled Day:Dream that will feature music, video and a smartphone orchestra. Phew…
I composed and produced music for UR (Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company) last fall. The episode of the show that features my music has now been aired and is available online at the UR website:
The show is called Radioskrivarklubben and features radio drama inspired by children who have collaborated over the stories in workshops. This was the first season that was made in the Northern Sami language, one of the languages spoken by the indigenous Sami people of northern Scandinavia.
I played a covers gig last week with Världens Bästa Band. The gig went well, apart from a power failure halfway through our first encore. We were back after ten minutes though and played three more songs. The show, as you might know, must go on…
This week has been pretty busy, I’ve done a bunch of different things: a few rehearsals, worked on some mixes, done a bit of songwriting with Bella and Gustav, done a bit of beats programming with Bella. I rehearsed with singer/songwriter Christoffer Karlsson for the first time last night. I will play bass with him at a gig sometime in late April/early May. The music is very “Nashville”, which is a bit new to me, and Christoffer has managed to put together a great band, so it will be very interesting and a lot of fun!
I spent the weekend in Värnamo, three and a half hours south of Stockholm by train, rehearsing with Världens Bästa Band for a gig in Halmstad this Thursday. The band’s repertoire consists of Swedish and international rock classics. We had a great time and I even went for a swim in the freezing water after a few beers in the sauna at singer/guitarist Alex’s place.
I managed to get my hands on a Fender Bass VI yesterday, which was great! Absolutely in love with this awesome instrument which is a hybrid of bass and guitar. I plan to use it primarily with the new band I’ve started with Bella Sohlberg and Gustav Löfstrand. We’re still concentrating on writing songs, but will soon begin to focus a bit more on our arrangements and on finding the right sound for our band.