Andrea Lundquist – Lycklig Nu
Andréa Lundquist is a small town girl from Östersund in Sweden, 25 years old, with her debut album “Lycklig Nu” to be released on the 19:th of february where we are taken on a journey through her life. From her great tragedies and happy endings, everything written in Swedish with lyrics and music that goes straight to the soul. She writes with courage and openness that makes it hard not to be touched.
She’s been writing lyrics for as long as she can remember, and her first guitar she got at the age of 13. Since that day, music has been a big part of her life. The fact that Andrea writes in Swedish was an obvious choice since one of her greatest musical heroes were the famous Swedish troubadour Cornelis Vreeswijk. But also because you can not hide behind the word in the Swedish language, it is straight and honest directly, something that feels very important to her.
Andrea got a break on Youtube with her song “VIlka är ni?” a year ago, which currently has recieved 800,000 impressions. A song that has made people think, discuss and feel.
– I walk around constantly with different melodies in my head. All the people I meet, all the impressions I have and everything I am involved eventually becomes little stories where the melodies makes them alive. I’ve always had music as a hand to hold when everything has jut to much, but also when everything has felt good. The hand I want my music to be for other people. A voice that says “you are not alone, I understand you” Something that I lacked at times when I’ve been looking for the same thing.
Kingen – Taking It Back
Born in the small village of Sveg, Härjedalen, Sweden in 1968, Kingen’s exposure while growing up to various rock and jazz icons ultimately forged his own destiny as a rock and roller. While he has been touring non-stop practically since forming his first band at the age of eleven, he broke through to wider fame in the early 90s with both his hard rocking trio and his big band “The Blue Flamingo Orchestra.” He also brought his sharp smile and ripping boogie-woogie style to the legendary Swedish band “The Boppers,” which he played in for several years and still contributes songs to.
Before delving deeper into the old American root music tradition in the early 90’s, Kingen also starred in the feature film “Big Men, Little Men ” and in a big budget worldwide commercial for IBM in Hollywood, where he spoke Norwegian! In 2004, he released his solo Swedish language debut album Close To You, whose multitude of styles includes the 50’s and 60’s soul and rock that has been the driving force in his musical life from the beginning.
In 2008, Kingen is at last releasing the debut-album his fans have been waiting for. Ride With Me combines all of his influences from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s and brings together flavors of rock, classic R&B and soul, spiced up with a twist of contemporary urban music. The singer/songwriter’s current influences include Brian Setzer, Outkast, The Faces, Harry Connick, Jr. Duffy, Sharon Jones and The DapTones.
Not quite retro, not quite contemporary, it’s simply timeless party music made to play loud while dancing like there’s no tomorrow!
Erika Jonsson – Country Crush
Erika Jonsson is a country-girl from Värmland which moved to Stockholm to pursue her music carrier. Her early interest for country-music developed already as a 13 year old girl down at the local pub.
SInce then Erika’s passion for music has grown and can be explained as “Bad-ass country with a touch of rockabilly”.
Summer 2014 Erika uploaded her first song on facebook which immediately went viral and got a million views on Facebook and 2 million plays on Spotify. After that she’s been working hard with her debut album named ”Country Crush”
Skyscraper – Last Christmas
Skyscraper celebrates the Christmas season with a cover of Wham’s popular “Last Christmas”. The guys are just back at school after releasing their debut album “No.1” April 22 this year and completing their hectic summer tour.
Skyscraper spent their summer touring, where they were received with open arms by both children, adolescents and adults. Their fans the so-called “Scrapers” follows the guys everywhere and has a permanent dialogue with and about the guys in social media.
Skyscraper has also appeared in several TV shows, most recently, we saw them in SVT’s “Cat Company”
The guys spreads much joy around them, both on and off the stage. They are highly appreciated by the organizers and the people they have met in the short time they have been a band
State Of Grace – Field Of Triggers
State of Grace energetic live performances and pop / rock painted music with colorful synth sounds. The band has shared stages with renowned acts Melody Club, Soundtrack of our lives, Tove Strength, This is Head, Brolle, June Divided others.
Their music has been used in Coke’s international advertising campaigns and tours have gone through Sweden, Finland, Germany, USA and Canada.
It all began in 2008 after the singer Erik Ekblad and synth button Hampus Johansson decided to form the band after traveling as a street musician for some time in Scotland and Ireland.
2010 took the band on stage for the first time and played the opening act for rock legends Status Quo and the debut album “Gospels in the wine” was released.
Skyscraper – Happy
Skyscraper is Sweden’s latest boyband formed at Stage Academy Camp in october 2013. The band consists of Isak Pettersson 12, Vilhelm Buchaus 13, Anton Kyldahl 14 and Andreas Palm 15.
Skyscraper participated in “Lilla Melodifestivalen 2014”.
Isak, Vilhelm, Anton and Andreas are all big soccer fans and despite their difference in age they’ve found each other through music. Their debute single is available in all nordic countries on all digital aggregators such as iTunes and Spotify