Funk Ups!

Last year I got to know Kiralina Salandy, a canadian singer living in Stockholm. She started a band called Funk Ups and this has been one of the most fun new projects in a while! Hope to be working a lot with this band. Below is a video from a lounge concert at Globen, Stockholm earlier this year, just to give you an idea of what it’s about. Stay tuned!

 

Happy new year!

And 2017 is coming to an end. It has been a fun year in many ways. A few new projects has started 2017 and I’m very eager too keep working on them in 2018.

I ended this year by going on a short trip to Pennsylvania to try out an organ I found on ebay. Here’s a short video from that. Hope you’ll enjoy it. And with that I just want to wish you all a Happy New Year!

More trio concerts

The last couple of months have been really busy there there’s a lot och fun things happening! Last week we played two gigs with my trio, and I put together a short video clips from one of my favorite songs combinning some different camera angles. Enjoy!

Playing with the trio

It’s been a fun summer! Though it’s not over yet, I think one of the things I will remember will be the concert on Monday July 31st, at Atelje Y, in Stora Skedvi, a village not too far from where I grew up. The venute itself is an old cinema for silent movies and has in recent years been turned into an arts studio and concert hall. And it is truly a beautiful place, inspiring in many different ways. And we had a lot of fun playing! 

Here you can read more about the trio:
andreashellkvist.com/projects/trio/ 

Here’s a video compilation from the concert. About one minute from each song. Enjoy!

 

Last year’s birthday concert

Here are some videos from last year’s birthday concert, one from each concert of the night. They are, in order from buttom up: Trinity playing my song Memories of lost love, A tribute to Kjell Öhman playing I’m walking and at the top, me Thomas Arnesen and Daniel Olsson playing the ending of Up and away. Enjoy!

 

One year ago in Trondheim

Last year I did a few concerts with Norweigan blues singer and guitarist Hans Bollandsås. One of them was at Trondheim’s jazz festival, on this date, May 8th. Recently I found this clip from this concert. A fun memory!

 

New song release, playing with Morgan Ågren

Two years ago I was contacted by Elliot Elliot to record one of his songs for his upcoming album. The recording was made in June the same year in a Stockholm studio. Me on Hammond B3 and drum legend Morgan Ågren on drums. However, it wasn’t until last Thursday that the album was released.

You listen to the whole album here:
open.spotify.com/album/4JvejZfymYyd4uYbMPKW7o

The recording was also filmed and the video is now available on Youtube. So take a look and enjoy!

Finally! now on Spotify

Finally! is now available on Spotify and other digital distribution services. If out haven’t done so yet, check it out!

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New video with the Trio

Here’s another song from a concert last fall. Enjoy!

King of the Blues – a BB King tribute

About a year ago, guitarist Thomas Arnesen and singer Claes Janson decided to do a BB King tribute called King Of The Blues. We spent a day in April rehearsing in my studio and recorded some songs as well. Here’s one of them, Every day I have the blues. Enjoy!

 

Finally! at CDbaby

Upcoming shows

  • February 23rd, 2018, 7:00pm
    BB King Tribute w. Claes Janson & Thomas Arnesen
    Ystads teater, Ystad
  • February 24th, 2018, 8:00pm
    BB King Tribute w. Claes Janson & Thomas Arnesen
    Munthe jazzklubb, Karlshamn
  • March 14th, 2018, 8:00pm
    Funk Up’s
    Scalateatern, Stockholm
  • March 24th, 2018, 8:00pm
    Blueskvintetten
    Bollsta Folkets Hus, Kramfors
  • April 7th, 2018, 4:00pm
    Trinity
    Ludvika kyrka, Ludvika
  • April 7th, 2018, 10:00pm
    Funk Up’s
    Private gig, Stockholm
  • April 14th, 2018, 8:00pm
    Arnesen Bluesband
    Williams Pub, Uppsala
  • May 7th, 2018, 8:00pm
    Hans Bollandsås
    Stampen, Stockholm
  • May 8th, 2018, 8:00pm
    Hans Bollandsås
    House of blues, Borlänge
  • May 22nd, 2018, 7:30pm
    Trinity
    Folkkulturcentrum, Hjorthagen
  • May 24th, 2018, 8:00pm
    Funk Up’s
    Mornington hotell, Stockholm
  • June 2nd, 2018,
    Apan & Grisen
    Private gig, Uppsala
  • June 27th, 2018, 8:00pm
    Trinity
    Stora Kopparbergs kyrka, Falun
  • June 30th, 2018,
    Trinity
    Gröndals kyrka, Gröndal
  • July 5th, 2018,
    Trinity
    Sundbybergs kyrka, Sundbyberg
  • July 8th, 2018,
    Kiralina, Andreas & Jesper
    Etelhems krukmakeri, Etelhem
  • July 17th, 2018,
    BB King Tribute w. Claes Janson & Thomas Arnesen
    Falkenberg Jazz Festival, Falkenberg
  • August 3rd, 2018,
    Trinity
    Ystad Jazz Festival, Ystad
  • August 11th, 2018,
    Funk Up’s
    Private gig, Stockholm
  • August 15th, 2018, 7:00pm
    Kent Wennman Elvis tribute
    Parksnäckan, Uppsala
  • August 19th, 2018, 6:00pm
    Trinity
    Bergs kyrka, Hallstahammar

Latest shows

  • February 16th, 2018, 8:00pm
    Guest artist
    Jazzbaren, Upplands nation, Uppsala
  • February 4th, 2018, 5:00pm
    Trinity
    Mälarhöjdens kyrka, Stockholm
  • January 27th, 2018, 7:30pm
    BB King Tribute w. Claes Janson & Thomas Arnesen
    Hallsbergs jazzklubb, Hallsberg
  • January 8th, 2018, 7:30pm
    Funk Up’s
    Globen, Stockholm
  • December 20th, 2017, 2:30pm
    Trinity
    Parkgården, Västerås
  • December 14th, 2017, 3:00pm
    Trinity
    Herrgärdets mötesplats/ servicehus, Västerås
  • December 14th, 2017, 1:30pm
    Trinity
    Skiljeboporten, Skiljebo mötesplats, Västerås
  • December 4th, 2017, 2:30pm
    Trinity
    Oxbackens mötesplats, Västerås
  • December 4th, 2017, 1:00pm
    Trinity
    Bäckby mötesplats, Västerås
  • November 29th, 2017, 8:00pm
    Nanna Sveinsdottir
    Katalin, Uppsala