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New trio record release on November 1st!

I’m so happy to announce that on November 1st, I’ll be releasing a new trio record! It’ll be out on CD, vinyl and digital platforms, such as Cdbaby, Bandcamp, Spotify and others. The album contains 7 of my songs, recorded in January of this year.

The will be a release tour in Sweden the week before the release. The dates are as follows:

Oct 26th 7:30 PM Wasabryggeriet, Borlänge
Oct 27th 4:00 PM Aulinsalen, Konserthuset, Stockholm
Oct 28th 7:30 PM Biografbaren, Eskilstuna
Oct 29th 7:00 PM Jazzpool, Uppsala

You can preorder CD or vinyl now and I then I will put them in then mail on October 25th.

Please visit the record page for more info

Grooving in Bellingham

I went through some recorded material from Bellingham, WA earlier this year. Here’s a fun clip from the first concert. A B3 with two 122’s, and a sub. Great players Cole Schuster on guitar and Julian MacDonough on drums. It was such a blast! By the way, the clip is the ending of my song Just Flowin’ that will be released shortly on my upcoming album. So stay tuned…

Meeting with Þórir Baldursson

In november of 2018, me and my friend Palli Kristmundsson went to Iceland for a few days. Mostly we went around meeting musicians and locating Hammond organs in the Reykjvik area. One of the highlights was meeting Þórir Baldursson, Iceland’s nestor of the Hammond organ. He had renovated a B3 in a church and we went to try it. What an organ! Palli filmed some of it and I put together a little video to capture the occasion. Here it is!

Organ marathon at Sergels torg, Stockholm

Every day for about 30 years, a woman namned Maria Johansson sat at Sergels torg (a landmark square) in Stockholm, playing an organ and singing spiritual songs. I vaguely remember her from my childhood years.

Yesterday, as a part of a larger exhibition an organ marathon was arranged in her honor. The backline was a B3, two leslies and a drum set. 5 B3 players – Malin Ahlberg, Errka Petersson, Pierre Swärd, Merit Hemmingsson and me.

Given the occasion, what would be more appropriate than to play my song Jesus? So here it is, for Maria

Summer highlights – Stampen July 4th

Earlier this summer I got a date at Stampen, Stockholm on quite a short notice. Luckily I managed to get my trio together and we had a fantastic night on July 4th. The place was packed and we got to play all the fun songs. Here’s one of them, my old “hit” Morgonkaffe. Enjoy!

Up and away, live at Fasching

On September 24th 2018 my trio played at Fasching, Stockholm. We had a great night. I was really enjoying the sound of the two leslies.Just the other day I browsed through the recorded material and I thought I had to put some of it out. So here’s the last tune of the concert – Up and away. Enjoy!

Finally! 3 year anniversary

This day 3 years ago, May 27th 2016, the day after my 40th birthday, marked the release of my first solo album Finally! It was a long and cumbersome process getting it out, but stimulating and fun as well.

After the summer, my second album will released, and I’m really looking forward to that. I the meantime, I thought I’d try to get rid of some of my stock of Finally!. if you don’t have a copy, get it! I promise you it’ll be worth it. It’s a feast of organ grooves, sounds and screams together with the artistry of three excellent guitar players.

You’ll get it now for SEK 150 (about $15), shipping included anywhere in the world! Let me know if you also want it signed.

Read more about the album here
https://andreashellkvist.com/records/finally

New Trinity videos

One of my highlights of 2018 was Trinity’s appaearance at Ystad jazz festival, in the beginning of August. It was one of those gigs where you feel like you’re almost on vacation. Our concert at the festival was also the official release concert for our 4th album Nuages. Here’s one video from the concert, Skylark, It’s one of my favorite tracks of the CD. Worked on some reharms and I think it turned out really nice!

On The doodlin’ lounge!

Recently I asked Pete Fallico if he would be interested in writing liner notes for my upcoming CD. I was thrilled to hear that he was.

But even more so when he asked me for an interview on his pod “The doodlin’ lounge”. Yesterday he called me and we had a nice chat. The pod is already online, so do take a listen!

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