Got to thank my lucky star this day. On the way to the gig I was really close having an accident on the highway. So I was a bit shaken but ok.
A concert celebrating the 30th anniversary for Tyresö Jazz & blues Club. There where two other bands playing.
First gig of a tour around Västerås where we'll be playing at different "Mötesplatser" (Meeting places) for elderly. Today was a nice start, looking forward to the rest!
A lunch concert of about half an hour. Really like the lamp beside the organ and the rug under the drums. That's the kind of props you should bring to every gig.
First time I played at Carousel, a very nice restaurant near the Opera house in Stockholm. The band is placed so that people can walk around to and from the bar. It was nice, with some movement and atmosphere.
Second night at Scala with Funk Up's. This band just gets more and more fun!
As with most boats, doors and hallways are quite narrow. In those situations it's nice to have the Custom B3 that can be brought on board in smaller pieces. Photo: Palli Kristmundsson
I had an ambitions plan for recording this gig,. One camera in the back, one Gopro on the manuals and me and one Gopro on the pedals. Due to some technical difficultues I didn't get the full concert recorded in this way, but some of the songs. Here's the ending of my song Morgonkaffe, with the organ solo and last theme.
First time playing at the basement of Scalateatern. Very nice club, and a delight to play with Funk Up's again! This time with Max Schultz on guitar.
When I started playing the organ, I listened a lot to Kjell Öhman and Claes Janson. Playing with Claes in my hometown Borlänge where it all began felt very special. And it was a great concert!
A newly formed band put together specifically for this occasion. I had only played with the drummer before so it was nice with some new acqaintances. I played some piano, which doesn't happen very often.
Worlds collide! (as they say in Seinfeld) We had to find a sub on the drums so Daniel Olsson got the gig. He did a fantastic job of course, but it was just so unusual to play with him in this setting.
The steam boat Blidösund I think is one of the gems of the Stockholm music scene. So nice to get onboard and get out on the sea for a while.
Glenn Miller Café - always nice, alwyays warm, always intimate. Today was no exception.
Ever since our concert in Trondheim last year, me and Hans have been talking about doing more gigs. And so Hans got booked at Stampen and asked me to get a drummer. I thought Kjell Gustavsson would fit in well and he sure did. I think I never have gotten so much sound out of my Leslie (I used a Fender top as amplifier).
First time playing Bob Dylan songs! I also got the opportunity to get aquainted better with Bob Dylan in general. Actually havn't listened much to his music.
Earlier this summer I did two gigs on Gotland where I met and got to play with Kiralina Salandy. Shortly after she asked me to join her new band Funkups. This was the premiere gig. I was was really excited before hand, and now afterwards even more. Think it'll be a fun band to work with!
We played with my trio at the beautiful Atelje Y, an arts studio located in an old cinema in Stora Skedvi, a village not far from where I grew up. I put together a compilation video from the concert. We had a lot of fun and I hope it shows!
Brunskogs kyrka is the church of my mother's side of the family, so coming there to play is very special. This was also during "Gammelvala", one of the main events during summer showing life in the old days. I used to be there a lot as a kid.
Playing in churches doesn't always (actually seldom) mean you have to hold back. Our specific instructions for this concert was - give us a full jazz club concert and don't mellow it down! So, we added a few of the bebop songs that we noramally reserve for the clubs. And it worked.
The annual concert at Valbo kyrka
Nice to be back at St. Görans church!
Last time we played here I think was in 2011. Nice to be back! The surroundings are really pretty. We tried some new songs for this summer's tour, and I thnk they turned out well.
Second gig at Gotland. this one more focused around Curt and his blues, but with the same people as yesterday. Just as fun!
I went with Rev Curt ot Gotland for two gigs. I was supposed to be just the trio, but it turned out something much bigger. Got to play with a lot of new people, most notably singer Kiralina Salandy. We did a version of Amazing grace that I'll never forget!
Believe it or not, but at this concert I actually sang a few songs! And so did Thomas. It's nice, brings another dimension to the trio.
It gets wild at Stampen! In those situations it's nice to have a band leader that support you.
Claes Janson always fills the house! It's amazing. Today was no exception, at Folkets hus in Norrtälje.
Summer concerts at Glenn Miller Café - joy!