I think I've never actually been in Smedjebacken, although it's not that far from where I grew up. That's one thing I like about playing music - it takes you places you wouldn't have gone otherwise. And as I'm writing this, it strikes me that that could be said both in a geographical and a spiritual sense.
Blueskvintetten got together for another gig in Bollstabruk. I got my A100 and 142P leslie from the organ tech the day before so I couldn't resist to bring it. Worked out nice! Both the organ and the leslie has a brigher character which fits well into this bluesy setting.
Funkup's only appearance at Scala this spring. I decided to bring my Custom B3. It works well in this band, espacially it has a separate sub bass output. Conny Bloom was playing guitar, and there were some guests as well. As usual, playing with this band is just a party!
Second gig of our trip down south. I have played at this club a couple of times, but not this particular venue. It was almost full, everyone on the top of their game. When we played "Got my mojo working" I hought to myself - wow, that was fun! So, I put up the solo on youtube. Enjoy!
Livejazzbaren celebrating their 3 year anniversary with some of the guest artists over the years. In the picture, the house trio is sitting in the couch, and guest artists in the back.
Church service with a jazz theme. We've done a couple of those, and they can be quite different. What I liked about this one was that in middle there was a conversation between me and the preacher. Some parts of it were prepared, but he did put me on the spot as well. But I like that.
Off to Hallsberg for some blues! The concert was filmed by jazztv.se and is available for subscribers. Do check out their site!
Funk Up's played in the VIP lounge at Cancergalan in Globen. Short but sweet!
The last concert of the tour, complete with a Chrstmas lunch. Nothing left than to with you all a Merry Christmas!
Last day of our tour in Västerås at homes for elderly. You can tell it's close to Christmas.
Second gig this day. Things got a little more complicated due to technical problems with my van, but it worked out quite nicely.
During this tour of "Mötesplatser" (Meeting places) in Västerås, it has been interesting to see how they differ. This one I especially liked, sitting in an open space with a library behind us.
Second gig of the day - another meeting point.
Another day of our tour of so called meeting point for enderly in Västerås. This one with a nice little stage in front of the cafeteria.
Sunday lunch blues at Kulturoasen with the BB King tribute and it was filled almost to capacity. "Let the good times roll" is one of the songs, and I can vouch for that we had a really good time!
Fun night at Scala with Funk Up's and some guest artists!
Though Västerås is not too far from Uppsala, I haven't been there so much. This tour takes us around the community and it's nice to see the different parts.
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.