Elvis in russian

Tovarishchi Elvisa

Me and pedal steel player Niklas Widén have been playing together for some years in an annual Elvis show based in Uppsala, Sweden. We also share an interest in the russian language, both having studied it before

Earlier this year we had an idea to combine these two. Why not do Elvis songs in russian? It was a too fun idea to ignore. So we started looking for songs that would fit the concept. We also found some translations online that could be used as a basis, though most of them needed some editing.

We started rehearsing during summer. We decided to both play the guitar and sing. Then on an event called “Culture night” in Uppsala held last Saturday we made our premiere gig. One of the weirdest gigs in a while, but a lot of fun!

Tovarishchi Elvisa - gig

The project was named Tovarishchi Elvisa (Elvis’ comrades). At the moment, no more gigs are planned but I’m sure there will be. It’s a fun contrast to all the Hammond playing!

These picures are taken by Palli Kristmundsson (right) and by Ted Dluzewski (left). Palli also documented one of our rehearsals and you can visit his gallery here:

http://galleri.2or4.se/Musik/2013/tovarisjtji-elvisa-repar-infor-kulturnatten-i-uppsala

Upcoming shows
  • August 22nd, 2019, 7:00pm
    Trinity
    Brännkyrka kyrka, Älvsjö
  • August 29th, 2019, 8:00pm
    Trinity
    Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm
  • September 12th, 2019,
    Gransten Bluesband
    TBA, Hamburg
  • September 13th, 2019,
    Gransten Bluesband
    TBA, Celle
  • September 14th, 2019,
    Gransten Bluesband
    Woodstore, Coppenbrugge
  • September 22nd, 2019, 4:00pm
    Arnesen Bluesband
    Missionskyrkan, Sala
  • October 5th, 2019, 7:00pm
    BB King Tribute w. Claes Janson & Thomas Arnesen
    Blidösund, Stockholm
  • November 8th, 2019, 8:00pm
    Trinity
    Borgholms bio, Borgholm
  • November 8th, 2019, 8:00pm
    Trinity
    Borgholms bio, Borgholm
  • November 9th, 2019, 3:00pm
    Trinity
    Restaurang Badholmen, Oskarshamn
  • November 25th, 2019, 10:30am
    Trinity
    Äldreboende, Västerås
  • November 25th, 2019, 1:00pm
    Trinity
    Äldreboende, Västerås
  • November 25th, 2019, 3:00pm
    Trinity
    Äldreboende, Västerås
  • November 26th, 2019, 11:00am
    Trinity
    Äldreboende, Västerås
  • November 26th, 2019, 1:00pm
    Trinity
    Äldreboende, Västerås
  • December 5th, 2019, 8:00pm
    Trinity
    Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm
  • December 15th, 2019, 5:00pm
    Julkonsert
    Frösö kyrka, Östersund
  • December 15th, 2019, 7:00pm
    Julkonsert
    Frösö kyrka, Östersund
Latest shows