Tack för musiken


My friend Ola Salo, singer and songwriter in Swedish glam popsters The Ark, was the first guest in this pretty brilliant TV-show (translated into english “Thank you for the music”) and was kind enough to invite me to participate to talk about our collaboration. I produced (and did some co-writing) on The Ark’s second album (“In lust we trust”) and worked with them again on two singles from their greatest hits album (“Arkeology”)… I am going to miss this band!! And “Tack för musiken”? It’s the Swedish equivalent to Elvis Costello’s “Spectacle” series, a show that’s about the music and the people behind the music. Don’t try to reach me on Saturday nights between 8.45 and 9.45 for the next five weeks, because I’m going to be glued to the TV sofa. Check it out here…




New single with Andreas Johnson, “Buzzin”, went out to the radio stations beginning of this week… Check it out here: Andreas Johson: \”Buzzin\” Climbing the music control chart here in Sweden. Buy it here on Itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/se/album/buzzin-single/id455758563



Got back from a wonderful vacation last week and went straight into the studio to record new original material with Swedish glam rock godfather Magnus Uggla… A truly great week in the studio, great showmanship, musicianship and… FUN! 15 tracks in four days!  😎

“The King” awarded with Guldklaven


Just got the news that “The King”, written by Fredrik Kempe and me and performed by The Playtones in Melodifestivalen 2011, was awarded with Guldklaven (the biggest dance band price in Sweden) tonight. Yaaayyy! I couldn’t be in Malung, where the award gala was held, because of a bad cold. Feeling much better now. 🙂

Home again…


…after two weeks of writing, meeting and driving in LA. Spent four days with supertalented Nikola Bedingfield, who is about to lauch her own project The Golden Phoenix. Website (under construction) here: http://thegoldenphoenixmusic.com/. Now for some Swedish vacation at our summer house…