Mija and Greta Folkesson back with new band Blackbird Sthlm

Mija and Greta Folkesson are back with the band Blackbird Sthlm, a newly formed band consisting of Fredrik von Gerbe (guitars, vocals, drums), Thomas Lindberg (bass), Erik Holmberg (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Stefan Bergström (guitar and vocals) and, last but not least, Mija Folkesson (vocals) and Greta Folkesson (vocals).

“If one should describe what kind of music Blackbird Sthlm makes, one comes up with bands and artists we grew up with, specially from the time we ourselves started to play music,” writes Fredrik von Gerbe on the band’s MySpace website. “Back then, one sat down with new released favourite albums and looked at the covers with all those pictures and one started to dream and believe that everything was possible.”

Bands and artists such as Stones, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jimmy Hendrix, Deep Purple and many many more are the band’s inspiration.”The fact that we managed to put this gang together feels extremely great,” Fredrik comments, “so it will be very exciting to be on this new journey.”

The band will perform tomorrow on TV4 Nyhetsmorgon. You can hear 2 of their songs, “White Dove” and “This Is Who I Am” on MySpace.

Update December 14: you can see the performance on TV4’s website. White Dove, This Is Who I Am, Interview with Fredrik and Mija.

Mija Folkesson’s Orkester Pop new album out in May

Mija Folkesson’s band Orkester Pop new album “Stava med skägg” will be released in Sweden on May 31st. There will also be a release party at Mosebacke at 17:00. Head to Orkesterpop.se to find out more about the band and other concert dates.

The band also has a group in Facebook and a website on MySpace, where you can also listen to samples of the songs.

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