Jan Gradvall interviewed Eva Dahlgren while she is in New York. Eva is currently mixing the songs for “Så mycket bättre” which will be on TV4 in Autumn and explains that afterwards she will “hopefully have a nice writing period” and talks about doing something with music again.
Eva also talks about the equipment she uses in her home studio and that she currently listens to Adele and Rihanna (!).
On the website you will now find links to Eva’s videos (to Efva Attling jewels and glasses), pictures done by Eva (many of Efva Attling) as well as discography, information about her books and tour (when there is any, that is).
And a funny side note: the covers of some of the albums used on the discography are still the ones I scanned myself many years ago and are actually scans of MY LPs/CDs
Eva Dahlgren is going to appear in Niklas Strömstedt SVT show Tack för musiken this Saturday, August 27th at 20:45.
The show was recorded in Juni at Maximteater in Stockholm and each of the 6 chapters is dedicated to a different artist. The TV show had it’s premiere last week and was dedicated to Ola Salo. Other artists are Lars Winnerbäck, Annika Norlin, Orup and Pernilla Andersson.
During the show, the artist performs some of his/her hits with Niklas’ band and is interview by the host Niklas, who also invited some surprise guests who had some impact in the artist’s career or life.
Other artists are supposed to be Tomas Ledin, Timbuktu, Mikael Wiehe, Lena Philipsson and Laleh. This info hasn’t been confirmed by Eva’s management or TV4, so I take it as rumours so far.
The first season of “Så mycket bättre” run on TV4 last Autumn with stars such as Lasse Berghagen, Lill Babs or Thomas Di Leva. The 7 artists spent a week in a hotel in Sweden, each of the artists had a day dedicated to themselves where this artist had to organise activities for the other participating artists, and the other artists performed cover versions of the “artist-of-the-day” songs. The show consisted of 8 chapters which were aired between October and December 2010. Wikipedia has a full list of songs which were performed.
In addition, a compilation album including these cover songs was released after the season 1 was over.
Efva Attling has been awarded with the Näringslivsmedaljen (Industry/business medal) by the Royal Patriotic Society (Kungliga Patriotika Sällskapet). Efva received the medal today from the Prince Carl Philip in a ceremony which took place in Riddarhuset, Stockholm (Sweden).
Efva has been awarded for her entrepreneurship and for founding her jewelry company Efva Attling Stockholm AB 12 years ago.
The other awarded with the same medal this year are: Lars Ander (Nya Wermlands-Tidningen AB), Lars Göran Blank (Jula AB, Skara), Anastasia Georgiadou (AB Svensk Personlig Assistans), Karl Hedin (Karl Hedin AB, Västanfors), Torsten Jansson (New Wave Group AB, Dingle), Laurent Leksell (Elekta AB, Stockholm), Jan-Erik Nilsson (Rederi AB Gotland, Visby), Marianne Ränk (Einar Mattsson AB, Stockholm), Jens och Ulf Spendrup (Spendrups Bryggeri AB, Vårby)
As you may have read, Eva Dahlgren was one of the hosts, or “master of ceremonies” as some Swedish press called it, of this year’s edition of Grammisgalan. She also joined The Ark with one of their performances, “Calleth You, Cometh I”, which can be seen on Youtube.
Unfortunately, this year the show was not broadcast on any TV (it had to be THIS year or??), so there are only pictures from the event for us to enjoy: Expressen, Aftonbladet.
I also found a “making of” the costumes Eva wore, by Bea Szenfeld.
According to Finnish website Chaos Tube, Eva Dahlgren is going to do her monologue in Finland in March 2011. The dates are as follows:
17.3.2011 – Alandica, Marienhamn
18.3.2011 – Savoy Teather, Helsinki
19.3.2011 – Savoy Teather, Helsinki
Tickets cost 49 Euro plus fees and go on sale on January 17th via Lippupalvelu for Helsinki and Alandica for Marienhamn.
Besides that, Eva will also take her monologue to other cities in Sweden:
08.3.2011 – Estrad, Södertälje (tickets on sale via Ticnet)
11.3.2011 – Kulturens hus – Stora salen, Luleå (tickets on sale via Ticnet)
16.3.2011 – Gävle Teater, Gävle (tickets on sale starting January 17th via Ticnet)
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.