live!

Sonntag 17.2.13
doors 19.00, show 19.30
So 17.2.13

FRISKA VILJOR (SWE)

+ support: AMANDA MAIR

+ support: AMANDA MAIR

doors 19.00, show 19.30

Vorverkauf
Abendkasse
Links

32.- Starticket, BIZZ, Jelmoli, Manor-& Migros-City
34.- (ohne Gewähr)
Homepage
Myspace

Die Geschichte zweier Freunde, die gequält vom Herzschmerz eine Band gründeten und während zahlreicher, durchzechter Nächte das Debüt „Bravo“ schrieben und einspielten, wurde oft erzählt. Das ist allerdings schon über sechs Jahre her. Beste Freunde sind Daniel Johansson und Joakim Sveningsson immer noch. Aber es hat sich auch viel verändert.

Deshalb dachten sich die Beiden, dass es an der Zeit wäre, einmal die letzten Jahre zu rekapitulieren. Jahre, in denen die Musiker zahlreiche Erfolge feierten, vier Studio-Alben veröffentlichten, fast 400 Konzerte in verschiedensten Ländern spielten und nebenbei auch noch den Schritt ins Leben als Familenväter wagten.

Genug Stoff also, um hier noch einmal ihre Geschichte zusammenzufassen, und zwar „in their own words“ - die komplette Geschichte von Friska Viljor!

The beginning

This mutual trip started in the small town of Värnamo in southern Sweden. The year was 1977, it was May and summer was coming. Within 12 days Daniel Johansson and Joakim Sveningsson both decided it was time to face the outside world. Hopefully the two babies warmed their parents hearts, as the summer ended up very cold and rainy.

First encounter

Even though Värnamo is a small town it took years before the boys met for the first time, but at the age of eight it was finally time. Daniel, who lived on the other side of the town, was visiting a friend that lived next to Joakim. Daniel, Joakim and two more boys started playing together, but as often happens with young boys a quarrel arose. What first started as a nice play date had evolved to a showdown in form of a mud war. Luckily things calmed down after a while, and since then Daniel and Joakim haven´t thrown mud at each other again.

Musical background

At the year of five Daniel started playing the trumpet in the local brass band. Daniel: “As a young kid you didn´t feel very cool carrying around the trumpet at school or playing public concerts. But since my father was the conductor of the band it was never an option to stop playing, which is something I´m very grateful of today. A lot of my melodic language and sense for arrangements comes from my upbringing playing with that brass band.”

Joakim started playing music a little bit later in life. His older brother John had found their fathers old Polish orchestra guitar, and with some help from him John learned his first chords. Then, when John started up his first metal band he needed a bass player and 12 year old Joakim was drafted.

First favourite record

1985 Whitney Houston released her self titled debut which soon became both boys favourite album. Joakim: “I could sit days by the vinyl player listening and singing along to the songs. ‘All at once’ and ‘Greatest love of all’ sounded all over the house to the joy of my parents.

From antagonists to brothers in arms

In the early nineties the guys played with two competing metal bands, Claustrophobia and Schizophrenia. (Mental disorders were popular band names in Värnamo at that time) Dreams of record contract, platinum sales and a sold out Wembley occupied both of their minds. After a couple of years of struggling, playing some local concerts twice a year and badmouthing each others bands they realized Wembley wasn´t gonna happen, so Claustrophobia and Schizophrenia split up. Some years later the guys realized they had more fun together than apart, so they put down their guns and started playing together in a hippieish pop band called Androgyne. Since then they´ve stood by each others sides, both musically and in rest of life.

Growing up and the startof Friska Viljor

After graduating from high school they both moved to Stockholm. Daniel to study music, and Joakim to become a teacher. Some years went by, they had some bands that didn´t do any memorable stuff. Then 2005 they both experienced what should be the start of Friska Viljor. You know the cliché:

Boy meets girl, boy looses girl, starts a band and mends heart.

Daniel: “Suddenly we were living our dream. Even though the clubs were a bit smaller than Wembley, we were actually touring all over Europe.”

Joakim: “We saw a new town every day and a new club every night. We met fantastic people, made new friends and got to experience everything that comes with touring.”

 

Present

SMS-conversation between Daniel and Joakim April 2012 regarding meeting up in the studio:

 

- I´m running a bit late. I thought it was my laptop I had on my back, but it turned up to be Lasses nursing bag…spent the night at the hospital so a bit dizzy. Baby asthma again.

- Ok. Just hurry. Sanna´s going out for the first time after stopping breast feeding, so I can´t stay that long.

- Yes! Are we still on for Friday? Olle has swim school at five, but before that?

- Sure! I´m playing golf first, but between two and four?

 

Daniel & Joakim:

“Since we released our fourth album ‘The beginning of the beginning of the end’ a lot of things have happened. Most important of all is that two new humans have graced us with their presence. Becoming parents has been fantastic, but it has also changed our daily life in many ways. For example going from ruling most of your schedule yourself, to hardly be able to find time to get your minimum sleep.

Our initial plan was to release our fifth album the spring of 2012, but after countless sleepless nights, days filled with baby logistics, plus working at our regular day jobs we had a hard time finding energy to spend time in the studio. Thus the delay. One and a half year late we´re finally very proud to present to you our fifth album “Remember our name”.

To sum things up:

Sometimes life evolves just as expected, sometimes it’s the other way around. When it comes to our band we´ve come further than we dared to dream. We´ve seen new countries and cities, met people and experienced things we couldn´t imagine when starting. We´ve played in front of 30 000 and we´ve played empty halls. We´ve laughed and we´ve cried. During the six years we´ve been around we´ve gone from old teens to grown ups. We´re so grateful that we´ve been able to do this, and plan to continue as long as we´re able to. We hope you like our new record, and to see you along the road.

With love /Daniel & Joakim

Flyer
Vorverkauf
Abendkasse
Links

32.- Starticket, BIZZ, Jelmoli, Manor-& Migros-City
34.- (ohne Gewähr)
Homepage
Myspace

Die Geschichte zweier Freunde, die gequält vom Herzschmerz eine Band gründeten und während zahlreicher, durchzechter Nächte das Debüt „Bravo“ schrieben und einspielten, wurde oft erzählt. Das ist allerdings schon über sechs Jahre her. Beste Freunde sind Daniel Johansson und Joakim Sveningsson immer noch. Aber es hat sich auch viel verändert.

Deshalb dachten sich die Beiden, dass es an der Zeit wäre, einmal die letzten Jahre zu rekapitulieren. Jahre, in denen die Musiker zahlreiche Erfolge feierten, vier Studio-Alben veröffentlichten, fast 400 Konzerte in verschiedensten Ländern spielten und nebenbei auch noch den Schritt ins Leben als Familenväter wagten.

Genug Stoff also, um hier noch einmal ihre Geschichte zusammenzufassen, und zwar „in their own words“ - die komplette Geschichte von Friska Viljor!

The beginning

This mutual trip started in the small town of Värnamo in southern Sweden. The year was 1977, it was May and summer was coming. Within 12 days Daniel Johansson and Joakim Sveningsson both decided it was time to face the outside world. Hopefully the two babies warmed their parents hearts, as the summer ended up very cold and rainy.

First encounter

Even though Värnamo is a small town it took years before the boys met for the first time, but at the age of eight it was finally time. Daniel, who lived on the other side of the town, was visiting a friend that lived next to Joakim. Daniel, Joakim and two more boys started playing together, but as often happens with young boys a quarrel arose. What first started as a nice play date had evolved to a showdown in form of a mud war. Luckily things calmed down after a while, and since then Daniel and Joakim haven´t thrown mud at each other again.

Musical background

At the year of five Daniel started playing the trumpet in the local brass band. Daniel: “As a young kid you didn´t feel very cool carrying around the trumpet at school or playing public concerts. But since my father was the conductor of the band it was never an option to stop playing, which is something I´m very grateful of today. A lot of my melodic language and sense for arrangements comes from my upbringing playing with that brass band.”

Joakim started playing music a little bit later in life. His older brother John had found their fathers old Polish orchestra guitar, and with some help from him John learned his first chords. Then, when John started up his first metal band he needed a bass player and 12 year old Joakim was drafted.

First favourite record

1985 Whitney Houston released her self titled debut which soon became both boys favourite album. Joakim: “I could sit days by the vinyl player listening and singing along to the songs. ‘All at once’ and ‘Greatest love of all’ sounded all over the house to the joy of my parents.

From antagonists to brothers in arms

In the early nineties the guys played with two competing metal bands, Claustrophobia and Schizophrenia. (Mental disorders were popular band names in Värnamo at that time) Dreams of record contract, platinum sales and a sold out Wembley occupied both of their minds. After a couple of years of struggling, playing some local concerts twice a year and badmouthing each others bands they realized Wembley wasn´t gonna happen, so Claustrophobia and Schizophrenia split up. Some years later the guys realized they had more fun together than apart, so they put down their guns and started playing together in a hippieish pop band called Androgyne. Since then they´ve stood by each others sides, both musically and in rest of life.

Growing up and the startof Friska Viljor

After graduating from high school they both moved to Stockholm. Daniel to study music, and Joakim to become a teacher. Some years went by, they had some bands that didn´t do any memorable stuff. Then 2005 they both experienced what should be the start of Friska Viljor. You know the cliché:

Boy meets girl, boy looses girl, starts a band and mends heart.

Daniel: “Suddenly we were living our dream. Even though the clubs were a bit smaller than Wembley, we were actually touring all over Europe.”

Joakim: “We saw a new town every day and a new club every night. We met fantastic people, made new friends and got to experience everything that comes with touring.”

 

Present

SMS-conversation between Daniel and Joakim April 2012 regarding meeting up in the studio:

 

- I´m running a bit late. I thought it was my laptop I had on my back, but it turned up to be Lasses nursing bag…spent the night at the hospital so a bit dizzy. Baby asthma again.

- Ok. Just hurry. Sanna´s going out for the first time after stopping breast feeding, so I can´t stay that long.

- Yes! Are we still on for Friday? Olle has swim school at five, but before that?

- Sure! I´m playing golf first, but between two and four?

 

Daniel & Joakim:

“Since we released our fourth album ‘The beginning of the beginning of the end’ a lot of things have happened. Most important of all is that two new humans have graced us with their presence. Becoming parents has been fantastic, but it has also changed our daily life in many ways. For example going from ruling most of your schedule yourself, to hardly be able to find time to get your minimum sleep.

Our initial plan was to release our fifth album the spring of 2012, but after countless sleepless nights, days filled with baby logistics, plus working at our regular day jobs we had a hard time finding energy to spend time in the studio. Thus the delay. One and a half year late we´re finally very proud to present to you our fifth album “Remember our name”.

To sum things up:

Sometimes life evolves just as expected, sometimes it’s the other way around. When it comes to our band we´ve come further than we dared to dream. We´ve seen new countries and cities, met people and experienced things we couldn´t imagine when starting. We´ve played in front of 30 000 and we´ve played empty halls. We´ve laughed and we´ve cried. During the six years we´ve been around we´ve gone from old teens to grown ups. We´re so grateful that we´ve been able to do this, and plan to continue as long as we´re able to. We hope you like our new record, and to see you along the road.

With love /Daniel & Joakim

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