7Hard signed swedish Stockholm Stoner feat. ex Abba Guitarist!
A new swedish super group with their first album with 10 great songs feat. ex Abba Guitarist “Mats Ronander” and other great musicians! Already in the swedish charts and television! Watch out for this hot release!
Stockholm Stoner -
MATS RONANDER – Lead Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica
He is most known in Scandinavia for his 10 solo albums composed and written by him and 4 albums with “Low Budget Blues band”/”Ronander Blues”!
More than 30 years experience as producer, studio/live session musician with major Scandinavian/European artists like ABBA (1979/1980), Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople), Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), Mick Ronson, Graham Parker, Sanne Salmonsen, Ulf Lundell, Ted Gardestad, Marie Fredriksson ( Roxette) and many others! He played the leading part in the Swedish movie Somnen (The Sleep) released 1984.
TORBJORN “Tobbe” STENER – Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Programming
After studies at Berkley Collage of music in Boston Massachusetts, Tobbe started as a full time musician in 1981. Since then he has played on several hundreds of records and been on tour with artists like:
Marie Fredriksson (Roxette), Nordman ( 3rd best Selling group so far in Swedish Music history), Carola, Style, One More Time, Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople), Mick Ronson, Graham Parker, Dan Reed (also produced an album for him), Annika Ljungberg from Rednex (also produced and album for her), Jill Johnsson, Sanne Salmonsen and many others! He is today guitar player in most of the major TV shows in Sweden and is owner of Big Moss recording studio in Stockholm.
JOHAN WAHLSTROM – Keyboards, Programming
During 1980ths and 90ths he did 5 solo albums and one album with the band Johnny & The Yobs and toured with lots of international and Scandinavian artists like:
Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople) Mick Ronson, Graham Parker, Dan Reed, Lis Sorensen, Sanne Salmonsen, Ted Gardestad and many others! Johan is also an established visual artist, exhibiting his art in Europe and in The USA.
KARIN RISBERG – Backup vocals, Lead vocal
As an established session singer in Sweden, Karin have worked with on recordings and tours with artists like:
Robert Plant, Noiseworks, Carola, Nanne Gronvall, Umberto Totsi, Kee Marcello (from the super group Europe), Amie Comeaux, Norma Jean, Connie Smith, John Adam Murph! As a solo artist in the 1980ts Karin was working with the songwriter and producer Jacques Morali, famous for writing the hit song YMCA ( Village People)!
MAGNUS FRITZ – Drums
Magnus is a well-established top session musician in Sweden with many recordings and tours with major Swedish Artists. He is educated at the Royal Academy Of Music in Stockholm, Sweden where he studied drums and percussions. He also spent two years living in London where he performed and recorded with some great English musicians.
He is frequently used as a drummer on major theater/musical shows in Sweden: Mamma Mia (the ABBA- musical), Chess (also a show written by Bjorn and Benny of ABBA), West Side Story Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Singing in the rain and others. Magnus play the drums in many major Swedish television shows. He is together with Tobbe owner of Big Moss recording studio where he records drum tracks for various producers/productions.
Germany, Austria and Switzerland release date: 15. May 2009
1. The Bridge
2. Spare Me Some Change
3. Would You
4. My World
5. Not Your Lover
6. Broken Wing Angel
7. Get to Know Me
8. I Believe
9. Nothings The Same Anymore
10. Is Anybody Out There
All music composed by Mats Ronander, Tobbe Stener and Johan Wahlstrom. Lyrics by Maria Brage, Joe Hrasna and Rick Shadrick.Recorded at Big Moss Studio in Stockholm Sweden.