Right now the band is in song writing mode and really enjoying it! We just tape recorded two of the new songs in Real Music Studios – good fun and we’re hoping to release them before the end of this year. We’ll of course let you know when it’s out and if we don’t talk til then – Merry christmas to all of you!
Here comes, finally, a glimpse of the highlights from our Gotland tour in the summer. As you can see we had a great time both on and off stage – as always! The two weeks included lots of gigs, great times with new and old friends, young guest stars, great weather and food. This time we played almost all our gigs in the city of Visby, next year we’re hoping to see more of the countryside!
Landsort is the most southern island of the Stockholm archipelago and one of our favorites – it’s a beautiful place and full of friendly islanders. We started off playing outside the cosy bakery connected to the hostel run by Tess’s cousin Anne and her husband Lennart. It was a nice concert with a lot of day tourists enjoying the music and the best cinnamon buns for miles!
At night we played at Saltboden, the local pub run by lovely Hanna Wallander which was fully booked by islanders – they’d been waiting for our return since last year we were told ☺ And so it seemed – several people in the audience knew the lyrics by heart after buying our album last year and the concert turned into quite a party with people singing along and young enthusiastic dancers! A memorable evening to say the least, thanks Landsort! And thanks to Jessica and Anne-Marie for coming out with us to support and even helping out with backing vocals!
All in all we had wonderful days on the island being fed great food, drinking great local beer, swimming in the sea and meeting new friends. We also got the chance to visit Tess’s auntie and uncle and watch the 100 year old boats in Nynäshamn before taking the night ferry to Visby.
After recovering from two long nights of fun we headed south to Malmö
and to the lovely Peter Tegnér’s event ”Goodnightsun – musik i
solnedgången”. Usually the concerts are set by the water outdoors, but
- having pretty much the worst swedish summer in history – we weren’t
all that chocked to have to move the concert indoors because of the
weather.. It still turned out to be a gorgeous evening though, the
whole place filled up completely by a super attentive audience which
made it a pure joy to perform. I, the singer of this band, felt very
much like the storyteller I ’d like to be – present in every word. A
glorious feeling, thank you Malmö and Peter for a great night!
A warm welcome makes all the difference for a musician, be it on or
off stage! At Eileens Folkfest we had the luxury to enjoy both, being
well looked after by a wonderful crew and getting a great response
from a wonderful audience. Eileens folkfest really is a happening in
town and the Lidköping crowd is a merry bunch to say the least;
clapping, singing, dancing and cheering – to our tunes as well as to
the tunes of some japanese guys playing nordic folkmusic and of course
to the tunes of wellknown swedish bands like Hoven Droven and Räven.
We had some great days of performing, dancing like crazy, being
inspired by other bands, meeting new friends, enjoying the beautiful
On Friday the 13th of july we’ll begin a 3 week tour, starting at The
Eileens Folk Festival, finishing in Visby – with some awesome stops in
between! We hope to see you all along the way? For information on gigs
and venues, check out the calendar here: (länk?) We heard the weather
is gonna be great too (as a compensation for a terrible rainy first
month of summer in Sweden:) which is lucky since most of our gigs are
outdoors like always…
Being on tour with Tess in Toulouse means getting to play live almost
every day, which is beyond awesome, but it also means jam sessions in
the car and in parks along the way, playing music in the streets,
meeting new friends, eating great food, having cold beers in the sun,
crazy morning gymnastics while people either stare or join in,
excursions to local fun places etc etc. See why we’re looking forward
As mentioned before, the year that’s passed since last summer has been
full of challenges for the band; vocal chord problems, bandmembers
away on travels, and around easter our bass player Klara decided to
quit the band. Although no hard feelings involved, it was still a
great loss for the band and a BIG challenge to replace this
wonderfully talented woman. We all love Klara like a sister and wish
her the best of luck with her new goals in life! We also want to thank
her for her engagement in this band, both musically and otherwise, and
for many great memories of good times!
Having planned a summer tour already the search began for a new bass
player! It felt like an endless search but at the end of the tunnel we
finally found a man of great wit, quick fingers and an awesome
falsetto We’re now happy and proud to introduce you to David
Lindberg, who will be with us for at least this summer – come see us
live soon to get to know him better..
Soon, soon, soon we’re OFF but stay tuned for more updates – we’ll
keep you posted along the way!
Både rösten och gitarristen är tillbaka, hurra!! Efter en höst med sångförbud för Tess pga svullna stämband och en vinter med Markus resandes i Sydostasien är vi äntligen friska och återförenade och ser fram emot vad som ser ut att bli en fantastisk spelsommar för Tess in Toulouse! I planerna ingår t ex stor fest på Hemma hos Kaj, Eileens folkfest i Lidköping, spelningar i skärgården och 2-3 veckors spelningar på Gotland! Exakta datum finns/kommer att finnas i kalendern här på hemsidan!
Våren invigdes i helgen med spelning i Hammarbykyrkan följt av en underbar bandhelg på Kalvudden i Roslagens skärgård! En massa repande, färdigställande av nya låtar och planering inför sommarens spelningar. Åååh det är så kul att skriva och spela nytt och vi är sjukt pepp på att spela våra nya låtar för er!! Premiären för dem blir en jättefest på hemma hos Kaj den 25 maj, ni som var där förra året minns va? Vi hoppas på minst lika grym stämning och på att vår favvo-Neil ska DJ:a igen, mer info kommer så fort allt är bestämt!
Våra fantastiska respektive Jocke, Jessica och Micke var också med under helgen och förgyllde vår lediga tid – som i vanlig ordning ägnades mest åt god mat och gott vin. Om någon mot förmodan lyckats missa det är hela Tess in Toulouse galna i mat…
On our only day off we took the bus all around the northern island of Gotland; Fårö.
On our way back to the car we found a trace of shoes, leading up to a what seemed to be a very randomly located “Shoe cemitary” where people had donated there worn out shoes. Tess, who’s already known to avoid shoes at any given opportunity, of course donated hers too…
Thinking the randomness would end there we were proven wrong once again when out of the forest comes an old man who brings us to his beautiful and exhibition of “things made out of lost items in general and shoes in particular”… amazing art created by two men with an obvious sense of humor and childlike minds!
Check out this “street musician” for example!
Arriving in Visby, exhausted and surprised to see the city so empty we didn’t know quite what to expect from the days to come. Looking back on the days that followd, it makes us all smile. We’ve had an amazing time and most of it (again) we spent eating and drinking pure goodness in gorgeous places….
On our first night we found beer and swedish hip hop at Rosengården.
After beach at Kallis, or “Little Ibiza” as our friend calls it…As you can see we blended in perfectly in our pirate circus style clothes…:)
The obvious highlight was our first night at “Gamla masters” where we were so warmly welcomed and well taken care of by owner Gabbe & staff we rarely saw anything like it in the history of this band!