I am a freelance musician, singer & songwriter, producer and sound engineer from the west coast of Sweden. After spending over a decade in Ireland I gathered my instruments and made my way back home to Halmstad (Sweden) again. After spending many years on the road and performing music on a constant basis, I decided it was time for a little break. I stopped gigging for a while and instead I spent the dark winter months in my childhood room recording and producing "Janne målares orkester" debut album. Listen here. At the same time I studied sound engineering and completed a diploma in "sound engineering & music production" from the school of Studio Recordia in Varberg. I then returned to the live performance scene, with particular focus on solo performance, but also in bands.
In Ireland I played in many different bands, and many different genres – everything from kletzmer, bluegrass, blues, funk, americana, jazz, a wee bit of Irish trad and Swedish folk songs.
I´ve performed in festivals around Europe, theatres, restaurants, pubs, radio, TV, streets and squares. I´ve been keeping busy playing music and estimate I´ve played at least 2000 gigs through the years.
I´ve also worked with arranging and producing music for Irish singer & songwriters, which lead to several recorded albums. To the present day, I have played on 12 full-length albums: 11 of which were with other bands and artists, and one completely solo.