Give us a little Bio about you.
Vocalist and songwriter in the thrashpop-punk band SURFEROSA ( 2000-2010).
Toured with bands like The Killers, Electric Six and Turbonegro.
Surferosa have released 3 albums: Shanghai My heart (2003), The Force (2006), The Beat On The Street (2008).
Publishing/playstation/pitching : Fifa 2007 with the song Royal Uniform, Sims 2 and sims 3.
Idol-judge in 2007 (Norway).
I´ve been a Dj since 2002. I love to make people go nuts, laugh and have the greatest time of their life
Who are your influences?
Nature, sex, my faggot-friends in London and my amazing producers Zebra 1 Heavy black heart️
When will your new material be out?
My second single FRIKKIN FANTASTIC will be out 5th of October! Excited about releasing this jewelry of schizofrenic madness! Haha!
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
My life in general! All the shit I’ve been through and all good things Smiling face with open mouth I live hard and that gives me a tons of stories …
Where do you see yourself in 2-5 Years?
Hopefully I´m still doing what I´m doing now, making music and work with culture. I´ve probably made album no.2 and are playing my euro-japanese music everywhere 😀
When your not doing music,what do you do?
I go mountain-hiking (sleep in tent and fish), watch movies/series, hang with friends, go to concerts to see other musicians + art exhibitions, and much more…. In the winter I love to travel to the mountains to snowboard.
If you could collaborate with one UK Artist who would it be?
I would love to work with The Prodigy !!!! I´m a BIG BIG fan !!! Their sound is …just… breathtaking !!
If you could collaborate with one USA Artist who would it be?
That would probably be Grace Jones and Brandon Flowers. I´ve toured with The Killers with my now not existing band Surferosa, and I´ve sung with Brandon on stage on tour and festivals, so I know it would be a good deal. hi hi !
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?
Dream venue would be The Buckingham Palace and Wembley Arena (nostalgic)! It would be wicked to do Glastonbury Festival, Download Festival ( did that one in 2004), The Great Escape Festival (I played there this year and I loved it. Wanna go back ), Reading Festival +++ there are so many cool festivals ! I´ll go where the ROSA storm takes me !
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?
Burning Man Festival, Coachella, Bonnaroo…. Dream-venue in the states has to be Madison Square Garden (YOLO)!
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
To live everyday like it´s the last one…..
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
Stay hungry, don´t compromise, trust in yourself 100 %, don´t follow a trend, follow yourself. Play as much live as you can, then you´ll get GOOD, yes really GOOD in what you do ! Just go and show them how to do it etc….
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Life ain´t easy it´s simple! Working in the music-business all these years have taught me that it´s a looong way to the top if you wanna rock´n roll (AC/DZ). Life can be hardcore, but I always think that someone else has a much worst life than me. And that´s so true….Look at what´s going on in Syria at the moment and other places around the globe..
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you can not forget?
-Take a breath (My hear always beats a bit faster before a gig…)
-To eat, cause I move a lot on stage and I need energy! Lot´s of it !!
-Go through the set-list w my band !
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
<3 <3 <3 Yes I do!
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