Biography

It was Peter Criss’ drum solo on KISS Alive that got me interested in drumming. I used to play air drums to it when I was about 4½ years old. I got my first drum at my 5th birthday. When I was 7 years old I bought my first drum kit.

 

In 1987 I started my first band, Injury. And in 1989 I was in my first real band, Abstraction. Abstraction did a bunch of gigs in our hometown Västerås. During the 90’s I had several different bands.

 

In 1995 I moved to Stockholm to study music at Rockmusikerlinjen (RML).

I had a few years of struggle before a friend of mine, Magnus Henriksson, introduced me to Erik Mårtensson. Erik and Magnus started the band Eclipse that would eventually have me on drums. I was hired to do the tour of their first album. And then I played on Eclipse’s second album, Second To None, as a permanent member. I was in Eclipse for six years, 2000-2006.

 

In 2005 I toured with Swedish band Sha-Boom, who had great success in the late 80’s/early 90’s. Some of the gigs included guest singers as Tommy Nilsson (ex- Easy Action), Nanne Grönvall and Anki Bagger.

 

In 2007 I joined Talisman for a few gigs on their farewell tour. Talisman included Jeff Scott Soto (ex- Yngwie Malmsteen, ex- Journey) on vocals and bass mastermind Marcel Jacob (ex- Yngwie Malmsteen). The guitarist on the tour was Brian Young (David Lee Roth, Beau Nasty)

 

In 2008 I did a world tour with Danish band Royal Hunt. We played all over Europe. After that we continued to Russia and Japan. We ended the tour at Sweden Rock Festival. The singer of Royal Hunt during this period was Mark Boals (Uli Jon Roth, ex- Yngwie Malmsteen). We also did some shows in Denmark opening for Alice Cooper and Deep Purple.

 

Later in 2008 I did one gig at Firefest, Nottingham, with Mitch Malloy. This gig was recorded for an official DVD release in 2009.

 

In 2009 I joined Swedish band Vindictiv for a tour. The band includes bassist Nalle Påhlsson (Therion, ex- Treat).

 

I joined metal band Lion’s Share for their summer tour in 2010.

 

Also in 2010 I returned to Firefest. This time to do a gig with legendary singer Jimi Jamison (Survivor). The Firefest gig was released as an official DVD and CD. We did a tour of Sweden in November 2010 and one gig in Austria. The band featured members of

melodic rock band H.E.A.T.

 

In 2011 I joined Jamison again at Firefest. And in 2012 I played on his last CD, Never Too Late. The CD was recorded and produced by Erik Mårtensson of Eclipse.

 

I was a member of melodic rock/AOR band Grand Design between April 2013 and November 2015. I recorded one album with the band, Thrill Of The Night. Released in 2014. We also played at the Melodic Rock Fest 4 in Chicago, IL, USA.

 

In the autumn of 2014 I returned to Eclipse, but not as the drummer. This time I was asked to play bass. It was an easy choice to make since I love Erik’s songs and I believe in the band. Since then Eclipse have released the highly acclaimed album Armageddonize with a tour that followed.

 

From 2006 to present I've played in a coverband, Rockbusters, together with Erik Mårtensson and guitarist Andreas Rydman. We continue doing gigs for some of Swedens biggest companys.

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