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icethesite talks to Bernard Löhr

icethesite talks to Bernard Löhr

In December 2023, icethesite was lucky enough to have an interview with Bernard Löhr at Mono Music on Skeppsholmen. It was fascinating to see the new Dolby Atmos-enabled studio space he has there now, having moved upstairs in the building. A big thank you goes to Bernard for being so accommodating and also to Benny Andersson for helping to facilitate the conversation. Bernard Löhr, Stockholm, December 2023. Bernard, the former head of Polar Studios, has recorded and mixed tracks for many renowned artists, such as Céline Dion, Britney Spears, Westlife, Will Young and others, as well as ABBA, of…
No Benny Anderssons Orkester release in 2023

No Benny Anderssons Orkester release in 2023

We reported earlier this year that Benny had been working with BAO plus Helen Sjöholm and Tommy Körberg on new music and that it was hoped that a new album would be released this autumn. We can update the story now to say that any release of the new music will now be in 2024 and probably in the spring. Thank you Benny for updating us.
Benny Anderssons Orkester news update

Benny Anderssons Orkester news update

Mono Music, Skeppsholmen "I have five more songs, well 'five and a half' ready for the band when we start recording again at the end of the month," said Benny when icethesite caught up with him recently at Mono Music. When asked if the idea is to release an album from these and the earlier recordings, Benny confirmed that is indeed the intention. If all goes well, the album release will most likely be sometime in the autumn. Benny paid tribute to Göran Arnberg who has again been transcribing for him so that the musicians all have their individual…
Benny Anderssons Orkester back on TV

Benny Anderssons Orkester back on TV

Benny and his fabled merry men started 2023 with three appearances on the popular SVT show På spåret. Scenes from the third appearance of BAO on 'På spåret' The last of the three episodes aired on 18 February and featured Helen Sjöholm and Tommy Körberg, fittingly finishing the appearances with the duet 'Time To Say Goodbye'. Benny accompanied Swedish singer Laleh in their most recent collaboration Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) in one of the episodes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf032h40O1E&t=4s Another stand out from the BAO appearances was the collaboration with Icona Pop Jalopy & Drive My Car.…
Benny Andersson In Our Hearts – A new tribute concert

Benny Andersson In Our Hearts – A new tribute concert

Malmö Live Konserthus has announced a series of concerts dedicated to the music of Benny Andersson. For four evenings in May, the state-of-the-art venue will play host to the 90 musicians of the Malmö Symphony Orchestra alongside some of Sweden’s most prominent solo artists such as Gunilla Backman (Mamma Mia!, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Miss Saigon), Fred Johansson (Aladdin, Footloose, Sunset Boulevard, Evita, Beauty & The Beast) and Frida Öhrn (known for her successful collaborations with Sweden’s foremost artists and her 2020 cover of Roxette’s Fading Like A Flower) together with The Voices of Scandinavia…