Musicians


Gothenburg 2013

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Oscar and Carl – Violins

Oskar and Carl have played on the streets since their age of 10. They like to bring out the swedish folk music and they really succeed. It’s hard not to think of open meadows in the summer when these blond young guys play music. When they don’t perform on the streets they both study orchestral violin at high levels.

Age: 18 & 17 years old (2013)
Nationality: Gothenburg and Styrsö, Sweden
Like to play: Violin
Favorite band and artists: –
Source of inspiration: –
Years on the streets: On and off since the age of 10.
The best thing about being a street musician: Happy shouts and positive comments!

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Maloca – Drums

This is the most rhytmic part of #musicstreet. No doubts. This brazilian percussion player can entertain a crowd like no other. His show during the recordings is one of the big moments of 2013. It’s a pleasure to have this fantastic player as a part of the song and documentary.

Age: 40 years old (2013)
Nationality: Brazil
Like to play: All types of percussions
Favourite band/artist: Energetic music
Source of inspiration: Spiritual
Years on the streets: 4 years (31 years as a percussion player)
The best thing about being a street musician: Everyone can afford to see me perform.

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John – Keyed fiddle

Through our hashtag, a phone call and a number we got in touch with John. This keyed fiddle-player hadn’t played any music younger than 1900. John like to travel Sweden by bus and entertatin during medivial and folkmusic-events.

Age: 28 years old
Nationalityt: Gothenburg, Sweden
Like to play: Keyed fiddle
Source of inspiration: Folk music
Years on the streets: 1 years
The best thing about being a street musician: All new people you meet.

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Jerry – Acoustic gitar

Sometimes Jerry is very present, but two seconds later he has travelled to a place far away. Even if he sometimes is considered giddy, he is a talented musician and song writer with high ambitions.

Age: 30 years old
Nationality: Swedish
Like to play: Guitar
Favorite band and artists: Katy Perry
Source of inspiration: Denniz Pop
Years on the streets: 5 years
The best thing about being a street musician: To play music I like and to be appreciated for that.

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Timothy – Acoustic guitar and vocals

It all started with a Youtube-link through our website. Timothy made a stunning cover of Coldplay’s song Fix You. This lovely street musician is a natural singer of #musicstreet – It feels like home. He is also co-writer of the song!

Age: 30 years old (2013)
Nationality: Swedish
Like to play: What a wonderful world .
Favorite band/artist: Leonard Cohen and Sting
Source of inspiration: Ani DiFranco.
Years on the street: 10 years (2013)
The best thing about being a street musician: The freedom to rule my own working hours

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Simon – Bass

Simon is a bass player from Gothenburg, Sweden. Timothy was the one to introduce Simon to the project. When he don’t play on the streets he like to perform at different clubs with several bands and constellations.

Age: 26 years old (2013)
Nationality: Gothenburg, Sweden
Like to play: Electric bass guitar
Favoritband: –
Source of inspiration: My own tree of inspiration
Years on the street: 5 years
The best thing about being a street musician: Follow impulses spontaneously and meet new people.

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Ivan – Drums

According to the #musicstreet-team, Ivan is known as the “no problem-guy”. A nick name invented after just a few minutes. According to Ivan, very few things are hard to solve. A positive-thining role model for everyone who complains about their life situation.

Age: 33 (2013)
Nationality: Bulgaria
Like to play: The drum
Favorite band/artist: No one special
Source of inspiration: The baltic music
Years on the streets: 3 years in Sweden
The best thing about being a street musician: Everyone who dance while I perform!

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Roberto – Accordion

Roberto has played the accordion since he was 6 years old. He is a romani who came to Sweden to feed his family in Romania. To play pop-music is too easy because it contains too few colorations. A humble person with a big heart.

Age: 41 (2013)
Nationality: Rumänien
Like to play: Dragspel
Favorite band/artist: Whitney Houston (the best singer in the world!)
Source of inspiration: Mozart, Bach, Chopin, influences from waltz and balkan
Years on the streets: 3-4 years (in Sweden)
The best thing about being a street musician: All the people that appreciate to hear the music, the joy and the dances.

 


Stockholm 2014

Per

Per – Acoustic guitar and vocals

Robert Hill – Acoustic guitar and vocals

terje

Terje –Balalaika and vocals

 


Gothenburg och Accra 2014

Simon – Bass

Simon is a bass player from Gothenburg, Sweden. Timothy was the one to introduce Simon to the project. When he don’t play on the streets he like to perform at different clubs with several bands and constellations.

Age: 29 years old (2016)
Nationality: Gothenburg, Sweden
Like to play: Electric bass guitar
Favoritband: –
Source of inspiration: My own tree of inspiration
Years on the street: 8 years
The best thing about being a street musician: Follow impulses spontaneously and meet new people.

Timothy – Acoustic guitar and vocals

It all started with a Youtube link through our website. Timothy made a stunning cover of Coldplay’s song Fix You. This lovely street musician is a natural singer of #musicstreet – It feels like home. He is also co-writer of the song!

Age: 33 years old (2016)
Nationality: Swedish
Like to play: What a wonderful world .
Favorite band/artist: Leonard Cohen and Sting
Source of inspiration: Ani DiFranco.
Years on the street: 13 years
The best thing about being a street musician: The freedom to rule my own working hours

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John – Keyed fiddle

Through our hashtag, a phone call and a number we got in touch with John. This keyed fiddle-player hadn’t played any music younger than 1900. John like to travel Sweden by bus and entertatin during medivial and folkmusic-events.

Age: 31 years old (2016)
Nationalityt: Gothenburg, Sweden
Like to play: Keyed fiddle
Source of inspiration: Folk music
Years on the streets: 4 years
The best thing about being a street musician: All new people you meet.