Added: 15 June 2014

Far North (Swe)

Far North (Swe)
Band Info
Genre
AOR / Melodic Hard Rock
Country
Sweden (

Skellefteå

)
Active
1992 - XXXX
Members
Patrik Jonsson - Vocals (Daylight?, Masterpiece?)
Peter Karlsson - Guitar
Jan Andersson - Guitar
David Nyström - Bass
Sven Schönfeldt - Drums (Vain, Vaihn, Human Flesh)
Tobias Öhman - Keyboards
One dark september night of 1992 - in an apartment at anderstorp Skellefteå Sweden - in a small room packed with music equipment, Tobias Öhman was trying out his new studiogear. As he learned the ways around the apparatus he wrote a few songs - the rough outline of "Yes I'll try" among others and FAR NORTH was born. It soon became clear to him that there where some major parts missing, and the first thing he needed was a guitarplayer. He contacted his old friend Jan Andersson who only lived a few apartments away. Tobias then remembered his old friend Patrik Jonsson and asked him to listen to the material and feel if it "felt" right for him to sing on. It did. Together with U. Svanborg on bass the four rehersed and recorded the first semi professional demo which was actually financed by Jan Anderssons mother! After the completion of the recordings Tobias Öhman contacted a few labels and one day a more trustworthy representative from a small recordcompany (SMC Records) called and signed FAR NORTH for a full length album. The drummer Sven Schönfeldt, baseguitar player David Nyström and the second guitarplayer Peter Karlsson completed the line-up. After the recordings of "What!?" the album was promo-released in Sweden and Japan. Some time after the release an additional recording ("Heartattack") was made on a Thin Lizzy tribute album together with very prominent Swedish bands and artist at that time. The bright saga came to an abrupt paus, however, when the recordcompany (SMC Records) went bankrupt three weeks before the planned tour to Japan for the group.
Related Bands
Related with above
Albums (1)
Songs (11)
Full Length
V/A Compilations
List viewGrid viewDetailed view