Added: 27 November 2013

Scratch (Swe / Helsingborg)

Scratch (Swe / Helsingborg)
Band Info
Genre
Melodic / Hard / Sleaze Rock
Country
Sweden (

Helsingborg

)
Active
1985 - Early 90s'
Media
Photos
Members
Patrik "Pat" Schulz - Vocals
Stefan "Panter" Rosqvist - Guitar, Keyboards (Dawn of Oblivion, Cloudscape, Fullforce, Stefan Rosqvist Band)
Joakim "J.J." Blomdahl - Bass
Björn "BJ." Wijk - Drums (The Jumpstarts, CowTalk)
Former / Past Members
Anders Klarin - Vocals
Jonas Andersson - Guitar (Unameus, -17-, Shooting Gallery, Gaeleri)
Peter Johansen - Bass (Empire Saint?)
Ulf "Chris Laney" Larsson - Keyboards (Unameus, -17-, Candlemass, Europe, Leif Edling, Crazy Lixx, Dian Fortune, Bruce Kulick, Godsache, Zan Clan, Satisfaction, Dynazty, Crucified Barbara, Crashdïet, Vanity Blvd, Karl Martindahl, Ryan Roxie, Raw, Plast, Animal, Steevi Jaimz, Whiskeytown, Laneys Legion, Dark Illusion (guest), Godgory (guest))
Not to be confused with Scratch from Karlskrona.

Stefan Rosqvist
started his career playing with a band called Scratch, before appearing in several instrumental lineups in his native Helsingborg. In 1992 he left Sweden to study at the prestigious Musicans Institute in Hollywood where he met many inspiring and influential players. Between 1994-99, Stefan played gigs all over Sweden and Denmark, including one with Roger Pontare, winner of the Swedish Song Contest. Rosqvist took a teaching job at Helsingborg's community music school; he also gave private lessons.

In 1999, Stefan joined gothic band, Dawn of Oblivion and recorded the album, Mephisto's. In 2001, Rosqvist joined forces with an old friend: keyboardist Lale Larson (who, coincidentally appears on Stefan's tune, 'Neverland'), lending his guitar playing talents to Larson's rock fusion band, Ominox. Nowadays Stefan teaches guitar and midi/computer at Mega Musik Gymnasium in Helsingborg. He also plays with Pelle Lindberg Band and is hard at work on new instrumental tunes for a forthcoming CD.

Björn Wijk started playing in local rock bands at the age of 13, and he has an impressive resumé. In the late 80’s and early 90’s he played with the heavy metal band Scratch. After that followed a period of intense touring as a member of the backing band of internationally famous swedish country singer Jill Johnson. Then he went on to play 50’s rock ’n’ roll and country with the local bands Billy’s Jukebox and CowTalk. After being away from the music scene for a few years, Björn has now resumed his musical career as a member of The Jumpstarts.

Ulf "Chris Laney" Larsson has been involved in music all his life. He started to tour at the age of 13 and was in bands like Scratch and Seventeen. He is a multi-talented musician who plays piano, drums and other instruments, but the guitar is what has become his closest friend. Chris Laney is endorsed by Motoby Guitars and he has designed his own models for Motoby called “Laney Vee” and also the “Bastard Axe (-Ripper-Series)”. Chris Laney is also endorsed by Kulik Design amps and has a signature model “Chris Laney GP-1”.

Chris Laney is also known as a brilliant songwriter and producer. He is working at worldwide known Polar Studios that was built by members in ABBA. Today the Polar Studios is owned by legendary producer/engineer Lennart Östlund (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, ABBA). Polar Studios has its name on amazing number of over 500 millions sold albums with artists like Led Zeppelin, Def Leppard, Scorpions, Genesis, Rolling Stones, The Ramones, ABBA and others. Chris Laney invited Lennart Östlund to work with him on his solo-album “Pure”. Lennart Östlund is co-producer, co-mixing as well as co-writer and musician.

As a producer/engineer Chris Laney has worked with artists like Candlemass, Europe, Crashdiet, Bruce Kulick, Brian “Robbo” Robertson, Easy Action and others. Chris Laney has received two Swedish Grammy’s and has been nominated for a total of seven. He has sold gold and double platinum as a songwriter and producer.

As a guitarist you will find Chris Laney as a member in Randy Piper´s Animal and Zan Clan, bands where he was also the main songwriter and producer. Chris Laney has released two albums with ex-WASP guitarist Randy Piper in his band Animal, “Violent New Breed”(2006) and “Virus”(2008). Chris Laney has released one album with Zan Clan “We Are Zan Clan … Who the Fxxk Are You” (2005) and the DVD “Kickz The Livin Shit … Outta Stockholm”(2006).

In March 2009 this talented songwriter/producer/guitarist/singer show his musicianship on his first solo album simply called “Pure”. The songs are all written by Chris Laney, with co-writers like Bruce Kulick (KISS, Union, Grand Funk), Lennart Östlund (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, ABBA, Genesis), Mats Levén (Therion, Yngwie Malmsteen) and others.

Chris Laney has a charismatic voice and he sings on all songs on “Pure” where several of his friends appear, for instance J.Koleberg (Animal, Zan Clan), Nalle Pahlsson (Treat, Animal, Zan Clan), Vic Zino (Hardcore Superstar), Martin Sweet (Crashdiet), Zinny Zan (Easy Action, Shotgun Messiah, Zan Clan).
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