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TTF (Swe)

TTF (Swe)
Band Info
Genre
Melodic Rock / Rock
Country
Sweden (

Lund

)
Active
1983 - 1989
Members
Lennart Alftrén - Vocals, Guitar? (Carrions, Lavions, Spice, Mashed Swede, Mix, MusicOnAir)
Mats "Wicke" Wickén - Drums? (Carrions, Spice, Lavions, Mashed Swede, MusicOnAir)
Klas Camling - Keyboards? (Lavions, Spice, Mashed Swede, Mix, MusicOnAir, Chunks)

Guests
Henrik Jansson - Guitar (Mantra, Carola, Magnus Uggla, Björn Skifs, Dan Tillberg, Janne Schaffer, Eva Dahlgren, etc)
Lars-Olov "Lasse" Mertner - Comp Guitar (Stilmord, Rabalder (guest))
Tommy Riboe - Bass
Johan Norgren - Drums (Standby, Pontus & Amerikanerna, Ace of Base, Robert Broberg, 9T9, Chaim, In De Betou, Legacy of Sound, Lena Philipsson)
1962: Lennart and Mats meet for the first time and decides to start a rock’n roll band. Lennart starts to take guitar lessons and Mats starts practicing on an old military set of drums in his basement.

1963: The band “Carrions” is established. The first song was the now classical “Wipe out” (by The Ventures)

1964: Carrions consists of four guys (Lennart Alftrén, Mats Wickén, Krister Berglund and Lars Carlsson) and get to play (first ever!) on a staff party at KMW in the city of Karlstad. The band became very popular and got to win several rock band competitions this year (e.g. in Deje (outside Karlstad), the first price was a casting rod!)

1965: ... is the year when things seriously goes in the right direction. Carrions plays on several clubs, “Peoples houses” and “Peoples parks” all over the middle of Sweden. A fan club is created and is taken care of by Lasse Wendel in the city of Karlstad. In November 1965 Carrions plays at, the noble place with great traditions, Nalen (Harlem) in Stockholm together with Ola & The Janglers and Mascots.

1966: Another year with a lot of gigs on several galas (Nalen again in February, Jump In on Gröna Lund, Sunside, Kingside etc.) together with Tages, Hep Stars, Lollipops and Fabulous Four. Carrions is rebuilt to Lavions, who besides Lennart and Mats also consist of Kenneth Andersson on lead guitarr and Lennart Flinth on base.

1967: Mats and Lennart studies on the Technical gymnasium in the city of Karlstad and meet Klas, a very skilled keyboard player who played with a group called Chunks from Skoghall. Lavions are nowadays a quintet and Göran Tångring has replaced Kenneth Andersson on lead guitarr. Lavions wins all rock band competitions when participating and plays at several rock galas e.g. together with Peps Blodsband.

1969: Due to studies in different parts of the country, the band keeps a low profile. Mats is still going for a period with occasional band members e.g. participation of the Andersson brothers Kenneth and Bosse. Lavions is terminated 1971.

1972: Lennart , Mats and Klas make some radio performances and it all comes on once again. The trio is now focusing to compose and record own music and does very few live performances. As the boys nowadays live in different places (see above) and have jobs and families in three different cities we decided to meet a couple of times a year to bring together our music composed by each and one of us which shows off to be a good as well as fun way of stimulating a continues friendship.

1980: Mats meets Henrik Jansson, at that time leader of the group Mantra, who gets inspired of the music. The result is a radio program in Radio Värmland, with Urban Ericsson as anchorman, with six own songs together with Mantra mixed with interviews.

1981: The latest performance on stage is done in “Malmös Peoples Park” in the series “Summer rock” under the name of Spice and we played at the same gig as Robert Palmer. As additional musicians the boys in Mantra helped along, e.g. Henrik Jansson (nowadays world famous within rock and pop business) and Patrik Karlsson who today plays the base in Sven-Ingvars.

Another change of name, this year also as the group Mashed Swede. Gets an offer to do an audition for a recording session in London at a famous record company. Logistical problems with themselves as well as with the group Mantra unfortunately prevent this to happen.

1982: The trio writes the songs “Stop there’s another time” and “Shake it up” , but it comes to….

1983: Before the songs are recorded at Stockholm Recording and released on vinyl and the band name is now TTF. Both songs get very nice reviews in the press around the country and are top three on the top list of Värmland. As a matter of fact the single is played on a Los Angeles radio station, “Radio KXFM”.

1986 : The songs “Powerful noise” and “Boy” are recorded in studio “Atlantic” in Stockholm. Both songs are played on the nation-wide radio stations as well as Radio Stockholm. Klas gets interviewed by Annica Dopping who wonders “which California group is this?”

1989: The TTF chapter is now ended and the band is now MusicOnAir. The bands first single with their own song “Ljumma vindar” is released on a collection record in the series “Absolute Swedish Music”. The song is frequently played in the radio, is number one for several weeks on the top list of Värmland and once called the summer hit of the year in Radio Malmöhus!

1990-1999: The band had many local hit songs on the Värmland top list, e.g. “Det känns okey” and “California”, both climbed high on the list.

2001: The boys (?!) decide to start recording a full length-CD purely with own material. Since there is a bank of several hundred songs there is no problem to find songs to fill up the CD.

2006 - 2011: The record is getting ready and an maxi-singel is released during January 2007. A full length-CD with 12 songs will be released during 2011. The name will be “Final call” which also is the title on the last suggestive
song on the CD.

Source: http://www.musiconair.se/Eng/History.html
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