Thurs. 18.2.2016 at 19.00 Schaumansalen, Pietarsaari
Bengan Janson & Janne Åström Show
Make room on the stage for one unusually strong voice and an accordion virtuoso! Janne Åström and Bengan Janson offer up rock, pop and ballads from now and yesterday. They interpret, among others, Bellman, Taube, Vreeswijk and Edwall with both seriousness and humor. Both Janne and Bengan have loved meeting and working with other artists – and they have a long and impressive list of collaborations. When they join forces and combine experiences, the public gets a real treat.
Janne Åström is a rocker from Falun who nowadays is a musical Jack-of-all-trades. He brings to the stage a stretch with the Stockholm musical scene, including nine years with R.E.A på Hamburger Börs. Janne has toured in and outside the country as a solo artist, both with his own bands and that of Robert Wells Rhapsody in Rock. Currently, he can’t decide his favorite from among the national poets Bellman, Taube and Cornelis. So, he goes for a musical melding.
Accordion virtuoso and fiddler Bengan Janson has mastered multiple types of music and taken part in various musical scenarios. He started playing the accordion at the age of 8. In 1995, he was recognized by Sweden’s accordion national association as “Best Accordionist.” He was a long-time member of Östen med Resten, and has collaborated for many years with the legendary musician Bjorn Ståbi and together with the Donald Moreau duo Kalle & Bengan.