Now I need some songs and a band. That was the first thing that came to my mind. As a result of that, we now have the critically highly acclaimed debut album “FuturePast” at our hands and a new band – Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion. As some of you might know, Hasse is also a member of The Flower Kings, who decided to take a time out after 12 years of album, tour, album, tour…..
The focus I had when I formed The Musical Companion, was to create a musical unit that would put the song first. To me, the melody has always been nr. 1 and these talented lads have really helped me to build a sound around this simple idea. In fact, so far we’ve achieved more than I could have hoped for. “FuturePast” received fantastic reviews and what’s even more important, lots of regular listeners took it to their hearts. The 10-date tour, where the band played in countries such as Sweden, Norway, Germany, Holland and Belgium, was just “the icing of the cake”. The bands blend of progressive/symphonic rock and classic hard rock, proved to work out just fine, with a feedback from the crowd that was way beyond what we expected.
When you’re reading this, we’re probably in the studio recording our still untitled follow – up album (stay tuned for more info). This record will be released in time for our trip to RoSfest. I have to say I’m both proud and honored to get the chance to bring the band over to the US and “kickstart” the next adventure of Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion by playing our music at RoSfest!
Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion
Thomsson: Bass, vocals
Kjell Haraldsson: Keyboards, vocals
Ola Strandberg: Drums, vocals
Anton Lindsjö: Leadguitar, vocals
Hasse Fröberg: Leadvocals, rythmguitar
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Official website: http://hassefroberg.com/fr_intro.cfm