Three of us were involved from the beginning:
Ola Humlefors (72 years), electric bass
Jonny Lönnström (68 years) drums
Lennart Berg (73 years) guitar
In 2015, Karl-Gustav Örtlund was replaced by Kenneth Lindholm (71 years old) on vocals and guitar
Background and description:
The band was formed in 2002 and then had Kristinehamn in Värmland as our home. Nowadays we have Lidköping as domicile because we use to practice there.
After a gig at Hedefors Café in front of the members of Spotnicks’ fan club, a journalist wanted to know the name of our band.
We then had nothing but had to come up with one during the 25 miles on the way home during the night. It then became a strange translation of the landscape Värmland = HOTLANDERS®.
The band then consisted of four members. In total, there have been ten people who have been involved.
Initially, the idea was that Kalle would play Shadows songs and Lennart Spotnicks songs.
When Kenneth turned out to play many Spotnicks songs with bravura, we dropped the idea.
We play live and meet our audience that way. Recently, there have also been some recordings and we have right now (September 2020) a song on Radio Spotnicks’ top list and some melodies are released on Carelia Records.
Lennart had Göran Holén to rebuild the Fender with active mics and he uses an echo/reverb made by the same man. The Fender super sonic 22 that is transferred out in PA gives the final sound.
Kenneth uses Fender guitars, Lexicon MPX G2 effects and Fender Super 60 amplifiers.
Ola plays at Fender and Arvidsson basses.
Jonny’s drums are made by Remo.
With a few exceptions for a few melodies, we have not played anything other than Shadows and Spotnicks as we started in 2002 because we had it with us in our luggage from the 60’s.
Favorite songs for Lennart’s are: Moonshot, Havah Nagila, Ghostriders In the Sky, Last Date, Amapola, Johnny Guitar, Karelia, I Remember You, Just Listen To My Heart, Hang On, Ol´ Man River and La Rosita. The last three when Kenneth is in the lead.
Ola prefers the Shadows songs from the older recordings. Jonny wants to play the ”classic” Spotnicks and Shadows.
Kenneth likes to play old Shadows and Spotnicks songs and a little Cliff Richard.
571 41 Nässjö, Sweden