Jan Andersson, drums and vocals
Staffan Wennerlund, rhythm guitar and vocals
Tommi Hyppönen, solo guitar and vocals
Conny Nilsson, keyboard and vocals
Hans Malmquist, bass
Stanley Nyquist, roadie
Åke Hammarin, rhythm guitar and bandmaster
Background and description:
I have liked Spotnicks since the early 60’s and I also liked Shadows as well.
The idea or dream of once being able to play guitar and preferably electric guitar was born there.
However, it took until the early 80’s before I bought an electric guitar. I then formed one small band in my newly built garage with the idea that we would become a guitar band. It showed to be a bit limited in the number of songs, so we also picked up some vovals.
We played many Spotnicks songs as decent covers.
Eventually we got offers to play at private parties and then we needed a lot of danceable songs.
We also had the opportunity to play for a paying audience at the Jazz House in Gothenburg in 1990.
We played several times a year for 20 years and we got good publicity in the press and appeared on radio and TV.
Through The Spotnicks Swedish Fan Club, I got to know members of Spotnicks.
I also became a bit of a helper for the group at various gigs and was sometimes a sound engineer.
I was with when the original group was reunited and did a short tour and also when Bo Winberg came back from Spain and restarted Spotnicks via Papa O`.
He then borrowed the equipment I bought from him.
In recent years, there have not been as many public gigs for our band. We have participated in the Nordic Guitar Club and Club Fenix.
We have recorded a cassette tape and two CDs.
As a curiosity, it can be mentioned that Hans Wahlström and Douglas Möller, with a past in The Spotnicks, have both participated in the band.
The group’s equipment includes e.g. an Ampeg amplifier that has belonged to Bo Winberg.
In our repertoire we always have some Spotnicks songs, which are also our favorites such as. Last date, Johnny Guitar and Jessica.
Here are some samples:
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