Tomas Boström (70 years), rhythm and solo guitar
Swenne Wiberg (70 years), rhythm and solo guitar
Pop Persson (69 years), drums
Tony Sirén (59 years), electric bass
Background and description:
I – Swenne Wiberg – came in contact with Spotnicks and their music early 60’s.
I bought the first EP in Gothenburg then came one record after another.
I actually bought two EPs then, had received Christmas presents, the other was with The Violents, another Swedish band.
Already in the late 50’s I had Cliff Richard as my favorite.
I thought The Spotnicks had a sound that no other band had.
Favorite songs I got hooked on back then were My Old Kentucky Home and Midnight Special with incredible solos from Bo’s guitar and with Bob’s great vocals!
Then you fell in love with the other songs that came as if on a conveyor belt.
What you heard you wanted to try to practice yourself, got a Höfner electric guitar from my parents 1964/65, had a steel-stringed Bjärton before, which you tried to play after or take out songs yourself on. It went so and so…
Different basement bands were formed in the mid 60’s with different qualities, but as you got older and started working and buying proper stuff to play on type Fender Strata and Fender amplifiers Reverb Delux, then you could afford to buy Vox Ac30 (!)
Then it started to sound something like what you heard from the records, we thought. We rehearsed and rehearsed rehearsed, even bought notes.
In 2003, The Sound Of Fenders was started at Spotnicksklubben in Hedefors, with sedulous practice we had put together a repertoire with a lot of Spotnicks-related songs.
There were gigs at the Spotnicks club and at festivals here and there.
Now, at the age of 69, a new band was started with the name Mysteeri from Borås to continue to spread the guitar music like Spotnicks-/Shadows-/Rautalanka music further.
Mystery started on August 12, 2019 and we practiced for several hours and had a few gigs. After the Corona Pandoma struck in March, there have been no more exercises or gigs so far.
We use Fender Stratocasters, Vox and various other brands and the band plays i.a. Spotnicks music.
The favorite songs we play are i.a. Theme From Leningrad, Johnny Guitar, Valentina, Busted, Last Date and Time Is Tight.
507 60 Borås, Sweden