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Pernilla Andersson was born in the mid 70's in what you might say was a "music-friendly environment". Both her parents, musicians at the time were touring a lot, her mother as a jazzsinger and her father with his jazzoriented "Beachboys-kind-of band". So, for Pernilla cars, buses and planes was a natural way of living. Born in Stockholm she moved with her family to the south of Sweden when she was 4, and her home was always filled with musicians, artists and painters. She began playing the piano at 5, making up her own songs by the time she was 8, and she was always encouraged by her parents to go her own way. Pernilla always felt a bit separated from her friends at school due to her upbringing, and by the time she was 13, she started to...
Amid all the familiar creative journeys made back and forth between Europe and the United States, a brand new route is opening up for business in 2006. It’s the one between Malmö (Sweden) and Nashville, with a little diversion to Dublin, and the group making the connection is Calaisa.
The four girls in Calaisa are ready to demonstrate that the pop sensibilities of Scandinavia and the musical traditions of Tennessee are perfect partners. Especially when you add some Celtic instrumentation and the experience of two pairs of sisters, who prove that the group that plays together stays together.
It’s there to be heard on ‘Hey Girl,’ the first single from a self-titled debut album that will establish Lisa, Caisa, Anna, Ma...