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Jakob Hellman

Jakob Hellman is a Swedish singer/songwriter whose sole full album release ... och stora havet is often considered among the best records ever made in Sweden.

Jakob Hellman, born October 20, 1965 in Vuollerim, Norrbotten, is a Swedish pop singer. Although his only album to date was released in 1989, he is still well-known in his native country.

Jakob Hellman grew up in rural north Sweden, just south of the polar circle. Without previous experience in the music business (except for playing Chicago covers with bands in Vuollerim and Falun), he sent his demo to ten different record companies, and, much to his own surprise, soon had a record contract in his hand.

The first single, Tåg (Train) was released in...

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Birgit Bidder

Swedish artist Birgit Bidder managed to persuade a relative to take a loan for the money she needed to record her debut album. Shortly thereafter Birgit risked everything and traveled to southern Sweden where she recorded 11 of the first songs she ever wrote, live, in a rebuilt barn, together with her band and producer Jari Haapalainen (Camera Obscura, Ed Harcourt).

The result is THE LIFE HOME – an extraordinary epic orchestral pop album. Due for release in Sweden and UK late 2010.

Since then Birgit has started her own label Kerstin Records and opened for Loney Dear as well as other respected Swedish artists such as P3 Gold winners Deportees and Joel Alme. Birgit’s feature in the notorious Swedish hip-hopers Ison & ...

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