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Hasse Fröberg left a comment for Ian Hall
"Hi Ian. Good to see you here as well. Take care."
Nov 24, 2012
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Jun 19, 2012
Hasse Fröberg posted a status
"Our new album "Powerplay" is now for sale. The next week we're heading out on our "Powerplay tour 2012" starting at RoSfest Gettysburg, USA."
Apr 25, 2012
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"The title of the upcoming album by Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion is "POWERPLAY". Release date: April 23 (preorders April 13)."
Feb 14, 2012
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"The title of the upcoming album by Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion is "POWERPLAY". Release date: April 23 (preorders April 13)."
Feb 14, 2012

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I am a
Fan of Music, Band, Musician, Song Writer
Style of Prog
Neo-Prog, Symphonic Rock, New Prog, Also a fan of other genres of music
The story Part 1 - If you are familiar with the name Hasse Fröberg, I guess that’s because I have been a proud member of The Flower Kings since 1997. Before that I had been quite busy with different bands and projects. I formed my first group at the age of 10. It was a trio in true ELP style, at least when it comes to the line-up. HPP3: Patric Pettersson - drums, Patric Cohen - keyboards, Hasse Fröberg - vocals and guitar. With songs like “Do you know the monster” we really made an impact on schoolmates and neighbours. (By the way, what do you think of the hook “Do you know the monster from the black sea, he doesn’t want to eat you. He just wants to drink tea”?) ---------- When I turned 15, we had a new band going. In fact we had lots of gigs at schools, youth clubs and festivals within 150 km. Because of our age, my father and Isak's father used to drive us to the gigs. We were really ashamed to have two old men with us when we were trying to impress the girls. In fact they were about the age I am now, “huh”. As I grew older and developed as a musician, the sound started to lean a bit more into hard rock, and in 1982 Thomsson (who just switched to bass) and I decided to form a band that eventually became Spellbound. As I remember it, the first time we rehearsed was October 1982.

After Spellbound, I started Solid Blue, with me back on guitar again. We played some kind of straight forward (pub) rock I guess it could be called. We had lots of gigs and a unique friendship, everything was so smooth. There’s lots of stuff to tell about Solid Blue as well, but the highlight was when we won the Swedish championship of rock n' roll among 2000 other bands and did national television a couple of times. After a 10-date English pub-tour that actually went down really well, the band sort of lost the will to fight and after a while Solid Blue was history. ---------- In 1997 I got a phone call from Roine, who asked me if I wanted to join The Flower Kings. At first I almost said no, because I didn’t think I had the skills, but Roine convinced me otherwise. After 12 years with a band that has been around the world, how many times I don’t know, there are of course many things that have happened. The one thing that stands out the most, is in fact the first ever gig I did with the band. After 3 days of rehearsals and trying to get to know each other, we flew to Canada to play in Quebec City. The scene can only be described as a Flower Kings “Beatlemania!” When we arrived at the venue the people were screaming and cheering, I thought there was another famous and mega-successful band behind us, but I was wrong. During the set when we did the old Kaipa tune “Nothing New Under the Sun”, I had my little break. I stood beside the stage and watched the audience for a while. There were several grown men who were crying. It was at that point that I knew we were on to something.

The story Part 2 - That brings me up to date. In October 2008, I decided it was time to form a band again. There are several main reasons for this: T.F.K will have a year off 2009, except for some one off gigs, my career as a soccer coach has ended (1 gold medal 06/07) and of course there are songs that I have written through the years that don’t fit the T.F.K formula. Old fashioned as I am, I don’t want it to be like a project, I want a band with a certain sound. The key to that I believe, is to find enthusiastic musicians who love to play my music and are willing to rehearse and to create a unit that really works well together. That said, in November we rehearsed for the first time. Even though we don’t play as much as we would like, we rehearse on a regular basis and it feels fantastic. I am very proud to present my friends (old and new) in the band: Hasse Fröberg and the Musical Companion: Kjell Haraldsson - keyboards, Ola Strandberg - drums, Anton Lindsjö - leadguitar, Thomsson - bass, Hasse Fröberg - vocals, rythmguitar.
Influences or Favorite Bands
Jeff Buckley, Rory Gallagher, Yes, Thin Lizzy, Tim Christensen, Queen, Porcupine Tree, The Script, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, UFO, AC/DC, Journey, Joni Mitchell, Kings X, Bob Marley, Black Sabbath, Rolling Stones, Jethro Tull, Pat Metheny, Dixie Chicks, Coldplay, Dr. Feelgood, Stevie Wonder, U.K, Camel, Robert Cray, The Beatles, Todd Rundgren, Salem Al Fakir, Sven Zetterberg, The Faces, Rush, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Esbjörn Svensson Trio, U2, Marvin Gaye, The Killers, Elvis Costello
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At 10:41pm on June 19, 2012, Joan Carles Vidal Martinez said…


At 1:38am on September 7, 2011, Rebecca Avelar said…
Greetings, Hasse! Just saw your comment today! Kind thanks, I too am a slow to reply or visit here, but not to worry I always lurk on FB. Ha! Very nice to be your friend here too!! Still hope we can race our cars someday! LOL! Come and visit us in the chatroom on AiiRadio.net....I'm usually under the nick name of "key2rebecca!"  xx Thanks, Rebecca
At 6:21am on October 26, 2010, Andrew Roussak said…
Thank you so much for the listening and kind words Hasse! Have a great week too! Cheers Andrew:)
At 7:03pm on October 9, 2010, Yoko Yamaguchi said…
Thank you Hasse for your message! Today in Tokyo, it's raining. It sounds nice beautiful sunshine of autumn is showering on Uppsala. Have a nice weekend!
Best wishes,
At 3:26pm on October 6, 2010, KIM SOLI said…

At 6:11am on September 25, 2010, PJ Shadowhawk said…
Hasse... Love your work in FKs... great tp know you here on Power of Prog. Keep on proggin'!
At 5:58pm on September 14, 2010, Jan Harkema said…
Thank you Hasse!
At 5:54pm on August 10, 2010, KIM SOLI said…

It's you, who gave to the world and now, GOD IS GIVING BACK TO YOU. :)
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