Amanda Bergman

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Amanda Bergman
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Amanda Bergman performing at Way Out West 2013 in Gothenburg, Sweden
Background information
Also known as Hajen, Idiot Wind
Origin Sweden
Genres Folk, Indie
Associated acts The Tallest Man on Earth, Amason
Website http://www.idiotwind.se/se

Amanda Bergman is a singer-songwriter from Dalarna, Sweden. She performs under the stage name Idiot Wind taken from Bob Dylan's song of the same name and has formerly performed as Hajen[1]


Career[edit]

Bergman began her professional career under the stage name Hajen (Swedish for "the shark") and has used the name Idiot Wind since 2010.[2]

Amanda Bergman also performs as part of the Swedish band Amason with Gustav Ejstes, Pontus Winnberg, Nils Törnqvist and Petter Winnberg.[3] The band released its album Sky City in January 2015.

She was previously married to Kristian Matsson, also known as The Tallest Man on Earth and they cooperated on the soundtrack of Swedish director Gorki Glaser-Müller's film En Gång Om Året (Once A Year).[4]
She also provided vocals on the album I Never Learn by Lykke Li.[5]

Her primary instrument is the piano, however she also plays the accordion at times.

In 2015, she had a hit with "Vintersaga" a cover of a song by Ted Ström, after it was featured in a Volvo car ad. The single was released crediting Amanda Bergman.

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

  • Idiot Wind - Idiot Wind (EP) (2010) [6]
  • En gång om året (Single) (2012)
  • Amanda Bergman - Vintersaga (Single) (2015) [7]

With Amason[edit]

  • Margins (Single) (2013) [8]
  • Went to War (Single) (2013) [8]
  • EP (EP) (2013) [8]
  • Ålen (Single) (2014) [9]
  • Duvan (Single) (2014) [10]
  • Sky City (Album) (2015) [11]
  • Kelly (Single) (2015 [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Front Page Reviews & AIR | Mule Variations". mulevariations.com. 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Beckman, Eva (September 13, 2010). "The shark that became Jaw Lesson is now Idiot Wind". svt.se (in Swedish). Swedish Television. 
  3. ^ "Amason | Facebook.com". Facebook.com. 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kristian Matsson and Amanda Bergman write new songs for "Once A Year" | ImpossibleTrees.com". impossibletrees.com. 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Album credits on Allmusic.com
  6. ^ "Idiot Wind". dt. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Template:Webbref
  8. ^ a b c "Hallå i studion: Amason". PSL. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "LYSSNA: Amason – ”Ålen”". Festivalryten. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ ""Duvan" - Amason". Rockfoto. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Imponerande debut". Aftonbladet. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Amason är Veckans bästa add - "Ett mästerverk"". P3. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 

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