|Born||July 2, 1968
|Occupations||Singer, musician, composer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Labels||Warner, Rootsy, City Hall Records, Zentropa Music, Feeble Music|
Andi Almqvist is a Swedish singer and composer known for his dark, cinematic sound and haunting lyrics about life, death, alienation and dysfunctional love.
Andi Almqvist has toured extensively over the years, headlining or supporting artists like Woven Hand, Mark Lanegan, Holly Golightly, Holly Williams, Kaizer's Orchestra, B.B. King, The Blind Boys Of Alabama and Bettye LaVette among others.
Almqvist has played many of Europe's big festivals, such as Eurosonic Festival (Holland), Les Ardentes (Belgium), Spot Festival (Denmark), Dias Nordicos (Spain), Peace & Love (Sweden), and Hultsfred Festival (Sweden).
He has also performed in venues around the world, such as Joe's Pub in New York City, Club Passim in Boston, Borderline in London, King Tut's in Glasgow, Andrews Lane Theatre in Dublin, Kulturbrauerei in Berlin, B72 in Vienna, Galileo Galilei in Madrid, Vega in Copenhagen, Grand Theatre in Groningen, Debaser Medis in Stockholm and many others.
During July and August 2010, Almqvist's song Low-Dive Jenny was the most downloaded on well-known American music magazine Paste Magazine's website.
In May 2011 the documentary "The Misadventures of Andi Almqvist" aired on Swedish national television. The film was released on DVD in November 2011.
In May 2012 Andi Almqvist signed with Zentropa Music, the music division of film company Zentropa. Almqvist-song I Was Not To You What You Were to Me was featured in Thomas Vinterbergs film The Hunt, which was nominated for the Golden Palm in Cannes 2012. Mads Mikkelsen won the Best Actor Award for his performance in the movie. The Hunt is currently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
- Studio albums
- Can't Stop Laughing (2005)
- Red Room Stories (2007)
- Glimmer (2009)
- Warsaw Holiday (2013)
- Live albums
- The Misadventures of Andi Almqvist (2011)
- The Misadventures of Andi Almqvist - Concert and documentary DVD (2011)