Charizma (band)

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Charizma
Origin Oskarshamn, Sweden
Genres Rock, pop, CCM, hard rock
Years active 1981 – Present
Labels Pama Records (SE), Talking Music (SE), Asaph Musik (D)
Website Charizma.com

Charizma is a rock band formed in Oskarshamn, Sweden, where they are still based. Founded by the three brothers Bo, Jan and Göran Nikolausson, the band now also includes Johan Mauritzson and Thomas Karlsson.

Starting out as a hard rock trio, Charizma is now a radio-friendly rock band focusing on melodies and strong vocal elements.

The band is primarily known for its songs "Waiting (Here for you)"[1] and "Run to God".

The band also performed in the pre-selections for Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 in Estonia (Eurolaul)[2] and in 2007 in Poland (Piosenka dla Europy 2007).[3]

Charizma has toured all over the world including USA, UK, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands and Faroe Islands.

Members[edit]

  • Bo Nikolausson - bass guitar, backing vocals (1981–present)
  • Jan Nikolausson - drums, percussion (1981–present)
  • Göran Nikolausson - guitars, backing vocals (1981–present)
  • Johan Mauritzson - lead vocals, Keyboards (1996–present)
  • Thomas Karlsson - rhythm guitar, backing vocals (1996–present)

Until 1994, lead vocals were performed by Bo Nikolausson. Between 1991 and 1994, Johan Mauritzson played keyboards with the band, but was not an official member.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Year Label Producer
Rock the world 1985 United Rock Records, Sweden Hasse Engström & Charizma
Rock The World (Polish release) 1987 Tonpress, Poland Hasse Engström
Rockin' The World Together (Soviet release) 1991 Melodiya, Soviet Union Hasse Engström & Charizma
The Ultimate Call 1993 United Rock Records, Sweden Hasse Engström & Charizma
To Be Continued… 1997 Asaph Musik, Germany Stig Lindell
The Basics Of Life 1999 Asaph Musik, Germany Mick Nordström & Charizma
Life in 3D 2003 Asaph Musik/PAMA Records/Talking Music Johan Glössner
Common Creed
(Track on Life is precious)
2006 Permanent Recordings, Nashville, USA Johan Glössner

Singles[edit]

Title Year Label Producer
"Turn Me On" (EP) 1986 United Rock Records Hasse Engström & Charizma
"Join Hands" (Maxi single) 1990 United Rock Records Hasse Engström & Charizma
"Higher Than The Heavens" (CD single) 1997 Asaph Music Stig Lindell & Charizma
"Round and Round" (CD single) 1998 Asaph Musik Mick Nordström & Charizma
"Run to God" (CD-single) 1999 Megaphone Records/Asaph Musik Rico and Bear
"Waiting (Here for you)"
Club mix(CD single)
2003 Asaph Musik/PAMA Records/Talking Music Johan Glössner.
Club mix by S G Petersson
"Where do you go?"
[Radio remix] (CD single)
2004 Talking Music/PAMA Records Johan Glössner.
"I give you a mountain"
(CD single)
2004 Talking Music Stig Lindell & Henrik Sethsson
"Emily"
(Digital EP)
2007 Pama Records Johan Glössner

Chart positions[edit]

  • "Waiting (Here for you)" reached no. 3 on the Swedish Top40 best selling chart on September 13, 2003.[1] It spent 9 weeks on the list. The song also peaked at no. 62 on the Europe Official Top 100 on September 27, 2003 [4]
  • "Where do you go?" reached no. 13 on the Swedish Top40 best selling chart on January 17, 2004.[5]
  • "I give you a mountain" reached no. 41 on the Swedish best selling chart on May 21, 2004.[6]

Videography[edit]

  • "Emily" - shot January 2007, Oskarshamn Sweden. Directed and edited by Morgan Karlsson. Song entered in the Polish pre-selections for Eurovision Song Contest.
  • "Turn me on" - shot in 1989, Los Angeles. Directorial debut for Jay Torres, who later worked with Madonna and Aerosmith and directed the TV shows Alias and Desperate Housewives.

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