Electric Banana Band

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Electric Banana Band is a Swedish children's music/rock music band formed in 1977.

History[edit]

Electric Banana Band was formed as a response to the success of Trazan & Banarne, a highly acclaimed Swedish children's television programme, also produced by two of the band members, Lasse Åberg and Klasse Möllberg. The band takes on a jungle theme, partially borrowing elements from The Phantom, a widely popular comic in Sweden, as well as Tarzan. Their jungle theme included both their costumes, designed to reflect the nicknames of the lineup, as well as the songs, which usually had nature-inspired themes.

Despite being mainly a studio band, the band does some occasional touring, mainly at free events as the members of the band are not dependent upon the success of the band.

In the 2003 film Smala Sussie the band was mentioned several times and became somewhat of a comedic plot element.

In 2006, the band made an unexpected appearance at the annual Melodifestivalen (The Swedish national selections to the Eurovision song contest) with their song Kameleont (Chameleon).

Members[edit]

Past members[edit]

  • Stefan Blomqvist - Keyboard
  • Per Lindvall - Drums
  • Åke Sundqvist - Percussion
  • Christer Jansson - Percussion
  • Tommy Cassemar - Bass
  • Sven Lindvall - Bass
  • Magnus and Henrik Rongedal - Vocals
  • Marianne Flynner - Vocals
  • Maria Wickman - Vocals
  • Annica Boller - Vocals

Discography[edit]

  • 1977 - Sångtajm med Trazan och Banarne
  • 1978 - É bananerna fina?
  • 1981 - Electric Banana Band
  • 1983 - Banantårta och tigerkaka
  • 1984 - Djungelmums
  • 1984 - Livet i regnskogarna
  • 1986 - The golden years
  • 1998 - Electric banana tajm
  • 1999 - Trazan & Banarnes bästa
  • 2000 - Nu e're djur igen
  • 2005 - Electric Banana Bands och Trazan & Banarnes bästa
  • 2006 - Kameleont

Filmography[edit]

  • 1980 - Trazan Apansson - original TV-serien
  • 1981 - Videotajm med Trazan & Banarne
  • 1998 - EBB the movie

See also[edit]

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