Markus Krunegård

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Markus Krunegård
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Markus Krunegård in 2010
Background information
Born (1979-04-06) April 6, 1979 (age 35)
Norrköping, Sweden
Genres Pop , indie, rock
Occupations Singer, songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2001 – present
Associated acts Pello Revolvers, Laakso, Hets, Annika Norlin, Peter Jöback, Mauro Scocco, Kleerup, Peter Morén
Website www.markuskrunegard.se

Markus Krunegård (born 6 April 1979 in Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden) is a Swedish singer and songwriter.

Career[edit]

On 2 April 2008 he released his solo album 'Markusevangeliet', with the debut single "Jag är en vampyr" made it to the Top 5 on Sverigetopplistan. The same year he appeared on albums by Annika Norlin, Johnossi and Eldkvarn. He also toured with Lars Winnerbäck in summer of 2008 followed by an extensive solo tour. He was noiminated for several awards including Rockbjörnen, Grammisgalan and P3 Guld.

He followed by releases of Prinsen av Peking and Lev som en gris, dö som en hund in 2009. His album Mänsklig värme released on 28 March 2012[1] entered the Swedish Albums Chart straight at #1 making it his biggest success ever.

Other Projects[edit]

Pello Revolvers

Pello Eevolvers is a band formed by songwriter Hans-Erik Kangasharju with Hans-Erik Kangasharju (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals), Tobias Henriksson (drummer, carillon, mandolin, stämsång), Johan Sammelin (electric and bass guitar, melodica, drum machine, synthesizer, producer), Robert Arlinder (electric and bass guitar), Markus Krunegård (bass and electric guitar, backing vocals), Ralf Rotmalm (bass, synthesizer), Anna Edemo (violin, backing vocals) and David Nygård (trombone, accordion, backing vocals, carillon, percussion).

Pello Revolvers formed in 2001 and signed to Massive Decline of Power Against Recordings has released the self-titled Pello Revolvers in 2003, Borg Mesch in 2004 and No Spare Tyres in 2005.

P3 Live

Between January 2008 and August 2009, Krunegård was host of the Sveriges Radio P3 P3 Live.

Laakso (2001-2007)

Besides his solo career, he is also a member of the Swedish indie band Laakso with other members being David Nygård, Lars Skoglund and Mikael Fritzbut. The band released four albums I Miss You I'm Pregnant in 2003, My Gods in 2005, Mother am I Good Looking? in 2007 and Mämmilärock also in 2007, and EPs BALE, Long Beach, Aussie Girl, High Drama and Västerbron & Vampires. The band had 2 singles "Demon" in 2003 and "Laakso" in 2004.

Hets (2006-2007)

He has also been a member of the defunct supergroup Hets with Henrik Svensson (from Doktor Kosmos), Christoffer Roth (from De Lyckliga Kompisarna (DLK) and Monster) and Per Nordmark (from Fireside). The short-lived project was formed in 2006 and disbanded in 2007 after just one album self-titled Hets and its own record label Etikett: Hets

We Are Serenades (2011)

In April 2011, he announced forming a music duo 'We Are Serenades with Adam Olenius from Shout Out Louds.[2] Their first release as Serenades was the EP Birds released on 18 April 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Krunegård grew up in Röda Stan, a neighborhood of Norrköping and studied at the local Hagagymnasiet Haga School in Norrköping. Besides his Swedish origin, he also has roots in Pello in the Finnish Torne Valley on the Swedish-Finnish border. Krunegård is married and has one daughter born in 2011.[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certification Notes
SWE
[4]
2008 Markusevangeliet 10
2009 Prinsen av Peking 9
Lev som en gris, dö som en hund 11
2012 Mänsklig värme 1
2014 Rastlöst blod 5

EPs[edit]

  • 2009: Lead Singer Syndrome EP

Singles[edit]

  • 2008: "Jag är en vampyr"
  • 2008: "Det är ett idogt jobb att driva ungdomen ut ur sin kropp"
  • 2009: "Hela livet var ett disco" (reached #38 in Sweden)
  • 2009: "Hollywood Hills"
  • 2010: "Lev som en gris dö som en hund"
  • 2012: "Everybody Hurts"
  • 2012: "Askan är den bästa jorden"

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