The Refreshments (Swedish band)

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The Refreshments Band
The Refreshments Malmkoping Sweden 2004.jpg
The Refreshments in 2004
Background information
Origin Gävle[1]
Genres Rock'n'roll
Years active 1989–current
Labels Bonnier Music
Website http://www.refreshments.nu/
Members Joakim Arnell
Micke Finell
Mats Forsberg
Jonas Göransson
Johan Blohm
Past members Billy Bremner

The Refreshments are a multiple gold and platinum album selling Swedish rock group formed in 1989 in Gävle,[2] whose works have been nominated for Grammy Awards.[3]

During their first years they mainly played covers of 1950s rock-n-roll songs.[4] Their 1995 first album, Both Rock'n'Roll, was followed by 1997's Trouble Boys. Both albums were produced by Billy Bremner, who also played in the band for a few years.[5]

Eleven of the band's fourteen original songs (as of 2011) have been written by bass player Joakim Arnell.[6][7][8] Since piano player Johan Blohm joined the band, they have also played an occasional country song. Two of their biggest hits are "Miss You Miss Belinda" and "One Dance, One Rose, One Kiss". The band's 2003 album Rock'n'Roll X-mas placed number 1 on the Swedish music chart.[9] The Refreshments have also worked with Dave Edmunds, a collaboration that resulted in the live album A Pile Of Rock.[10] In addition, the band has featured the legendary British guitarist Albert Lee.[11]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1995: Both Rock'n'Roll
  • 1997: Trouble Boys
  • 1999: Are You Ready
  • 2000: Musical Fun for Everyone
  • 2001: Real Songs on Real Instruments
  • 2001: Here We Are - Best of The Refreshments
  • 2003: On the Rocks
  • 2003: Rock'n'Roll X-Mas
  • 2004: Easy to Pickup Hard to Put Down
  • 2006: 24-7
  • 2006: It's Gotta Be Both Rock and Roll
  • 2007 Rock On
  • 2007 Christmas Spirits
  • 2008: Jukebox - Refreshing Classics
  • 2009: A Band's Gotta Do What A Band's Gotta Do
  • 2009 Rarities
  • 2011: Ridin' Along with the Refreshments
  • 2012: Highways and Biways
  • 2013: Let It Rock - The Chuck Berry Tribute
  • 2014: Wow Factor

With other artists:

Singles[edit]

  • 2014: "Hallelujah"

Movies[edit]

  • 2004 One Night With The Refreshments Live in Concert
  • 2005 The Refreshments Live

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nytt nöje i Hedemora in Dalademokraten
  2. ^ "Produkt Info--Ridin' along with the Refreshments". ginza.se. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ridin' along with the Refreshments--Mer av Refreshments". ginza.se. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Refreshments". 
  5. ^ Jason Birchmeier. "The Refreshments Artist Biography". ALLMUSIC. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Refreshments Rock Furuvik SWEDEN". 
  7. ^ Jason Birchmeier. "The Refreshments Artist Biography". ALLMUSIC. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Cutting to the chase with Annie Marie". 
  9. ^ Jason Birchmeier. "The Refreshments Artist Biography". ALLMUSIC. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Produkt Info--Ridin' along with the Refreshments". ginza.se. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Ridin' along with the Refreshments--Mer av Refreshments". ginza.se. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 

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