Andi Almqvist (born 2 July 1968) is a Swedish singer, musician 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, 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, 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville, Borderline in London, King Tut's in Glasgow, Andrews Lane Theatre in Dublin, Le Mura in Rome, 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 was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
In February 2015 Almqvist made his debut as actor/soloist in the Swedish musical Sånger Från En Inställd Skilsmässa, a collaboration between Malmö Opera and Skånes Dansteater.
In the spring of 2017, Swedish musical Sånger Från En Inställd Skilsmässa, toured entire Sweden. The national tour was produced by Riksteatern.
- Studio albums
- 2013 - Warsaw Holiday
- 2009 - Glimmer
- 2007 - Red Room Stories
- 2005 - Can't Stop Laughing
- Live albums
- 2011 - The Misadventures of Andi Almqvist
- with KURZ
- 2016 - Vol 1.
- 2011 - The Misadventures of Andi Almqvist – Concert and documentary DVD'
- 2013 - Söta Serier - Comic book. Swedish language.
- 2017 - Early Release. Canadian movie directed by John L'Ecuyer. Contributes with the song Weekend Trip to Hell.
- 2014 - The Absent One. Danish movie directed by Mikkel Nørgaard. Contributes with the song I Was Not To You What You Were To Me.
- 2014 - Filip & Fredrik - Ska vi göra slut?. Swedish TV-series. Contributes with the song I Was Not To You What You Were To Me.
- 2013 - My Sweet Pepper Land. French/German movie directed by Huner Saleem. Contributes with the song Take Heed, Beware, Let Go.
- 2013 - Niklas Mat. Swedish TV-series. Contributes with the songs Boneyard Blues and Big Bad Black Dog Blues.
- 2013 - The Keeper Of Lost Causes. Danish movie directed by Mikkel Nørgaard. Contributes with the song I Was Not To You What You Were To Me.
- 2012 - The Hunt. Danish movie directed by Thomas Vinterberg. Contributes with the song I Was Not To You What You Were To Me. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign language film. The movie was also nominated for the Golden Palm in Cannes.
- 2012 - Justified, #5 season 3. American TV-series. Contributes with the song Big Bad Black Dog Blues.
- 2012 - Sejit z cesty. Czech movie directed by Pavel Jandourek. Contributes with the songs Hyena and Big Bad Black Dog Blues.
- 2007 - Älgalus och vilda svin. Swedish documentary directed by Johan Palmgren. Contributes with the songs Can't Stop Laughing and The Devil Is A Girl.
- 2017 - Sånger Från En Inställd Skilsmässa. Swedish national tour, produced på Riksteatern. Soloist/lead role.
- 2015 - Sånger Från En Inställd Skilsmässa, a co-production by Malmö Opera and Skånes Dansteater. South Sweden tour. Soloist/lead role.
- "Rock: Andi Almqvist (4)". Sydsvenskan. 17 October 2007. Retrieved 9 October 2010.
- "Skivrecensioner: Andi Almqvist Glimmer (4)". Dagens Nyheter. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- Paste Magazine
- Bad Taste Empire 120218
- SDS Mattias Oscarsson artikel 120426[permanent dead link]
- Rootsy.nu nyhet 130628
- Rootsy.nu nyhet 081218