Fredrik Thomander

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Fredrik Thomander
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Born (1971-03-15) 15 March 1971 (age 48)
OccupationSongwriter, Record producer

Fredrik Thomander is a Swedish songwriter,[1][2] bassist and producer.[3] For many years he performed in Swedish pop bands. He has written and produced songs, mainly of pop music, for various singers and bands,[4][5] and he operates a recording studio in Mallorca.

Early life[edit]

Thomander grew up in Tångaberg. As a teenager he played in a band called White Line.[6]

Career[edit]

After playing together in local bands in the 1980s, Thomander and writer Anders Wilkström continued to write songs, sometimes under the name Epicenter.[1] Epicenter songwriting collaborations have included Lamont Dozier, Anne Roboff, and Robbie Nevil.[7] Many of the pair's songs have been recorded by pop music bands, including Dream Street, the A*Teens and LMNT.[8]

Thomander recorded with Rachel Platten on her album Be Here.[9]

Thomander sang and played bass in the band Vildsvin (Wild Boar) in the 1990s.[10][11]

He is the co-composer of Leaving Home by Nicke Borg which was in the finals of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest[12] and spent 9 weeks on the Swedish charts, peaking at #9[13] He played bass in the band Treat beginning in 2013.[14]

In 2016 Thomander opened Palma Music Studios in Mallorca.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Epicenter of attention". Irv Lichtman (26 February 2000). "Epicenter of attention". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 43–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. ^ "BTOB Collaborates With Composer of Britney Spears". KPOP Starz. By Staff Writer | March 30, 2012
  3. ^ "Linda Sundblad gör Let's dance kampanjlåt artikel". TV4, 2009-12-22
  4. ^ Discography at Swedish national library
  5. ^ "The Poodles - Tour de Force". Metal Temple, by Katarzyna Zakolska at 20 May 2013
  6. ^ Martinell, Henrik. "Lita aldrig på ett rockband". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  7. ^ Lofthus, Kai (12 January 2002). "Swedes Team With US For Hits". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Into the Mouths of Babes". Phoenix New Times Jimmy Magahern | July 18, 2002
  9. ^ "Rachel Platten". AllMusic Biography by Marcy Donelson
  10. ^ "Så skrev jag hitlåten". Studio, 2010-02-09
  11. ^ "Dubbla schlagerbidrag från Varberg". Hallensposten, Martin Erlandsson, 19 FFeb 2011
  12. ^ Posten, Hallands. "Leaving Home in finals". hallandsposten.se. Hallandsposten. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  13. ^ Swedish Charts entry for "Leaving Home", 2011-02-27
  14. ^ "Treat: 'Endangered' vom "Ghost Of Graceland"-Album im Stream". RockHard, 09.03.2016
  15. ^ "Palma Music Studios takes delivery of first Unity monitors in Mallorca". Audio Media International, 19 December 2017: By Colby Ramsey

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