Mats Ronander

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Mats Ronander
Mats Ronander in Örebro,
Sweden on August 30, 2008.
Background information
Birth name Mats Sture Ronander
Born (1954-04-01) 1 April 1954 (age 62)
Sundsvall, Sweden
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Guitarist, vocalist
Instruments Guitar, vocals, harmonica

Mats Ronander (born 1 April 1954 in Sundsvall, Sweden) is a Swedish rock musician, guitar player, producer and composer.


Ronander was born in Sundsvall, but grew up in Örebro. At the age of sixteen he succeeded Peps Persson as singer in the band Blues Quality. He was a member of the band Nature. The band backed up Ulf Lundell on a tour and three of Lundell's studio album as well as released a few records of their own. In 1979 he was one of ABBA's guitarists on their world tour.

The 1992 single "Gör mig lycklig nu" (written and performed with Dane Kim Larsen) and the album Himlen gråter för Elmore James produced by Mats Ronander, Mats Lindfors and Max Lorentz were Ronander's most successful solo projects. Ronander was also a member of Low budget blues band that released three albums. He was also a member of Grymlings.

Ronander produced Py Bäckman's breakthrough record Sista föreställningen, toured with ABBA in United States, and starred in the screen adaption of Ulf Lundell's novel Sömnen.



  • Hård kärlek 1981
  • God bok 1982
  • 50/50 1984
  • Tokig 1985
  • Reality 1987
  • Rock'n'roll Biznis 1989
  • Himlen gråter för Elmore James 1992
  • Svenska popfavoriter Mats Ronander (Best of-album) 1995
  • Innanför staden 1996
  • Mats 2001
  • Bästa (Best of-album) 2003
  • Ronander Live 2006


  • Dödlig drift 1999



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