Pink Champagne (first named Kasern 9) was a Swedish feminist punk band in the 1980s. It consisted of four women, Stina Berge (drums), Ann Carlberger (vocals), Karin Jansson (guitar) and Gunilla Welin (bass). Kajsa Grytt was briefly a member. They released two full-length albums, Vackra pojke! (Beautiful Boy!, 1981) and Kärlek eller ingenting (Love or Nothing, 1983), before breaking up in 1984.
Karin Jansson and Ann Carlberger went to Australia in 1987. Karin dated and became the domestic partner of Steve Kilbey of The Church and co-wrote their hit song Under the Milky Way. Karin became mother to twin daughters by Kilbey, Elektra and Miranda ( born Sydney 1991) whom now perform as Say Lou Lou, and formed the band Curious (Yellow) on Red Eye Records. Karin wrote the melody for the song "Youth Worshipper" which appears on The Church's "Heyday" album. Karin now runs a yoga studio in Stockholm after successfully beating a brain tumour.
Ann was with Marty Willson-Piper, the guitarist of The Church with whom she had a daughter, Signe (b 1989 in Stockholm). Together they recorded the single "Black in Sunshine" which features the BSide "Change your mind",and the album "Hidden treasures" in 1990 which contains "Change your mind". Ann also appears on backing vocals on Willson-Piper's 1988 solo album "Rhyme". She and Willson-Piper split in the early 90's. Ann remarried and has a son. These days Ann is the manager of the Science Fiction Bookstore in Gamla Stan in Stockholm.
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Bandet Pink Champagne kom först. (Pink Champagne came first)
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