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Origin Göteborg & Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Gypsy punk
Gypsy folk
Folk punk
Years active 2003–present
Labels Räfven Records, UncleOwen
Website www.rafven.com
Members Rasmus Blanck
Johan Dahlkvist
David Fraenckel
Jonas Lundberg
Martin Nurmi
Loke Nyberg
Per Svenner
Daniel Wejdin
Past members Marcus Berg

Räfven is a gypsy punk band from Sweden, performing original music influenced by Eastern European folk music and the klezmer tradition.


Current members[edit]

  • Rasmus Blanck - double bass, electric bass, mandolin, tenor horn, pump organ (2005–present)
  • Johan Dahlkvist - accordion
  • David Fraenckel - trombone, trumpet, tenor horn (2004–present)
  • Jonas Lundberg - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin
  • Martin Nurmi - alto saxophone, flute
  • Loke Nyberg - violin
  • Per Svenner - drums and percussion (2006–present)
  • Daniel Wejdin - Bulgarian tambura

Former members[edit]

Marcus Berg - percussion (2003–2006)


Swedish Releases[edit]

  • Live! - 3 March 2007
  • "Next time we take your instruments!" - 9 April 2008 (SwingKids)
  • Välkommen till Räfvbygden - 9 April 2009 (SwingKids)
  • Svensk Kultur - 26 September 2011 (Räfven Records)
  • Bring back the dinos - 27 May 2015 (Räfven Records)

Japanese Releases[edit]

  • Welcome to Foxshire - 4 July 2009 (UncleOwen)
  • Next time we take your instruments!" + Live in Gothenburg, 2 CD special edition - 3 November 2009 (UncleOwen)
  • Svensk Kultur - 10 August 2011 (UncleOwen)


Music festivals[edit]

Räfven's most notable international performances are at the Glastonbury Festival in 2008 and 2010, and the Fuji Rock Festival 2009, where they played no less than eight shows.[1]


The documentary "Räfven - The band who had a manifesto" premiered at the 31st Göteborg International Film Festival in January 2008. The band features in the closing scene of the film "För min skuld" premiered at the 34th Göteborg International Film Festival in January 2011.


  1. ^ "Räfven: Into The Woods And Off To The Palace" (Web). www.fujirockexpress.net. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-17.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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