The kickstarter campaign for Swedish keyboardist Mats Öberg quickly reached the goal of 100 000 kronor (SEK).
It took only 24 hours. The project ended on April 26 and has gathered 314 000 SEK.
Mats who is blind since birth suffers from increasing hearing problems. Traditional doctors have not been able to help him. The money will now allow Mats to go to the US and try a special type of hearing aid. Let's hope it will work out for him!
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Mats is blind since birth and music is his occupation and VERY important for him.
If you want to know more and maybe also help out, go here.
The project ends on April 26.
Mats Öberg has played with artists as Frank Zappa, Mikael Ramel, Napoleon Murphy Brock and Jonas Knutsson.
Tickets for their four London concerts in May are already sold out.
Friday, April 06, 2018
Quote from the NPR article accompanying the first listen to the debut album by fictional bass player Derek Smalls (i.e. Harry Shearer) from the likewise fictional hard rock band Spinal Tap.
So you can approach it more or less negatively or choose to go the positive route and enjoy the songs for what they are played by a plethora of great musicians:
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers)
Donald Fagen (Steely Dan)
Danny (Kootch) Kortchmar
Michael League (Snarky Puppy)
Jane Lynch (actress/singer)
Steve Lukather (Toto)
Snarky Puppy Horns
Paul Shaffer (David Letterman, SNL, etc.)
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Rick Wakeman (Yes)
Funny liner notes and more here:
The album is released April 13 but you can here it via the link now.