Mads Eriksen Band is now in 2009 touring with Chris Thompson. Mads Eriksens Band: Mads Eriksen: Electric Guitar & Acoustic Guitar Steinar Krokstad drums Frank Hovland Bass & Backing Vocals Gunnar Bjelland Keyboards. com, MySpace, ballade.
Mads Eriksen (born 12 October 1962 in Bergen, Norway) is a Norwegian guitarist and composer, known as solo artist and for his cooperation with Chris Thompson among others. Eriksen was born in Bergen and picked up the guitar at twelve, and started the band "Lorraine" in 1976 together with schoolmates (including keyboardist Hans-Petter Isaksen & bassist Roar Nilson) from Nattland primary school
However, the album, entitled Feedback 86, was not released until 2002. In spite of his already busy schedule in 1986, Thompson still found the time to return to Manfred Mann for their new album, Criminal Tango, in addition to putting out some solo material. He recorded the song "It's Not Over" for the soundtrack to the film Playing for Keeps, and this track was also featured (with a slightly longer fade-out) on his new solo album, High Cost of Living, released later the same year. Rediscovery (2004) With Mads Eriksen. Berlin Live & The Aschaffenburg Remains Live at the Colos-Saal (2012) with Mads Eriksen. Soulmates (2002) with Leslie Mándoki. Jazz Cuts (2003) with Leslie Mándoki.
Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Madam Felles, Bergen (NOR) + special guest tba June 7: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Porsgrunnfestivalen, Porsgrunn (NOR) August 3: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Rock in Wotschofska, Wotshofska (GER) October 18: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Siegburg (GER) October 19: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Kultur auf dem Hof, Dexheim (GER) October 20: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band . They will play the whole Sticky Fingers album and also a good bunch of Stones Classics. Next up for the Clones are concerts on January 18 and 19 at Madam Felle’s, Bergen. Other activities for next year are soon to be annouced.
Mads Eriksen is one of the best instrumental guitarists I have heard, and I own hundreds of instrumental recordings. He actually has four previous albums, all incredible, all of which I felt surpassed Satriani, Beck, etc. He is incredibly diverse, imaginative, and melodic, with astounding shift changes and sonic aptitude. If you like Steve Vai, Mads Eriksen will give you new reasons to be amazed. For a few years I exchanged letters with Mads after he generously sent me his CD's, and I was shocked by his humanism, modesty, and appreciation for listener support. Mads Eriksen has an amazing talent for playing guitar, and he really shows that on his latest label "Suburban Cowboy", a remakable instrumental album. I can't understand why he isn't more famous. His shred-technique are of top world-class, with a sound like Joe Satriani and Eddie van Halen. Background information. Born In 1993 Eriksen was invited to contribute to the 150th anniversary of Edvard Grieg's birth. The result was a mini-CD called Intermission Troldhaugen (1993), where he interpreted six compositions by Grieg on electric guitar.
Hi all, here are some pictures from the Isfjord Festival where I played with Chris Thompson on June 22.
This self-titled CD, which was recorded in 1993 and 1994, is loud and aggressive but intricate. Eriksen loves his power chords, but he doesn't live for bombast alone - and because of that intricacy, some people might compare the Scandinavian axeman to fusion guitarists. But, again, there is a major difference between what fusionists do and what a rock instrumentalist does. John McLaughlin and Pat Metheny are rock influenced,but have a jazz mentality - they live for improvisation, just like Charlie Christian, Grant Green, Barney Kessel, and Wes Montgomery before them
Norwegian-born Mads Eriksen released his first album, Journey, in 1990. The disc quickly set him in the guitar hero section of the musical genre, that area reserved for people like Yngwie Malmsteen and Joe Satriani. He followed that album up the next year with Storyteller. 1993 saw Eriksen releasing an ambitious effort entitled Intermission Troldhaugen. The album was a tribute to Norwegian classical composer Edward Grieg. The next year he let loose with an album simply and eloquently called Mads Eriksson
NotesAvailable for download from the artist's website.
The track was originally released on the album 'The Plough Boy' .