• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

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Björn Skifs formed his first musical group Slam Creepers in 1962. Slam Creepers split in 1969 and Skifs went on to form a new band, Blåblus, in 1972.

As Blue Swede, the band had a #1 hit on Billboard Hot 100 in 1974 with a cover of Hooked on a Feeling. Björn Skifs left the band in 1976 to pursue a solo career. He recorded the duet Med varann with Anni-Frid Lyngstad for his 1975 album Schiffz.

Thruout his long solo career he has released several albums and is still active in releasing new stuff. Some of his recordings have a big influence from the american west coast music and featuring several L.A. Studio Cats.

More information coming soon about Björn Skifs at his official website.

Discography

Back On Track

EMI Records 2001

Tracks: New York City Is Waiting, Sweet Soul Sister, Right Where We Left Off, Trapped In A Moonlight, Fixing A Broken Heart, To Love And Be Loved, Don´t Say It´s Over, I Can´t Stand The Rain, Nature Plan, Straight Back To You – featuring Jessica Folker, Brief (interlude small talk)m What´s The Big Deal & Like It Was Nothing At All.

Musicians on the Back On Track album: Björn Skifts and others.

Zick Zack

EMI Records 1988

Tracks: Ge Efter, To Touch You, Changes, Sad Saturday Night, Akta Dig!, I Evighet, No Easy Way Down, In The Name OF Love, Hold On (You´re The One) & Vår Första Dans.

Musicians on the Zick Zack album: Björn Skifts and others.

If…Then

EMI Records 1984

Tracks: In Dreams, Boys Will Be Boys, Wonderful Tonight, Solitaire, Baby Let’s Run Away, Why Don’t You Try Me Tonight ?, Innocent Eyes, Night Music, Red Light, If You’re Looking For A Heartache & Lonely Nights.

Musicians on the If…Then album: Björn Skifs, Leif Larson, Chino Mariano, Peter Ljung, Rutger Gunnarsson, Lasse Jonsson & Åke Sundqvist.

Zkiffz

EMI Records 1980

Tracks: Winning, Bad Guy, Get It Straight, We’ll Make It Tonight, Main Street, I Know You’re In There, Broken Hearted Me, You Don’t Need My Love, Hard World & Stjärnor.

Musicians on the Zkiffz album: Björn Skifs, Lasse Wellander, Mike Watson, Roger Palm, Chino Mariano & Roger Palm.

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