• 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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Danish popband with influences from the west coast…

From the beginning the band Sneakers did set a new standard for danish popmusic. All musicians were at a high level on their instruments, and they sounded good, both live and their debutalbum released in 1980 did also show a high production and was produced with a big “touch and influence” from L.A. west coast band such as Toto etc.

The band started in 1979 with the keyboardplayer Morten Kaersae and guitarist Poul Halberg as the center of the band. In the beginning of 1980 Poul Halberg left because he was to busy with his own band project (Halberg Larsen) and was replaced by Mikkel Nordsoe. At the same time the band was joined by the female singer Sanne Salomonsen, who was active in the band “Anne Linnet Band”, in the beginning it was mostly for fun, but is should very soon be a permanent solution, and it was actually the big commercial breakthru for Sanne Salomonsen.

In 1980 their debutalbum “Sneakers” was released, the bandmembers were Morten Kaersae (keyboards & vocals), Sanne Salomonsen (vocals), Klaus Menzer (drums), Jacob Andersen (Percussion), Christian Dietl (bass) & Mikkel Nordsoe (guitars).

Sneakers did release 3 more albums: Sui-Sui (1981), Rou´let (1982) & Katbeat (1984). All their albums were at a high quality, with great songs, great performance. They were called the “danish Toto with female singer”. In 1994 the recordlabel released all 4 albums on cd, all in remastered versions with updated sound, and they also release a cd called “Totale” with all 4 released on 1 cd box.

One of the great things with Sneakers was that they were a brilliant liveband, actually in 1985 the band announced that they would release a livealbum on their own label, but it never happen and the band stopped after that. So Sneakers had a very short career, but they did create a new style and later on bands like One Two did take over this style.

In 1997 the Polygram label got the possibility to release some of the livematerial and the release “Sneakers Greatest” contains 4 live takes and 2 new version of their hits.

Sneakers was an important part of the danish musicscene and after the “Sneakers” years all bandmembers has been extreme busy in other bands like: Moonjam, Ray Dee Ohh, Danseorkesteret, Mikkel Nordsoe Band and the leadsinger Sanne Salomonsen with her own solocareer.

Discography

Dejlige Danske…

Universal Music 2008

Tracks: CD1: Tag Med Mig, Woodoo, De Kender Ikke Jimmi, Se Selv, Mens Vi Venter På I Morgen, Lev Og La Deux, Check, Spejle Bag Spejle, Hotel, Engang Til, Gaden, Tivoliliv, Der Hvor Du Er, På Toppen Af Et Højhus (live), Gøglerne Kommer (live), Blindebuk (live) & På Den Grønne Gren (live). CD2: Sui Sui, På Toppen Af Et Højhus, Bellevue, På Den Grønne Gren, Forstads Casanova, Skt. Peders Engle, En Cool Agent, Blindebuk, Sang Til Toffy, Den Sidste Café, Skifter, Miraklernes Tid, Tornerose, Johnny På Havet, Du Kender Ikke Jimmi (1997 Version), Doing It All Wrong (Spejle Bag Spejle), Signal (1997 Version) & China China (Lev Og La Deux).

Musicians on the Dejlige Danske… album: Morten Kaersae. Sanne Salomonsen, Klaus Menzer, Jacob Andersen, Christian Dietl, Mikkel Nordsoe and others.

Sneakers & Sanne Salomonsen

Universal Music 2008

Tracks: CD 1 – Sneakers: Intro, Tag Mig Med, Blindebuk, Engang Til, Efter Festen, Miraklernes Tid, Gaden, Fire To My Telephone & De Kender Ikke Jimmi. Sui-Sui: På Den Grønne Gren, Check, Skifter, På Toppen Af Et Højhus, Leve, Generalerne, Hotel, Bellevue, Sui – Sui & Gøglerne Kommer. CD 2 – Rou´let: Signal, Woodoo, Forstads Casanova, Strandet, Se Selv, Rodeo Darlings, Den Sidste Café, Tornerose, UFO & Hjemme. Katbeat: Lev Og La Deux, Spejle Bag Spejle, En Cool Agent, Tivoliliv, Mens Vi Venter På I Morgen, Skt. Peders Engle, Sang Til Toffy, Der Hvor Du Er, Johnny & Tættere På. CD3: Bonus CD: Signal (1997 version), Den Sidste Nat, På Toppen Af Et Højhus (live), Gøglerne Kommer (live), Blindebuk (live), På Den Grønne Gren (live), De Kender Ikke Jimmi (’97), Doing It All Wrong & China China. Sanne Salomonsen: Roselil, Tom, Dialog, Hjertebrus, Du Har Drømme, Søgte Mit Indre, Skønt At Ha´Dig Omkring Mig, Mælkevejen, Prøv At Glemme & Som En Høj Og Standhaftig Klippe.

Musicians on the Sneakers & Sanne Salomonsen album: Morten Kaersae. Sanne Salomonsen, Klaus Menzer, Jacob Andersen, Christian Dietl, Mikkel Nordsoe and others.

Du Kender Ikke Jimmi

Universal Music 2005

Tracks: Sui Sui, Du Kender Ikke Jimmi, På Toppen Af Et Højhus, Bellevue, Forstads Casanova, Skt. Peders Engle, En Cool Agent, Spejle Bag Spejle, Sang Til Toffy, Den Sidste Nat, Skifter, Miraklernes Tid, Tornerose, Johnny På Havet, Signal (1997 Version), China China (Lev Og La Deux), På Den Grønne Gren (live) & Blindebuk(live).

Musicians on the Du Kender Ikke Jimmi album: Morten Kaersae. Sanne Salomonsen, Klaus Menzer, Jacob Andersen, Christian Dietl, Mikkel Nordsoe and others.

Tag Mig Med

Universal Music 2005

Tracks: Tag Med Mig, Woodoo, På Den Grønne Gren, Se Selv, Mens Vi Venter På I Morgen, Lev Og La Deux, Blindebuk, Check, Hotel, Engang Til, Gaden, Tivoliliv, Der Hvor Du Er, Efter Festen, Du Kender Ikke Jimmi (1997 Version), Doing It All Wrong (Spejle Bag Spejle), På Toppen Af Et Højhus (live) & Gøglerne Kommer (live).

Musicians on the Tag Med Mig album: Morten Kaersae. Sanne Salomonsen, Klaus Menzer, Jacob Andersen, Christian Dietl, Mikkel Nordsoe and others.

Woodoo

Universal Music 2005

Tracks: Intro, Tag Mig Med, Pa Den Gronne Green, Pa Toppen Af Et Hojhus, Sui-Sui, Efter Festen, Bellevue, Woodoo, Se Selv, Forstads Casanova, Men Vi Venter Pa Imorgen, Skt. Peders Engle, Lev Og La´Deux, En Cool Agent, Johnny (Pa Havet), Der Hvor Du Er, Signal (1997 Version) & De Kender Ikke Jimmi (1997 Version).

Musicians on the Woodoo album: Morten Kaersae. Sanne Salomonsen, Klaus Menzer, Jacob Andersen, Christian Dietl, Mikkel Nordsoe and others.

Sneakers Greatest

Polygram Records 1997

Tracks: CD1: Intro, Tag Med Mig, Sui-Sui, Mens Vi Venter På Imorgen, Skt.Peders Engle, Forstads Casanova, Woodoo, Se Selv, Bellevue, Gaden, Lev Og La´Deux, Dn Cool Agent, Den Sidste Cafe, Tornerose, Johnny (På Havet) & Efter Festen. CD2: Signal (1997 version), Den Sidste Nat, På Toppen Af Et Højhus (live), Gøglerne Kommer (live), Blindebuk (live), På Den Grønne Gren (live), De Kender Ikke Jimmi (’97), Doing It All Wrong & China China.

Musicians on the Sneakers Greatest album: Morten Kaersae. Sanne Salomonsen, Klaus Menzer, Jacob Andersen, Christian Dietl, Mikkel Nordsoe and others.

Totale

Mercury Records 1994

Tracks: CD 1 – Sneakers: Intro, Tag Mig Med, Blindebuk, Engang Til, Efter Festen, Miraklernes Tid, Gaden, Fire To My Telephone & De Kender Ikke Jimmi. CD 2 – Sui-Sui: På Den Grønne Gren, Check, Skifter, På Toppen Af Et Højhus, Leve, Generalerne, Hotel, Bellevue, Sui – Sui & Gøglerne Kommer. CD 3 – Rou´let: Signal, Woodoo, Forstads Casanova, Strandet, Se Selv, Rodeo Darlings, Den Sidste Café, Tornerose, UFO & Hjemme. CD 4 – Katbeat: Lev Og La Deux, Spejle Bag Spejle, En Cool Agent, Tivoliliv, Mens Vi Venter På I Morgen, Skt. Peders Engle, Sang Til Toffy, Der Hvor Du Er, Johnny & Tættere På.

Musicians on the Totale album: Morten Kaersae. Sanne Salomonsen, Klaus Menzer, Jacob Andersen, Christian Dietl, Mikkel Nordsoe and others.

Sneakers/Sui-Sui

Mercury Records 1988

Tracks: Intro, Tag Mig Med, Blindebuk, Engang Til, Efter Festen, Miraklernes Tid, Gaden, Fire To My Telephone, De Kender Ikke Jimmi, På Den Grønne Gren, Check, Skifter, På Toppen Af Et Højhus, Leve, Generalerne, Hotel, Bellevue, Sui – Sui & Gøglerne Kommer.

Musicians on the Sneakers/Sui-Sui album: Morten Kaersae. Sanne Salomonsen, Klaus Menzer, Jacob Andersen, Christian Dietl, Mikkel Nordsoe and others.

Katbeat

Mercury Records 1984

Tracks: Lev Og La Deux, Spejle Bag Spejle, En Cool Agent, Tivoliliv, Mens Vi Venter På I Morgen, Skt. Peders Engle, Sang Til Toffy, Der Hvor Du Er, Johnny & Tættere På.

Musicians on the Katbeat album: Morten Kaersae. Sanne Salomonsen, Klaus Menzer, Jacob Andersen, Christian Dietl, Mikkel Nordsoe and others.

Rou´let

Mercury Records 1982

Tracks: Signal, Woodoo, Forstads Casanova, Strandet, Se Selv, Rodeo Darlings, Den Sidste Café, Tornerose, UFO & Hjemme.

Musicians on the Rou´let album: Morten Kaersae. Sanne Salomonsen, Klaus Menzer, Jacob Andersen, Christian Dietl, Mikkel Nordsoe and others.

Sui-Sui

Mercury Records 1981

Tracks: På Den Grønne Gren, Check, Skifter, På Toppen Af Et Højhus, Leve, Generalerne, Hotel, Bellevue, Sui – Sui & Gøglerne Kommer.

Musicians on the Sui-Sui album: Morten Kaersae. Sanne Salomonsen, Klaus Menzer, Jacob Andersen, Christian Dietl, Mikkel Nordsoe and others.

Sneakers

Mercury Records 1980

Tracks: Intro, Tag Mig Med, Blindebuk, Engang Til, Efter Festen, Miraklernes Tid, Gaden, Fire To My Telephone & De Kender Ikke Jimmi.

Musicians on the Sneakers album: Morten Kaersae. Sanne Salomonsen, Klaus Menzer, Jacob Andersen, Christian Dietl, Mikkel Nordsoe and others.

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