East coast meets west coast in Sweden…
Kilimanjaro consists of Andreas Tillborg, keyboards and Emmanuel Sandström, guitar and vocals. Both are educated at Malmö Academy of Music (Lunds University). Together they create music that brings to mind the U.S. west coast, (Toto, Steven Curtis Chapman, J.Graydon, Bill Labounty, Prince, George Duke, Larry Carlton etc) often seasoned with loops from the popmusic and sometimes crunchy, bluesinspired solos. Almost always accompanied Kilimanjaro with Anders Köllerfors, drums and Ronny Johansson, bass.
Andreas Tillborg and Emmanuel Sandström first met at High School (Upper Secondary School in UK) when they were only 16 years old. Since then they have worked and inspired one another.
Andreas Tillborg studied composition, arranging, piano, conducting and ensemble, has a degree of education in music and is currently teaching harmony and theory, piano/keyboard and ensemble at Cybergymnasiet Malmö.
His influences when it comes to writing songs/playing are huge and varied and includes among others David Paich, Steve Porcaro, David Foster, Paul Simon, Donald Fagen and Tim Rice-Oxley. Apart from writing songs with Emmanuel Sandström, Andreas is busy writing contemporary classical music as well as arranging music for various occasion.
Emmanuel Sandström has a degree of master of education i music. In spite his age, born 1981, he has worked as studio musician and instrumental and ensemble teacher for many years. At the same time he worked together as session guitarist with many of the most known artist in Sweden such Peter Jöback, Nanne Grönwall, Cyndee Peters, Nisse Hellberg, Elisabeth Melander, Sara Löfgren, Rigmor Gustafsson, Mikael Järlestrand and many others. In almost ten years he has played, and still do, in The Memory Lane, one of the most known cover band in south of Sweden.
Although he’s strongly influenced by guitarists like Larry Carlton, Michael Landau, Dan Huff, Steve Lukather, Jay Graydon, Robben Ford, he try to continually develope technic and style. Therefore you can here tunes that remind you about John Mayer, Stevie Ray and other musicians in pop, rock, country and blues.
For a couple of years Emmanuel was down as a result of a brain tumour and the postoperative damages from the brain surgery but as you can hear at the sound track he is back. Thanks to God and a marvellous fighting spirit.
Open Your Heart
Kilimanjaro of Sweden 2012
Tracks: Open Your Heart, Beautiful One, Turn It Around, Fine Line, As Far As I Can See, Could You Believe, When I Close My Eyes, The End Of Time, Don´t Be Afraid, Writing On The Wall & Standing In The Rain.
Musicians on the Open Your Heart album: Andreas Tillborg, Emmanuel Sandström, Anders Köllerfors, Ronny Johansson & Johan Pihleke