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The Peo & Rod West project…

Two thirds of the way from Stockholm to Gothenburg in Sweden is the area where Peo grew up and still lives. Able to play a variety of instruments Guitar,Bass,Keyboards,Drums,Harmonica and Mandolin as well as being a great singer and Vocal teacher, programmer, arranger and producer. Music has been part of Peo’s life for many years. Surrounded by beautiful Swedish countryside and a musical family Peo graduated to his own recording studio at the age of 15 located in an old fort.

Since that time, he has been through the gamut of musical styles and influences. Writing for and recording a number of Scandinavian artists. He has also made a number of international tours working with Swedish bands. His first solo album “Look what I’ve started” received a number of good reviews from European and Japanese Music Industry magazines, outpolling a number of well known established artists in magazine reviewer charts.

Rod West hails from Sydney Australia-city of the 2000 Olympics,INXS,Jimmy Barnes and Midnight Oil to name but a few. He has been writing songs for many years with influences ranging from the Beatles,Simon&Garfunkel and other acoustic based folk rock groups to modern pop balladeers to numerous to mention. All of these influences have melded together to form his own style where melody and lyrics always remain important.

After a few years in the Sydney Folk Rock scene with his band Copernicus, Rod retired to write songs. He wrote and produced material for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation´s Television Education Department for a few years. The need to make real money saw him switch careers and take up administration positions with Australia´s major telecommunications company.

Rod met Peo in 1989 in Australia, at that time Peo was on tour with the band Leviticus, and later that year Rod went to Sweden where the songwriting partnership and friendship was formed. Since then he has travelled to Sweden almost every summer to write songs and produce some more studio sessions with Peo. Rod and Peo want to write songs that communicate issues as well as feelings and stories of life and relationships.

Discography

Climbing To The Sun

Target Records 2010

Tracks: Mahal Kita, Hundred Days, Without Your Nail You´ll Fail, Sabor De Coco, A Waltz In The Summer Night, Over And Over, A Carta, I Can´t Face Virginia One More Time, You´re Waking My Heart Again & Längtan.

Musicians on the Climbing To The Sun album: Peo, Ronny Nyman, Gustav Hagelberg, Inger Nordstrom, Nino Ferraz & Janne Lindgren.

Better Not Forget

NL Distribution 2009

Tracks: CD1: All Worth It Now, Together Again, Slippery Slide, We Can´t Go On Like We Do, Strange Sun, In Love So Bad I´m Sure It´s Not Good, Can´t Pull The Wool, House Of Blue Lights, Gimme´My Pills & Together. CD2: Hot Town R´n R, Baby This Is Paradise, Woman, Dreams Of You, Running Jumping, Lovers And Strangers, Hard Living Man, Love Has Come, Slow Down, There With You, Outta This Place & Touch You Inside.

Musicians on the Better Not Forget album: Peo and others.

My Acoustic Works 1

Pop Productions 2008

Tracks: Philippines, A Song To A Friend, Ragbag, I Can Do Anything, Nograss, Visa Från Utamyra, My Lord What A Morning, En Våg Av Tårar, Amanda & Gotländs Vårsalm.

Musicians on the My Acoustic Works 1 album: Peo and others.

Look What I´ve Started

MTM Classix 2005

Tracks: Could This Be Love?, Doesn’t Matter To Me, Only One Love, Two Strong Arms, Long Time No See, Endless Waiting, Day And Night, Good Soul Companion, Two Wheels On Fire, Don’t You Ever Leave Me Now, Looking For Love, Can’t Bring Me Down, Queen Of The Night, Calling Paradise, Still Believe, I Must Be Dreaming & Amanda (instrumental).

Musicians on the Look What I´ve Started album: Peo, Bengan Anderson, Marko Grönholm, Per Nordbring, Jan Nordbring, Tomas Varadi, Ivan Persic, Håkan Nordling, Tony Niva & Ulf Andersson.

The Man Behind The Face

Pop Productions 2000

Tracks: Hot Town R´n R, Baby This Is Paradise, Woman, Dreams Of You, Running Jumping, Lovers And Strangers, Hard Living Man, Love Has Come, Slow Down, There With You, Outta This Place & Touch You Inside.

Musicians on the The Man Behind The Face album: Peo, Bengan Anderson, Stefan Kjaalgren, Jonas Kallsback, Tomas Varadi, Hakan Nordling, Annelli Thorsell, Viktoria Petterson, Matilda Luckner & Skara Vally Gospel Choir.

Look What I´ve Started

Sweden Music AB 1996

Tracks: Could This Be Love?, Doesn’t Matter To Me, Only One Love, Two Strong Arms, Long Time No See, Endless Waiting, Day And Night, Good Soul Companion, Two Wheels On Fire, Don’t You Ever Leave Me Now, Looking For Love & Can’t Bring Me Down.

Musicians on the Look What I´ve Started album: Peo, Bengan Anderson, Marko Grönholm, Per Nordbring, Jan Nordbring, Tomas Varadi, Ivan Persic, Håkan Nordling, Tony Niva & Ulf Andersson.

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