This CD features John Kullberg a
diatonic and accordion player and his band Gameboj Hitparade from
Sweden. John was born in 1979 and started to play the mouth harmonica
when he was 2 and when he was 3 he began with the diatonic accordion.
When he was 4 years old he played in public for the first time.
He has been touring Scandinavia, Russia and USA and played on
radio and TV many times. In the 1996 John got Alingsas sites cultural
prize and it was the first time that the prize goes to a diatonic-player
In 1996 John started a trio (Gameboj
Hitparade) with bass, drums, diatonic and accordion. They play
"Russian fusion" a kind of rock-music with tunes that John picked
from computer games and Cajun music. You can hear many different
kinds of style in their music - folk, classical, rock and so on........
It is not often that I come across
a CD where accordion (in this case diatonic as well as standard)
is used in a rock band. Even though I am a classically orientated
accordionist, I do not find this CD disturbing. On the contrary,
I found it accomplished with good taste. It is a rock music CD
with all the characteristic sounds and rhythms of rock music and
very interesting with the accordion as a lead instrument of the
band. The accordionist is clearly very skilful especially in terms
of style and technique.