Martin is the youngest person in West of Eden, but that doesn’t stop him from bossing the rest of us around from time to time.
Most of the time though, he does an excellent job writing songs for the band as well as being West of Eden’s booking agent.
He is a real quiz master and can ask all sorts questions, especially concerning music, about other bands and long forgotten hits, for miles and miles when the band is on tour.
I can also reveal that he is afraid of almost all animals but especially birds.
Ola has been a member of West of Eden ever since we first decided that drums would be a good addition to the band, and a very good decision that proved to be!
He can eat whatever he likes without it ever sticking to his waistline, and he always thinks before he speaks. Two very enviable qualities.
Recently, he and his wife bought a house so he is now also the proud owner of a plum tree.
Lars is fairly new to the band, but he has managed to learn an impressive amount of songs by heart in a very short time. He is also always on time to every rehearsal which is a very rare quality in a musician.
In his spare time Lars loves to be out at sea in his boat. He knows all there is to know about boats and sailing.
On the down side I can tell that he has a very poor, if any, sense of direction.
David is the busiest man in showbiz. Sometimes it’s a mystery how he, in the middle of thousand meetings, gigs, and his daytime job, still manages to stay so nice and calm.
Every summer David and his friend Anders play on a boat that is also a restaurant serving only shrimps, and every summer David says ”this was the last summer on the shrimp-boat.” We don’t believe him anymore.
He is also the best CD- salesman any band could ask for!
Kenneth hails from a lot of places in Sweden, Kiruna and Bengtsfors being two of them.
Now he and his family live in Alingsås 50 km from Gothenburg, so he has quite a long way to drive to the bands rehearsals. Still he always shows up (perhaps not always on time though) and never complains about the long distance. Worth a medal don’t you think?
Kenneth is a person who really appreciates skilled musicians – well, it takes one to know one.
Another thing he really likes is dark chocolate.
So, what can I tell you about myself?
I am married to Martin, of course, and no, it’s no problem at all to be married and work together.
Quite the opposite most of the time.
I am addicted to the English soap opera, Emmerdale, love gardening, coffee and monster movies. To get a bit more serious, I truly am the worrying kind. Reviews, ticket sales, will we get some gigs, etc. Nothing is too small for me not to worry about.
So naturally I am now a bit nervous about what the others will think of what I have written about them… :- )