ewing.1 has been formed in the fall of 1998 by members of amongst others Plastic Soul, The Pang and Sideshow Bob. Helena Josefsson, Magnus Tingsek, Marten Dahl and Johan Svensson, have long wanted to play together, and have decided to start a band. Magnus have already written a couple of songs, straight forward pop-songs with some influences of american country music. Since Magnus mostly plays acoustic guitar it feels natural to ad an electric one to boost it up a little. With this, Jens Hellgren, also a former member of Sideshow Bob, has joined the band, now known as ewing.1. Being a huge Dallas-fan, Magnus came up with the name, that originated on the licenceplate of JR Ewings car.
The Pang has been a "powerful melancholic guitar-based rock" band of Lund. Its members were Mattias Friberg (guitar and vocals), Mathias Olden (guitar), Mårten Dahl (bass) and Rasmus Liedbergius (drums). They have played since1997 and they were reported by the Skandinavian Indie Review in October 1998, after recording live in late 1997 some demo songs in the Klubb Indigo of Lund with other bands as Plastic Soul.
Sideshow Bob was Tingsek's first project in Lund, with Gustaf Kjellvander (lead vocals and guitar), Stefan Isaksson (bass), Jens Hellgren (electric guitar), Peter Eriksson (drums). They have played since 1996, released a single (Bored beyond belief, 1997) and published their debut album this year (Invasive Confusion, 1998). It seems Gustaf Kjellvander - maybe thinking about Oasis and the Gallaghers - has decided to work with his brother Christian (from Loosegoats and producer of Invasive Confusion) and is not by the side of Sideshow Bob anymore. Magnus' brother, Anders Tingsek, is other member of Loosegoats. Sideshow Bob seems the brother-band of Loosegoats. But without the lead-singer, the band seems to have finished its story.
Sideshow Bob in 1996
The Pang and Sideshow Bob met in some Swedish summer festivals (Sideshow Bob played Emmaboda, Hultsfred, Arvika, Tullakrock ...) This was the beginning of ewing.1. Helena Josefsson, from Plastic Soul, another band from Lund, joined then. Magnus, Helena, Mattias, Marten and Johan were born in 1978 and grew up in Lund.
This is ewing.1:
- Magnus Tingsek (from Sideshow Bob) - vocals, acoustic guitars, pedal steel.
- Helena Josefsson (from Plastic Soul) - vocals, tambourine
- Mårten Dahl (from The Pang) - bass guitar, harmony vocals
- Johan Svensson - drums
- Jens Hellgren (from Sideshow Bob) - electric guitar
Magnus Tingsek (vocals, guitar)
I was born 19th of december 1978 in Lund, Sweden. I play guitar, Pedal steel, Drums and bass. Born and raised in Södra Sandby outside Lund with a beatiful family. Dropped out of school when I was 16 because I wanted to dedicate more time to my music.
Helena Josefsson (vocals)
Helena Marianne Josefsson. I was born in Kalmar, Sweden (1978.03.23). My parents divorced when she was 7 and they moved with mom Margaretta and her new love to a village called Björnstorp (outside of Lund, Skåne County, southern Sweden) when I was ten. I have got four sisters. I am left-handed and can play keyboards, tambourine and harmonica.
Marten Dahl (bass)
Born in 5th of june 1978 in lund, sweden. Ever since i was a little boy I've always dedicated lots of time for music. I did three years gymnasium, music-class and i was involved with lots of different bands but have now put my main intrest in ewing.1.
Johan Svensson (drums)
Born 18th of november 1978. I was raised in the country with mom, dad, my brother and my sister. I was innocent and free until sometime during... when I was struck by lightning out of a clear blue sky. It was Metallica that had elctrocuted me, and I felt an urge to start playing drums. And so I did. I didn't have any drums or even sticks, so I hit my legs until my fists bled.