5 Mar 2010

Sandy Mouche is back (II): Kickstart my heart

2010.03.04 SM - Banco de la Música - Malmö - Kick-Start

No Journal without "mouches" anymore. Yesterday night Sandy Mouche was back. It's has been 3 years since the last concert of the band and they offered a vibrant spectacle in a wonderful club in Malmö, Kick-Start (Banco de la Musica, Stortorget). Le Journal des Mouches was not there, but we followed the full concert live in Kick-Start Media website.

According to Patrick, from Banco de la Música's blog in Swedish: "Finally time for the big day. Since Our First Guitar, The Luxe, and Sandy Mouche. And most of all ... we were able to stream the concerts! Past nights we had always had problems with internet. Sandy Mouche came at 17:30 and began to rig up their stuff on stage. At 18:00 it was time for soundcheck. We opened the club at 20:30. 21:30 The Luxe, 22:25 Since Our First Guitar and 23:20 Sandy Mouche. Everything went well. Lots of audience, great sound and lighting and especially rapid changes between bands. That was only two things that went bad. Right subwoofer did not work very well, but the sound still was pretty good. The second thing was that there must be someone connected wrongly to the speaker in the basement. DJ played low but not bands. There will be concerts at the Banco de la Música every Thursday evening until mid-May. So just come!"

At 21,30, the night began with two lovely bands from Malmö, Since our first guitar and The Luxe. Magnus 'Cardigan' Sveningsson, was the righteous DJ boy before and after every band. At 23,00, Martin, Helena, Per and Ola made their appearence and prepared all their stuff before the "kick-start".

2010.03.04 SM - Banco de la Música - Malmö - Kick-Start - Live

A few minutes later, Helena, followed by Martin, Ola and Per, showed up on stage; Helena and Ola, black-dressed, Martin and Per white-dressed. They played 7 songs, 5 were new and 2 previous hits, in a 45 minutes concert. We can summarize the songs of the gig, although we are not sure of the correct titles of the new songs.

  • 1. Follow the Rainbow: Vocals and bass by Martin; vocals and keyboards by Helena; guitar by Ola; drums by Per. A sweet ballad with lots of positive feelings. Most of the parts of the songs are sung by Martinique, but it's a duet in the chorus with a magic music ending.
  • 2. I'll wait for you: Vocals by Helena; backing vocals and keyboards by Martin; guitars by Ola and Per. A rhythmic danceable popsong with Helena singing into the audience.
  • 3. Living in a world: Vocals and bass by Martin; backing vocals and keyboards by Helena; guitar by Ola; drums by Per. The chorus sounds like an American TV Serie theme of the 80s. Really nice ending with a disco touch.
  • 4. Oui, c'est nous: Vocals and keyboards by Helena; bass by Martin; drums by Per; introduced by hand-clapping and a guitar solo by Ola. Their new song in French, a nice pop song with an original chorus.
  • 5. I can't find the fire: Vocals and keyboards by Helena; bass by Martin; guitar by Ola; drums by Per. My favourite new song of the show. Catchy melancholic song. Helena singing really well as always. Per's drums are also marvelous in this song.
  • 6. Spiderweb suit: Vocals by Helena; keyboards by Per Blomgren; percussion by Martinique and guitar by Ola Blomgren. A great version of one of their best songs ever. Touching.
  • 7. Le Mistral: Vocals and bass by Martin; keyboars and backing vocals by Helena; guitar by Ola; drums by Per. Martinique had played it during his European Tour in 2009 and it was a good final song for this gig.
The audience firmly applauded after the show. We will try to update this topic with new pictures and comments. If you were there, tell us your experience in the comments. Don't be shy! By the way, become fan of official Sandy Mouche’s page on Facebook – join here.

Picture by Emma Sonesson, administrator of the HJ Unofficial Fanclub
in Facebook (Link clicking the picture)

Yesterday we had a concert after 3 years. See it in Le Journal des Mouches. Oh wow we didn´t know that it was recorded...! Ooops then you also hear that the lyrics aren´t finished yet. The same verse goes round and round and round :o) Some lyric-polishing and than we can start recording and write more songs. And we´re looking for a cover- any suggestions?
Helena Josefsson (Sandy Mouche)



Alberto Fuente said...

I was not there but I watched it online and it was an amazing show. Only 7 songs, but it's marvelous to see the 4 mouches together again. Thank you, Kick-start.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the video. Poor quality of the images, but good sound. I missed Sandy Mouche! Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Thank you. They are really good playing live.

Post by Patrick, from "Kick-Start" club (in Swedish) said...

by Patrick (04.03.2010)

Tors 4 mars

Äntligen dags för den stora dagen. Since Our First Guitar, The Luxe och Sandy Mouche. Och framförallt… Vi kunde streama konserterna!!!
Vi fick gå lite tidigare från Arduinolektionen för att kunna bli färdiga med allt innan banden kom vid 17:30-tiden. Entrén fick göras. De svarta fondväggarna till entrén hade målats tidigare under dagen, men nu var det dags att sätta upp dem i hallen, sätta upp trossarna där och hänga lampor och vinyler i trossarna. Tyvärr råkade en av lamporna smälta en vinyl men det märkte vi innan det hände något farligt.
Alla projektioner sattes upp och vi började också kolla möjligheter att streama konserterna. Tidigare kvällar har det alltid blivit problem med det. Första kvällen hade de inte ens hunnit installera internet, andra kvällen hade bolaget som hade installerat internet råkat dra ut sladden från deras server (eller vad det var). Denna kvällen blev det också lite strul men efter mycket arbete funkade det till slut innan insläpp. Däremot kunde vi inte sammanlänka ljudinspelningen med streamingen så det blev kamerans inbyggda mikrofon som tog upp allt ljud till filmen.
Vid 17:30 kom Sandy Mouche och började rigga upp sina grejer på scenen. Kl 18 var det dags för soundcheck. Kl 18:00 Sandy Mouche, kl 18:40 Since Our First Guitar och 19:20 The Luxe. 20:30 var det insläpp och sedan gick banden på i tur och ordning, baklänges om man jämför med soundcheck. 21:30 The Luxe, 22:25 Since Our First Guitar och 23:20 Sandy Mouche. Allting gick bra. Mycket publik, bra ljud och ljus och framför allt snabba byten mellan banden. Främsta anledningen till att bytet gick så snabbt var att banden spelade på i stort sett samma utrustning.
Att rigga ner gick också ganska snabbt. I stort sett gick allting riktigt bra. Det var väl bara två saker som gick dåligt. Höger bashögtalare hade gått sönder, men ljudet lät ändå ganska bra. Den andra grejen var att det måste vara nån felkoppling till högtalaren i källaren. DJn hörs ner men inte banden. Men Banco de la Músicas husljudtekniker Kalle ska undersöka detta till nästa vecka.
Trots att allt gick riktigt bra, var det allra bästa på hela kvällen att vi fick reda på att ryktet om att det kanske bara skulle bli de här fyra första kvällarna som skulle bli av bara var ett rykte. Alltså blir det konserter på Banco de la Música varje torsdagkväll fram till mitten av maj. Så det är bara att komma!

Alberto Fuente said...

Hi! Today we celebrate Helena's birthday! Wish her a Happy Birthday in her guestbook (Link: helenajosefsson.com)

Cherry Pie said...

Any news about Sandy Mouche? A new album soon?

Alberto Fuente said...

It is nice that one of my last articles in this blog as editor could include a full gig of Sandy Mouche. If you miss Sandy Mouche too, you can still watch their gig online. Bye!!

Anonymous said...

I have just watched the video!!!! Amazing!!!!!!!! Thank you very much indeed!

Alberto said...

Sandy Mouche's boys (and girl) have been recording a new album this summer in Per Blomgren's home studio. You can find more information here:


Anonymous said...

I miss Sandy Mouche! Come back, boys (and girl)!

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