Los Angeles, CA, September 5th, 2014 - Producer/artist Big Swede is releasing the second single with his all star rock project “Refurbished”, on September 5th, 2014. The track is called “Only Want The Best” and will be available as a stream on YouTube only.
“I wanted Mark to sound a little more gritty and ‘straight ahead rock’ on this track. He has such an incredibly powerful voice so you can really go in any direction with him,” says Big Swede.
This is the second single from the upcoming full length “Refurbished” album titled “Only Want The Best”, to be released September 23rd. The first single “Show Up For The Showdown” was released August 19th and features Rod Jackson (Slash’s Snakepit) on vocals.
“I’m so excited to have this line-up together on one record. I have enjoyed all these guests in so many different situations before. So much incredible musicianship. We should do a box set next,” laughs Big Swede.
Members/guests: Big SwedeReeves Gabrels (The Cure, David Bowie, Tin Machine)Howie Simon (Alcatrazz, Talisman)Rod Jackson (Slash's Snakepit)Johnny Griparic (Slash's Snakepit, Richie Kotzen)Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Dio Disciples, Uli Jon Roth)Michael Devin (Whitesnake, Lynch Mob, Kenny Wayne Shepherd)Paul Ill (Pink, James Blunt, Christina Aguilera)Göran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum)Mats Leven (Yngwie Malmsteen, Therion)Laura V Bustillos (LA Velvet)Chris Hollywood (The Paramedic, In The Name Of, Black Veil Brides)Bjorn Englen (Dio Disciples, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony MacAlpine, Soul Sign)Greg Hampton (Alice Cooper, Lita Ford, Ron Wood)David Keckhut (Made N America)Gus Monsanto (Adagio, Revolution Renaissance)Jeff Scott Soto (Journey, Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen)Natalia Borowsky
Big Swede’s credits include Mercedes Benz “Super Service” Commercial feat. Roger Federer, NCIS, The Mentalist, CSI: Miami, Alphas, 90210, Lie To Me, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Punk’d, Real World, tour introduction music for Van Halen, and drum samples for KISS and Slash. Collaborations include Reeves Gabrels (The Cure, David Bowie), Paul Ill (James Blunt, Christina Aguilera), Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) and Greg Hampton (Alice Cooper, Lita Ford).
“Refurbished – Only Want The Best” on YouTube:
1st single: "REFURBISHED - SHOW UP FOR THE SHOWDOWN" (feat. Rod Jackson ex-Slash's Snakepit):
Big Swede is all over the place musically, running his recording studio, music production company and record label in Los Angeles. He brings his experience and energy to bear on every project. Moreover, he insists on a casual and comfortable environment where creativity can flow, a bubble of calm amidst the bustle of downtown LA.