Saturday, 4 October 2014

Bus Stop Dreams Q&A

Your name:
Lasse Thomasson.

Where are you from?
Stockholm, Sweden.

Name of band
Bus Stop Dreams.

Who else is in your band?
I don’t really know if we are a band, perhaps it’s more like a collaboration project. From the beginning there were a few left over songs of mine from a previous band that never found their right setting. So gifted Pär Berglund and me started to sort them out with a singer, who turned out to be the less reliable type. To save the situation we started to bring in more singers.Pär has left since then so now it’s me with singers Sonja Hewer (Best folk/rock singer in Germany 2006), Jan Johansen (Sweden, ESC 1995 final 3rd place), Ulla Wrethagen (Sweden), Piper McKinnon (Canada), Jenny Fall (Sweden), Pär Enqvist (Sweden) and more…

How would you describe yourselves?
We perform pretty soft singer-songwriter pop with slight influences from rock and country. You cannot scare children with us, or our music, no matter how hard you try.

Who are your main influences musically?
My musical roots are Neil Young, Dylan, Tom Petty, Queen, Pink Floyd, Pretenders and a lot of other music from the late 60s and 70s. In what way this manifests itself in our music is for others to judge.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
World dominance, well yes definitely world dominance. That said, empirical research has so far shown, due to lack of time and talent, that this could be a bit tricky and perhaps not attainable within in our lifetime. So we might settle for less (we are not proud). Less could be to have fun, make good music and find a listener or two who are not outright bored with us.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Reactions to our first album were good and we made rotation on a few radio stations in Sweden and Luxemburg. That felt fine.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Whenever I forget to push record on a golden vocal or guitar take.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Changes from day to day. But today I would pick the new single Life Goes On that will be released next month cause it feels most fresh and new to me.

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?

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