Annika Fehling

Annika Fehling

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Annika Fehling is a performing and recording Swedish singer-songwriter living in Visby, capital city of the magical Swedish island GOTLAND.With her exhuberant guitar style and her heartfelt songs, sung in a voice both passionate and tender, she is gaining fans around the world.

Biography

Awards & Prizes:
STIM-prize (the Swedish ASCAP)
1992, 1996, 1999, 2004
Swedish Art-Council Prize
1993, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004
Swedish Society of Popular Music Composers, SKAP Award 1996 TV-shows and Concerts:
Sweden Song Contest 1998
World Exhibition Hannover "EXPO 2000"
TV/Radio & tours solo, with band, with duo Fehling & Hillered, with Wisby Big Band
Represented Sweden at IMRO´s Songwriters Week in Ireland with appearance in Irish TV
Radio & Tours with Ruediger Kebe and Slow Food Music in Germany, Portugal, England, Denmark, Sweden (over 80 concerts 2004)
Tour with American artist Dana Cooper in the U.S in March 2005; Nashville,Austin, Houston, New Orleans, Linden, Birmingham, Huntsville

Annika Fehling has 5 critically acclaimed albums currently to her credit. Her 6th solo album "Happy on the Red" was released February 2005. The first single "Megaphone" is still being played extensively on national Swedish and Danish radio, and the second single "Already Home" is on hot rotation. This inspiring collection of 11 original songs features tracks written with Irish writers John Hurley and Philip Donnelly. Annika will tour internationally in support of "Happy on the Red".

Annika grew up with a love of music and was greatly influenced by her father, the jazz piano player Clas Fehling. After a successful career as an actress in films, TV, and theatre, she returned to her music. Her 1996 album "JazzFehlings" was critically acclaimed in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Japan. As a result, Annika toured with notable jazzbands Wisby Big Band and Swingin' Wisby in Norway, Finland, Greece and Sweden to enthusiastic response.

Regular TV and radio appearances reflect Annikas success and standing as a performer.
Among her many credits she also competed in the finals of the 1998 Melody Festival of Sweden, represented her country at the World Expo Hannover 2000 , was nominated for the Gotland Culture Prize 2003, and recieved the honor of the STIM-prize 2004.

From fiery jazz vocal interpreter Annika evolved into passionate folk pop songwriter and artist, releasing her first solo record "Älskar Du?" (Do You Love?) 1997. One review written by PK at Ekstra Bladet Copenhagen said of this effort "- She gets under your skin with her own individual style;a blend of folk,pop,soul and jazz...highly talented..."

Always seeking to grow as an artist Annika has struck many creative alliances. Much of her work has contributed to the growth of the european songwriting community.
Together with her collegue Ruediger Kebe the concept SLOW FOOD MUSIC was created, initiating Home Concerts in Germany and Sweden. Annika and Ruediger recorded their CD "Orange" 2004 and toured all over Europe in support of its release.

Collaboration with friend singer-songwriter Eva Hillered led to Annika and Eva performing and recording the CD "Fehling/Hillered LIVE". Together they also formed the organization Singer-Songwriters of Sweden (SSOS).Being involved in the singer-songwriter networks and Songwriters Retreats Annika recently met and wrote with American artist Dana Cooper. As a result, Annika and Eva are invited to tour with him and co-write in the USA March 2005. In exchange, they are bringing Dana over to Sweden for a tour together in May.

Discography

Oktoberbarn (1993)
JazzFehling (1996)
Älskar Du? (1997)
När En Stjärna Faller (1998)
Från Insidan (1999)
Live (2001)
Hey You (2002)
Fåglalåt (2002)
Åkerssonger (2002)
Det Händer Igen (2003)
Ängel Mot Min Kind (2003)
Orange (2004)
Happy on the Red (2005)

Set List

Megaphone
Angels in Disguise
Magic Touch
Black White
Already Home
Happy on the Red
Trailfinder
Love
Carry Me