GROZNYJ

GROZNYJ

 Uddevalla, Västra Götaland, SWE
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

"Groznyj searches for depth in lyrics, music and on stage. Picture U2 mixed with Neil Young or the other way around. "Our music is characterized by lyrics with meaning and determination that knocks the listeners with questions without handing any answers..."

Biography

Groznyj – Happiness is on its way

A hard drive crash, a fresh start and a new beginning. The band Groznyj has had a journey like no other.

It started in 1999 when a group of professional musicians got together for a gig on the west coast of Sweden. After a couple of good reviews and some radio spots the band, who had already decided on the name Groznyj, started working on an album.

A couple of major labels wanted to produce the songs and soon almost all material was complete. Then disaster struck.

A hard drive crash meant all their work was in vain. "We had worked for weeks and weeks, day and night. we were devastated", says singer Ulf Lundgren.

The members took time out from recording and gigs, but stayed in contact while working on their individual projects.

In 2003 and 2004 they got together for occasional gigs and, after being named "best act" by a radio station, they once again decided it was time to get back in to the studio. Their newfound synergy quickly resulted in the album "Welcome to Groznyj - Have a nice day" WHICH was released in 2006. The success from the album has given Groznyj a solid fan base. In 2007 they released the Swedish single "En stad, ett lag" which translates to "One city, one team". The song celebrates the football team IFK Göteborg as Sweden's biggest club.

Second CD released in Sweden 29 nov 2008
and worldwide 28 feb 2009
"Happiness"

The essence of the music is in the lyrics, the subtle sense of melancholy and a longing for a brighter day.

Lyrics

Mary Jane

Written By: GROZNYJ

There’s a voice inside her calling for attention
And another voice that calls It’s all the same
As she falls asleep in the morning
with the blood still rushing through her veins

There’s no love, no love, there’s no love for Mary Jane
There’s no love, no love, there’s no love for Mary Jane

There has been moments and glances in the subway
And a sense that he would understand
Daydreaming fantasies and hope
As he walked slipped right through her hands

There’s no love, no love, there’s no love for Mary Jane
There’s no love, no love, there’s no love for Mary Jane

It’s a state of mind and sort of independence
To stay ahead of those who’s bound to let her down
Just one sole thing to remember
if nothing is revealed there’s nothing to be found

There’s no love, no love, there’s no love for Mary Jane
There’s no love, no love, there’s no love for Mary Jane
There’s no love, no love, there’s no love for Mary Jane
There’s no love, no love, there’s no love for Mary Jane

Goodbye

Written By: Groznyj

You never know what clothes to wear
Sometimes it feels like you don’t care
You turn away and hide
You seem so frighten by the force
You use so fiercely shut the door
Afraid to cross a line

Another day another time
Another trip inside your mind
This is, this is goodbye
Another touch another hand
Another que to understand
This is, this is goodbye

Another morning meets the eye
And I can feel how much you try
To face it and survive
All your dreams that turned to steel
Hides a secret to be revealed
For you to stay alive

Another day another time
Another trip inside your mind
This is, this is goodbye
Another touch another hand
Another que to understand
This is, this is goodbye
This is , this is goodbye…

Discography

First CD released 2006
"Welcome to Groznyj - Have a nice day"
With singles
"Let it rain"
"And I wish that you were somewhere else"

Single "En stad ett lag" rights own by IFK Göteborg nov 2007

Second CD released in Sweden 29 nov 2008
and worldwide 28 feb 2009
"Happiness"

Set List

Playlist of 22 original songs

2 x 30 min