Local | Agnes Obel makes Sweden debut with an intimate gig at Kägelbanan in November

By on June 6, 2016
Here we have something as unusual as a Danish artist who is a major international concern, but that has never made a single gig in Sweden. But now it’s time to open your arms and minds for Agnes Obel, on 9 November, she finally got to our latitudes for a gig at Kägelbanan in Stockholm.

Agnes Obel grew up in Denmark with a musical multi-talent to mother and a father who collected exotic instruments from around the world. With the encouragement of her parents started the interest in music early for Agnes from the time she started playing the piano at age sixhas the development continuing upwards. There is absolutely no evidence of stagnation in the future either, it is rather the opposite.

Obel’s musical influences have varied over the years but can be traced to the Swedish jazz pianist Jan Johansson, PJ Harvey, Claude Debussy, Joni Mitchell and Roy Orbison. An exciting mix that helped to format an exciting performer.

Her debut in 2010, Philharmonics, sold 5 x platinum in Denmark, platinum in Belgium and France, Gold in Holland and resulted in several well-deserved awards and received nothing but praise even by the Swedish press. Sequel Aventin from 2013 did not disappoint and was among other 6/6 of the magazine Gaffa and 10/10 in the Hymn.

On the international arena is Agnes Obel already a big name that is streaming millions of listens. Now is the time for Sweden to pull themselves together and show appreciation, for here we have an artist who is no longer possible to keep secret from the majority. Take the chance to see her debut in Sweden intimate Kägelbanan in the fall, for it is only a matter of time before it will only be the big stages that apply to Obel.
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