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Ray Wonder


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Once up on a time in a small town called Umeå in the very north of the Kingdom of Sweden there were some songs written by Henrik Andersson, a former member of the group Komeda. In the same town at the same time there was a rehearsal place called “PING” were most of the bands in Umeå rehearsed at that time.

One day when Henrik was down in the rehearsal place he bumped into Toft Stade, at this time bass player in the very fine band Shredhead, and Per Helin, at this time singer and guitarist in another very fine band called Puffin. Henrik told Toft and Per about the songs and asked them if they wanted to play them together with him. Toft and Per looked at each other and said; OK, but what instruments are we going to play? Play what ever you want to play, Henrik said. “I want to play the drums”, Per said. “And I want to play the bass”, Toft said. “Then I will sing and play the guitar” Henrik said, and then they started to play. After a while they all stopped playing and said to each other; “There’s something missing!”

A couple of days later Per sat in a cafe in Umeå. A tall man came to him and said; “I just moved to town and I wonder if you know anything about the music scene here in Umeå?”. “You bet!” Per replied. And then he realized that The tall man was the missing piece. “Whatever your name is, tall man, I want you to come and play with some good friends of mine, at once!”. “My name is Ludvig”, said the tall man, “and I would love to come and play with you and your friends”. Said and done. The very same day they rehearsed for hours.

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  • ThomasakaDes

    That Space Butterfly song isn't by this band, Space Butterfly is by another Ray Wonder :P I think :P

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Lurholm

    I keep forgetting how much I used to like this back in the 90s. One of the few bands from that era whos music has survived the test of time.

    24 May 2012 Reply
  • ashma

    he does : "Hank Family album"

    1 Feb 2011 Reply
  • lisztophobia

    "It's too bad they've disbanded but at least we've still got their music." Henrik Andersson still records music under the name The Clown, and it's very similar to Ray Wonder. i think he also records as Hank, but i'm not sure if he has released anything besides a few demo songs on his Myspace page (username: hankmalmoe).

    27 Jan 2011 Reply
  • odnomar

    katrok lo dink..

    16 Aug 2010 Reply
  • dinkaz

    Gue juga suka banget sama ini band, emang band indie Swedia or Skandinavia di taun 90an punya pilihan sound lebih maju. Sayangnya pada saat gua mulai suka kira² di taun '99an CD nya udh susah dicari tak terkecuali di internet kecuali di website lokal mereka yang mana pada saat itu gak bisa shipping ampe Jakarta. However gua berhasil donlot 4-5 lagu liwat Audiogalaxy pada saat itu. Yeh, hidup pembajak!! But anyway, tanpa lebih panjang lagi gue mau bilang, ini salah satu band yang shaping sense bermusik gue dan amat sangat bermanfaat buat refrensi. Terima kasih banyak Ray Wonder atas karya-karya indah yang bermanfaat tak lekang jaman. Tos dulu ah.. Tooosss!!!

    12 Aug 2010 Reply
  • oeoirico

    I really liked Ray Wonder. They were amongst my favorite Swedish Pop bands like Komeda, Eggstone, and (early) Cardigans. It's too bad they've disbanded but at least we've still got their music.

    12 Mar 2007 Reply

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