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Skellefteå, Sweden (1988 – 2009)

The Wannadies were an rock band formed in 1988 in Skellefteå, Sweden.

The bands initial line-up featured Pär Wiksten (vocals, guitars), Christina Bergmark (keyboards, vocals), Stefan Schönfeldt (guitars) and his younger brother Frederick Schönfeldt (bass) with Gunnar Karlsson (drums) and Björn Malmquist (violin). Karlsson was later replaced by Erik Dahlgren.

Early influences included Australian band The Go-Betweens as well as The Sisters of Mercy.

The band released six studio albums in their 21 year career including the commercially successful Be A Girl (1994) and Bagsy Me (1997).

Part-way through recording their seventh studio album the band officially announced their split in April 2009 with Pär Wiksten going solo.

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