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On New Years Day 2000, supposed to be a day of reunion for the Nymphet Noodlers, most of the members never showed up. Probably due to sufferings from New Years Eve… Mattias Hellberg and Martin Hederos found themselves alone in the studio and to pass time they played some covers, just piano and vocals. The engineer pressed the record button and a record was released later that year. The duo was praised to the sky by the critics for their low-keyed interpretations of the songs of masters such as Bob Marley, Kris Kristofferson and Neil Young performed with melancholy, soul and a gospel feeling accompanied by a padding and dextrous piano.

Martin Hederos’ sensitive and fondling way of playing the piano together with Mattias’ harsh and cracked voice became very successful also by the audience in Sweden and filled concert halls and theatres. They also toured Europe together with Ryan Adams and the second album Together In The Darkness (2001) was release in large parts of Europe.

However, the duo had to disband when Martin Hederos got his hands full with Soundtrack Of Our Lives successfully touring and releasing records in US and elsewhere. There was no way to plan Hederos & Hellberg’s career when all plans had to be changed all the time due to SOOL. The duo split up in early 2002.

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