Drifters (Swedish band)

Drifters are a Swedish dansband from Skövde that was formed in 1962 and has won many prizes. They are signed to Lionheart International record label.

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Members

In its long existence spanning several decades there were a number of key changes.

Lead singers
  • 1962-1989: Johnny Wendelnäs
  • 1989-1989: Ann-Charlotte Berndtsson
  • 1989-1996: Marie Arturén
  • 1996-1999: Ann-Charlotte Andersson (married and changed to Strandell in 2003)
  • 1999-: Erica Sjöström
Bass
  • 1968-2004: Leif Svensson
  • 2004-2009: Kent Liljefjäll
  • 2009- Henrik "Turbo" Wallrin
Keyboards
  • 1969-1980: Lennart Green
  • 1983- Stellan Hedevik
Drums
  • 1983-2005: Robert Muhrer
  • 2005-2011: Mattias Berghorn
  • 2011- Tim Nilsson

In popular culture

They also sang the theme for TV series Möbelhandlarens entitled "När du var här" in 2006.

Awards and nominations

  • In 2004, the band was voted at Svenska dansbandsveckan i Malung in 2004 as best dansband with 50% of the popular vote, and awarded the Guldklaven against competition from Lasse Stefanz with 35% and Black Jack with 15% of the votes.
  • In 2007, they were nominated for a Swedish Grammy for "Best Dance/Pop".

Discography

  • 1974: I kväll
  • 1975: Ett äventyr
  • 1977: Dansa, disco, rock
  • 1984: Tjejer
  • 1987: Kom igen
  • 1989: Drifters med dansmusiken-89 (25 years commemorative album)
  • 1993: Nästa gång det blir sommar
  • 1995: Det finns en
  • 1997: Det brinner en låga
  • 2000: På begäran
  • 2001: Om du vill ha mig
  • 2004: Det har jag ångrat tusenfalt
  • 2004: Träum dich zu mir
  • 2006: Kärlek är inget spel
  • 2007: Ett liv med dig
  • 2008: Midsommar: Ein lied für die Liebe
  • 2008: Tycker om dig
  • 2009: Ljudet av ditt hjärta
  • 2010: Stanna hos mig
  • 2011: Hoppas på det bästa

Singles

with Marie Arturén
  • 1993: "Flyga över himmelen blå"
  • 1993: "Nästa gång det blir sommar"
  • 1994: "Kommer tid kommer råd"
  • 1994: "Lycka till"
  • 1994: "Än kan jag känna det där"
  • 1995: "Det finns en" - 1995
  • 1995: "Ännu en gång"
with Ann-Charlotte
  • 1997: "Du ger kärleken ett namn"
Others
  • 1997: "Det brinner en låga"
  • 1999: "Kärlek och gemenskap"
  • 2000: "Kärleken rår ingen på"
  • 2000: "Kom hem och sov i min säng"
  • 2001: "Om du vill ha mig"
Non-charting
  • 1998: "Jag säger som det är"
  • 2002: "En på miljonen"
  • 2011: "Stanna hos mig"

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