onsdag 24 februari 2010


In 1967 MMM released their debut LP that still today is considered to be the first experimental POP album.
MMM joined Jimi Hendrix’ at his first Sweden tour as the opening act.

In 1968 Mecki Bodemark joined the super psychedelic trio Baby Grandmothers and the classic MMM Line up was born. By request MMM joined Jimi Hendrix also on his 1968 Swedish tour.

In 1969 MMM released their LP”Running In The Summer Night” which is considered to be the first Swedish heavy rock album.

The LP Marathon was recorded in the legendary Chess studio in Chicago 1970. MMM was the first Swedish band to tour the USA. In the States they played with Sly & the Family Stone, Grand Funk Railroad, The Byrds, Pentangle and Jethro Tull.

In 1971 MMM performed the music to Lars Johan Werles’ ballet The Stonehorse.

The 9th mars 2010, they will play at Strand Establishment, at Hornstull, Stockholm

Mecki Bodemark – Hammond organ, Vocals
Kenny Håkansson – Guitare
Bella Linnarsson– Bass
Pelle Ekman – Drums
Tommy Koverhult – Sax

Lars Hollmer Tribute Night!

Saturday the 20th of March is it time for our yearly


Venue: TEATER 3 at Rosenlundsgatan 3 (subway: Mariatorget) in Stockholm.

We are very proud to present a really strong line-up this year.

RUINS (Japan):
Tatsuya Yoshida was the last drummer with Samla Mammas Manna.
He is the lealding force among avant-gard and free-jazz drummers in Japan

KLOTET (Uppsala):
Wonderful band from Uppsala.(also the home town of Lars Hollmer) Klotet will perform material from both their albums but also their versions of some Hollmer compositions.
The roots of their musical inspiration comes from band such as Fläsket Brinner and Samla Mammas Manna.

YRA (Sweden/Japan):
This is what we can call a Swedish/Japanese version of Ruins. Tatsuya Yoshida, Ulf "Rockis" Ivarsson and Coste Apetrea will perform classic Hollmer compositions and unique versions of Tatsuya Yoshida´s music.

Just as on our previous “Hollmer-festival” last year so is Mats & Morgan the headliners! They will present a smorgasbord of Lars Hollmer´s music and their own outbursting music. Gustaf Hielm on electric bass and be preperd for various guests!!!.

Tickets can be bought via www.mellotronen.com/

e-mail: info@mellotronen.com

phone: +-46 – 8 – 20 00 12 or

+ 46 – 733 – 870 950 or

The Venue will be open from 18:00 (CET)
Showtime starts: 19:00 (CET)

onsdag 13 januari 2010

Happy New Year!

News / Nyheter 13th of January 2010

Happy new year all friends! Its already feels like this year will be a fantastic year for all of us music lovers!

Our two new releases with Sabu Martinez seems to enjoy people all around the world. The albums received a top review in the swedish magazine Daily News (Dagens Nyheter) today (Link here).

There will be plenty of interesting concerts during this spring... Check this out:

23rd of January - Grafikens hus Mariefred
30th of Januari - Fasching Stockholm
13th of February - Neferiti Göteborg

26th of March - Frölunda Kulturhus Göteborg (Tickets: www.ticnet.se)

We are also planning Lasse Hollmer Tribute Night in Stockholm since the Lasse Hollmer festival we had last year was a huge success.

We are also planning a couple of Sabu Martinez Tribute Nights.
(Thanks to all of you who attended the 12th of December happening.)

For those of you who understand the swedish language, can I tell that there will be an interview with me and Johnny Martinez this friday (15th of January, time: 16.00-17.45) on swedish radio. The name of the program is "Studio Ett" on SR P1 (Channel 1). You can listen to it here.

Since we cancelled the Melloboat 2009, so has the exceptations on a Melloboat 2010 escalted and we are in the planning period of "Melloboat 2010 - This will never happen again".

Stay tuned friends!