If you’ve been following us on Facebook, you already know that we’re doing a show on Wednesday at the Southside Cavern in Stockholm to celebrate our first decade as a band. When we started out in that basement room at Södermalm, just a stone’s throw from this venue, we had no idea we would still be around ten years later. But here we are, and we would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years and come out to our shows and bought the music. Therefore, we invite everyone to this free event on March 23. We’ll be playing songs from the past, the present and the future! Opening up for us is our good friend and great songwriter Thure. See you there!
20.00 – Doors
20.30 – Thure
21.00 – The Genuine Fakes
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On September 30 we’re going to do a show at Bryggarsalen in Stockholm. It’s a benefit concert for Världens barn (a foundation working for the welfare of the world’s children), and the line-up also includes Bo Sundström from Bo Kaspers Orkester, Vera Vinter and Karin Starck. It’s 100 SEK to get in, and all the money goes straight to the foundation.
More info and tickets can be found here.
The cool thing about this venue is that it used to be a brewery. Here’s a photo from back in the day:
Bryggarsalen in the early 1900s
We had a great time this weekend with our new-found Finnish friends. The Wonderminers and The Sugarrush put on good performances, and Vesa and Mikko were excellent club hosts. Somehow we just knew that a club called Flavor of the Month would be great! 😉 We hope to be back soon again!
Here’s a little clip of us doing “Irreplaceable”, courtesy of Petri from The Wonderminers.
On September 3 we’re heading over to Turku, Finland to play at Flavor of the Month – a powerpop club at Pikku-Torre. It’s our first show outside of Sweden, so we’re pretty psyched. Joining us on this evening are Finnish powerpop bands The Sugarrush and The Wonderminers. The Sugarrush covered The Posies‘ “Chainsmoking in the USA” on Beautiful Escape: The Songs of The Posies Revisited, to which we also contributed our version of “Somehow Everything”.
More info about the show can be found here.
Check out “Stereo” by The Sugarrush!
On Saturday we celebrate Record Store Day by doing a gig at Record Hunter in Stockholm. The schedule is as follows:
12.00 Birgit Bidder
13.00 Stiko Per Larsson
13.30 Armand Mirpour
14.00 Carl Noren (Sugarplum Fairy)
15.00 The Genuine Fakes
16.00 Roger Karlsson
Hope to see you there!
More info can be found here.
On Feb 12 we had a rehearsal studio farewell party. That is, we bid the rehearsal studio farewell, not the band :). We’d been rehearsing there in the basement since we started the band back in 2005, so we invited all our friends for some drinks and live music. We’ve uploaded some photos from that gig on Flickr. For those of you who saw us live during the first year of The Genuine Fakes’ existence, you’ll notice we’re wearing the original live outfits!
On August 12 we’re playing at WayOutWest in Gothenburg. It’s one of Sweden’s biggest and best festivals and we’re thrilled to get the opportunity to play there. The venue is Parken, the time is 9-11 pm. We and three other bands will do 15 minute showcase sets. See you there!
Here’s a slideshow with photos from our release party at The Cave. Photographers: Johan Lundin and Charlotta Lindahl.