Saturday, August 18, 2007

Saturday, August 18th, 2007:
CSI: Helsingborg -
The Press Release

What I think:

There's one week to go before my band's debut performance at the grand Bjuv Festival. It's sure to be a cracking event (US/CAN: awesome gig).

In preparation, the following press release is about to be translated into Swedish, and sent to all of the relevant Swedish media.

This means to Helsingborgs Dagblad newspaper:

CSI: Helsingborg investigate Bjuvsfestivalen 2007

On Saturday August 25th, CSI: Helsingborg will make their stage debut at Bjuvsfestivalen.

But who are CSI: Helsingborg? And how serious are they about what they’re doing? Let’s put them under the microscope.

The band was formed by guitarist and trainspotter Nils Hornfalk just over a year ago. Nils, whose other hobbies include stamp collecting and dentistry, decided that a really rocking blues/rock cover band with a difference was necessary to make people wake up and examine the meaning behind their lives.

So he teamed up with bassist and zoologist Per Cedergren and drummer and Yoga instructor Bengt Svensson. All they needed was a singer.

Nils soon recruited British-Canadian singer and Royal Navy Admiral Mark Base.

“Mark’s voice is a little bit punky for the music we play, but at least he understands what the words mean,” explains Nils.

Bengt and Per agree.

“His vocal style is like a cross between Johnny Rotten and Julio Iglesias,” says Bengt.

“I like his shoes,” adds Per, “but his Swedish is pretty bad.”

Mark says, “I chose the name CSI: Helsingborg because I have this thing about latex gloves and examining bodily fluids.”

CSI: Helsingborg play at Bjuvsfestivalen on August 25th at 17:00.

It's actually fairly unlikely that it will be published, but it was fun to write anyway. I can't wait to see the Swedish version.

Here's the poster that we're going to...errm... post around town, and use for our many future gigs:
Everyone's welcome, except the Swedish government. I'd like to see them try to do something about it.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grattis..
Seems like I need to hear you sing.
:)
Do you have any recordings?

TL Espen

12:48 pm  
Anonymous kellypea said...

Bad Swedish, huh? Just sing loudly and everything will be great.

3:38 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool!! You've got a great voice and charisma, Mark.. high time the world knows about it :) Whish i could be there n enjoy your show, make sure to put some clips on youtube! /xgf

6:51 pm  
Blogger Tug said...

Damn. My plane ticket was lost in the mail I'm thinking.

Have a blast - wish I was there.

5:54 am  
Blogger Rami said...

no records?? no myspace page??

kom igen då, do something about it!

12:58 am  
Blogger Paul said...

Good Luck, Mark, wish PeeWee and myself could attend. We put a post up Sunday in Swedish/English on our site for you and linked it to your page. There has been lots of traffic, hope it sends people to your stage. Paul

CSI: Helsingborg investigate Bjuvsfestivalen 2007
http://swenglishrantings.com/Music/?p=24

9:13 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck tomorrow mark..
Hope we'll get an update.

TL Espen

5:59 pm  
Anonymous Cher said...

Break a leg!!

4:21 pm  

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