Albin Lee Meldau – is a singer-songwriter, from Gothenburg, Sweden who wanders the street corners, pubs and venues of the cities of Europe, filling them with people and his guitar case with money.
He is also a lead singer in the soul band The Magnolia, which recently won the Best Soul Band of 2014 at the Scandinavian Soul Awards.
Albin, whose influences are broad and inspired by his English father, from the punk scene and his Swedish mother, Annika Blennerhed – one the country’s foremost Jazz voices, says:
- My life has been characterized by tones, from Sonia Hedenbratt’s babbling, The Wailers wailing, Otis crashing to Dylan’s poetry. When I turned seven years old my dad gave me a boom box, and Bob Marley’s ‘Kaya’ and my uncle, who could play Hendrix for fun, came in his sunglasses and played ‘Voodoo Child’ on his guitar.
Albin is now in the studio, working on solo material with Björn Yttling, for his forthcoming debut EP - due spring 2016.