Photo© Kristin Lidell.

Johan Björklund – drums, percussion
Mats Eriksson – guitar
Anders Augustsson – guitar
Thomas Gunillasson – guitar
Anne Marte Eggen – electric bass
Lisen Rylander Löve – saxophone
Malin Wättring/Karolina Almgren – saxophone
Thomas Backman – saxophone
John Lönnmyr – keyboards

Tour dates:
20 September Nissanscenen, Halmstad, Sweden (Jazz i Halmstad/Musik Hallandia)
21 September Skeppet, Göteborg, Sweden (Swedish National Radio, Jazzradion P2 recording)
29 November Swedish National Radio Broadcasting of the Skeppet concert. Listen here.
30 November Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden. Tickets here

The musical collective of Thymeshift (Johan Björklund, Thomas Backman and Thomas Gunillasson) are expanding the term ”big band music” in this project.
Carefully selected guests/composers are invited to join the universe of Thymeshift to create a powerful and enchanting music that reflects the times of today.

Since the start in 2010 Thymeshift has been treading the borderlands between rock/jazz/electronica.Together with Icelandic guitarist Hilmar Jensson the group released the album ”Beyond Horizons” in 2015 and the latest release ”Dark Lights” 2021 concluded their collaboration with Danish keyboardist Katrine Amsler. Since 2020 the band works primarily with keyboard player John Lönnmyr and a new record with this line-up is set for release in September 2023.

In 2019 the idea of putting together a larger band with selected favourite players came about. With support from Musikverket, the project became reality in October 2020 in the midst of the pandemic, but before the restrictions fully kicked in. The repertoire of the band was revitalised with a different feel. Added to that, the new members brought their own tunes which created a dynamic and unique sound where the sum became larger than its parts. The band performed a tour in Sweden which was concluded by an intense day at Svenska Grammofonstudion in Gothenburg where the album ”Music Outside Boxes” was recorded.
Due to the pandemic situation when the album was released in October 2021 (Imogena Records) no live gigs where possible at that moment.

So here it comes instead!
In September and November 2022 we will see the band on the road again for a few live gigs and recordings both for the Swedish National Radio (Jazzradion P2) and a concert movie.
With support from The Swedish Arts Council.