Pontus & Amerikanerna

Pontus & Amerikanerna

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Pontus Holmgren, Peter Nilson, Vasa
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Founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1989 the band was fronted by Pontus Holmgren (lead vocals and guitars) who wrote all lyrics while Peter Nilson (bass) composed most of their music. The band was completed by Vasa on "drums, bowling and cats"!

The debut single "Gonna See Bout My Baby" was released in 1989 but it wasn't until they played at Hultsfredsfestivalen that same summer, they became known to a larger audience. In January 1990 the single "Min Bror Och Jag" was released and it received extensive airplay and became the band's first hit. They followed it up the same year with their first longplay "Via Satellit" which received high critical acclaim as well as commercial success. The icing on the cake was the Grammis they received for Best Popgroup and a sensational debut was a fact.

Well over 100 gigs followed within the next year but the band also managed to record a very strong sophomore album "Följer Ett Spår" which was released in 1991. This album produced what was to become their biggest hit "Godmorgon Columbus". Following the recording of their second longplay, Vasa left to form Big Money (2) but Pontus and Peter went on and released "Pontus Och Peter" in 1993. After a five-year breather Pontus & Amerikanerna returned in 1998, again as a trio, and released "Kasino" which produced the radio- and clubhit "Innan Sommaren Tar Slut".

But that was it for the band. Today all three members has moved on to different projects and a third resurrection is highly unlikely.
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Pontus & Amerikanerna Discography

Albums

SLPCD-2833 Pontus & Amerikanerna Via Satellit (Album) Sonet SLPCD-2833 Sweden 1990 Sell This Version
SKA2843 Pontus & Amerikanerna Följer Ett Spår (Album) Sonet SKA2843 Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
SLPCD2873, 517 831-2 Pontus & Amerikanerna Pontus & Peter(CD, Album) Sonet, Sonet SLPCD2873, 517 831-2 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
955 052-2 Pontus & Amerikanerna Kasino(CD, Album) CNR Music 955 052-2 Sweden 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ST-2 Pontus & Amerikanerna Gonna See ´Bout My Baby(7") Telegram Records Stockholm ST-2 Sweden 1989 Sell This Version
T-10359 Pontus & Amerikanerna En Blå Dag(7") Sonet T-10359 Sweden 1990 Sell This Version
T-10344 Pontus & Amerikanerna Elvis Och Astronauter(7", Single) Sonet T-10344 Sweden 1990 Sell This Version
T-10331 Pontus & Amerikanerna Min Bror Och Jag(7", Single) Sonet T-10331 Sweden 1990 Sell This Version
CD12T10391 Pontus & Amerikanerna Godmorgon Columbus (Single, Maxi) Sonet CD12T10391 Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
T-10378 Pontus & Amerikanerna Kapten Sol(7") Sonet T-10378 Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
CDT10400 Pontus & Amerikanerna Nästan Religiös(CD, Single) Sonet CDT10400 Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
T-10369 Pontus & Amerikanerna Luftballongsång(7") Sonet T-10369 Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
CDS 10446 Pontus & Amerikanerna Om Du Går Hem (Single) Sonet CDS 10446 Sweden 1992 Sell This Version
T 10412 Pontus & Amerikanerna Vår Lille Pilot(7") Sonet T 10412 Sweden 1992 Sell This Version
CDS 10452 Pontus & Amerikanerna Tonårshjärta (Single) Sonet CDS 10452 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
CDS10462 Pontus & Amerikanerna På Semester(CD, Single) Sonet CDS10462 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
188.188-3 Pontus & Amerikanerna Blomma Vid Min Sida(CD, Single) CNR Music 188.188-3 Sweden 1998 Sell This Version
188.215-3 Pontus & Amerikanerna Kasino X 2(CD, Single, Cnr) CNR Music 188.215-3 Sweden 1998 Sell This Version
188.169-3 Pontus & Amerikanerna Innan Sommaren Tar Slut(CD, Single, Car) CNR Music 188.169-3 Sweden 1998 Sell This Version

Compilations

527 403-2 Pontus & Amerikanerna Flashback #05(CD, Comp) Sonet 527 403-2 Sweden 1995 Sell This Version

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