ROBERT HAGLUND MAKING HARD ROCK IN JAZZ ARRANGEMENTS
Robert Haglund has worked professionally in the music industry for 22 years and participated in several shows and musicals through the years. At a concert with The Drifters he got inspired to start a vocal band based on the Motown catalog. This resulted in The Fantastic Four, currently the largest Motown group in Sweden.
Back to his roots; in 2016 Robert released his first solo album "I Wanna Be Somebody" where he combined the rock music from his teenage years with jazz. It was a natural step, mixing the rock heroes from the 1980s with influences from Frank Sinatra. The album got lots of attention from rock fans around the world thanks to the unique jazz interpretations of well-known rock songs.
Robert is now getting attention by releasing a video for the single "You Matter to Me" (John Vastano/ Michael Morgan/ Vincent Poncia). This is a tribute to Peter Criss - the former drummer of KISS who released a recording of this song in 1978. – "I have loved the song since I heard it the first time, and it works really well in a big band arrangement", says Robert. Bruce Kulick (KISS/Grand Funk) - one of Robert’s favourite guitarists - collaborates with the jazz trumpet player Mikael Renliden in a very passionate solo, a successful combination that we most likely will hear more from in the future. The premier for the video of "You Matter to Me" is on Friday November 16th, 7PM CET (1PM EST, 10AM PST)