• Freak Kitchen feat. Jonas Hellborg

    Buy ticket    Concert Thursday Oct 10 at 9pm
Mohini is forced to resubmit - Replacement bassist will be Jonas Hellborg

Swedish Jonas Hellborg belongs to the world baselite. He now comes to Uppsala Guitar Festival and replaces Indian bassist Mohini Dey who was forced to cancel in the last minute due to family illness. Jonas participates in the Freak Kitchens concert on Thursday, October 10 and also gives a workshop on the same day.

- Uppsala in my heart, many gigs at Rackis for several decades, now at an eminent guitar party with IA Eklundh and Björn, tiptop! says Jonas Hellborg. Among other things, he remembers a gig at Rackis with Joe Satriani himself.

Extremely virtuous hard rockers from Gothenburg, Freak Kitchen has since the beginning in the early 1990s renewed the rock with bringing in new influences and created a completely unique sound. They tour all over the world and frontman Mattias IA Eklund adorns the covers of the most prestigious guitar magazines. Among other things, Freak Kitchen has performed with world guitarist Steve Vai in Uppsala, right here, at Uppsala International Guitar Festival in connection with the 10-year anniversary 2013.

Freak Kitchen's latest album Confusion To The Enemy came last fall and was followed by a tour around the world. But now they are back again and we have the great privilege of experiencing them together with one of the world's top bassists Jonas Hellborg.

More about Jonas Hellborg
During his 40 years as a solo bassist, Jonas Hellborg has developed a powerful and exciting style of his own. Welcome to a bass game concert you've never heard before.

In 1978, Jonas Hellborg, a then 20-year-old Swedish bass, began his unique career. Inspired by Keith Jarrett's piano solo and British bassist Colin Hodgkinson's inventive use of chords on bass, Hellborg developed his own technique for electric bass. His adventurous attitude led to a performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival, which in turn led to constellations with several of today's most important fusion musicians. Among them are Michael Brecker, Michael Shrieve, Billy Cobham, Reebop Kwaku Baah, and not least John McLaughlin who hired Hellborg for his Reformed Mahavishnu Orchestra. In 1979, Hellborg released his first solo album, "The Bassic Thing", which was followed in 1982 by "Elegant Punk". An album that caught the ears of producer Bill Laswell. It culminated in several recording projects and a joint recording studio in Greenpoint, New York.

Mohini Dey's cancellation
Due to serious illness in the family, Mohini Dey was forced to cancel her participation at this year's International Guitar Festival. Her fiancé has been suffering from serious illness with a danger to life. Mohini Dey would have played at the festival, among other things, with Freak Kitchen.

- My fiancé is fighting for his life right now. This is a moment where I have to be with him, because I can't lose him, says Mohini in a letter to the guitar festival. At the same time, Mohini promises to return to the festival very soon with a "Slamming Concert!"

Indian bassist Mohini Dey is nothing more than a sensation! She is 22 years old, but already a world artist who has been invited to play with a wide range of international super musicians: Steve Vai, Quincy Jones, Simon Phillips, Stanley Clarke, Jordan Rudes, Dave Weckl, Mike Stern, the list can be done for any length and includes including Indian artists such as Salim Sulaiman, Clinton Cerejo, Neeti Mohan, Amit Trivedi, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Arijit Singh and many more.
Music genre
Experimental rock - Comedy rock - Progressive metal - Jazz fusion
Thursday Oct 10
Workshop Jonas Hellborg 3pm 
Workshop Mattias IA Eklundh4pm
Concert kl 21
UKK - Big Hall  

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