The father, the brother and the German guy

First of all, if you didn’t had a chance to listen to the 3 tracks we talked about the other day, they’re located here

It was late 2010 and we had our first band practice as a full band, it was goosebumps all over our bodies from the first to the last note we played that night. A few weeks later we had a clear goal with what we wanted… we were going to make a bunch of really good rock tunes and we would go out and play live, show our music for people, have a connection with the audience…(if we would have an audience)

Half a year later we managed to book some gigs and we were having real fun! Actually, we had a few successful gigs, and we continued to play in small bars, boats, festivals, and beer stinking venues, one time there were 1 in the audience, for real! and sometimes there were 7… (ok, we have been playing for 893 people too… once) …but, anyway we actually had a faithful fan base, which consisted of: The dad, the brother, and the German guy bless you guys…  

Then we came up with this brilliant idea to record a single, so we phoned up our longtime friend Kalle, who worked in the studio St Eriksplan 1 at that time and asked him if we could get some time there. We hired the studio and him as a technician for a weekend and recorded our single Deathbed. While we were in the mood we recorded foundations for a few other songs too… and after that weekend we decided to go the full route and record a whole album instead. The album name It Reminds Me comes from the first song we wrote together as a band and is the first track of the album, which you can listen to in this video from ”back in the days”

A few years later, a single, a CD, a couple of EPs, a new guitar player, another CD in the making and a million other musical experiences… we still have the same goal: Go out and play for a group of people who enjoy our music…

That is what we want to do, it’s our passion to play live for people that love our music, to have a connection with the audience, an audience that enjoy the blood, sweat, tears and laughter that’s the foundation behind our songs and lyrics, who like our music as much as we do, and who just wanna rock the hell out of a venue together with us…

But to have an opportunity to come to that, we first need an audience, who knows we exist. And the only way for us to get that, as an unsigned band.. is to find and connect with people who dig our music, one at a time, and build relations… and eventually, have gathered a big enough fan base for touring.

…and this is where YOU come in, gentle reader… if you read this post you’re already a part of our passion. And we are very happy that you are one of those who might stand in front of the stage and help us rock the hell out of it one day, perhaps in a near future…

I hope that now at the end of this (my first ever blog entry…yeah – for real!) you might take just one minute to add your thoughts or a comment below – we’d really appreciate hearing what you think of our music, this story, and what we should be sharing with you in the blogs to come!

Thank You/ 
Mårten/TVD

Ps. If you would like to listen to more of the songs from the album, you can do so here

74 thoughts on “The father, the brother and the German guy

  1. Martin Grocock says:

    Heartfelt wishes that 2019 brings you all that you wish for, keep it loud🤘

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  2. Randy says:

    Huge fan here in America. Would think a label such as Frontiers would be very interested in you. Wishing nothing but the best for 2019!

    Cheers,
    Randy

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    1. Mårten says:

      hey randy! thanks, and same to you 🙂
      they might be, but I don’t think we would be ready for that. we wanna keep things simple and fun and wanna work in our own pace.

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  3. Piet says:

    Hey TVD,

    I realy love this kind of rock musik. A combination with guitar and organ sound.
    I hope to see you guys some time in the future for a concert in The Netherlands .
    I wish you all the best for 2019.

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    1. Mårten says:

      Thanks! We would love to go to Netherlands! happy new year mate! 🙂

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  4. Ataide Sparrow says:

    I enjoy listening your music!look forward to kisten more of your work!cheers from Brazil!🙏✌👊

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  5. miguel angel aguilar vazquez says:

    thanks very much !! keep on rocking !!!

    happy xmas to you all !!!xxxxx

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  6. Terry Augar says:

    Hi Marten, and the band!! Thank you all for a great year, and most important the involvement in TVD.
    Being part of your journey is great fun, but the music is just fantastic, love all the songs and videos…..Godbless you all in 2019….much love Terry

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  7. James says:

    Mårten,

    Wishing you all the success in the world in 2019. I hope you find your way to Texas, I’ll be there!

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    1. Mike Painter AKA Captain Caveman says:

      Hell yes I’d let them stay at my property and have the Texas Experience these guys rock

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  8. Mike Painter AKA Captain Caveman says:

    Love your sound, I’ve been wishing you guys would suddenly appear over here in Texas so I could see you live. I run World Metal Feed on Facebook and help out a lot of Metal bands around the world would love to get your music on my radio show when I start back after the holidays….

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    1. Mårten says:

      Thanks Mike! Send us an email with the song requests for your show! Happy new Year! 🙂

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  9. Mark Harrington says:

    Think your music is awesome. Keep up the good work and let me know when you come to Arizona

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  10. Mark Harrington says:

    I know someone at Warner. I will have him check you out

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  11. pramono adi says:

    I have repeatedly listened to the songs you sent me yesterday, (Broken, Deathbed and Don’t quit). I really enjoy it. Thank you very much, keep rocking. Greetings from Indonesia.

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  12. Rick K says:

    I would love to see you at RockUSA in July. Your music is great!

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  13. Lorraine Norton says:

    I love the story. I think you guys will make it big. I hope 2019 is better for you. Good luck guys. This country girl is rooting for you.

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  14. Butufei Laurentiu says:

    Thanks for the 3 songs I could download. The sound, as I said immediately after listening to the 3 tracks, is great. I missed the Deep Purple sound. I welcome you from Romania and I will follow you with interest. Good luck!

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  15. Robbie Kavanaugh says:

    Love hearing good new music from bands that still have roots in the classic hard rock of the 70s and my favorite time in music, the 80s. Haven’t heard this yet on Sirius XM and that’s where I pretty much discover most new rock these days…PEOPLE HAVE TO HEAR THIS BAND! Someone get them on the Whitesnake tour this spring/summer! Would be a great bill!

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    1. Mårten says:

      I think I sended a CD to Sirius XM at one point, but never heard back…

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  16. Tracy Hodges says:

    You guys rock🤘🤘Love the good music, keep it up 🤘🤘

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  17. Åsa Risberg says:

    Really nice music! Thanks for mail! Let me know when you guys are coming to Umeå!

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  18. Neil Cragg says:

    Hey guys,
    I spent my youth listening to classic rock,your music brings those memories back,thank you!

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  19. Wayne says:

    I’ve only heard of you guys less than 24 hours but I really like what I’ve heard so far , hope you get just what you want and maybe a little more in 2019 much love from and support from Wales UK 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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  20. Susan says:

    Hi Guys, downloaded your songs at the weekend – love them. Classic rock riffs and strong vocals, what’s not to like? Your story is familiar, my husband was in a band in the early 1990s, even won Battle of the Bands one year! Keep on rocking & hope to see you in Manchester UK.

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  21. Jose says:

    Feliz año nuevo por atrasado seguir trabajando también como siempre larga vida al rock and roll

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  22. Elliott and Linda McGough/Mustard Seed Productions says:

    Hey guys, thank you so much for the free mp3s. “Don’t Quit” gives me the kick in the butt I need to keep going when I feel like giving up; God bless you for that. We have a relationship with someone who works at the Unphiltered Radio station out of Las Vegas. They play all of the artists we represent regularly. Do we have your permission to submit your music to them to play on the air? It won’t cost you a thing, and we’ll make sure they know we don’t represent you, we’re just trying to help a friend spread the word about their great music (they also play bands we don’t represent but are trying to help like Silvertung and Edge Of Paradise). Thanks again for the great tunes. God bless and have a great day!

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    1. Mårten says:

      hey, sorry for the late reply. Thanks for the kind words.
      … and of course you have our permission, let the tracks fly with the wind 🙂

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      1. Elliott and Linda McGough/Mustard Seed Productions says:

        Dear Marten,
        Hello and thank you so much for the kind reply. We’ll send your tracks to the radio station and let you know when they’re on the air (it’s usually within a day or two). Thanks again, keep rock in’ and have a great day!

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  23. Charlie says:

    Love the groove and melodies of the music. I hear influences from Uriah Heep, Scorpions, Deep Purple to name a few. Keep up the good inspirational music.

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    1. Mårten says:

      Thanks Charlie, glad you like it and we really appreciate you taking the time to comment 🙂

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  24. James D Napier says:

    This is the music that almost disappeared. Thank you for helping it live. 😎

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  25. Paul McGuire says:

    Love the music, you guys sound great. Hope you get to tour the US and maybe come to Arkansas or close I’ll come see the concert.

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  26. Melody Bender says:

    Van Desh has a great “old style rock” sound. Listening to Deathbed reminds me of listening to the 1970s/80s rock legends… but my favorite is Broken. The organ sounds much like a piano setting the tempo & adding a hollow sound to compliment the longing in Tommy’s husky voice. The guitar riffs add the element of sorrow bringing the whole song together. Really like it. I actually took the 3 downloads and added to my IPOD & phone libraries. let me know if you ever get to tour over in the USA. Would love to come see you live. Or, maybe during one of my Europe trips. I can see you guys out. I’ll make sure to spread the word to my “music” family. Check out my facebook page… I definitely appreciate great music and support the artists!

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    1. Mårten says:

      Thanks Melody! If we ever go, we’ll sure let you know. Thanks for the support 🙂

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  27. Graham says:

    What ive heard so far I’m digging it. I will spread the word!

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  28. John Farnsworth says:

    Wow thanks for sending my the gift of The Van Deah 🤘🏻 Deathbed , Domt quit and Broken🎸🎤‼️
    Theses are AWESOME Songs you guy put your Heart and Soul in these I felt honored to listen to such Great Master pieces.
    Love how everything flowed together piano , Gutair drums and Bass and Wow those Superior Vocals.
    You guys ROCK‼️🤘🏻🎤🎸🥁👍🏻

    Thank you so much 👍🏻

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  29. Denny Shooltz says:

    Great sound, Awesome Vocals, You guys Truly ROCK… Well Wishes for most absolute success…

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  30. Robert Coy Ragsdale says:

    Love you music kickass guitar riffs Just do yall thing and keep rockin from a fan from Elvis Presley country Northeast Mississippi

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  31. John Sylvia says:

    I love your music Swedish Rock ROCKS..unfortunately in my country its all preprogrammed predictable sets..they play the same songs at the same time…no W.E.T. no Magnificent…none of the good stuff….just Fleetwood Mac …Bruce Springsteen..its HELL

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  32. David Leet says:

    This is a GOOD BAND, they remind me a bit of Deep Purple “Machine Head” days. We’ll worth a listen. Please check them out.

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  33. DAVID LEET says:

    Marten,
    You guys are good. Remind me of Deep Purple “Machine Head” days.
    What you play is some really good music. I’m spreading the word
    to all my music friends to check you guys out.
    Rock n Roll.
    Dave

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  34. Barnzy says:

    Just took a listen to the 3 tracks and read through some of the responses to this blog. I too hear a Deep Purple influence, or even a bit of Black Country Communion (BCC). Maybe because both have Glenn Hughes, but there is definitely a great 70s rock sound. Keep up the great work, best wishes!

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