Knockout Greg & The Jukes




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2019-09-19
19:00 - 22:00

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Malmö,Skåne,Gamla staden

KNOCK-OUT GREG & THE JUKES kommer äntligen tillbaka till Malmö! FOLK Å ROCK torsdag 19:e september är det som gäller.
SVEN ZETTERBERGs lärjunge Knock-Out Greg bjuder på två set glödande rockin’ Blues med munspel, gitarrer, sång och ett makalöst sväng!

Öppnar 19, På scen 20. Entré 180kr. Förköp online via Tickster.com. Fysiska biljetter hos Folk å Rock, Musik & Konst och Skivesset. Juke joint, bar & restaurang. Välkomna!

At age 14 when I was still a mixed up teenager in small town Gnesta-Sweden, Swedish godfather of blues, Sven Zetterberg showed up at our school one afternoon. He sat down on a chair in front of 20 kids singing and playing some guitar and harmonica. And he PLAYED like I never heard anybody do before that day. He also told us amazing stories about long gone blues-players like Howlin’ Wolf and Robert Johnson among others. I got totally swept away by his expression and from that very day I turned my head towards the BLUES.Sven told us to start collecting records and listen to all the greats, and did I collect records… My first blues record was a Johnny Winter album and from there I discovered Muddy Waters and Jimmy Reed and a long list of great blues artists up until this very day. Now at age 44 I discovered that there are many fields in music and I also been digging deep into Soul and C&W music.
I already had my first electric guitar at the time and shortly after that I formed the first band with my brother on drums and some local friends . We didn´t really know what we were doing but we practised day and night and after a couple of years we performed our very first show at Pub Inn in Södertälje.

Guitar was my main instrument at the time besides struggling with the vocals. I didn´t really want to sing but there wasn´t anybody else so I had to start practicing. At age 20 I was so fed up with guitar-playing so I decided to switch over to harmonica. I even sold my guitars and didn´t own a guitar for 10 years. Harp was tricky at first but soon I got a good grip of the instrument and today I´ve been playing mostly harp for 25 years.

My main thing for 20 years was Knock-Out Greg & Blue weather wich hit it off round 1990, I think it was, and toured extensively through out the world and released 6 albums. A couple of years ago we came to the conclusion that we could no longer continue touring on a regular basis with the same line-up. Simply the spark was gone and I decided to take a break from music. But all the members moved on to start another group called The Beat from Palookaville with another front man and towards other things in life.

After a few years in exile I´m now ready to get back up on stage again with 2 different line-ups, The Injectors and the Jukes. At this point I picked up the guitar again after ages and that will be my instrument with the Injectors and with the Jukes there will be a total focus on harmonica.

If you´re into real low down blues Knock-Out Greg & the Jukes might be your pick.
This 4-piece will throw some hardcore juke joint blues right in your face.

Knock-Out Greg-Vocals/Harmonica
Gunnar Muwemba-Electric guitar
Björn Viitanen-Electric guitar
Marcus Andersson-Drums