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Fredrik Kinbom


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Fredrik Kinbom is a Swedish lap steel player/multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter based in Berlin. Since first picking up the lap steel in 2005, his original style and sound has led to recording and/or international touring with acclaimed acts like Gemma Ray, Gurrumul, Alberta Cross, Moulettes and Ned Collette. His second solo album with the lap steel in focus, Oil (Capstan Records, 2014), received much critical praise. He has contributed as a co-writer to albums by Sarah Blasko and Gemma Ray, and has since Oil released two albums with his theatrical side project Kinbom & Kessner (featuring a stellar cast of guests like James Williamson (Iggy & The Stooges) and members of Moulettes, Hazmat Modine and Augie March).

Photo: Darja Štravs Tisu

Fredrik mainly plays the lap steel slide guitar, but the way he plays it sounds nothing like the Hawaiian, blues or country sound most people would associate with the lap steel. He really creates his own sonic universe.

Fredrik Kinbom News

Fredrik Kinbom Fredrik Kinbom – “Songs For Lap Steel And Harmonium” album trailer
Fredrik Kinbom Kinbom & Kessner Kinbom & Kessner – “With The Beetles” (official video)
Fredrik Kinbom Kinbom & Kessner A Lap Steel-Centric Album Preview of “With The Beetles” by Kinbom & Kessner
Fredrik Kinbom Fredrik Kinbom – Hymn For Him (live at Culture Container)
Fredrik Kinbom Fredrik Kinbom & band – live in Berlin
Fredrik Kinbom Fredrik Kinbom Trio – BBC live radio session and interview