He is a Swedish
drummer, arranger and songwriter who began working as a touring musician
when he was just 13 years old.
In 1978 he
went to work as a session musician and in 1979 joine
up with Janne Schaffer’s Horselmat. Janne was a long-time guitarist with the group ABBA and
in 1980 Per managed to get a chance to play drums on a session for their
forthcoming single “Super Trouper”.
In 1981 he
performed on “Soldiers” and “The Visitors” on ABBA’s album The
Visitors and was the sole drummer used in 1982, aside from the track “The
Day Before You Came”, for the final recordings made by the group
before they disbanded.
ties with ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus
and Bjorn Andersson he drummed on their album of the
He has also
been a member of the Electric Banana Band, Nils Landgren Funk Units and a long time drummer with the successful
Norwegian group a-Ha, performing on many of their albums. He has also
toured, accompanied and/or recorded with numerous other artists including Alphabeat, Michael Bolton, The Brecker
Brothers, Ray Charles, Andrea Crouch, Jamie Cullum,
Chaka Khan, Michael Landau, Kylie Minogue, Suzanne
Vega and Stevie Wonder amog
He has played
drums on an astronomical amount of albums which are far to many to list but
a few of them include Lifelines, Minor Earth/Major Sky and Velvet by a-ha, Opus
10 by ABBA, Free by Rick Astley, I Keep My
Cool by Rebekka Bakken,
For Fulla Segel by Annica Burman, Framling by Carola, Electric
Banana Band- The Golden Years: 1981-1986 by Electric Banana Band, The Colour Album by Fra Lippo Lippi,
Go Your Own Way by Gareth Gates, 99 by Anders Glenmark,
Wild Seed by Morton Harket, Crazy
People by Herrey’s, The Beauty and The Beat by Kate, Live in Stockholm by Nils Landgren Funk Unit, Fire by Lava, Shapes by Josefin Nilsson, Himlen Runt Hornet by Lisa Nilsson, Get Here by Brenda Russell, Bla Passager Och Roda Vagor
by Janne Schaffer, Inside I’m Singing by Secret Garden, Nordisk Vinternatt and Sissel Kyrkjebo by Sissel,
Kom In by Guds
Solsken and Rainbow
by Alan Vizzutti and the soundtrack for Mamma Mia! He was the winner of a Grammy
Award in 1990.
He often works
with his brother Sven who is a bass player than also tours with a-ha.