He is a
drummer, percussionist, singer, composer, producer and arranger born in Boden, Sweden who sometimes goes by the nickname of “Schunk and has been credited as Ake
In 1970 he
ventured out on his professional career as a member of Stefan Nilsson’s
He later went on to become a percussionist for ABBA and performed with
them on every tour.
In 1985 he
became a house-drummer for the ANC-Gala and performed in a reunion of The
Original ABBA orchestra. He was
also a backing singer and drummer with Nils Landgren Funk Unit during the 1980s.
From the 1980s
he became a sought after drummer and percussionist and has racked up a long
list of artists he has lent his talents to. As a result of this the numerous albums
he has performed on include the promo compilation ABBA, ABBA Greatest Hits
Vol. 2, ABBA Live, Opus 10, Super Trouper, Voulez
Vous and The
Visitors by ABBA, Wrap Your Arms
Around Me by Agnetha Faltskog,
by Dan Hylander & The Raj
Montana Band, Kornet
and Fritt Fall by Kornet,
and Live in Stockholm by Nils Landgren Funk Unit, Captured by Tomas Ledin, Get On Up!
Do It! By Little Mike & The Sweet Soul Music Band and Get Here by Brenda Russell, Traffic by Janne
Schaffer, Coast to Coast by Westlife and Keep
on Rollin’ by Jerry Williams.
songwriter he co-wrote Oh Mama which was recorded on Mats Ronander’s Himlen Grater for Elmore James in 1992.
His work in
the movies has included composing for the films Gunnar Govin – en man, en rost, en resa, Deathly Compulsion
and Fatimes Tredje Hemilighet and appearing as a musician in ABBA in Concert.
recently been a member of Rebel Dela Questa.
Elaine (Bjorn Ulvaeus/Benny Andersson)
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