Sherikan Music Attraction – is a creative, independent and international rock band. Sherikan makes melodies and lyrics with content that matters - inspired from country, folk and pop. Sherikan believes that good songs communicate a story, share experience and encourage reflection. Good songs shall be easy to remember and easy to relate to.
...and it all started as a coincidence of creativity and friendly cooperation between Niklas and Bjorn in the spring of 2014.
The first single Paradox Liar was released in November 2014.
This song together with Queen of Everything and Cosa Nostra formed the foundation for starting up a band.
Mattias Waller (Percussions) and Rasmus Grahm (Bass) joined the band and the first live gig was held on December 12, 2014 at Wiser's Pub in Gothenburg, Sweden. In February 2015 the recording of the first album started with support from Niklas Rohde (Guitar and backing vocals).
The album Queen of Everything was released in July 2015 and also introduced in Swedish Radio, channel P4 on September 3. Niklas and Bjorn were interviewed by Stefan Livh. During this show the band played the title track live, Queen of Everything. The band also took the opportunity to release the single Claudius in this radio show.
At the same date the band was interviewed and featured by the Florida based radio station A.V.A Live Radio which was the starting point for a very fruitful cooperation with the radio host and Indie Music star promotor Jacqueline Jax in the US.
A few days later the band held a memorable Release Party for the new album at the classic scene Pustervik in Gothenburg. Jacqueline Jax introduced the band over Live Periscope. The band then played for more than 200 people in the event and broadcasted the show through two parallel live streams to a global community invited via Periscope, Facebook and Twitter.
The first video Queen of Everything was released in February 2016, filmed and directed by Ronjoy Gogoi. More than 5,000 views were reported over the first month.
In April 2017 the band released four music videos based on songs from their debut album.
In May 2017 the band released its own music Magazine - Sherikan Music Magazine, including the unique cartoon 'Sherikan goes to the Jungle'.
The second album No More Tra La La was released in August 2017 with a release party at Scandic Hotel Europa in Gothenburg. Janne Schaffer, the legendary Swedish ABBA-guitarist played with the band on stage, and was so kind adding solos in two tracks of the album.
The long-term objective is to put Sherikan Music Attraction in the minds of people who likes real music. Likeable songs and lyrics to be hooked up on with straight forward melodies influenced from the pop/rock/folk/country era of the 60's and 70's - mixed with energy and influence from today.
The band composition is.
Niklas Philipson - Guitar and lead singing
Rasmus Grahm - Bass and backing vocals
Mattias Waller - Drums and backing vocals
Mathias Sernerud - Guitar and backing vocals
Bjorn Bergqvist - Lyrics and band manager
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