Today, Sunday March 23, 2014, is a big day in the history of Soundshine because David Myhr’s “Got You Where He Wanted” will be heard by some 100 million(!) viewers around the globe in the intermission of beIN Sports transmission of “El Clásico” (Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona).
The song will be heard in the commercial break in half-time promoting the channel’s own “beIN the beat” campaign. A new musical platform for beIN Sports.
The game is on at 3 pm (East US), 12 pm in California, and at 8 pm in Sweden and Spain.
The song “Got You Where He Wanted” was the first single from David Myhr’s (ex-The Merrymakers) critically acclaimed solo debut album Soundshine out on Lojinx.
I will be playing Beatles songs together with this fine super talented group of people:
Stefan Brokvist on “Ringo” drums
Eero Paalanen on “McCartney” bass
Stefan Backas on “Geoff Emerick” sound
As I wrote in this blog post from last year the “living Beatles jukebox” is a side project I sometimes entertain myself (and hopefully the audience as well) with. The concept is: I enter the stage where there’s an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar, and a piano – and I ask the audience: “-What do yo wanna hear?”. Then they can shout whatever Beatles title they want. And off I go – singing and banging out the song on whatever instrument I find suitable. A fun concept with many possible twists and turns in the repertoire. I never know what to expect. It can start with “Sexy Sadie” and end up with “Hey Bulldog”. Or (more likely) start off with “All my loving” and end up with “Hey Jude”. All depending on the “level” and mood of the attending crowd….
As I also wrote in the same blog post (in which you’ll also get a nice movie tips!) – Finland for me is quite exotic although I do have a special bond to the country since my father grew up in a small village called Kukkola close to the Torne river. Quoting Wikipedia: “The Finnish and Swedish sides of the river were once one cultural entity, as before 1809 they were both parts of Sweden”. As a child my father actually spoke Finnish at home and he was born with the Finnish name Suo as his last name. In the 50’s he and his brothers had their last name “translated” into Swedish and then the family name became Myhr from the Swedish word “myr”. What it means in English…? “Swamp”! How about David Swamp as my new artist name?