Drummer of The Flavians
Photo by: Tim Hø
Catfish and the Bottlemen - Berlin 2019
Reeperbahn Festival 2019
Catfish and the Bottlemen - Cologne 2020
Sold out Cassiopeia - Berlin 2018
At Berry Hill Session with Adam Audio
Released their debut full length album on the 31st of January.
Supported Catfish and the Bottlemen at 2 sold out shows in Germany, May 2019 and January 2020.
Played two stages at Glastonbury Festival 2019.
Played 4 shows at Reeperbahn Festival 2019 (DE).
Toured with Ten Tonnes through Germany, October 2019.
Played Eksjö Stadsfest Festival 2019 (SWE).
Over 300,000 streams, Over 60 radio stations (BBC, Deutschland Funk, Fritz Radio, FM4 ORF etc)
Their debut album was chosen to be the main event of BBC introducing in the West.
Are part of INES showcase program 2020.
Are booked for Boardmasters Festival 2020.
About The Flavians
After sharing a bunk in one of Berlin’s numerous hostels for several weeks, Swedish Joakim Jägerhult (drums) and Liam Blomqvist (vocals & guitar) began to share ideas and develop what was soon to become their next project, The Flavians. With the later addition of Czech Republic's Anna Vaverková (vocals & keys) and Thomas Wills (vocals & bass) from the UK, the band began to write together. Drawing inspiration from bands such as The Beatles, Grateful Dead, and The Beach Boys, they set out to join the warm, nostalgic sounds of the 60s with the frantic, hedonistic energy of Berlin.
With vocal harmonies from a blend of three diverse voices, psychedelic guitar textures and lyrics discussing themes such as destitution and alienation, they walk the tightrope between the surreal and the mundane while staying grounded and focused on writing accessible, melodic, yet experimental songs.
The band have been busy playing packed out shows in their adoptive hometown. The summer of 2019 the band started out by supporting Catfish and the Bottlemen at a sold out Huxley's Neue Welt in Berlin followed by two shows at Glastonbury Festival and four shows at Germanys renowned, Reeperbahn Festival which lead them to a German tour with British Ten Tonnes. The Flavians started 2020 by releasing their debut album Ordinary People in an Ordinary World on the 31st of January which they celebrated by playing yet another show with Catfish and the Bottlemen, this time at a sold out Live Music Hall in Cologne.
Growing up in the middle of nowhere at the outskirts of Stockholm turned out to be the perfect place to start playing the drums.
Teaching himself by listening to players like Mitch Mitchell, Jimmy Chamberlin and Keith moon became the building blocks that would help him form his own sound.
After being fed up with the music scene in Sweden, he packed his bags and moved to the legendary city of Berlin.
This became the start of his journey with The Flavians, which has put him on the stages of Glastonbury, Reeperbahn and supporting Catfish and the Bottlemen.
"It's just something about that warm tone that is produced when striking a Gretsch, the drums sing!
Whenever I’ve been lucky enough to play on a Gretsch, it has always felt like this is my sound, it’s felt like coming home.
And the the idea to join some of my favourite players of today like , Stanton moore, Michael Miley, and Richard danielsson, combined with carrying on the legacy of greats like Art Blakey and Levon Helm would truly be an honour." - Joakim Jägerhult
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