News (Source) September 22, 2018
Back to the rehearsal room today. Tour around the corner. See y'all soon! /P.

Per Gessle - The Finest Prize (feat Helena Josefsson) (Lyric Video)

Per Gessle - The Finest Prize (feat Helena Josefsson) Listen here: (c) & (p) Elevator Entertainment AB under exclusive license ... (Source) September 18, 2018

Per Gessle - Being With You (Official Video)

Per Gessle "Being With You" (Official Video) Guest starring Helena Josefsson Video by Mattias Gordon (C) Elevator Entertainment AB under exclusive license to... (Source) September 17, 2018

Polish interview with Per Gessle about Small Town Talk, Roxette, Marie, the beginnings, It Must Have Been Love, success, songwriting and the tour. Nothing new to hardcore fans though. ;) /PP Cantara Music: - Your main collaborator on the record is Helena Josefsson. You’ve been working together for 15 years. Aren’t you bored with each other? PG: - No, on the contrary! Helena is an amazing singer, it’s great working with her. It’s getting better each year. Besides that, for me as a songwriter working with her is interesting, because her style of singing is completely different vs. Marie’s, who sings more boldly and rocky. Check out the complete interview here: (Source) September 17, 2018

Per Gessle in a German video report: "I only have good memories of course, we have a very strong fan base here, our songs are often played on the radio, and Germany is definitely the second home for Roxette." Check it out! /PP Still is from the video: (Source) September 17, 2018
I made my own Best of Per Gessle playlist on Spotify! Looks like this! /P. (Source) September 17, 2018

Per Gessle in a German interview: "It's hard to listen to today's top 40 stuff. This is not music but a formula of record companies that do not want to challenge anyone anymore. Americana keeps the tunes up, telling stories. At country, I feel good, as well as Dylan and Springsteen feel comfortable there." … To the question if he will continue with Nashville sound: "Maybe I go to New Orleans for my next album," he laughs. To the question if he could imagine writing Dylanish protest songs against populists and neo-Nazis: "I have always sprinkled small references in my texts. But political in a complete song? I think others are better at that." Short silence. "But even if you're not good at taking a position, you can't avoid it right now. We're all in the middle of it." /PP Read the complete article here: (Source) September 15, 2018

OÖNachrichten (Austria) did an interview with Per Gessle. /PP;art16,3006281#ref=rss OÖN: - Which songs will be on the setlist in Vienna? PG: - 80% Roxette, plus some solo songs. We start the rehearsals this Saturday, so I honestly don't know yet. The first setlist, which I created on a trial basis, stupidly included 72 songs (laughs). There are so many Roxette songs that we've never played live before, like "Milk and Toast and Honey". (Source) September 15, 2018

"Hi! This is Per Gessle and you're listening to the magnificent Radio Kolor!", says Mr. G in the video at the link below. Check it out! ✌ /PP (Source) September 15, 2018

A little audio report with Per Gessle from Germany! Play it at the link below! ✌ /PP (Source) September 15, 2018

Per Gessle's "Small Town Talk" entered the Swedish album charts at No. 5 (Paul McCartney's Egypt Station - released the same day - entered at No. 4) and the vinyl charts at No. 2 (Egypt Station is No. 3)! ✌ /PP (Source) September 14, 2018
Thomas got #161 out of 500 of SMALL TOWN TALK in white vinyl! I've got #472!!!! Which ones do you have? /P. (Source) September 13, 2018


Back in the saddle after two days of promotion in Berlin. Had a great time. Summertime still in bloom. Wonderful chats about music and the Small Town Talk-album as well as my musical past + the upcoming PER GESSLE'S ROXETTE TOUR. Now me + my partners-in-crime go into rehearsal mode. See you soon on tour, folks! Gonna be a blast! (Source) September 13, 2018

Mr. G still busy in Germany. Interview for among other chats today. ✌ /PP See the original pic here: (Source) September 13, 2018

Per Gessle had an interview day in Soho House, Berlin yesterday. Check out some press pictures at the link below (with keyword Gessle in search ;) ). ✌ /PP Thanx for the hint, Basia Konarzewska! (Source) September 9, 2018
BEING WITH YOU-video out now on YouTube, folks! /P. (Source) September 8, 2018

Last Sunday there was a fun Q&A published with Per Gessle in Aftonbladet Söndag. Among other things you'll get to know who would play the main role in a movie about Mr. G's life and who would sing the soundtrack. 😉 Check out the Q&A at the link below! ✌ /PP (Source) September 7, 2018

An interview with Per Gessle about songwriting, from Germany! 🎶 /PP Read it here: Part of it in English: - Is there a fundamental difference between singing pop music in Swedish and in English? PG: - I think there are big differences. Traditionally, when you are my age, you are growing up with English-language music - the music of the '60s and '70s. English is more musical, Swedish is harder when it comes to consonants and pronunciation. But there is this other aspect as well: for me as a Swedish native speaker it is of course more difficult to write in English than in Swedish. Of course it also depends on what the text is about. But if it gets very personal, I can dig much deeper in Swedish. I can put things much more precisely to the point. The texts on "Small Town Talk" had their origin in Swedish, then they were translated into English. I couldn't translate six of the texts into English, I had written them in Swedish precisely, but needed someone else to translate them. This is a typical problem: if you put a line of text to the point, you can't translate it. - You would have to start from scratch again. PG: - Yes exactly. And that's impossible: you can’t start again. One would have to do everything again, write from a different angle. That is too difficult. The same goes for music: if you have the best verse in the world but you can't think of a chorus, then it's best to look for someone else and ask him to help with the chorus. If you're stuck, you're stuck, that's the way it is. That's why you leave so many songs somewhere, at least that's what my work is all about. You make mistakes and they are irreplaceable. You have to leave things behind and perhaps return after a few years. - As a songwriter you build on strong melodies and choruses. When you write the music, do you already have the language in mind? Or do you sing fantasy lyrics and nonsense lyrics to get on the hookline? PG: - Many do it that way. I have a publishing company with some songwriters and many send demos with nonsense lyrics just to demonstrate the song. I don't do that, I almost always have a project in my head. I need an intention behind it. I'm not the guy sitting behind the piano for six hours a day to see what comes out of it. I had the idea of going to Nashville with acoustic songs - to see what they sound like when I play them with Nashville session musicians. That was the idea: it should also be in Swedish. Then I simply wrote and wrote, for this purpose. I know early in which language I want to sing and which project it will be. (Source) September 7, 2018
BEING WITH YOU. Video out now on YouTube. Have a great weekend y'all! /P.

Per Gessle - Being With You (Official Video)

Per Gessle "Being With You" (Official Video) (C) Elevator Entertainment AB under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management GmbH Follow Per Gessle: Website h... (Source) September 7, 2018
The brand new video is on line..!

Exklusive Video-Weltpremiere von Roxette-Star

Roxette zählt seit den 80ern zum erfolgreichsten Pop-Duo aller Zeiten. Per Gessle startet jetzt mit seinem Album 'Small Town Talk' solo durch. Sehen Sie hier die exklusive Weltpremiere zum neuen Song 'Being With You'. (Source) September 7, 2018

's cover photo (Source) March 15, 2018

Good news for European fans of Swedish super group and classic hit makers Roxette—the duo’s songwriter Per Gessle is embarking on a European tour focusing on the mighty Roxette song catalogue this autumn.


The group’s charismatic singer, Marie Fredriksson, announced her withdrawal from touring due to health problems in the spring of 2016, shortly before the release of the group’s tenth studio album, “Good Karma”. When faced with this situation, Gessle decided to channel his energy into writing material for a Swedish solo project recorded in Nashville later that year. The recordings were made with long-time Swedish musical partners Christoffer Lundquist, Clarence Öfwerman, Anders Herrlin and Helena Josefsson, coupled with a long list of top-league American session players.


Mixing parts of the Roxette touring band with new musicians, Gessle in the summer of 2017 toured Sweden in support of the first of two mini albums from the Nashville sessions, “En vacker natt” (“A Beautiful Night”). Violin and mandolin player Malin-My Wall, drummer Andreas Dahlbäck and Ola Gustafsson on pedal steel, mandolin and guitar added a fresh touch of Americana, which merged seamlessly with the seasoned Roxette musicians Christoffer Lundquist (guitar), Clarence Öfwerman (keyboards), Magnus Börjeson (bass) and Helena Josefsson (backing vocals).


Both the tour and the Nashville recorded album were enthusiastically received for adding new perspective and depth to Gessle’s music. – I loved playing with this band, and then it hit me—what if we could do a similar thing dedicated to Roxette music. With Marie unable to perform, all those songs would just gather dust and I was thrilled by the idea of hearing this band performing them, Per Gessle says. – Marie of course is irreplaceable, he adds. But she sends her blessings, and we both think that this could be a great way to keep the songs fresh by playing them with a slightly different twist in front of all those wonderful people that have been following us through the years.


Gessle emphasizes that the band is able to cover all aspects of Roxette music; from the hook-laden power-pop hits to the mighty ballads that still get heavy rotation on classic pop radio all over the world. And he promises to dig deep in his song-vault for some surprises as well. – Yeah, that’s really the fun part of it—I love playing the big hits like “The Look”, “Listen To Your Heart”, “It Must Have Been Love”, “Joyride” and “How Do You Do!”, but a tour like this is also a great opportunity to rediscover some of the great, but lesser played, songs and find out what we can make of them. Just wait and see…


Dubbed “Per Gessle’s Roxette”, a European tour covering ten countries kicks off in Hamburg, Germany, on October 11. An English album -“Small Town Talk”- featuring material from the Nashville sessions (including a duet with British pop maestro Nick Lowe) as well as new recordings with the touring band, will be released internationally to coincide with the tour.


The tour will include the following stops:


11.10 Hamburg, Laeiszhalle (GER)
12.10 Brussels, Ancienne Belgique (BEL)
15.10 London, Hammersmith Apollo (GBR)
16.10 Manchester, Apollo (GBR)
18.10 Wien, Stadthalle F (AUT)
19.10 Zurich, Halle 622 (SUI)
21.10 Warszawa, Stodola (POL)
22.10 Berlin, Admiralspalast (GER)
23.10 Köln, E-Werk (GER)
25.10 Utrecht, Muziekcentrum Vredenburg (NED)
27.10 Halmstad, Halmstad Arena
30.10 St. Petersburg, The Great Concert Hall “Oktyabrsky” (RUS)
1.11 Moscow, Krokus City Hall (RUS)
3.11 Espoo, Metro Areena (FIN)
5.11 Stockholm, Waterfront
9.11 Karlstad, Löfbergs Arena
10.11 Linköping, Saab Arena
15.11 Oslo, Sentrum Scene (NOR)
16.11 Göteborg, Scandinavium.


More gigs to come!

I’m going on a summer tour! November 21, 2016

19 dates in Sweden starting on July 6 in Helsingborg and ending on August 19 in Eskilstuna. I will perform songs from my own solo career, Gyllene Tider and Roxette! Tickets available on Thursday at:

Tour dates:
6 July Helsingborg
7 July Oskarhamn
8 July Örebro
13 July Rättvik
14 July Töreboda
15 July Karlskrona
21 July Grebbestad
22 July Göteborg
23 July Fredrikstad (Norway)
27 July Stockholm
28 July Östersund
29 July Piteå
1 Aug Borgholm
2 Aug Malmö
3 Aug Arvika
11 Aug Halmstad
12 Aug Linköping
18 Aug Uppsala
19 Aug Eskilstuna

Sjöhistoriska 8 år sen… July 23, 2015


På lördag spelar jag där igen, med Marie!

The XXX list! November 1, 2014

Here’s the XXX List! #roxxxette

But if you don’t do Spotify, here are the 100 tracks!

Paul Revere & the Raiders – Kicks
David Bowie – Let’s dance
John Mellencamp – Jack & Diane
Donkeyboy – Crazysomethingnormal
Janis Joplin – Me and Bobby McGee
Betty Everett – The shoop shoop song (It’s in his kiss)
Nick Lowe – American squirm
Air – Sexy boy
Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness
Tom Petty – You got lucky
The Who – Substitute
The Trashmen – Surfin’ bird
The Rolling Stones – Gimme shelter
Alma Cogan – Tennesse waltz
Meghan Trainor – All about that bass
Jefferson Airplane – Somebody to love
Shocking Blue – Send me a postcard
Dusty Springfield – Son of a preacher man
Depeche Mode – Enjoy the silence
The Who – Pictures of Lily
Kirsty MacColl – Days
Ramones – I wanna be sedated
The Beach Boys – Good vibrations
Tom Petty – Learning to fly
Gilbert O’Sullivan – Nothing rhymed
Paul Revere & the Raiders – I’m not your stepping stone
Blondie – Hanging on the telephone
Linnea Henriksson – Halmstad
The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine man
The Ronettes – Be my baby
Canned Heat – Going up the country
Tove Lo – My gun
Bee Gees – Stayin’ alive
Gloria Jones – Tainted love
Kim Wilde – Kids in America
The Supremes – You keep me hanging on
The Rolling Stones – Paint it black
The Beach Boys – Wouldn’t it be nice
Etta James – Something’s got a hold on me
The Zombies – She’s not there
Nick Lowe – I love the sound of breaking glass
Fleetwood Mac – Go your own way
Isaac Hayes – Shaft
Ian Dury – Hit me with your rhythm stick
The Flower Pot Men – Let’s go to San Francisco
The Kinks – Lola
The Lovin’ Spoonful – Daydream
David Bowie – Boys keep swinging
The Rolling Stones – Waiting on a friend
The Human League – Don’t you want me
Shania Twain – That don’t impress me much
Paul Revere & the Raiders – Him or me – what’s it gonna be?
Daft Punk – Get lucky
REM – What’s the frequency, Kenneth?
Chic – Le freak
Baccara – Yes sir, I can boogie
The Mamas & The Papas – California dreamin’
Nick Lowe – Marie Provost
Hot Chocolate – Brother Louie
Lily Wood and The Prick – Prayer in C
David Bowie – Sorrow
REM – Shiny happy people
The Rolling Stones – Dead flowers
Marc Bolan, T-Rex – 20th century boy
Shocking Blue – Venus
Madonna – Material girl
The Allman Brothers – Midnight rider
Four Tops – Walk away Renee
Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
Los Bravos – Black is black
Ramones – Beat on the brat
The Beach Boys – I get around
Buzzcocks – Ever fallen in love (With someone you shouldn’t)
Tom Petty – Refugee
The Who – Happy Jack
Four Tops – Bernadette
Shelia B. Devotion – Spacer
Canned Heat – On the road again
Dwight Tilley – Girls
Tom Petty – Too good to be true
Iggy Pop – Real wild child (Wild one)
Kristy MacColl – There’s a guy works done the chip shop swears he’s Elvis
The Supremes – Stop! In the name of love
T.Rex – Get it on
Christie – Yellow river
The Zombies – Time of the season
John Mellencamp – Small town
The Kinks – Set me free
Cher – Bang bang (My baby shot me down)
Mick Ronson – Billy Porter
Them – Gloria
The Move – Blackberry way
Mose Allison – Young man’s blues
Lobo – Me and you and a dog named boo
Fleetwood Mac – Never going back again
Hot Chocolate – Emma
Four Tops – Reach out I’ll be there
REM – Man on the moon
The Archies – Sugar, sugar
Elvis – Hound dog

MONDAY UPDATE: October 20, 2014

A.i.r.p.o.r.t. + 8 days to go until the Rox opening show in Vladivostok. Do you know anyone who’s going? I’ll be there! /P.

FRIDAY UPDATE: October 17, 2014

Last day of Rox in rehearsal mode. Sounded good. Tomorrow = Dress Rehearsal! Always scary…… /P.


Great day today, the band sounds awesome and the new guitarpicks arrived. Praise the Lord! /P.

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: October 15, 2014

Lots of Rox rehearsing to do today! Shouldn’t be on the computer at all!


CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO, FOLKS!!!!! September 22, 2014

Enjoy these two master blasters! /P.

ATTENTION PLEASE! September 22, 2014

Tomorrow is the last day to pre-order signed copies of THE BOX OF THE YEAR!! Check out the website!!!

Sunday update September 21, 2014

Back at the Chateau T&A with MP. Just had to record some more…. /P

Signing and signing… September 20, 2014
Most important! September 18, 2014
1,000 copies?! September 9, 2014


Just heard I’m going to sign AT LEAST 1000 copies of THE PER GESSLE ARCHIVES-BOX. Phew!!
I’m gonna enjoy every minute of it!!!
There’s still time to order your signed copy, dears!
Check out the homepage:
The Per Gessle Archives


INGEN KLUNK! September 6, 2014


Tyvärr blev det ingen Klunk på Systemet pga problem med rätten till namnet. Nu kommer dock de ädla dryckerna att heta det fabulösa och lätt självklara namnet FRU NORDIN istället.
Det fanns ju en låt på EN HÄNDIG MAN-plattan som hette så, remember? Nu är hon igång igen och bjussar på sej själv via denna goda alkoholfria dryck.
FRU NORDIN VITT släpps på Systemet den 1 oktober. Och har vi lite tur så kommer den att finnas på lite olika ICA Maxi ställen i Sverige inom kort också. FRU NORDIN ROSÉ och FRU NORDIN SKUMPA ligger på lur. Stay tuned, folks! /P.

The Per Gessle Archives is live! September 3, 2014


On this brand new site Per Gessle Archives you can get all the info you want and possibly can handle regarding… the Archives! Volumes 3 & 4 are now out.

THE LP is done!!! And it smells good! August 12, 2014

The Roxette Demos, vol. 5 – VINYL

S I D E 1 :
1. Crush On You (T&A Demo – Jul 30, 1998)
2. Anyone/I Love How You Love Me (T&A Demo – Jul 26, 1998)
3. The Centre Of The Heart (Is A Suburb To The Brain)(T&A Demo – Oct 2, 1997)
4. One Wish (T&A Demo – May 20, 2006)
5. Fool (T&A Demo – Dec 27, 1999)
6. Staring At The Ground (T&A Demo – Aug 29, 1997)

S I D E 2 :
7. Come Back (Before You Leave) (T&A Demo – April 4, 1990)
8. (I Could Never) Give You Up (T&A Demo – Dec 18, 1987)
9. Dangerous (T&A Demo – Feb 11, 1987)
10. The Heart Shaped Sea #2 (T&A Demo – May, 1991)
11. Joyrider (T&A Demo – May 22, 1990)
12. Dansar nerför ditt stup i rekordfart (Soul Deep) (T&A Demo – May 7, 1986)