ABOUT MUDDY

 At the tender age of 7, hearing Paul McCartney singing "She´s A Woman"was the defining moment of  his life.
He wanted to be a guitar player. It´s been a long road since, starting with some basic classical guitar lessons, then purcasing his first electric guitar (an Ibanez Les Paul copy) His first band comprised of school mates. His first recordings were with the Red House Blues band in the late 70s...

 

Muddy started playing professionally around -1979 - 1980 in his hometown of Helsinki; playing in different bands, & also doing sessions. Having formed his own first band Havana Blacks, soon after to be followed by Gringos Locos, who recorded three albums, one of them, Punch Drunk, was produced by the legendary Tom Dowd. All this was part of the learning curve leading him to join Wishbone Ash in 2004.

The first album featuring him was the 2005 "Clan Destiny". He then started honing his song writing skills for the following three albums, "Power Of Eternity", "Elegant Stealth" and the critically acclaimed "Blue Horizon"
Muddy became the band´s main song writer, as well as sharing the lead guitar duties.

During his stay in Wishbone Ash, in his free time Muddy also worked in other projects. Playing  gigs locally with Hipkiss, featuring Patsy Gamble on sax and vocals, contributing  guitar to Jenny Darren´s  "Ladykiller" album, and song writing with Gregg Sutton.

Setting out on a new career journey in the spring of 2017, Muddy started on his solo venture, working on his first album, which was released on the 14th of July 2017.

Since then, he has been working with Hipkiss, which released it's first album in 2018, touring with Martin Engeliens Go Music band, as well as with Ben Granfelt in Guitars, Guitars And more Guitars, Melanie Denard , and with Greig Taylor. Muddy released his second solo album  "River Flows " in October 2020, including guest appearances from Simon Kirke(Free, Bad Co. ),Melanie Denard, Kev Moore and Gregg Sutton