Band members 

 

 

Johan Mattjus

Lead vocals

 

Henric Blomqvist 

Guitar

 

Sven Wannäs

Hammond organ & Synthesizer

 

Anders Thors

Bass

 

Roger Snellman

Drums

 

 

History of Solid Faces 

 

 

 

Former band members:

 

Marko Kangas vocals

(2006-2010)

Kim Häggman guitar

(2006-2008)

Kristian Kiisk keyboards

(2007-2008) 

 

The History of Solid Faces

 

Anders Thors had spoken a lot with Henric Blomqvist, Kim Häggman and Roger Snellman earlier about establishing a band, but somehow it was never the right moment. Anders did play bass in another band during the same period when things started to happen during autumn 2005. Same year that band ended and Anders was ready for a new project.

 

In December 2005 did Anders contact Henric for a proposal of starting a band, and he was keen on the idea. A few weeks later Kim was contacted for joining. As a fact two guitarists and a bass player was now attached to the project. Henric and Kim suggested that they should speak with their common friend Roger for joining them on drums they had also earlier been involved in different bands with him so it felt logical.

 

Year 2006

 

The band had a short meeting in January 2006 with all members and shared ides and thoughts what could be the way of working. The singer problem where also discussed and Anders agreed to start as a vocalist and bass player so the band project could be started.

 

Some months passed by until March and the band where lucky to find a place for practice!! The band started up with the work and rehearsal of the material that was to be played.

 

Lineup 2006:

- Anders Thors / Bass and Lead Vocals

- Henric Blomqvist / Guitar

- Kim Häggman / Guitar

- Roger Snellman / Drums

 

This lineup lasted for about half a year.

Anders felt uncomfortable playing bass and singing lead vocals so he contacted Marko Kangas for taking over the lead vocals. 

 

Lineup 2006-2007:

- Marko Kangas / Lead vocals

- Henric Blomqvist / Guitar

- Kim Häggman / Guitar

- Anders Thors / Bass

- Roger Snellman / Drums

 

Year 2007

 

Because the band had started to play a lot of covers songs containing keyboard there was a problem. A keyboard player was needed!

Anders asked his old friend Kristian Kiisk if he was interested and a few months later he joined the band. 

 

Lineup 2007-2008:

- Marko Kangas / Lead vocals

- Henric Blomqvist / Guitar

- Kim Häggman / Guitar

- Kristian Kiisk / Keyboard

- Anders Thors / Bass

- Roger Snellman / Drums

 

Year 2008

 

Unfortunate in beginning of 2008 both Kim and Kristian decided to quit playing for various personal reasons.

 

So Anders contacted another old friend and keyboard player Sven Wannäs (ex. Stormwing) and asked if he was interested to join the band on keyboards. Anders did send recordings of the band to Sven who did see a lot of potential so he joined the band 12.05.2008 with his Hammond organ. With this new lineup the sound character of the band also changed and the arrangement of the songs started from scratch. The band did their first live performance in November.

 

Year 2009

 

The band continued to improve the performance of the songs and did a couple of gigs. Band members Henric and Sven also did some gigs with Doogie White (Cornerstone, Tank, ex. Rainbow, ex. Yngwie Malmsteen) in March and June.

 

Lineup 2008-2010:

- Marko Kangas / Lead vocals

- Henric Blomqvist / Guitar

- Sven Wannäs / Hammond organ

- Anders Thors / Bass

- Roger Snellman / Drums

 

Year 2010

 

In July 3 Marko officially announced the band members that he was leaving the band. A search for a new singer was now in hurry because of the upcomming gigs.

 

Sven contacted his old friend and vocalist Johan Mattjus (ex. Stormwing, ex. Altaria) to join forces and Johan decided to join the band with very short notice July 4.

 

Lineup 2010-present:

- Johan Mattjus / Lead vocals

- Henric Blomqvist / Guitar

- Sven Wannäs / Hammond organ & synth

- Anders Thors / Bass

- Roger Snellman / Drums

 

 

 

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