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The Amazing

The Amazing - FUV Live - 2015

by Carmel Holt

The Swedish band The Amazing began as many do: just friends, drinking and jamming together. The name was born from one of those early jam sessions, when guitarist and '70s prog rock fanatic Reine Fiske jokingly declared them, “The Amazing, 1969." This not only gave The Amazing a name, but a place in time, as if they were an unknown band at an imaginary British music festival in 1969. It was tongue-in-cheek, but ironically for this self-deprecating group, the name stuck. The Amazing recently returned to Studio A to do a rare acoustic session with three of the five band members: frontman/guitarist Christoffer Grunup, keyboardist Fredrik Swahn, and drummer Moussa Fadera.

The Amazing - Words and Music - 2013

by Kara Manning

Taking their cue from influences like Danny Kirwan-era Fleetwood Mac and the Laurel Canyon lope of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Swedish band The Amazing recorded one of the prettiest albums of last year, called Gentle Stream. Far more self-deprecating and doubtful than their name, The Amazing prefer music to words, and they performed a dazzling set in Studio A.