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LOVE REMEMBERED- new album by the Albert-Hobbs Big Band

Together again- for the first time; that could also be the title of this album. Dave Albert and Brian Hobbs have been best friends since 7th grade when they met in the band program under Scott C. Callaway. They formed their own jazz group and started performing concerts of original songs when they were 17 and were also roommates at the Berklee College of Music. This first album is a dream come true. You can listen to samples and order the CD at It is also available in Elizabeth City, NC at Page after Page bookstore. European release and digital release June 6, 2012!

 This is what people are saying about the ALBERT- HOBBS BIG BAND:

 ”My father would be thrilled that his legacy is living on through great music such as this”- Cathy Rich, daughter of drummer Buddy Rich.

 ”Albert-Hobbs Band is terrific! Fine imaginative arrangements, first rate ensemble work and quality soloists all add up to a really enjoyable album. Dave Albert’s strong supportive drumming adds a great deal to the over-all ”good feel” and he plays a killer solo on Juggernaut. The sound quality is absolutely great…these cats are some SERIOUS players.”- Ed Shaugnessy (Tonight Show Band, Doc Severinson Band)

 ”The band is clean and tight, harmonies are really together and solos are hot and the drums on Juggernaut are fabulous. That’s one monster swingin’ band.”- Butch Miles (Count Basie Orchestra, Butch Miles Jazz Express).

 The album features original compositions and arrangements by Brian Hobbs. In addition to Albert on drums and Hobbs on keyboards, the band is made up of some of the top musicians in Sweden including Wojtek Goral, Patrik Skogh, Staffan Findin, Jan Adefelt, Tom Beimel, Mikael Berg Andersson, Andy Pfieler, Mikko Paavola,  Christer Jansson, and special guest vocalist, Peter Getz.

It’s the Journey- Andreas Aleman


Just before the New Year we finished the final mixes for Andreas Aleman’s new album IT’S THE JOURNEY… and it certainly has been one! We started working on this album back in early 2010… a lot has happened since then… and it feels great to finally get this one out there. We have a tentative release date set for late March in Stockholm. Please check back later for the final date and place. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to making IT’S THE JOURNEY. We are truly grateful to be able to work with some of the best musicians, mixers, photographers, etc., in Sweden. Everyone did an incredible job and we’d like to sincerely thank you all.

Andreas Aleman & Brian Hobbs- January 2012


Keyboards and lead vocals: Andreas Aleman

Backing vocals: Louise Palmstierna, Pelle Ankarberg, Peter Getz, Anna Häll, Anders von Hofsten, Britta Bergström, Greta Folkesson, Suzanne Tingwall

Musicians: Christer Jansson, Tom Beimel, Andy Pfeiler, Mikael Berg Andersson, Anders Hedlund, Thobias Gabrielsson, Patrik Skogh, Wojtek Goral, Staffan Findin, Mikael Wikman, Stefan Gunnarsson,  and Jonas Gröning.

Recording and Mix: Marcus Black

Mastering: Ron Boustead

Photos, video and layout: Mats Uneland, John Honk

Members of our “This is Life” crew: Lennart Jensen, Jonna Thomasson, Nanna Brickman

Web support: Sami Vesamo, Tapani Rauha

Songwriters: Andreas Aleman, Brian Hobbs, Peter Bertilsson, Jonas André, Stefan Gunnarsson, Ron Boustead, Adam Fietz

Moral support: Mikael Engström, Scott Gross, Bengt Isaksson, Björn Söderqvist, Georges Lang, Uwe Reith, Arnaud Leger, Andrea Di Puccio, Reneé Hanqvist, Fasching, Magnus Palmqvist, Ola Gränshagen, Jerry Lopez, all the musicians that have played at Andreas’ live shows, our families and most importantly… the fans that support Andreas and his music! 

Over the next couple of months we’ll be posting samples from the albums, interviews with Andreas and behind the scenes looks at the recording process, information about the songs, etc.

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Brian Hobbs – Second Glances

Brian Hobbs’ new album, SECOND GLANCES. was released on October 9, 2010 in Elizabeth City, NC. The album is available at CDBABY.


New albums coming from Brian Hobbs and Andreas Aleman

I am planning the release of my instrumental album, SECOND GLANCES in October this year. The album is a smooth mix of bossa nova, Jazz and latin-influenced music. The album is a look back at songs I have written over the last 30 years. I plan to have a release party in my home town of Elizabeth City, NC… where it all started.

ANDREAS ALEMAN is busy tracking his second album. His first album, THIS IS LIFE, got fantastic reponse from critics and fans. we plan to build on that success, so stay tuned for more slick, funky songs with Andreas’ vocals and keyboard stylings backed up by some of the funkiest musicans in Sweden. Tentative release: February 2011.

Been there, Done that by Monica Silverstrand now available

Monica Silverstrand’s debut album, BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, has been re-released and is now available at:

Plugged Music



Monica cover

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