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Samuel Hallkvist

Primary Instrument: Guitar

The brainchild of Swedish guitarist/composer Samuel Hällkvist, Variety of Loud is a truly international band with a solid musical reputation. Samuel has established himself as one of the most creative and fearless guitar-ists to ever come out of Sweden.

With a contemporary progressive outlook on guitar playing and a healthy sense of lack of respect, Samuel’s flexibility and openness has made him an in-demand musician and award winning bandleader. Among the musicians Samuel has performed with are Tony Levin, Trey Gunn, Morgan Ågren, Jakko Jakszyk and Swedish chamber rock band Isildurs Bane....
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Awards:

Jazz in Sweden artist of 2010
“Samuel Hallkvist would give a psychologist making a study of guitarists’ behavioural patterns no end of research material.”
/Herald Scotland

“Imagine listening to the freest of free jazz with all its attendant skronks and honks, then suddenly realising that every note was
written down the way a classical composer writes for string quartet.”
/The Skinny

“Hällkvist is a musician with a unique vision.”/All About Jazz

“Masterful stuff”/Prog Rock Magazine

“Hällkvist hat und macht Feuer unterm Hintern!”/Nordische Musik


Samuel Hällkvist, Variety of Loud (2012)
Samuel Hällkvist, Return to Center (2013)

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Featured recording “Return to Center”

Return to Center
Boogie Post Recordings (2013)

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