Anders Helmerson was born in a musical family in Sweden where his mother was a piano teacher and his father was a jazz musician. Anders has initially studied classical piano. However, his primary interests evolved toward progressive rock, such as Yes, King Crimson, as well as jazz music as Chick Corea, Bill Evans etc.
In 1981, his first album “End Of Illusion” was released, initially by Swedish label TMC, but 15 years later it was re-released at French label Musea Records where it got cult status and became a big seller. According to a Japanese music magazine Euro-Rock Press, Anders has became famous by End Of Illusion and remembered by progressive rock fans in Japan for over a decade as a mysterious man. The wait for success of his first album kept Anders out of the music scene for years.
“… The virtuosity that surprises the listeners …” – Keyboard Magazine, Brazil
“… Highly skilled technical contents …” – Euro Rock Press, Japan
“… Compositional genius …” – London Jazz News, UK
“… Musical mastermind – fuses jazz and rock to create a sound that amazes listeners with the power of superior technique and great composing.” – MusicDish e-Journal, USA