was born on the 16 September 1963. When I was 12 I
began to play the guitar.
early influences were Black Sabbath, U.F.O and Deep Purple. When
I was 14
started my first band and started to write songs.First I wrote in English( like all rock
stars do ) but soon
switched to Swedish. I am Swedish,I talk Swedish and I love Sweden, that´s why.
I was 17 I heard Genesis for the first time and became fascinated
with symfonicrock. I still listen to it
play it from time to time. Two years later I switched instruments and started to play the
bass. I played
rockjazz and Freeform before ending up in a "Danceband".
Danceband is a Swedish thing and
like Julio Inglesias with a shuffle beat.I learned a lot and earned
enough money to buy
first 4 track. 1990 I dropped out of the danceband and Tom Nougas
career began to take shape.
first "multitrackexperience" were a reel to reel taperecorder
with sound on sound
you bounce the tracks, slow and mono ) I had no machines so i
played it all live.
on a 4 track machine was far easier and the ghost of Tom Nouga
started to appear.
that time a Swedish group with members like Joey Tempest and Kee
Marcello ruled the world and
wanted to have a "anti-artist name" .I also sent a demo
to a music magazine and wanted my
name to be unknown ( if they didn't like it ) At that time my
dear brother Dan ( Erland ) Swanö
to make serious sounds and our names are very similar ( not only
the names in some people´s eyes )
a while I became frustrated with the machines and wanted to play
live with humans. I formed my
live band ( with a name impossible to translate ) Patrik Selsfors
played Freejazzrockguitar, Roger
played Bass and brother Dan drums.The live sound was loose and
had a bizarre touch.
1992 the band reformed with Magnus "Bonum" Hedinon bass
and Ari Halinoja on Drums.
Sound becamemore basic and rock orientated but still bizarre.The
band was put on ice in 1995.
a short reunion in the summer of -99 ( not -69 ) with Jimmy Thunlind
on vocals the band broke up for good.
have played acoustic as a solopiece from time to time during the
years and some work with Jimmy T.
the music never stops cooking in my dear homestudio
Sep -06 i decided to stop using the name Tom Nouga and play under
my real name