JAYCE LANDBERG

Country Sweden

Style Hard Rock

Swedish guitarist and composer Erik Jayce Landberg was born a cold and dark winter night. Due to his father’s professional commitments, he grew up between the Swedish countryside, Stockholm and Switzerland. Being exposed to a constant change of cultures Jayce developed a strong interest in art and poetry, but had originally no interest in playing music.

However, under his mother’s repeated pressure to play an instrument like the piano or the violin, he saw himself confronted with a difficult choice. At age 14, he finally gave in and decided to pick up the guitar and soon after immersed himself in composition and writing from the very beginning. The piano was Jayce’s next choice, on which he later composed pieces like “Winter” and “Marilyn”. Being exposed to rock and classical music simultaneously, he soon absorbed the essence of the two genres and originally endavoured to combine them like his predecessors Malmsteen and Uli Jon Roth.

At 18, Jayce left his temporary household to permanently relocate to Stockholm were he joined several bands until he finally met with the acclaimed rock singer Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum). The two of them set up to record two songs, “Lost Without You” co-written with Goran and the epic ballad “Marilyn” which Jayce originally wrote as a classical music piece. The recording resulted in the demo EP “Lost Without You” and was released as a single in Japan & Europe, soon attracting the attention of record companies abroad. As a result, Jayce landed a solo deal with Japanese label Marquee Avalon Records followed by the English label Escape Music Records to record his debut album “Break The Spell” also featuring Goran on vocals.

The release was launched and covered by several rock magazines such as Japanese Burrn Magazine and recieved very good reviews in the European & American press. Although only released as an import in the U.S.A., prior to the international release of “Break The Spell” Jayce was interviewed on Alice Morning Show in California. The same year, Jayce also recorded two radio jingles for CBS in California.

In 2009 Jayce hooked up with Europe’s bassist John Leven and American vocalist Mark Boals (ex-Malmsteen, Ring Of Fire) to produce and record several new songs that were to be included on his second effort “Good Sleepless Night”. The album was released in February 2010 on Escape Records featuring both musicians as guest artists.

2010 saw Jayce collaborating with grammy awarded video director Patric Ullaeus to shoot and direct a music video for his brand new ballad “The Thorns”. Patric had previously shot and directed videos for bands such as Ace Of Base, Europe, Rednex, Lutricia Mc Neal, In Flames etc.

Jayce has just fisnished writing his third album and recording sessions are under way. He also pursues his occupation as a science-fiction novelist (“Shades Of Night” published in 2005) and is working on two brand new novels to be published very soon.

 

– Lost Without You [2006] EP
– Break The Spell [2008]
– Good Sleepless Night [2010]


 

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