Jesper Lindell – Apr 29

Saturday, Apr 29, 2023 22:00

Kilkenny Roots Festival presents
Jesper Lindell

With the success of “Everyday Dreams” and the regained independence for Jesper, the old dream of touring and playing live was within reach. He moved back to his hometown Ludvika, built a studio and started to rehearse with a band of old friends. The fall of 2029 they did their first tour and in February 2020, they embarked on another major tour in Scandinavia with Memphis act Liz Brasher.

With two weeks left of the tour schedule, the pandemic hit and the remaining gigs were cancelled. Along with the 50+ gig summer tour of Scandinavia and Italy. As if that was not enough bad luck, Jesper was reminded of his congenital kidney disease, and his health rapidly got worse. A transplantation was soon the only option. While waiting for his dad to be approved as a donor, Jesper’s been in dialysis three times a week. The wait in the Corona year has been even longer, due to the overworked health care.

The bright blue sky suddenly had some big, nasty black clouds. The twenty-eight year old Jesper was back in his boyhood room. Remember the shy footboll guy in a wheelchair in the very same room, with a guitar in his lap. Jesper is still as shy and quiet, but his determination to fight against all odds is just as strong. During the past year in isolation, Jesper has written and recorded a lot of music, to be released in the next few months.

The first single ”Leave A Light On” is nothing less than a statement. Jesper Lindell is not a helpless victim of circumstances. He is a world class songwriter and a powerful singer, with a clear and uncompromising vision. As soon as his new kidney is in place, Jesper and his fabulous six piece band are ready to introduce their music to the world!