Monday, 31 March 2008

Salem entertaining the corporate suits this week....

At last some news. On Wednesday 2 April, Salem will be providing the entertainment for the businessy-types of the West Sweden Chamber of Commerce at a big event called the "Industri och Handelskammardagen" at the Scandinavium in Stockholm. Well there has to be something to look forward to after all those boring speeches I suppose!!

Sunday, 23 March 2008

"Grattis Victoria" revisited, yet again, in the absence of anything else to write about.

So there is no news at the moment about Salem, and I am now having to accept the fact that this will probably be the case for most of 2008.

Still no sign of any material being released in the UK either. Maybe I'm wrong but I think that his record company will now wait till the second album is released before releasing anything over here - I had really hoped that "This Is Who I Am" would get a UK release early in 2008 but that doesn't look like happening now, but as ever I hope I'm proved wrong. This blog will continue though! Even if we don't have anything to write about :(

In the meantime, the "Grattis Victoria" concert from 14 July 2007 is still available over at As if anyone needs reminding, this was the night when I discovered Salem Al Fakir and my life was never the same again!!!

If you haven't seen this yet (and why not???) check out and at 25 minutes and 30 seconds Salem sings "It's True" and "Dream Girl". I've watched this about 300 times now but still love it, because he is such an entertaining performer who enjoys every moment of what he is doing. Brilliant!!

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Salem supporting Alicia Keys in Stockholm this Saturday!

Amazing news on today that Salem Al Fakir will be the support act at American soul superstar Alicia Keys' Stockholm concert at the Hovet arena this Saturday 08.03.08. Am I right in thinking that this will be Salem's biggest ever live audience? (Not counting last year's summer festivals or the Grammisgalan of course).

Anyway well done to Salem for getting such a high profile show, I'm sure he will rise to the occasion and deliver the usual fantastic live experience.

As usual I will post any reviews and further information on here when this becomes available.

EDIT 10.03.08: haven't been able to find anything yet, but will keep trying, as I do :-)

FURTHER EDIT 17.03.08: still haven't found anything of note, although a couple of video clips from the gig have now been posted on YouTube ("Good Song" and "It's True"). Can't really see anything but the sound quality isn't too bad considering it's the usual mobile footage.

Monday, 3 March 2008

Official site updated

Salem's updated his news page again with a post about his day out driving in Slottet.

Nice arty rear-view mirror photo too.

Oh, I detect the return of the moustache????