Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Salem at Vara Konserthus tomorrow / Nyköping Culturum on Thursday

Salem - I hope you had a wonderful birthday! However it's now time to get back 'on the road' and there are two more live dates coming up this week.

If you live in or around the Vara area don't forget that Salem will be playing the Vara Konserthus tomorrow night. More information at

Meanwhile if you live in Nyköping you will finally get the chance to see Salem on Thursday, when he will be appearing at the Culturum Kulturhuset. This show was originally scheduled to take place back in April but had to be cancelled due to a double-booking at the venue, if I remember rightly. More information at

(I didn't realise that Skavsta airport was so close to Nyköping, as I could have booked a flight from my local airport and gone over to see Salem play live again!)

Monday, 26 October 2009

Happy birthday Salem!!!

Yes it's Salem's birthday tomorrow (27th October) but as I won't be back on this blog until tomorrow night I thought I'd mention this just now.

Salem - if you are reading this, I just want to wish you a very happy birthday! I hope you have a great day and that the coming year brings you happiness and good times - you deserve it :))))

Love and best wishes!


Sunday, 25 October 2009

Review of Salem's Kristianstad show in Kristianstadsbladet

Kristianstadsbladet's Lisa Appelqvist has written a very positive review of Salem's Friday night show in Kristianstad. This review can be found at

Lisa describes Salem like a "mad professor of the keyboard" and praises his connection and communication with the audience.

It looks as if Salem has created new arrangements for the songs - notably "Dream Girl". The set also included "Mirror"/"It's True"/"This Is Who I Am"/"It's Only You (Part II)"/"Good Song"/"One of the Others"/"Astronaut"/"Roxy".

Here is a picture of Salem from the show - complete with glasses :)

(picture courtesy of Peter Åklundh -

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Kristianstadsbladet interview

Prior to Salem's show in Kristianstad last night (I haven't found any reviews yet, but I'm still looking), Kristianstadsbladet interviewed Salem and you can find it at

Very interesting news that Salem will now begin work on the songs for his third album!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Salem playing live in Kristianstad tomorrow / Botkyrka on Saturday

Tomorrow night (Friday 23rd October) Salem will be back on stage again with the first of his autumn series of concerts. Salem and the band will be playing Yllan in Kristianstad - if you are going to the show, remember to leave your comments here and tell us what you thought about it.

Salem will also be playing at the opening of Botkyrka Kulturskola on Saturday 24th October. According to the official programme at, Salem and the band will be on stage at 14:30 Swedish time.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

"Kattis & Company" now on TV4's website

If you missed Salem's appearance on yesterday's "Kattis & Company" (along with Andreas Johnson & Tomas Ledin) then you can watch it on TV4's website at The show will be available to watch for the next 6 days. I'll try and do some screencaps later on.

I've watched the show now and I'm glad that there are subtitles as I can follow written Swedish better than spoken Swedish, although I still couldn't follow all of it..

It is a very interesting and informal show with Kattis interviewing her guests eating and drinking at the dinner table rather than in the usual kind of studio talk-show format.

Oh, and here are some screencaps which I took from the show: some nice close-up shots of Salem here, I think you will agree?

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Salem on "Kattis & Company" next Tuesday

Finally some news to report! Thanks again Karin for the info :))

Salem will be appearing on "Kattis and Company" on TV4+, next Tuesday 21st October, at 21:00 Swedish time. The programme should also be available at TV4's website shortly after it is broadcast.

Kattis will be chatting to Salem and also to Tomas Ledin and Andreas Johnson. This should be well worth watching - don't miss it! I don't know if Salem will be performing any songs on the show, but even if he's not, it will be good to see him on Swedish TV once again.

Remember if you have any news about Salem - let me know! It's been very quiet on the Salem-news front over recent weeks but things should pick up again from next week when the tour starts.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Salem on SVT's "Go' kväll" on 3rd December

As mentioned in a previous post on here back in August I can now confirm that Salem will be appearing on Tina Ahlin's music interview series on SVT's "Go' kväll" on 3rd December.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Fancy a Stockholm Saturday brunch?

If you are having brunch at the extremely stylish Story Hotel on Riddargatan on a Saturday during this autumn, then you will be entertained by the ‘house band’ - The Sound of Story.

If the name doesn’t mean anything, then the line-up definitely will: Salem Al Fakir, Adam Hagstrand, Jakob Birgersson & Nils Wallfält. According to this blog article, the music will be tailored to the hotel and will also feature some of the band’s favourite songs.

On the weeks that the band aren’t playing, there will be other guest artists and Djs featured. Brunch will be served between 11.00 - 17.00. Bon appetit!

If you were there yesterday or will be at a future brunch, then remember to tell us about it!