Past gigs

Past gigs

Here’s a list of the past Soda Fountain Rag gigs:

Madrid popfest 2018

Date: March 3, 2018

Location: Madrid



The George Tavern

Date: February 25, 2017

Location: 373 Commercial Road, E1 0 London



The Glasgow Pop!South Weekender 2017

Date: February 11, 2017

Location: 1006a Pollokshaws Road, G41 2HG Glasgow



For the fourth, and sadly final, time we’re back to bring you a host of amazing bands to brighten up those dreary winter months. Between the 10th and

Indietracks 2016

Date: July 30, 2016

Time: 15.00

Location: Ripley, UK



Soda Fountain Rag played at the Indietracks festival of 2016. It was pretty darn great. There were a lot (!) of people, and quite a few of them talked to me after the gig and said nice things. And I got to know that my Lovesong for the Geek actually ment something to someone, and that made me cry because I got so happy.  (more…)

Indiefjord 2016

Date: July 9, 2016

Time: 22.40

Location: Bjørke, Møre og Romsdal, Norway



Soda Fountain Rag performed at the wonderful Indiefjord Festival of 2016. It was great to finally meet Silja, because she made the beautiful cover for Extra Life. It was also a bit weird and very nice to have my band in Norway. But, actually, the nature there was so different from everything I’m used to, and most people I talked to wasn’t from Norway, so it didn’t feel like I was as close to home as I was (I grew up only a couple of hours drive further north). I think the gig was ok as well, and I had fun (note that I’m from a place where understatements are very common, so when I say “nice” or “ok” you would probably say “amazing” or something like that).

DIY Popfest 2016

Date: May 1, 2016

Location: The Shacklewell Arms, London, UK



Soda Fountain Rag performed at DIY Popfest in London, 1st of May 2016. This was the first gig with Fabio on the bass – yay! (This is my fourth bass player – please don’t leave me, Fabio!) I liked the place we played, and the audience was great, and quite big. I think this gig was really important for me, because it felt like… belonging somewhere? And afterwards it felt like I was back for real.


Some fantastic person in the audience filmed the whole thing, so it’s possible to relive the concert again and again and again and again:

Spazio Mavv (Vittorio Veneto, Italy)

Date: April 29, 2016

Location: Vittorio Veneto, Italy


I was in pretty bad physical shape this day, so I think I was kinda useless.

Zoo (Bologna, Italy)

Date: April 28, 2016

Location: Bologna, Italy


First gig with Moa and Ale (Fabio was away). It is great to play with Ale, both because I trust him endlessly, musically and otherwise (which actually needs to be the case if someone is to be my guitarist), and because he helps me with all the things I’m afraid of. Also it is So Great to finally have a keyboard player. I think everything sounds better now. The gig in Bologna was weird because we had to play very quiet, so we wrapped the bass drum in a blanket – but playing drums quietly is hard! But I think it was an ok gig, and it was so nice to see Enzo again. We drove home in the dark. I love that. I thought I should make a new song about driving (or being a passenger in a car, strictly speaking) in Italy (like Driving in your Car), so I have done that now, and we’ll see how it turns out.

Cosy Den 2013

Date: July 6, 2013

Location: Haninge, Sweden

Daniel came along and played guitar. I got to meet Hipsterkatten, and it was a very nice evening.
I started to think that I might be able to continue doing Soda stuff after all.

Indiepop Days Berlin

Date: August 28, 2011

Location: Berlin, Germany

My favourite city. Good gig. Nice place – a wasserturm! And after this (though not because of this) everything fell apart.

Also on a boat in the Hamburg Hafen

Date: August 27, 2011

Location: Hamburg, Germany

On the boat “Frau Christa” in the Hamburg Hafen

Date: August 6, 2011

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Pop et Merguez festival

Date: July 9, 2011

Location: In the vicinity of Limoges, France

It was great to finally meet Guillaume after all these years (he released the first Soda cdr EP in 2006).
The gig was, as far as I can recall, quite good, and it was a very rural and nice area.

L’International (Paris, France)

Date: July 8, 2011

Location: Paris, France

I think the city, and the people, and the graveyard, was perhaps better than the gig. But it’s hard to tell.

The Secret Gig, in an apartment (Bergen, Norway)

Date: May 21, 2011

Time: l

Location: An apartment somewhere in Bergen

This was a fun evening! Also this was bass player Stian’s first gig.

Cosy Den 2010, Gula Villan (Haninge, Sweden)

Date: August 7, 2010

Location: Haninge, Sweden


Yes, Yes, Yes! Also this was Nicko’s last gig with Soda Fountain Rag.

Astra Stube (Hamburg, Germany)

Date: May 12, 2010

Location: Hamburg, Germany


Yes, Yes!

London Popfest, 100 club (London, UK)

Date: February 27, 2010

Location: London, UK



Landmark (Bergen, Norway)

Date: July 9, 2009

Location: Landmark (Bergen, Norway)


Support for Shugo Tokumaru, Landmark (Bergen, Norway) – Wow! What a year for SFR!

Hulen (Bergen, Norway)

Date: October 24, 2008

Location: Hulen (Bergen, Norway)


Support for My Little Pony, Hulen (Bergen, Norway) – I passed out the night before, so this was a Solo and smågodt-gig.

NG2 (Bergen, Norway)

Date: September 5, 2008

Location: NG2 (Bergen, Norway)


I felt bullied, but people said it was good.

Mono (Oslo, Norway)

Date: August 31, 2008

Location: Mono (Oslo, Norway)


Support for Fanfarlo,  – hmmm, but there was chocolate on the pillows.

Fincken (Bergen, Norway)

Date: June 14, 2008

Location: Fincken (Bergen, Norway)


Yes! Best gig in Norway ever! Best place to play in Norway ever!

Din Nye Ven (København, Denmark)

Date: April 5, 2008

Location: Din Nye Ven (København, Denmark)


Always great in Copenhagen, and a really nice place too.

Whelan’s (Dublin, Ireland)

Date: March 31, 2008

Location: Whelan’s (Dublin, Ireland)


Some videos from this gig is on youtube. A bit sad that I chose that moment to be 10kg too much.

Buffalo Bar (London, England)

Date: March 28, 2008

Location: Buffalo Bar (London, England)


oh, no.

Traffic (Rome, Italy)

Date: January 11, 2008

Location: Rome, Italy


My only impression of Rome is that it is very, very dirty.

Relè Café Bistro (San Giovanni Teatino, Italy)

Date: January 8, 2008

Location: San Giovanni Teatino, Italy


We slept in a truly beautiful apartment with 5 cats.

Mattatoio (Carpi, Italy)

Date: January 5, 2008

Location: Mattatoio (Carpi, Italy)


Someone knew the lyrics to “The Fall”.

Morya (Brescia, Italy)

Date: January 4, 2008

Location: Morya (Brescia, Italy)


A cold and Christmas-esque evening.

Uka, Knaus/Samfundet (Trondheim, Norway)

Date: October 9, 2007

Location: Trondheim, Norway


2/3 of the band had pretty poor health, some very drunk girls from Molde danced on stage and shared a cigar with us backstage.

Hard Working Class Heroes Festival (Dublin, Ireland)

Date: September 29, 2007

Location: Dublin, Ireland


Hard Working Class Heroes Festival (Dublin, Ireland) – 15 minutes of pain.

Kaninkanon V (København, Denmark)

Date: September 15, 2007

Location: Kaninkanon V (København, Denmark)


Indie/DIY-party de-luxe, we stayed in the best room with lots of cartoons, and we went to the Tivoli.

Hulen (Bergen, Norway)

Date: August 25, 2007

Location: Hulen (Bergen, Norway)


Support for Pelle Carlberg – Nicko’s first gig! Hurra!

Castello dei Pico (Mirandola, Modena, Italy)

Date: July 22, 2007

Location: Castello dei Pico (Mirandola, Modena, Italy)


Playing at the castle of an old comparative religion-hero, not bad.

Nosilenz Festival (Brescia, Italy)

Date: July 21, 2007

Location: Nosilenz Festival (Brescia, Italy)


It smelled very much like a farm, and featured a great puppy called Molly.

Bagno Moderno (Marina di Grosseto, Italy)

Date: July 20, 2007

Location: Bagno Moderno (Marina di Grosseto, Italy)


Haha, SFR on a beach! Now that’s ridiculous!

Loco Squad (Milano Marittima, Italy)

Date: July 19, 2007

Location: Loco Squad (Milano Marittima, Italy)


My mum and dad and my best friend were all there!

Hulen (Bergen, Norway)

Date: April 19, 2007

Location: Hulen (Bergen, Norway)


Why oh why did I say yes to this gig?

Kvarteret (Bergen, Norway)

Date: March 3, 2007

Location: Kvarteret (Bergen, Norway)


With Montt Mardie and Suburban Kids with Biblical Names, Kvarteret (Bergen) – Great night,
playing with heroes.

Zuni (Ferrara, Italy)

Date: February 18, 2007

Location: Zuni (Ferrara, Italy)


Lots and lots of people.
Driving all night and being very sad (“Driving in your car” is related to this night).

Ponterotto (Firenze, Italy)

Date: February 17, 2007

Location: Ponterotto (Firenze, Italy)


One of the best days in my whole life.

Capannone sociale (Vicenza, Italy)

Date: February 16, 2007

Location: Capannone sociale (Vicenza, Italy)


hohoholy shit, really bad gig.

Lego (Cesena, Italy)

Date: February 15, 2007

Location: Lego (Cesena, Italy)


I felt like a star! First time we met Zonda.

Morya (Brescia, Italy)

Date: February 14, 2007

Location: Morya (Brescia, Italy)


Almost dead from the flu.

Kvarteret (Bergen, Norway)

Date: February 1, 2007

Location: Bergen, Norway


At this gig Anders went off stage, through the crowd, over to the sound engineer and yelled at him because he was doing a really bad job, then he went back on stage. In the meantime I did an Axl Rose-dance.

Spasibar (Oslo, Norway)

Date: November 30, 2006

Location: Spasibar, Oslo, Norway


Support for Rough Bunnies,  – With the “band” on CD,
hehe, great to meet Frida and Anna.

Bandstand, Kvarteret (Bergen)

Date: October 6, 2006

Location: Bergen, Norway


We won! Still waiting for quite a lot of the prize.

Phonofestivalen, Café Opera

Date: September 7, 2006

Location: Bergen, Norway


The only gig with a banjo!