To explain MACHINE, we need to go back to 1989. That’s the year Martin (a.k.a. Bonefish) and Ed met each other for the first time and that’s when their first band, ‘Julia,’ was formed. Touring Sweden between 1991-1996 and releasing an album on Mega Records in 1995 with tv, radio and video appearances, `Julia´ was a local success story that became a nationally recognized triumph.
Shortly after the album release the band broke up. Martin and a couple of the remaining Julia-members formed the band: ‘Cornfish’ – a jazz, blues and vaudeville song writing quartet. Ed went his own way and started the band, ‘NME’ together with two former members of ‘Shotgun Messiah.’
Cornfish was active between 1997-1999 and did well on the local scene. During 1997, NME worked on an album in New York but it was never released. NME split up in 1998 and Ed returned to Sweden. At the same time, Martin left Cornfish and moved to Stockholm. Unaware of each other’s decisions, both stepped away from their respective song writing.
Between 2000-2004 they both appeared in different bands. There were a few reunions of the band ‘Julia.’ In late 2004, Martin decided to build a recording studio in one of his closets. The song writing started from scratch and a whole new set of material – singer/songwriter style – took form around 2005/2006. Between 2005-2008, Martin performed sporadically on the singer/songwriting stages of New York and Stockholm.
In the autumn of 2008 Martin needed Ed’s consent to do an English version of the Julia song ‘Stilla’ (‘Holding Me High’). That simple phone call was the start of a new story. Two musicians, bound together by fate and separated by life’s circumstances, found each other again. MACHINE was born.
“MACHINE exists in the fusion between Martin and Ed, like a creative intersection. It is its own being, an identity. It is the result of years of music experience and a lifetime of influences. It is a unique voice with a brilliant guitar player. It is a songwriting duo becoming one.”
MACHINE isn’t Martin and Ed. Martin and Ed are MACHINE. MACHINE released ‘Voice of a Lifetime’ in December 2012 (Produced by the critically acclaimed Yoad Nevo) and will be formulating a global marketing campaign to promote the freshly polished look and sound. MACHINE worked diligently with Yoad Nevo at Nevo Sound Studios in London to perfect their inspirational songs for the international market. ”This is it. This is what MACHINE has been working towards all along – this sound – right now – this is the essence of MACHINE.” [Ed Winson]
MACHINE has the vision to realize and revolutionize the new musical era…knowing that musical aficionados demand better and more poignant music. MACHINE is a band that should be seen ‘live’ to fully appreciate the energy and the passion but also allows the visualization of MACHINE’s force by listening to the album with great head phones. Yoad Nevo was instrumental in bringing MACHINE’s vision to life. If you are not yet familiar with MACHINE, once you absorb their beats, you will never forget the sound. Stay tuned for international MACHINE tour dates…
“I’m very happy with this album. Working with our producer, Yoad Nevo, in the UK is truly inspiring and creating this visual landscape with our photographer really made all the pieces come together. ‘Voice of a Lifetime’ is a solid album and this global release via iTunes just feels right. It’s one of the few places that still feels like a genuine record store, or as close as one can get these days…” [Bonefish]
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