Björn Fjästad Biography

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Bjorn Fjastad- Bass guitarist

HISTORY

I was born on the 10th of January 1996 in Hartbeespoort, South Africa. Started playing drums at the age of 6 but moved to bass when I was 8 because my dad said that no one wants to play bass so when I’m older it would be easier to join a famous band. It’s so true and I’ve never looked back since. My older brother and I started an all kids band when I was 10 called AYSH and was quite successful and had a lot of big gigs but unfortunately we released no albums. I have been in a lot of “short term” bands but BloodBeast is my 1st professional band that I have joined.

INFLUENCES

Meat Loaf, Metallica, Bob Dylan, Big Country, Black Sabbath, Boston, Eric Clapton, Counting Crows, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eagles, Flogging Molly, Godsmack, Guns N’ Roses, Led Zepplin, Live, Louis Armstrong, Neil Young, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Queen, R.E.M, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Styx, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Police, The Reconteurs, Rolling Stones, Robert Johnson… yeah I know, I really do play in a metal band and I love it!

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha bass guitar, Fender amp, Ernie Ball strings (045-130) my fingers and some cheap Chinese tuner.