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Peter "Peppe" Olofsson

Peppe 2011 Photo by María V. González
Photo © María V. González 2011-2023
Peter Olofsson is a Swedish musician whose music ranges from pop to jazz, classical and progressive rock. He is a frequent guest musician of the yacht rock band State Cows as well as one third of the crossover prog band Dynamo Bliss.

He has performed and recorded with Jay Graydon (two-time Grammy winner, twelve-time Grammy nominee, Earth, Wind & Fire, George Benson, Al Jarreau, The Manhattan Transfer, Steely Dan alumni), Bill Champlin (Chicago) and Michael Landau (Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd) among others.

He started playing acoustic drums in 1982, honing his skills playing with many bands and music constellations, and later on also channeling all of his drumming knowledge into digital programming of drum software, in various music projects.

Previous Main Bands

  • The Posers - extremely popular Beatles tribute band, gigging locally in Umeå, Sweden, for a few years in the late 1990s.
  • 2nd Arrangement - highly praised Steely Dan tribute band, in the early 2000s, before the band State Cows was formed.

Current Main Bands

  • State Cows - smooth guitar lines, half-time shuffles, funky bass lines, slick harmonies, real Fender Rhodes, tight horn sections and some California sunshine ... it's all in there.
  • Dynamo Bliss - hammond pop, progressive rock, analog synth, art rock, choir chorus, classic rock, cp80, instrumental polyrhythm, space synth, guitar solo, vocal harmonies ... in brief, crossover prog at its best.


Drum Programming

Apart from recording with Dynamo Bliss and State Cows, and playing live gigs with other various local bands, Peter is also active as a drum programmer and can be reached on this platform for consultation.

He has done several drum programming projects, e.g. with renowned music composer, arranger and producer for films, TV, records, commercials, and media - Mark Portmann (Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Christina Aguilera, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Diana Ross, Josh Groban, Luis Miguel, Chris Botti and Il Volo).


Team Olofsson

Peppe is a founding member of Team Olofsson, which maintains Jay Graydon's educational YouTube channel and related business assignments.


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