Ralph & the big
started out in the summer
of 1987. The first gig was at Café Balzac in Lund, Sweden,
October 10:th. The initiative came from the singer/drummer Ralph
Svensson who by that time worked as a back up musician for different
Swedish acts. It was a spectacular start: in 1988 the trio did
70 gigs, next year 140 and 1990 it peaked with 200! The word
about the trio was spread all over, and since then they toured
except Sweden also Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands,
Luxembourg and Greece. With about 2500 concerts and six records
the group is routined but hotter than ever! The blues magazines
all over the world wrights: "blistering blues" (Blues
Revue, USA), "ces Suédois ont le feu sacré!"
(Bluesboarder, France), "highly recommended" (Blues
The members are Ralph Svensson, voc/drums, Susanne Edlund, voc,
Lasse Persson, guitar and Max Allgulander, bass.