New Fredrik Kinbom solo album in the making!



New album pre-orders/Crowdfunding


You can now pre-order Kinbom & Kessner's second album With The Beetles - HERE! The album release is planned for June, and every pre-order or donation will help us raise the funds missing for the final production stages.


New Kinbom & Kessner live video



"Hymn for Him (Live at Culture Container)" single out today


In memory of James Cruickshank.

All profits from sales will be donated to Devil Ark -
Buy on iTunes HERE or on Google Play HERE.

Written, performed and mixed by Fredrik Kinbom. Recorded live at Culture Container in Berlin, 5 November 2016 by Franz Rodeck. Mastered by Victor Van Vugt.


Theatre play premiere in Berlin


Berlin theatre ensemble Theater.Macht.Staat's new play "Eine Kleine Machtmusik" - with music composed by and performed live onstage by Fredrik Kinbom - has its premiere on 15 June 2016 at UFA-Fabrik in Berlin!

Info and tickets:


New Moulettes album


Fredrik Kinbom played lap steel on the track "Hidden World (Halicephalobus Mephisto)" on the new album "Preternatural" by Moulettes, released 27 May 2016 by C.R.A.F.T. Pop records on LP/CD/download. The album entered the official UK Indie Album Charts at #11!


Gemma Ray album


Fredrik Kinbom played lap steel and bass on Gemma Ray's new album "The Exodus Suite", released 20 May 2016 by Bronze Rat records on LP/CD/download. Fredrik also has a co-write credit for the improvised lap steel and voice piece "Acta Non Verba".


Concert streamed live


Fredrik Kinbom's and Kinbom & Kessner's show at the beautiful St. Pauli Ruine theatre in Dresden will be streamed live, starting at 20:00 on Saturday 19 December 2015 (local German time). Tune in here:


Another new song premiere: "Trostlied"


Another song has been premiered from the forthcoming Kinbom & Kessner album, this time the song "Trostlied" which features a guest appearance from Hannah Miller of Moulettes on multi-layered vocals. You can stream the song which was premiered by For Folk's Sake here:

And you can order the Kinbom & Kessner album "Lieder von Liebe und Krieg" in the shop here on this website.


New song premiere: "Only The Living Can Love"


Clash magazine today premieres the song "Only The Living Can Love" from the forthcoming Kinbom & Kessner album, "Lieder von Liebe und Krieg". You can stream the track here:

The song features special guests James Williamson, James Cruickshank and Marjolaine Karlin. As Clash writes: "It's not often that members of Iggy & The Stooges and The Cruel Sea collaborate, but that's exactly what Kinbom & Kessner have achieved."

The album will be released on 27 November 2015 by Theater.Macht.Musik. It can be pre-ordered now in the shop page here on this website.


"Ought To" on rotation on Traxx Radio


Australian independent station Traxx Radio have Fredrik Kinbom's "Ought To" (radio edit) on "gold" rotation throughout November, meaning they give it 4 plays every day. Tune in at


"Oil" live acoustic from radio session


Here is an acoustic live version of "Oil" from a session on Radio Dreyeckland in Freiburg, Germany, on 10 October 2014, during the "Night of the Moskinalker" tour. Featurning Fredrik Kinbom on Weissenborn acoustic lap steel and vocals, backed by Ollie Austin (percussion) and Hannah Miller (backing vocals) of the Moulettes as well as Sam Walker (backing vocals).

The entire programme, with live songs also from Moulettes, Sam Walker and Anja McCloskey and an interview can be heard here.


"Night of the Moskinalker" European tour in October


Fredrik Kinbom will head out on tour alongside Moulettes, Sam Walker and Anja McCloskey in October! Shows in the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria and Italy! Check out the dates on the tour poster below.


New live videos


Two videos from the 20 August full band show in Berlin! Featuring Fredrik Kinbom, James Cruickshank, Yoyo Röhm and Micha Maass.


New video: "This Old Machine"


Watch the new video for Fredrik Kinbom's "This Old Machine", made from World War I newsreel footage (the song was inspired by a visit to the former battlefield at Verdun, France).


Live performance of new song


Live performance of brand new song "Below" at Culture Container in Berlin.


European tour in June


Fredrik Kinbom will head out on a double headline tour with Sam Walker (UK) in June. The two will play dates across Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Tour dates on the poster below - for venue details see the shows page.


A review and an interview


With the release of "Oil" less than a week away, here is a great 4.5 star review of the album in Renowned For Sound:

...and an interview with Fredrik in Polari Magazine:


Stream new song "Ought To"


The song "Ought To" from Fredrik Kinbom's forthcoming album "Oil' (released on 12 May) is now streaming via Nothing But Hope And Passion.

You can listen to "Ought To" here:


Exclusive Moulettes cover


Brilliant British band Moulettes will release their third album "Constellations" on 2 June, and the first 1000 pre-orders via Proper Music includes the bonus CD "Satellite EP", which features Fredrik Kinbom's version of their song "Lady Vengeance". To get your hands on this exclusive disc, and Moulettes' amazing new album, pre-order the album now on vinyl (click here) or CD (click here).

For those who prefer a digital download, you can pre-order the Deluxe Version of "Constellations" via iTunes - also including Fredrik Kinbom's version of "Lady Vengeance" - here.


"Oil" album trailer



With Sarah Blasko and an orchestra...


Here is a video of "Here" - a song written by Sarah Blasko and Fredrik Kinbom for Blasko's album "I Awake" - filmed at the recording session with the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra in Sofia.


New album pre-orders


Fredrik Kinbom's new album "Oil" will be released on 12 May 2014 through Capstan Records. You can pre-order the new album now and receive it straight away upon release (CD pre-orders will ship before the release date). Pre-orders are available in the shop section here on the website (CD) and via Bandcamp (CD and/or digital) here.

This is the full tracklisting of the album:

1. Oil
2. Ought To
3. All These Birds Have Wings
4. Come Down
5. Siena
6. This Old Machine
7. Cotton Curve
8. Love And Luck
9. Ought To (Reprise)
10. Roots And Rubble


Free download of "Oil" on Späti Palace "Collection #1"


Berlin-based record label Späti Palace has launched "Collection #1", featuring Fredrik Kinbom's tune "Oil", along with tracks from other artists based in Berlin. You can download it for free here.


European tour supporting Ned Collette


I will head out on a European tour, supporting (and playing bass with) Ned Collette. We will cover about 6000 kilometres, and play 12 shows in Spain, France, Switzerland and Germany. See the calendar page for info about the shows.


Berlin shows with James Cruickshank


Fredrik Kinbom's next couple of Berlin shows will be alongside the lovely James Cruickshank.


"Oil" on The Watt From Pedro Show


News about tour dates in October-November and album release coming soon. In the meantime, "Oil" was played on bass legend Mike Watt's latest The Watt From Pedro Show! You can hear it here (about 25 minutes from the end of the show):

The Watt From Pedro Show, 31 August 2013


"Oil" single out today!


Fredrik Kinbom's single "Oil", taken from the forthcoming album of the same name, is out today on Capstan Records!

You can stream it on SoundCloud here:

...and purchase it from Bandcamp, iTunes etc., and stream it on Spotify! Enjoy, and do spread the word!


New single out on 21 June!


"Oil", the first single off Fredrik Kinbom's forthcoming new album, will be released on 21 June through Capstan Records! More info will follow shortly - in the meantime, here is the single cover.


Photos from the road...


The European tour I did alongside Sam Walker last month went great and was an epic adventure. Thanks to all the lovely people who came to the shows! Brighton, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Köln, Düsseldorf, Braunschweig, Berlin, Hamburg, Osnabrück, Köln again, Paris, Redange, Münster and Nijmegen! There is a photo diary of the tour here.


Live from Sydney Opera House


Australian artist Sarah Blasko will perform her new album "I Awake" (including three songs co-written by Fredrik Kinbom) at the Sydney Opera House with a 40-piece orchestra, and the concert will be streamed live via YouTube!

Tune in on Monday 18 February at at 9pm Sydney time (11am CET, 10am GMT etc.).


All analogue...


Some more sounds from my new album - hope to have finished recording it within a few weeks! This one features some all analogue recording tricks - we recorded some grand piano away from the studio, to 1/4" tape, then transferred it to the 2" master tape, perfectly in sync - enjoy! The song is called "Ought To".


More sounds from the studio...



Another album preview...


Here is another little preview from Capstan Studio where Fredrik Kinbom is recording his new album - the song that can be heard in part is called "This Old Machine":


New album recordings underway!


After some time of writing and preparing Fredrik Kinbom has now started recording his new album at the all-analogue Capstan Studio outside Stockholm, Sweden. News will be posted here as the album takes shape - in the meantime, here is a short video teaser from the studio:

A photo album from the recording sessions can be found on facebook here.


Some photos from the tour


The European tour has been great - thanks to all the lovely people who have been at the shows! Some photos from the tour can be found in this album on facebook (you can view them via this link even if you are not on facebook).


European tour in May


In May 2012 Fred Kinbom will tour Europe alongside his friend Samuel Walker (of The Muel). As the tour blurb says: "Two incredible musical performers hit the roads of Europe in one small red van to bring you an extremely varied night of songs, instrumentals, collaborations and beautiful music". The tour dates:

9 May - De Pul, Uden, The Netherlands
10 May - Big Buttinsky, Osnabrück, Germany
May - Rubinrot, Köln, Germany
May - Damen Und Herren, Düsseldorf, Germany
May - TBC, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
May - TBC, Metz, France
18 May - KOHI, Karlsruhe, Germany
May - Slow Club, Freiburg, Germany
May - TBC, Paris, France
May - TBC, Lille, France
- Ryan's Bar, London, UK*
May - Stampen, Stockholm, Sweden*

Venue websites and further details can be found in the gigs calendar here. There is also a Facebook event for the tour here. - please feel free to help spread the word!

* The London and Stockholm shows are unfortunately without Samuel Walker.

May 2012 tour poster


Instrumental lap steel album in the making


Fred Kinbom is currently preparing to record a new album of lap steel instrumentals (at least that is what seems to be taking shape so far) in a snowy, rural location outside Stockholm, Sweden. Watch this space for news as this project progresses (and join the mailing list and/or "like" the facebook page here to receive news updates). In the meantime, here is one of the instrumentals shortlisted for the new album, from a gig in Nijmegen, the Netherlands last October:




Over the past months, Fred has had the pleasure and privilege to play with award-winning Aboriginal Australian artist Gurrumul - at the Barbican Hall in London, UK, in Zürich, Switzerland and most recently in Australia. Some photos from the shows in Canberra and Sydney have been added to the photo gallery here on the website.

(Photo: Geoff Bagnall/National Indigenous Times.)


KinboM, not KinboRN


It seems the Dutch promotor of the Sarah Blasko tour has misspelt my surname, so for the shows in Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Utrecht and Amsterdam, I was billed as Fred KinboRN, rather than KinboM. An easily made mistake, as "rn" looks similar to "m" in lower case lettering. At the Amsterdam show the other night, an audience member remarked that he could not find much info on the net for Fred KinboRN. So, for the people googling "Fred KinboRN", I will type this misspelt surname here a few times, so that they may end up here on the Fred KinboM website: Fred Kinborn, Fred Kinborn, Fred Kinborn, Fred Kinborn, Kinborn, Kinborn, Kinborn, KINBORN! ;-)


Photos from the UK/European tour


The tour supporting Sarah Blasko is going great - the audiences have been amazing! Just about to go and soundcheck for the second show at the Paradiso in Amsterdam. I have uploaded some photos from the tour (including some great ones from the Paradijskerk in Rotterdam - a beautiful venue) and more will be added as it goes along - the photos can be found here or on my facebook page.

All the best, Fred.


UK & Europe tour supporting Sarah Blasko


In October Sarah Blasko will embark on an acoustic tour of UK and continental Europe with Fred Kinbom as her special guest. These are the tour dates - further dates may be added:

8 October - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK

9 October - Louisiana, Bristol, UK

10 October - The Duchess, York, UK

11 October - Captain's Rest, Glasgow, UK

12 October - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK

13 October - Sacred Trinity Church, Manchester, UK

14 October - Bush Hall, London, UK

15 October - Green Door Store, Brighton, UK

25 October - Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

26 October - Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - SOLD OUT

27 October - Hafen 2, Offenbach, Germany

28 October - Sudhaus, Basel, Switzerland

More info and links to ticket outlets can be found here.

Sarah Blasko tour poster


Quit My Job EP release date and cover


I have just enjoyed playing my first gig in Australia (Sydney), where I have also had the "Quit My Job EP" mastered by top mastering engineer Don Bartley. The release date for the EP is 22 August 2011 on Sotones, and here is the cover - a photo taken by Guillaume Gautier:

Quit My Job EP cover_resized


New EP and Facebook page


An EP with the working title "Quit My Job EP" will be released in August! It will feature 5 brand new tracks, and contributions from great guest musicians such as members of critically acclaimed band the Moulettes. Watch this space (and join the mailing list and/or the Facebook page linked to below) for more details shortly!

For those on Facebook, you can now get updates about gigs, videos, new releases and interact with Fred through the Fred Kinbom Facebook page - just click on "like" to subscribe - here is the link:


Glimpse of a new tune


Here is a video from a gig this Friday, featuring a brand new tune and some ace guest musicians:


New album in preparation


Hope the summer is treating you nicely! Just a little update here to say that Fred has been busy writing a bunch of new tunes lately and the trio are planning to go into the studio in the early autumn to record. The new material is very different from the mood of "Hedgehogs & Elephants" - for some previews of the new tunes and updates about the album's progress, watch this space and make sure to join the Fred Kinbom mailing list if you are not already on it.


CD prize draw winners


In the prize draw for a copy of the "Hedgehogs & Elephants" CD, the five winners are:

Walter in Western Australia.

Eric in Texas, USA.

Ken in Lewes, UK.

Becki in California, USA.

Lenny in California, USA.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to each and everyone who voted in the Storm The Charts campaign (which is still running, but the voting system has changed, so supporting a particular artist is not possible anymore) for your support! For anyone else who may want a copy of "Hedgehogs & Elephants", the webshop is always open here on this very website. ;-)


Video from Fred Kinbom Trio gig last week


A video from Fred Kinbom Trio's set at the show with The Muel and The Moulettes last week. Enjoy!


Many a Man / Igelkott single - new download!


"Many a Man" - a brand new recording by the Fred Kinbom Trio, backed by a previously unreleased version of "Igelkott" (with some beautiful fiddle playing by Nick Pynn) is released today to raise money for a good friend who had a motorcycle accident last week. Thankfully he is alive and will recover eventually, but he has broken his right leg in four places and also his left hand. He is a self-employed tradesman and he will not be able to work for 6 months at least. So, we thought that "every little helps", and Jim, Sam and I recorded "Many a Man" on Tuesday night, and have now made it available as a digital download, to raise some money to help my friend out. My sister Anna Kinbom made the artwork. The two-track single costs only £1 and all proceeds will go to my friend, to make at least a small but positive difference in his unfortunate and difficult situation.

Many a Man

To buy the single, please go to the "Shop" page and click on the PayPal button there. The two songs will be e-mailed to your PayPal registered e-mail, or any other e-mail address you wish (just mention it as a note with the payment). Many thanks for your support! A trailer video:


BBC live session video


A video from the Fred Kinbom Trio live BBC radio session from 29 November 2009.


Gig with Bob Brozman and Tom Doughty


Thanks to everyone who came to the slide extravaganza in Brighton last night with Bob Brozman, Tom Doughty and my little trio - you were a lovely audience and made it a great night! :-)

Cheers, Fred


Back from New York! And BBC live session coming up


I am just back from a fantastic week in New York City where I had a great time playing my first US gigs, meeting lots of lovely people and discovering the marvelous beers of the Brooklyn Brewery. :-)

The Fred Kinbom Trio will perform live on BBC radio's "South:Live" show this coming Sunday (29 November). We will play four songs live on the show which runs 19:00-21:00 UK time. You can tune in online through the BBC iPlayer at (just click on the "listen live" button) from anywhere in the world, or on your radio locally (frequencies listed in the calendar here on my website).

For some more BBC action, tune into "Late Junction" on BBC Radio 3 where they will play a track from "Hedgehogs & Elephants" on Thursday 3 December -

Also - as a Christmas special I am offering a shipping discount on direct album orders of more than one CD, right up until 24 December! So feel free to give "Hedgehogs & Elephants" to all your friends and family this winter! :-) Just send me an e-mail through the contact page here on the website telling me how many copies you would like.

All the best, Fred


Tickets on sale for slide guitar extravaganza with Bob Brozman, Tom Doughty and Fred Kinbom!


Please see gigs section for details and get your tickets soon for the 2 December concert in Brighton - this will be a very special night! Tickets are available from the Komedia box office and via the link below:



"Hedgehogs & Elephants" now available also through CD Baby and iTunes!


"Hedgehogs & Elephants" is now available also through CD Baby - the worlds largest online distributor of independent music - and iTunes!

CD Baby (CD and digital download):

iTunes (digital download only):


Argentinian nature and "Nattlunk"


Today my sister Anna made a video of footage she filmed in Paraná, Argentina, set to my song "Nattlunk". I think the images and the mood of the song go very well together.


"Hedgehogs & Elephants" CD now available!


Fred Kinbom's full length lap sliding debut album is now available! Listen to audio samples in the music section and buy the CD on the shop page right here on the website!

We hope you will enjoy the album!


Album finished!!!


"Hedgehogs & Elephants" is now mastered and will be available in early September! There are some audio clips in the music section, and here is a little "trailer" for the album:


Slide Rules book


It is a great honour to be mentioned in Slide Rules, a new book about slide guitar tunings:

Slide Rules

For more info about this book, go to


Album artwork


Hedgehogs & Elephants

The cover of my album "Hedgehogs & Elephants", made by Swedish artist Sofia Rundgren. The CD will be released shortly! :-) Join the mailing list and/or check back here soon for updates. Fred


Radio show on-air and online


Today I had the pleasure to be a guest on Mr. & Mr. Finn's show on Radio Reverb, playing a few tunes live, previewing a couple of tracks from my upcoming album, chatting to the Finns and selecting some of my favourite tunes from other artists.

This hour-long show will be broadcast on Monday 15 June at 14:00 UK time, on 97.2 FM locally and at worldwide. (If you miss it on Monday the show will be re-broadcast on Saturday 20 June at 07:00 UK time).


A new video (lap sliding on a frozen lake)


Here is a video of my tune "Isolation Song", recorded in Stockholm, Sweden in February in an all-analogue studio with French artist Marjolaine on accordion and backing vocals (and my brother Valter on percussion and Sebastian Berghult on double bass).

(Click on the "HD" or "HQ" youtube option for better sound and image quality). I hope you will enjoy it! Fred


Another album preview


Hi folks! Last weekend I tried out an old composition of mine called "Dusk Dawn" (written on piano back in 2005) on my baritone Weissenborn - I recorded it (added some electric lap steel too), uploaded it to youtube (along with a little picture slideshow) to see what people thought of it. The response has been very positive so it will definitely go on the album. :-) Here it is (an unmastered rough mix):

I hope you will enjoy it! Fred


Video of new tune from gig last night


Just wanted to share a song that will be on my upcoming album from a very enjoyable gig last night in Brighton with The Adventurists. We all got together the night before the gig, and learned a couple of each others tunes - it all felt really fresh and was a lot of fun! The tune is called "Nattlunk".


New/old tune - your opinion?


This weekend I listened to some recordings of songs I wrote for my old band on "normal" guitar, before I started playing lap steel. I tried out one tune called "Not Tonight" on my baritone Weissenborn, and made a recording/youtube video to see what people think of it. I am considering including it on the album I'm making, and I would love to hear what you think of it. Here is the video:


Album update and preview


Well, my album recordings are taking longer than planned - it will probably not be ready until February or something like that. But I thought I'd show some samples of the album-in-progress here, so I have added a rough mix of the tune "The Jolly Baker of Aachen" on the music page, recorded last month with Sam Walker on drums. Comments and feedback would be much appreciated - I will leave it there for a month or so and then add new tunes up until when the album is ready.


New website and album in the making


Welcome to my new website! I will make some design changes here in the future when time allows but for now, at least I have a home!

I am currently recording my first lap sliding full-length CD, called "Hedgehogs & Elephants". A couple of tracks done so far, plenty of work left to do. I hope to have it ready by December. Please sign up for the mailing list and/or check back here every now and then for news on this. It will be for sale here on this site when it's available.

All the best, Fred