1. Who are Funked Up?
Charlie Kristensson, 21, Guitar
Works in Malmö and has studied music in Ystad, Sweden.
He likes oatmilk and wakeboarding.
His favorite TV show is with Swedish hosts Filip and Fredrik.
Dennis Kristensson, 18, Drums
Studies social studies and music in Ystad, likes cars and liftin’ weights.
His favorite movie is Pulp Fiction.
Mårten Petersson, 20, Vocals
Chilling in Abbekås, Sweden. He eats incredibly slowly. Likes 70s Funk and flip-flops.
He loves Swedish cheesecake.
Pelle Lindsjö, 16, Bass
Studies music at Heleneholmsskolan in Malmö. Likes fishing and baking bread.
Favorite song at the moment is “Moanin” with Charles Mingus.
2. When and how did Funked Up start?
Funked Up was created during the summer of 2008 after a day of riding BMX in our home town Abbekås, when Charlie asked Mårten if he wanted to play some covers. The same summer, Dennis broke Pelle’s leg after many intense games on Abbekås soccer field, which put Pelle in a wheelchair, where he gained an interest in playing the bass. Charlie, Mårten and Pelle started to play together, but were missing a drummer.
After using a drum machine on a keyboard for some time, the three of them asked Charlie’s brother Dennis if he would like to become their drummer. Dennis, who had never touched a drum set, learned incredibly fast. And that’s how it all started.