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Alberta Cross Biography

Petter grew up listening to folk and blues, traveling from an early age with his singer-songwriter father between Sweden and England before settling in London 7 years ago. In stark contrast, Terry Wolfers spent his formative years in the urban landscape and terraced houses of grey North East London. But even with such different backgrounds, they separately developed a love of almost identical records from a young age. It was these albums - rootsy gospel, blues and soul and classics such as The Band, Van Morrison and Leonard Cohen - that they bonded over in the smoky poorly lit boozers of London's East End. They instantly clicked as song-writing partners, adding a contemporary take on these seminal influences that invokes elements of The White Stripes and The Shins. The result is a sound that is inspired by Laurel Canyon circa 1969 but shaped by East London 2007.

"We do this or we don't do anything," says Terry of their desire to get their music out. "You do feel pressure to get a career started. That's when your life is really going to begin." Petter elaborates about the need to "Knuckle down and make the band fantastic. It's a battle against weak verses and big choruses and we want to make classic albums, not albums with four singles and a bunch of fillers".

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alberta cross 2010 fuji rock festival - day 3 held
alberta cross 2010 fuji rock festival - day 3 held
alberta cross 2010 fuji rock festival - day 3 held
alberta cross 2010 fuji rock festival - day 3 held
alberta cross 2010 fuji rock festival - day 3 held

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The Latest Alberta Cross News

Alberta Cross To Support Oasis

1st October 2008

ALBERTA CROSS has been announced as the opening act for OASIS on their next arena tour. In 2007 the UK...

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Alberta Cross Reviews

A Week in Music - September 24, 2012

24th September 2012

This week, we have a new video from The Spinto Band. The five-piece from Delaware...

Alberta Cross - Songs Of Patience Album Review

22nd August 2012

Alberta Cross. Petter Ericson Stakee, a Swedish singer/guitarist and Terry Wolfers, a bassist from the...

Alberta Cross - Broken Side Of Time Album Review

21st September 2009

Review of Alberta Cross' album Broken Side Of Time released through Ark Recordings.A couple years...

Alberta Cross - The Thief And The Heartbreaker EP Review

5th November 2008

EP review for The Thief and the Heartbreaker by Alberta Cross released through Ark Recordings....

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Alberta Cross Festivals

Fuji Rock Festival

30th July 2010

SXSW Music Festival

7th March 2014


1st August 2014

Glastonbury Festival

25th June 2014

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Alberta Cross Interviews

Alberta Cross, Interview September 2012

11th October 2012

Hailing from New York, Alberta Cross have had steadily growing successes in recent years, being...

Alberta Cross, Interview

28th September 2009

Interview with Alberta Cross September 2009.After a summer of playing all the major festivals, Brooklyn...

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The Latest Alberta Cross Press Releases

Alberta Cross Release Their Second Album 'Songs Of Patience' On September 3rd 2012

2nd July 2012

Alberta Cross will release their exceptional second album, Songs of Patience, on Ark Recordings...

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there's another feature/interview of alberta cross here:

6 years 3 weeks ago
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