Mia Kempff is a Swedish artist based i Jämtland in northern Sweden.
She is topical with her new solo release “Längs stigen”, (Along the path) an album with her own songs in her native language.
She recently started a new band called “Mia Kempff Racing Team”, you can find more info of that here MKRT.
You can read more biography further down. Choose in the menu for “Watch & Listen” or “Contact”. PR and downloads under Contact. Welcome!

Mia Kempff CV

Artist, musician, singer, composer & producer living in Jämtland in Sweden.
 

“Mia Kempff” / Mias music, acoustic guitar and vocal, soloperformances, 2002 and still playing. Album “Längs stigen” released in 2017. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9w1TM4Ojx8
 
“Mia Kempff Racing Team” / my bluesband, I play bass guitar & sing lead vocal, starting 2016 and still playing. Link: MKRT
 
“Karneval på förskolan”, interactive concert/carnival for preschool kids age 0 - 6, starting 2016 and still playing. Link: Karneval
 
“Returkonsert”, improvised percussion on bulky waste, starting 2010 and still playing on demand. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEzQvOinaJI
 
“Lustkarnevalen” 2014 and “Körfältskarnevalen” 2015, working as artistic director doing Carnival as an artform with children age 5 – 12 for Östersund Municipality.
 
”Nike & Röda Orkestern”, bass guitar & backing vocals, 2011 - 2016, 2 albums (Det står skrivet & Vi är alla). Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU3mfrfT6v8
 
"Modiga Barn", cultural education projects for children and educators in preschool and small school in Åre municipality funded by the Arvsfonden and Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan, 2013 - 2014
 
"Musikalisk Inspiration" - creative school - projects for all of Östersund's children age seven in 2011, 2012 and 2013. 
 
"Språklust & Musikglädje", Skapande Skola, creative school - project for all of Åre’s children age 8, with poet Solja Krapu and drummer Clara Kempff, 2012.
 
“Östersundsrevyn”, Theater, Guitars, Bassguitar, Vocals, 2009
 
“Little Jenny & The Blue Beans” /blues rock, bass guitar & vocals, 2001 - 2009, 2 albums (Live at Nefertiti and Hot Spicy Dish) and maybe, someday, the 3rd and last LJBB-album will be released…. Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLq3bpqFwhE
 
Pugh Rogefeldt band / rock, bass guitar & backing vocals, 2000 – 2004. Link: https://open.spotify.com/track/5ZSB5taPEQiMpmCOExEVLz?si=fI_1eLOQRUq9kaaUANBFQw
 
BBB plays Zappa, singing lead vocal in Bohuslän Big Bands project, playing Frank Zappa's music arranged for Big Bands 1999 - 2004, 1 album (BBB plays Zappa). Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiIUgg5su9g&list=PLsXv0MY4GoM-NJgJnoCc9pHl2WATsUgFn
 
Evert Ljusberg's Boca Loca Band, acoustic guitar & backing vocals on tour 1997 - 1998
 
Melody MC / Eurodance, 1997 tour, bass guitar & backing vocals
 
Nike Markelius / Nikes music 1996, bass guitar & backing vocals, 1 album ("Nike"). Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SJI7MtrWtQ
 
Månen i Väskan / Music Theater 1995, bass guitar & backing vocals
 
K2 / blues and folk songs with sister Ackie Kempff, guitars & vocals, 1999 and still playing on demand. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1oNNNB4i6Q
 
Erik Koskinen & Hela Världens Problem /Pop 1994, bass guitar, 1 CDS ("Chachacha")
 
Good Clean Fun / cover band, bass guitar & vocal 1993 – 2000, 1 album (Songs for the new age hippies). Link: http://www.nysse.com/gcf/
 
Io / Mia's music, lead vocal & acoustic guitar, 1993 - 1999
 
Stig Malms Septett / house band in TV3 1993 - 1995, bass guitar & vocal. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkXYiamtgXE&list=UUtUJuv7LYkzv9Yx1v9q2mgg&index=4
 
Fandango / Music Theater 1992, bass guitar & backing vocals
 
Smisk / covers 1990 - 1997, bass guitar & vocal. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yyNB0OZvr4

Sky High / blues rock, 1988 tour in Sweden & USA, backing vocals, percussion & guitar. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjYbxGG1OGA&t=526s
 
Yeah Bop Station / Hard Rock Blue Metal, 1987 - 1993, lead vocal & bass guitar, 1 CD ("Upfront"). Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1zYPlXTkF2obhXep8hK3RS?si=ZTZ81r3tQDygk41YGb57ow
 
Chattanooga / Vocal Schlager 1981 - 1986, 2 LP album ("Stoppa Pressarna” & ”Glimten i ögat”). Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jCuFjmI8Ts
 
Sistersong / street musicians 1977 - 1981, vocal & acoustic guitar
 

Other jobs
 
Project leader for "Electra" 1993, a rockmusic-project for female musicians at Fryshuset in Stockholm.
 
Stage producer & stage manager at the Water Festival in Stockholm from 1993 - 1997.
 
National Coordinator of Musik Direkt at the Swedish National Conservatory's Children & Youth Department, 2001 - 2005.
 
Regional Producer for Musik Direkt in Jämtland County, 2006 – 2018.
 
Building & selling instruments suitable for pre-school, Musiklådan Jämtland from 2005 – 2018.

ABOUT

Swedish musician born in Halmstad in 1964.
MK is one of 3 sisters in the vocal group Chattanooga, who participated in the European Song Contest 1982 with their song "Hallå hela pressen", which they wrote together with the music group Strix Q. The sisters started to sing together in 1977, busking the streets of Paris to make some money in their holiday.
In 1987 MK formed "Yeah Bop Station" together with sister and drummer Clara Kempff and guitar player Thomas Larsson. As lead singer and bass player, MK was the front woman of the group. She also joined the blues rock group Sky High for a few months 1988, playing guitar and percussion as well as singing backing vocals. Ever since then she has alternated between playing bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and percussion.
In the years 1990 - 97 she was a part of the group SMISK together with, among others, Nike Markelius. It led to many years of collaboration, and 3 recorded albums, as a bass player with Markelius. MK also played in the orchestra of Markelius’ theater performances "Fandango" 1992 and "The Moon in the Bag" 1995.
From 1993 she became a member of the cover band Good Clean Fun, as well as Stig Malms Septett (Fittstimmet) the 7-piece house band of Robert Aschberg's TV-show "Tonight". During the 90's and 00's, MK toured as a bass player and / or guitar player with several Swedish artists; Pugh Rogefeldt, Evert Ljusberg, Melodie MC, Erik Koskinen, Tempelman Bros and others.
In 1999 until 2005, MK worked with Bohuslän Big Band as a lead vocalist in their project "BBB plays Zappa", playing Frank Zappa's music arranged for Big Bands. They played several concerts in Sweden and Norway, and had a live CD recorded and released in 2000. Together with her sister Ackie Kempff, she formed the duo K2, playing old Swedish folk songs and ballads, as well as their own material.
In 2001, MK joined the all-female blues band Little Jenny & The Blue Beans and hooked up with Jenny Bohman, Lotta Partapuoli and Justina Lakin. The band frequently toured Sweden, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Serbia, Denmark, Finland and Norway including Svalbard. They shared festival stages with among others Chuck Berry, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Sherman Robertson, Deitra Farr and Magic Slim. They made concert programs for BBC Radio 2 and SR P4. Little Jenny & the Blue Beans did a series of school concerts for elementary and high school to inspire and promote the blues. The band was active until 2009. In November 2010, Jenny Bohman passed away after a time's disease.
In 2009, the Kempff sisters reunited as Östersundsrevyn's house band at Storsjöteatern in Östersund.
In 2010, MK created a "Recycling Concert" in collaboration with the recycling company Lundstams and Estrad Norr (county culture center). Eight musicians played on bulky waste and performed a musical piece that followed a washing machine through function, accident and recycling to new life. "Recycling Concert" later became a concert series in elementary school and high school in Jämtland County. They still meet and beat now & then.
Since 2011, Mia Kempff often performs by herself, with her own songs played on acoustic guitar. In 2016 she formed a new blues band called "Mia Kempff Racing Team”.
In addition to her own artistic and musical career, MK has often worked as a producer and project leader in musical contexts. The years 1993 - 97 as a program producer at the Stockholm Water Festival, since 2001 with the national music competition Musik Direkt, and since 2011 in various creative school projects in Jämtland County where she now lives.
Together with her husband Jörgen she runs
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Musiklådan Jämtland", an online music store building and selling instruments for preschool and special education.