Simon Söfelde (aka Bob Swede aka Simon The Jester) is an award-winning artist, producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Sweden. Coming from a musical background of both Pop/Rock and classical music he now blends in a good chunk of Soul and retro vibe in his original songs for film and TV. When not in his studio producing music you'll probably find him on a stage somewhere in Europe or in the U.S. backing a singer with his guitar. As a guitarist he has performed at venues like Tiny Desk (NPR), Bonnaroo Music & Arts and SXSV.
Simon won the runner up prize in 17th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) in the category AAA/Alternative with his song ’Lighthouse’ and was a semi-finalist in The International Songwriting Competition 2020 (ISC) with his song ’I Saw It Coming’. He was TAXI Music’s "Featured Artist September 2020” with his song 'Wider Kind Of Love' highlighted and has since then signed dozens of his songs with several publishers. Under the name Bob Swede he now shares his uplifting yet heartfelt and reflective AAA / Rock’n’Soul designed for the new roaring twenties in the 21st century. He is also a member of the duo The Beautiful Swedes.
The Beautiful Swedes is a retro-pop/rock duo based in Sweden. Their music can be described as a new uplifting wind from the past with a contemporary flavor and a great belief in the future. Strong influences are Abba, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, First Aid Kit and Mumford & Sons. The duo got to know each other at the age of ten when they wrote their first song together and they have been playing music together since then. Over the years their adventures put them together with many bands and different artist-collaborations which led to extensive touring throughout Europe and the U.S. at famous venues such as Tiny Desk (NPR), Bonnaroo Music & Arts, SXSW, Swedish Grammy Awards, Funkhaus Berlin, Eurosonic, Brooklyn Steel, The O2 Arena and Omeara London. Now they decided to share their own music with the world. The name comes from Swedish singer Albin Lee Meldau’s unofficial band name Band of Beautiful Swedes.