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Pierre Karlsson is Swedish born multi-instrumentalist and songwriter that has lived in Los Angeles since1999 Influenced by many American rock bands/artists such as: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Crows, The Doors, Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen, Rage Against the Machine, Primus and many other rock bands, Pierre toured/recorded with his own band Fishlips that was very influenced by the afore mentioned artists and placed first in a national music competition. Pierre eventually found his way to Musicians institute (GIT) from where he graduated in 1999, with an award for best recording project. During his tenure at MI, he had the opportunity to study with such esteemed artists such as Scott Henderson, Robben Ford, Carl Verhayen and Paul Gilbert.
Pierre Karlsson has collaborated in projects along producers such as Daniel Mendez ( Lit, Dashboard Confessional ) Billy Sullivan ( Trekkies) . You can hear his playing in the upcoming movie ‘The Nature of Existence’ and on the TV show ' Curb Your Enthusiasm'. Pierre has written cues for a Ted Nugents reality show on Country Music Televison, and written and recorded music that has appeared on VH1. Pierre Has sidelined on movies such as 'I Love You Man' and ' The Gangster Squad' That's to be released in October 2012.
Pierre is currently a member of the 80's cover band CENTERFOLD
that performs all over Southern California, and he plays guitar for R&B artist Linda Casul.
Pierre teaches at two schools in the L.A. area and remains an active, sought after performer and studio musician.