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Jonatan Bäckelie aka Ernesto is a 29-year old swedish soul singer from Gothenburg Sweden. His latest album sold 20 000 albums in Japan alone, and was hailed by Sweden’s leading music magazine as ”everything that is good with modern Swedish soul” and ”in his biggest moments, Ernesto makes the listeners pinch their arms”. Since 2002 Jonatan has been performing professionally, sometimes together with collaborators and producers, at other times solo, and has made over a hundred live performances on opposite sides of the globe. He’s been frequently played and supported by Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova, Mr Scruff and girls all over the world.Currently Jonatan is running digital record label Rakkaus Records together with electronica-man-of-mystery Pinku Vääty. The first Ernesto release on the label - Love Comes Round - was supported by national radio producers and world renouned underground producers alike.Jonatan has collaborated with the following producers: Seiji (Bugz In The Attic), Swell Session, Jori Hulkkonen, Beanfield, Plej, Atjazz, Drumagick, Blu Mar Ten, Nu:Tone, Logistics, Landslide, Yukihiro Fukutomi, Kyoto Jazz Massive, Hird, Nils Krogh, Quant, Motorcitysoul, DJ Kawasaki, Marc de Clive-Lowe, The Infiltrators, and Stateless. Currently Jonatan is hard at work creating new deep house tracks together with Andreas Saag (releasing on deep house heavyweight label Freerange Records), and the two have recently put together a new, vibrant deep house live set.Jonatan has played in the following clubs, arenas, stores, hotels, bars and restaurants: Nefertiti (Göteborg, Se), Storan (Göteborg, Se), Hotel Avalon (Göteborg, Se), Bliss (Göteborg, Se), Peacock (Göteborg, Se), Muffathalle (Munich, De), Cocoon Club (Frankfurt, De), Blå (Olso, No), Post Dali (Poznan, Pl), SQ Club (Poznan, Pl), Tranquilo (Göteborg, Se), The Room (Tokyo, Jp), Club Asia (Tokyo, Jp), Duo (Tokyo, Jp), Metro (Kyoto, Jp), With The Style (Fukuoka, Jp), HSPTL (Khabarovsk, Rus), Sense Cafe (Khabarovsk, Rus), City Hall (Sczcecin, Pl), Mandarynka (Sopot, Pl), Hipnosa (Katowice, Pl), Jerika (Malmö, Se) Platinium (Warsaw, Pl) and off course in many more in Antwerp, Berlin, Bern, Birmingham, Bochum, Bonn, Brügge, Cologne, Coimbra, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Gdynia, Hamburg, Istanbul, Kagoshima, Liepzig, London, Manchester, Nagoya, Osaka, Porto, Sapporo, Rome, Yokohama and many more.Apart from regular gigs, Jonatan has done in-stores, fashion shows and launches with the following brands: Apple, FCUK, Joop, KappAhl, and MQ. He has also been supported, interviewed and played live by a number of radiostations, amongst them: Radio One (UK), Tokyo FM (Jp), Cross FM (Jp), P3 (Se), P3 (No), Love Fm (Jp), NRJ (Se), K103 (Se), and Shibuya FM (Jp).

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