Peter Svensson

Born 18 October 1974.

guitarist, composer, producer; member of The Cardigans

Biography

Anders Peter Svensson (born 18 October 1974, in Jönköping, Sweden) is a guitarist with the band, The Cardigans.

His role in the group is as a guitarist and composer, but he also plays keyboard, vibraphone, and bass guitar, plus he provides some backing vocals. Peter uses a variety of guitars but his favorite guitars nowadays are a Fender Jazzmaster, Gibson Les Paul, Fender '62 Telecaster Custom and an Epiphone Crestwood. In the past he also used a Gibson Les Paul Custom and a '52 Telecaster. He is endorsed by Line6 and uses a Vetta II head straight to the monitoring and PA systems.

His earlier musical experience included a few hard rock bands in his early teens. After that, it consisted of playing with a couple of bands with Magnus Sveningsson, a few years before The Cardigans formed. He started The Cardigans with Sveningsson in October 1992. Svensson is credited with writing the music for almost all of the group's original songs.

He has a sister, and lists his other interests as "anything musical".

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