Abdullah S aka Jeppe Saugmann

Abdullah S aka Jeppe Saugmann. Photo by Per Lange.
Abdullah S aka Jeppe Saugmann. Photo by Per Lange.

Behind the artist name Abdullah S is Danish funk pioneer Jeppe Saugmann. Originally a drummer Jeppe evolved into a singer and multi-instrumentalist. The album Handmade Heavyweight Boogie for Babies was released in 2018. This album was a follow up to Still Going Wrong 18 years in the making! On the new album Thor co-composed the tune Slow Jam in a one-take jam.

In return, Jeppe plays an important part of Thor De Force as the drummer on both the albums and in the live band.

Jeppe and Thor’s friendship dates back to their upbringing in Aarhus, Denmark. Their first significant musical collaboration was Real Time together with Jeffrey D. Jensen. Later Jeppe and Thor produced the Camille Jones album Barking Up The Wrong Tree.

The Abdullah S live band consist of bandleader Abdullah S aka Jeppe Saugmann on keys and vocal, Kristoffer Sjelberg aka Stunn Gunn on drums, Bastian Sjelberg on bass, Mads Michelsen on percussion, Benjamin Kissi on backup vocals and keys and Thor Madsen on guitar and bass. This group of people is also elsewhere known as the Aarhus Pumas.

Abdullah S, Stunn Gunn, Mads Michelsen and Benjamin Kissi all appear on the Thor De Force album The Build.

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