UMFU- UNITED MUSICIANS FOR UKRAINE: "Imagine"

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magazinerockersandotheranimals

3/23/20221 min read

After Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Marina Ammouri, a Ukraine native vocalist and pianist living in Stockholm, Sweden reached out to her musician friends with the idea of doing a musical project to show support for the people of Ukraine.

This quickly resulted in UMFU – United Musicians For Ukraine, consisting of members and former members of bands like Europe, HammerFall, Soilwork, King Diamond, Therion, Eclipse, Yngwie Malmsteen among others, coming together to record their own version of the John Lennon classic “Imagine”. Pontus Egberg, ( King Diamond Wolf ) team leader and one of the brains behind the UMFU - Imagine conceivem made the production of the song and the music video .

Line up
Vocals:
Marina Ammouri
Lee Small (Lionheart, Sweet)
Björn Strid (Soilwork, Night Flight Orchestra)
Doogie White (ex. Yngwie Malmsteen)
Nina Söderquist
Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse)
Mats Levén (Prins Svart, Vandenberg)
Daniel Vargas (Adellaide)
Jakob Samuel (ex. The Poodles)
Joacim Cans (HammerFall)
Thomas Wikström (Therion)

Keybords:
Mic Michaeli (Europe)

Guitar:
Pontus Norgren (HammerFall)
Staffan Österlind (From The Sky, Paul Di’Anno)
Simon Johansson (Wolf)

Bass:
Pontus Egberg (King Diamond, Wolf)

Drums:
Johan Koleberg (Wolf)
Johan Norgren (Vikingarna)

Produced by Pontus Egberg
Recorded at SolnaSound Studios and various studios around the world
Mixed by Pontus Norgren at Damage Done Studio
Mastered by Claes Persson

Video edited by Pontus Egberg

UNHCR - unhcr.org
UNICEF - unicef.org
Doctors Without Borders - msf.org
Internatial Red Cross - icrc.

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