Malou Berg has made a name for herself as a cabaret artist, actress, composer and
fantastic singer. She has performed on theatre stages, in TV-shows and in films. Since 1977 she has had a number of records released, both in Sweden and the rest of the world. Other artists have also recorded many of her songs. At the early age she already showed an unusually strong voice with a beautiful tone. ”her voice is mighty”, ”convincing” and ”heart-wrenchingly beautiful”. Malou Berg has written music to many cabarets all around Sweden. She participated in several films and TV-series. She has written a string of popular gospel songs. Malou composed ”Den Inre Vägen” (The Inner Path), a sacred musical piece, received spectacular reviews by the music critics, who also loved her next album HOYA, a suggestive piece of world music which take you back to the beginning of time. MALOU BERG has just released the follow-up, OMINE, which has a more meditative tone.
MALOU BERG biography
During her career Malou Berg has made a name for herself as a cabaretartist, actress, composer and wonderful singer. She has performed ontheatre stages, in TV-shows and acted in films. She has had a number of records released, both in Sweden and the rest of the world. Other artists have also recorded her songs.
Malou Berg was born in Stockholm and has a background from Adolf Fredrik Music School in Stockholm. She had a voice with a beautiful tone already at an early age. At the piano she finds inspiration as a composer and musical arranger. In the duo Greta & Malou, the both singers were chosen as one of ten finalists in the Swedish Eurovision Song Contest, performing "Ãh,vilken sÃyng".
Malou's career took off, and after that her life consisted of touring, composing and taking singing lessons. After some years Greta & Malou went separate ways.
Malou found time to focus on her composing. She participated in, and wrote music to various theatrical venues in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Berg wrote music for a series of children's radio programs. She also participated in several popular films and TV-series.
Malou collaborated with different lyricists and seven of her gospels were awarded Certificate of Achievement in the Billboard Song Contest's Gospel category, and many have also been recorded by other artists.
After her first album release she was awarded a scholarship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. It was then she decided to give her voice to gospel music. She said it just came natural, and it was inspiring for her to sing gospel. Many a voice coach have tried to form her voice to be like an opera singer's, but Malou just wanted to strengthen her voice to carry her all the way. She says it took her many years to develope her voice and "get rid of old garbage". This paid off. Comments from music critics include: "Mighty voice", "convincing" and "heart-wrenchingly beautiful".
Malou Berg has collaborated and performed her gospel songs with choirs all over Sweden. This inspired Malou to lead a choir of her own, still
existing today. After living and breathing with gospel music for eleven years, Malou felt that another kind of music was being born inside of her.
It was DEN INRE VÃGEN (The Inner Path), a sacred musical piece for three soloists, choir and string quartet. The piece received spectacular reviews, and was performed at several triumphant concerts.
A few years later she was ready for her next musical adventure. HOYA was born. It was a new kind of world music with an imaginary "Pleiadian" language, percussion, didgeridoo and voices. HOYA left you with a suggestive, musical message of joy.
When the album HOYA was released, it received great reviews. Malou toured with two singers performing songs from the album. She sang HOYA live at the event "Swedish Style in Tokyo", in Japan, Tokyo in 2004 and the Japanese audience loved her music.
The follow-up album OMINE, with a more meditative tone, was released in 2005. With the title song "Omine", Malou won the prestigious UK Songwriting Contest 2006 in the Miscellaneous category. Later the same year she won 1st prize for "Omine" in Broadjam''s new age contest.
Other albums in "the Pleiadian Suite": AMAONA (2008), ALIGNMENT (2010), BREATHE OUT (2011) and they are released in Sweden, Taiwan, Southkorea, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
In 2009, Malou was invited to be the main feature by the South Korean annual HwaEom Spirit Music Ritual, to perform songs from her album HOYA, for which she has received great international interest. The same year Malou was awarded the Wordprize at the annual Word Festival in Sweden for her singing language, Pleiadian.
Malou Berg lives on a farm in a small village near Osthammar on the Swedish East coast, two hours drive from Stockholm with her dog, a cat and a few Icelandic horses.
It is in this beautiful rural setting that Malou finds the peace and inspiration to create music in her separate studio cottage.'