Kai Olsson

Kai Olsson was one of the founding members of the folk/pop band Longdancer, the first band to be signed to Elton John's Rocket Record Company in 1973. He wrote four songs for their first album, If It Was So Simple, and his distinctive voice can be heard on every track. Personality conflicts with co-founder Dave Stewart (later of the Eurythmics) led to Kai leaving the band before their second album (Trailer for a Good Life) in 1974, but he released his own album on EMI Records the following year called Once In a While, on which he was backed by his brother Nigel, along with Dee Murray, Mick Grabham, and Tim Renwick, among others. In 1979, Kai released the album Crazy Love on Chrysalis Records, which featured some of his best songwriting since his days with Longdancer. Kai is currently working on new material in the Longdancer vein, which is wonderful news to all of us who still love and cherish his records all these years later.

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