Follow-up video interview with hard-core rocker includes about Yngwie Malmsteen, Dio Disciples and Soul Sign
Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
March 11, 2013
Born in Vaxjo, Sweden, Bjorn Englen became a rock fan at age 5, after discovering the band KISS. As he grew up, Bjorn found himself gravitating toward the bass and eventually became established in the southern Swedish music scene, playing in clubs, theaters and festivals.
In 1993, Englen moved to Los Angeles and enrolled at the Bass Institute of Technology, where he studied under bass heavyweights Tim Bogert, Putter Smith, Steve Bailey and Alexis Sklarevski. The education he received at BIT, as well as his new L.A. surroundings, catapulted Bjorn’s career. To date, he has played over 1,500 live shows and recorded on over 30 albums. Bjorn has played bass with Yngwie Malmsteen, Quiet Riot, Robin McAuley and his own group, Soul Sign. Englen also conducts bass clinics and master classes worldwide.
FBPO’s Jon Liebman caught up with Bjorn at the 2013 NAMM show.
Watch our interview with Bjorn