Sven Larsson started his recording career as a guitar player back in the late 90s, ever since he recorded four studio albums with the critically acclaimed Swedish Progressive Rockers Galleon and two with the AOR-Meets-Prog outfit Xinema. His best known work so far can be found on the albums of the Swedish Westcoast AORsters Street Talk.
Sven joined main songwriter and keyboarder Fredrik Bergh (Bloodbound) and singer Göran Edman (Madison, Glory, Yngwie Malmsteen, Brazen Abbot) in 2000 for their second album "Transition" and so far he has recorded a total of four albums with them, including one compilation CD. Two years have passed since his solo debut "Sunlight And Shadow", a time during which Sven worked on the songs for his sophomore record and he also became an in-demand session player for high profile AOR projects like Lionville and Coastland Ride and the soon to be released albums of Sapphire Eyes and Charming Grace.
In the spring of 2012 Sven completed the work on "Bad Mad Man", his solo album number 2. Some of the tracks are again featuring his colleagues from Street Talk, Fredrik Bergh (keyboards), Björn Lodmark (bass) and Christian Johansson (drums) and also the voice of Street Talk, Göran Edman can be heard on the straight forward rocking "Sin City" and the atmospheric piece "Missing Link". Vocalist Thomas Eriksson was already in the line-up of Sven's debut, while Anders Åhlund debuts on lead vocals on two tracks and paying a visit from the Galleon camp are Ulf Pettersson and Göran Fors. "Bad Mad Man" is a genre-twisting cauldron of well written rock songs, with a fine sense for melodies and harmonies and showcasing the excellent skills of Sven and his fellow musicians.