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In the autumn of 2005 the band known as Nestunes was formed. All pieces came together at a Halloween party when Emil(Guitars) decided to join Johan(Keyboard), Roger(Bass) and Lennart(Drums) to form the Nintendo tribute band eventually called Nestunes.
For the first 6 months all the band did was to practice all songs from the game Life Force along with bits and pieces from games like Ice Climber and Kung Fu. On the 27th of May, 2006 Nestunes played their first gig at Swedish cult festival "Kôrpehôls-Festivalen". Nestunes performed a 9 minute long Life Force Medley (type: Nestunes Life force 2006 on youtube.com to watch the video).
The band started rehearsing music from other games such as: Metroid, Tecmo World Wrestling, Legend of Zelda, Kid Icarus and many more. When they had a bunch of songs they recorded a rehearsal-tape called "Nestunes - Drunk at Galaxia”.
Nestunes also decided to adopt the look of their favorite Nintendo heroes/villains so they made costumes and started playing live dressed as Starman, Octorok, Link, Mario and Luigi. The combination of great musical material, costumes and humor rendered Nestunes a reputation for being a great live act. In 2009 After a few years of rehearsing and performing Nestunes went into the studio to record "the Nintendo Crescendo" a collection of 10 songs featuring games like:
Ice Climber/Kung Fu, Little Nemo the Dream Master, Metroid, Mike Tyson's Punch Out, Rush n' Attack, Super Mario Land, the Legend of Zelda, Tecmo World Wrestling and Pro Wrestling.
On the 23rd of July in 2010 the "IWADON: Hiroyuki Iwatsuki Tribute Album" was released featuring Nestunes playing the "Enchanted Forest" theme from Super Nes game Pocky and Rocky. Around this period of time Rogers job makes it more and more difficult for him play as often with Nestunes as he'd like so the band enlists longtime friend Josef as a stand-in bass-player. Josef played on many classic live performances. He is now one of two equally important bass players in the band. And the bass player most often seen performing with Nestunes.
in 2011/2012 Due to work, depression and relationships(the eternal hindrance of male creativity) Nestunes experience a period of very low activity until they decide to make a second studio recording featuring all the game-music they had rehearsed and performed live but never had recorded. So in lthe winter of 2012/2013 Nestunes starts the recording with the working name "Nestunes Forever" featuring music from: Castlevania, Chip and Dale, Ducktales, Gunsmoke, Ice Hockey, Journey to Silius, Life Force, Adventures of Lolo, Bubble Trouble, Super Marios Bros. 1, 2 & 3, Megaman 2, Shadowgate, Wizards & Warriors, Nintendo World Cup and Zelda 2.
The summers of 2013 and 2014 was full of nice gigs . Most of them were recorded and captured both in video and audio by friends and arrangers. September first 2014 the playlist: "Nintendudes - the thumb-blister generation" was created on Soundcloud.com marking the beginning of a 15 week long period of tracks being uploaded with new Nestunes material. The first track was "Vampire Thriller" featuring music from Castlevania and the final song was Marios Medley covering songs from the three first Super Mario titles. Both Roger and Josef played bass on ”the Nintendudes”.
Nestunes laid low after the release of ”the Nintendudes” but Starman remained active exploring the many Wrestling-videogame-soundtracks on his own.
A few years later Nestunes was again back at work. In 2018 they did some gigs, much rehearsing and arranging new songs. Turtles and Robowarriors was released late 2019 and there is plenty more coming in the near future.
Cheers from sweden / Nestunes, the band