TEMPLEMAN BROTHERS BAND is a trio consisting of brothers STEN (guitars) and BJÖRN TEMPELMAN (vocals & harmonica) and bass player DAN KARLSSON. Yes, that’s their family name’s Swedish spelling, in contrary to the band name’s spelling, in case you wonder.
This album is highly interesting for those into ERIC CLAPTON, DIRE STRAITS or JOHN MELLENCAMP. At the whole, Clapton is the best comparison, both stylewise and because the lead voice of Sten is quite Clapton sounding. This is very audible in “For that girl” and “Going to the country”, for example. Very Clapton:ish! Almost the same goes for “Close to you”, where there’s also a touch of THE EAGLES.
A more rocking feeling then in “Tell me (you love me)”, not to mention the almost 60’s soft rocking “Sweet loving”. It gets quite melancholic in a couple of songs too, like “Into the sunset”. The album is very professionally performed from A to Z. This is a band that could have made it big. One of the guys (to the right on the front cover) is a deadringer of Swedish artist DAN HYLANDER, by the way. (Swedish Diamonds Series, #31)