Pontus Engborg (SE)
#Glenn Hughes, Neaime, Confusion, Louise Gardtman & The Night Live Band
Paiste Artist Since Jun 2010
10" Signature Reflector Splash
15" 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat
18" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
22" 2002 Power Ride
20" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
20" 2002 Crash
Pontus Engborg was born in Sweden on May 27th 1980. He started playing drums at the age of seven and became a professional musician at the age of twenty when he moved to Los Angeles, CA. Pontus moved back to Sweden after years of working as a studio- and live performer and still has a strong connection to LA.
Pontus Engborg is the drummer for The Voice of Rock - Glenn Hughes. Pontus first show with the band was held in Serbia on July 17th 2010. With no rehearsal or sound check and 21,000 people in the crowd, the show was a success and Pontus was asked to be a permanent member of the band. “The best first gig drummer I have ever had in my life” – Glenn Hughes July 2010
On September 2010 they did the UK tour (part one) and in December 2010 Glenn Hughes band toured Brazil. In May 2011 (part two) of the UK tour took place. A major European tour Glenn starts in September 2011 and more tours around the world will follow. During the times when Glenn is out touring or recording albums with superstar band ”Black Country Communion” (BCC), Pontus has time to work with his other great acts such as CONFUSION, MARCO MENDOZA, and many more.
The goal for Confusion is to create and play music without any boundaries. The first album combines a blend of funk, rock and blues rhythms with jazz and Latin influences. The bands second album is called Danger Zone and was released in February 2011.
Pontus frequently plays with bassplayer and singer Marco Mendoza. Marco is also the bass player for Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Michael Ruff and more.
THERÉSE NEAIMÉ BAND
Pontus frequently tours Europe and the Middle East with soul/pop recording artist Therése Neaimé. Together with the Neaimé band they performed for thousands while touring Europe together with the english soul band Simply Red.
Pontus occasionally works with Paulo Mendonca. Paulo Mendonca has released three albums as an artist and has had Number 1 hits in Holland, Switzerland and Austria, charting in Germany and Top 10’s in Portugal and Spain.
LOUISE GARDTMAN & THE NIGHT LIVE BAND
Long time friends Louise Gardtman and Pontus Engborg started the band Sunday Night Live in the spring of 2009 together with Bas-Berra Holmgren, Per Strandberg, Dan Lindén and Martin Svanström. The band played every other Sunday in Gothenburg Sweden at one of the city’s hot spots and soon became the talk of the town. The band became known for their funky style and for not rehearsing. They simply show up to the gig and count it off! Today the band goes under the name Louise Gardtman & The Night Live Band.
Engborg has shared stage with Stevie Wonder, Flea, Sheila E, Stewart Copeland, Jimmy Johnson etc. He has worked/played with: Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Ole Börud, Jim Jidhed, Sara Löfgren, Pistvakt, Emrik, Wojtek Goral, Tracy Silverman, Bryan Baker and many more.