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The Merrymakers
Anders Hellgren and David Myhr
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The Merrymakers are a Swedish based musical duo composed of Anders Hellgren and David Myhr. Their musical style is reminiscent of Puffy producer/songwriter Andy Sturmer. Sturmer in fact played drums and produced several songs on the groups second EP Bubblegun.

According to their official website's discography their major releases include No Sleep 'Til Famous, Bubblegun and the compilation CDs Andrew's Store, Now 6 and Now 8.

Hellgren and Myhr have worked with Puffy on The Story (Splurge), Otomemoriaru (Hit and Fun), the 2007 animation theme song Oh Edo Rocket and the 2007 tune Boom Boom Beat. They have also produced music for Dorian Gray and Yuko Yamaguchi.

In addition to their own work Hellgren and Myhr also play in the ABBA tribute band Super Trouper.

On July 21, 2007 Anders and David were kind enough to grant Andrew (your webmaster) an interview. Read the full interview here.

The website Bullz-eye has (or had) an interesting interview with the group. According to David Myhr:

    We have our own studio called Monogram in Stockholm, where we produce music. For instance, we write songs and produce for the Japanese female duo called PuffyAmiYumi, who I believe release their albums in the US as well. Also, they are cartoon characters over there, I think. Andy from Jellyfish wrote for them over the last few years, and now we've also got this opportunity, which is great fun.
In a message to Andrew (your webmaster) David said:

    Puffy is a great experience for us and we certainly enjoy following their career and your site seems like the perfect way to do that. Our Japanese is limited to Konnichiwa and Kanpai.

For more info checkout their official website as well as their MySpace page (where you can listen to four of their songs).