Fake was a Swedish synthpop band during the 1980s.



Fake was born when two Swedish musicians, Erik Strömblad and Stefan Bogstedt, founded their own band, then called Size 46, in 1977. The band grew over the next years, with metal drummer Stefan Sverin and singers Tony Wilhelmsson and Ulrika Örn, and more and more synthesizers were added to their rock music.

The group’s second single, “Donna Rouge”, was a major hit in Italy and the remix became a disco-classic. The band performed on the Discoring television show in 1984 and Festivalbar in 1985. An album, New Art, was also released that year. Another single, “Brick”, released a year later, was also a big success internationally reaching for example no. 1 in Italy and Greenland and no. 6 in France.

After the recording of “Brick” the band split up, but in 2001 plans were made for a reformation.




  • New Art (1984)


  • Dreamgirl/Warlord (1981)
  • Donna Rouge (1983)
  • Right (1984)
  • Memories of Pan/Frogs in Spain (1984)
  • Brick (1985)
  • Arabian Toys (1987)

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