"Maria Eriksson is Santa Maria. She is mostly known as a guitar player, singer and songwriter in the Swedish pop constellation, The Concretes. Even though the forthcoming Santa Maria album is crammed with brilliant pop songs, the musical content is not quite related to the pop music of The Concretes. Santa Maria is significantly more multi-faceted; she mixes intricate singer/songwriter- tunes with deeply progressive pieces, intelligent and distinctive dance anthems with stunningly beautiful tracks. The musicians involved in Santa Maria are some of the most creative and sharp ones Sweden has to offer. Bass player, as well as the producer of the album, is Johan Berthling. Besides being a member of the internationally acclaimed electronica-act Tape, he also plays with artists like Nicolai Dunger, Tenniscoats and Bill Wells. On guitar, keyboard and vocals we find the frontman of Laakso, Markus Krunegård. And on drums another member of Laakso, Lars Skoglund. He also plays with Moneybrother -- and is rightfully considered to be the greatest talent of the new generation. Also featured on the album are guest performers like: The Tiny-members Ellekari Larsson (vocals) and Leo Svensson (vocals), Anna Maria Espinosa (vocals), Sara Wilson (vocals) and Eric Malmberg (organ)."