Trixie was a Swedish-Norwegian synthpop project, consisting of lead singer Ragnhild Røstad and producers Michael Ellgren and Anders Eliasson. Anders had been a member of the band Page, while both of the boys had been part of the band Shanghai, so they were no strangers to the synthpop genre.
In 1988, Trixie released their debut single “If You Walk Away” after being signed to the Eurozont label. It was followed by “1…4…5…6…9”, co-written by Swedish singer, songwriter and actress Tina Leijonberg.
The trio’s first and only album “Trixie” was released in 1989, produced by Anders and Michael themselves. The next single to be released was “From Head To Toe”, written by Per Gessle, member of Swedish pop groups Roxette and Gyllene Tider. It was followed by “I Can’t Slow Down”, the final single released from the album.
In 1990, Trixie released the non-album single, “Jag Behöver Sommaren”. Sadly, it became their final one, as Trixie disbanded shortly thereafter.
Ragnhild went on to release the solo singles “The Love Of My Life” and “Have Some Fun” in 1995, both written together with Michael. Anders continued writing and producing music, and was a member of Swedish rock band Lambretta. In 2007, he released a solo album called “Hur Blev Det Så Här?”.
Even though Trixie never charted, their songs are still popular among synthpop and eurodisco fans. Their album has been reissued digitally on iTunes and Spotify, so that a whole new generation can discover their music.
© Dennis Alexis Hellström