Per Håkan Gessle (born January 12, 1959) is the songwriter and male lead singer of the Swedish bands Gyllene Tider and Roxette. He was born in Halmstad, Sweden.
He was a founding member of Gyllene Tider in 1979, and together with a friend, singer Marie Fredriksson, began Roxette in 1986.
He has also participated with the Swedish singer Nisse Hellberg in the project The Lonely Boys.
Per Gessle released his second English album called Son of a Plumber in November 2005. The album contains all of Gessle musical heritage. His father was a plumber and the 2-disc album contains a song dedicated to him, Kurt - The Fastest Plumber In The West. On the album, some great musicans, such as Clarence Öfwerman, Christoffer Lundqvist, Helena Josefsson, and Jens Jansson, partake. In Sweden, the album sold platinum on the first day of release. The album was also released in several other European countries in April 2006.Disc 1
01 Drowning In Wonderful Thoughts About Her
02 Jo-anna Says
03 I Have A Party In My Head (i Hope It Never Ends)
05 Week With Four Thursdays
06 Hey Mr. Dj (won't You Play Another Love Song)
07 Lat, Later On
08 Ronnie Lane
09 Are You An Old Hippie, Sir?
10 Double-headed Elvis
11 Something In The System
12 Speed Boat To Cuba
13 Come Back Tomorrow (and We Do It Again) http://rapidshare.de/files/21037206/loodgieter1.rarDisc 2
01 Kurt - The Fastest Plumber In The West
02 I Never Quite Got Over The Fact That The Beatles B
03 Substitute (for The Real Deal)
04 Waltz For Woody
06 I Like It Like That
07 Something Happened Today
08 Brilliant Career
09 Burned Out Heart
10 Drowning In Wonderful Thoughts About Her (reprise)
11 Making Love Or Expecting Rain http://rapidshare.de/files/21038087/loodgieter2.rar