Pontus Snibb officially joined Jason & the Scorchers in 2008, although he has been associated with the band for several years. In 2002 he played guitar with Scrochers frontman Jason Ringenberg on the 'Swedish Mad Cow' tour, then bailed out JATS in 2003 for a Norwegian festival when they had no drummer. Pontus played that show without a rehearsal – and absolutely nailed the parts.
Pontus Snibb is one of those rare gifted players that can handle anything you throw at him. In no particular order he sings, plays guitar, writes songs, plays drums, produces records, makes solo Americana CDs, and fronts a brilliant blues-rock band called Bonafide. He is a musician's musician and already is gaining worldwide respect for his many talents, quite impressive for a man still in his 30s.
Charlie Musselwhite (Tom Waits, INXS, solo artist) recorded one of Pontus’ songs, "Walking Alone," on his Grammy-nominated album "One Night in America." His duet with Jason on his 2007 song, "So the Story Goes," off his “Admiral Street Recordings” CD, was the most downloaded song in the world for one day on EMusic. Pontus’ rock band, Bonafide, has a new album out and is gaining new fans all the time. To quote Dan Baird, "Bonafide sounds like a million Euros.”
Like all true Southern musicians (Pontus is from southern Sweden), Pontus Snibb comes from a musical family: his father, Håkan Nyberg, is a well-known drummer in the Swedish rock and blues circuit. Pontus has always played music and probably always will. It is a true testament to his playing that the Scorchers have brought him on board, rather than use someone closer to Nashville. As Jason said, "Yes, we could have gotten someone in the United States to replace Perry, but we feel Pontus has such monstrous talent, he is uniquely able to fill Perry Bagg's shoes. Pontus is that good."
With Jason and the Scorchers, Sweden brings a youthful energy to the rhythm section, but with a seasoned groove that belies his age. He also sings many harmony parts and even will come out from behind the drums and pick up the acoustic when needed. As veteran producer Brad Jones says: "He may be the best rock drummer I have ever worked with."