Getting started with music journalism and book editing, Tomas Andersson Wij had taken to the level as singer/songwriter, and soon began to get referred to as an experienced and sensitive songwriter. As a youngster, he sang and performed guitar in cathedral, performing for the secular market for the very first time at age ten. After completing school, he proved helpful being a journalist for several Sweden’s most renown documents and musical periodicals, and in 1997, he came back to music using the debut record Ebeneser. It didn’t sell very much, and Andersson Wij continuing to are a journalist. Actually, many people usually do not even understand the first recording but observe Ett Slag För Drill down, released in 2000, as his debut. This recording was nominated for any Swedish Grammy award for Greatest Lyrics in 2001, however the price visited incredibly effective debutante Håkan Hellström. Still it had been the lyrics that, becoming both deeply personal and providing an image of society, received the recording essential acclaim and place Andersson Wij on another level than most modern vocalist/songwriters. The music leaned on the domestic vocalist/songwriter tradition, specifically Ulf Lundell, but also loaned from spiritual music. Andersson Wij’s outspoken religiosity was quite incredible in Sweden at that time and most likely helped in obtaining him publicity over the nationwide television aswell as on radio.