Our friend Jonas from Kaiku Studios got in touch recently to tell us about his friends from Finland, Helmi Tikkanen and Karin Mäkiranta. Together they are folk pop duo KARINA, makers of beautiful and atmospheric melodies! Join us in the lobby on Sunday 16 December for an intimate concert with these two. 5pm showtime with warm up set from Jonas from 3pm. Our last cosy get together before Christmas. Feel very welcome! (…)
Tom Gatza is a young musician from Hamburg who over the past year or so has come in and played our piano as life in the lobby continued around. Tom is about to release his debut EP Melo and so this time we wanted to make it a little more official! On Sunday 7th October, together with his drummer Max Schneider, Tom will play an intimate matinée show in at the hotel, showcasing his melancholy and minimalist compositions. From 5pm, (…)
PRACHT – von der Zeit befreit Hell ist die Nacht, das kleinste Pferd der Welt geht auf Reise. 14 Jahre war dort Stille, auf dem Berg. Jetzt werden die Hits ausgepackt. Die Gitarre schwirrt, der Bass setzt den Beat, die Orgel umgarnt den Drummer – der Boden wogt. Eine Klarinette wäscht die Töne rein. Ein Kreis, bleibt ein Kreis und der Ton ein Beat. Bedingungsweise angenommen Zeit, was ist Zeit? (…)
Aaron Roche is a singer-songwriter with an ear for the avant-garde. He’s a contemporary composer who sings American folk music, and an instrumentalist who works as a recording engineer. He plays guitar in the touring bands of Sufjan Stevens, Anohni and Lower Dens, and he’s composed music for the American Ballet Theatre. He’s also played trumpet with his father’s brass ensemble! Last year he released his second album HaHa HuHu. At once wistful, sensitive (…)
***Unfortunately we’ve had to postpone the concert this Sunday. Volker – one of our resident DJs and an integral member of PRACHT was in an accident last weekend. He’s recovering and we hope to have the band back next year. In the meantime, here’s some of Volker’s other work*** PRACHT – von der Zeit befreit Hell ist die Nacht, das kleinste Pferd der Welt geht auf Reise. 14 Jahre (…)
…for warming our hearts and getting us dancing on that rainy Sunday afternoon. Wonderful to have you back!
Join us on 29th October as we gather around the piano for a cosy afternoon of beautiful music in our lobby. The Havels – Irena and Vojtech Havlovi – will be in town from Prague and will open the show. We first met these gentle and sensitive musicians last year when they joined us for Michelberger Music. We were treated to an intimate performance again in the summer just gone at the hotel, (…)
Irena and Vojtech Havlovi were with us in Berlin last autumn for Michelberger Music. These gentle and sensitive musicians will be back at the hotel next week and will perform in our lobby on Friday 30 June. Working together as The Havels, this couple say very few words, but communicate expressively through their music. Bryce Dessner said this about them: “In the late 1980’s my sister Jessica heard two Czech (…)
Thank you Matt for taking us on an unexpected and delightful ride to Aberdeen. With projections from Stefan Nadelman and Matt’s wonderful songs, it was a beautiful and memorable show!
…for a fantastic show. And of course to s t a r g a z e for joining in at the end. It’s not every day we have a 12 piece band in the lobby! Here are three songs filmed by ilan Cohen as well as a few photos.