Music from Germany/ the US – Iggy & The German Kids

Iggy & The German Kids is a collaboration between Singer/Songwriter Ignacio Uriarte and production duo DTC Music Productions.
Iggy is a 25 year old singer-songwriter from New York City. At the age of ten he became a member of the Metropolitan children’s chorus, where he sang in over thirty different operas along with performing solo pieces in Tosca, Magic Flute and Billy Bud. When his voice changed at 14 he started writing pop-songs influenced by his love of the Beatles. A self taught guitarist, bassist and pianist, Iggy also took two years of classical voice training after leaving the MET. Throughout college he played and toured with a number of rock bands.

After struggling as a indie-solo artist he began sending demos back in forth with two friends (Hubertus Dahlem and Frederic Todenhöfer) from Germany whom he had met In college. The three sparked an immediate chemistry that resulted in a prolific output of songs, undeniably the best work of his young career.
Over the past year the three of them have been working on what is going to be Iggy’s debut album as a solo artist. The new sound, characterized by elements of Brit-pop, electronica and classic Rock, infuses methodic and anthemic arrangements with strong melodies and clever lyrics (Source: Facebook). Listen to their great song “So Hard”:

Music from Germany – 3A

The brothers Adam (15, vocals and guitar), Aaron (17, drummer) and Abel (15, bass) Lovac from Kerken / North Rhine-Westphalia are  making music together since  nine years. First  in  a band  called LaLaLa, later  they have  renamed in 3A. For three years, the trio has been working on his debut – 28 March they will  release the album “wirsindhier”.

Here is their debut single “Sind wir Freunde ?” (Are we Friends ) think there will be a hype in germany as knwohn with the boygroup Tokyo Hotel before.

Music from Germany – Rigna Folk

Rigna Folk , an art rock band from Ulm /Germany . On their Homepage they describe themselve as a band from a parallel universe and compare their music as a mixture of the music of Pink Floyd , Sigur Ros and Radiohead,

Rigna Folk ´s lyrics are in english and in russian language , quite a great  musical reunion

Today they released their new single “Shag “

 

Music from Germany – Annett Kuhr

Annett Kuhr living in Rottweil is a german songwriter , i saw them last evening live together with Gaby Wunderlich on the E-Bass . A really wonderful evening here is her song “So or So “

really an extraordinary and beautyful voice

 

Music from Germany – Les Beignets

Les Beignets are a great reggae and soul band from Holzkirchen, Germany. Listen to their latest song “Darth Vader”:

More about this band here

Music from Germany – Isetern

Isetern are Sven Isele and Benni Matern, two german producers from Freiburg and Eichstetten. Listen to their amazing piece “Purzelbaum”:

Music from Germany – Fred Bertelmann R.I.P:

Fred Bertelmann (born October 7, 1925 in Duisburg, † January 22, 2014 in Berg) was a German pop singer and actor. Hed ided a few days ago

He became famous in germany with a song called “The laughing vagabond ” der lachende Vagabund , a cover version form Jim Lowes US Hit “Gamblers Guitar”

Music from the US – Pete Seeger R.I.P.

Peter “Pete” Seeger (May 3, 1919 in New York; † January 27, 2014) was an American folk musician who inspired many peace and freedom movements with his songs.

He died yesterday at the age of 94

Here is his song “Where are all the flowers gone ” , the song translated in german was also a great hit in germany

other hits have been “Turn Turn Turn “ and “If i had a hammer “