Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Sofa Salons

New shows for Spring!

Samstag 26. März - Wohnzimmer Konzert: Chloe Charles (CAN) & Aly Tadros (USA) plus poet Ben Porter Lewis (USA)
Sofa Salon is excited to host these two amazing alternative acoustic songwriters during their European tour. Toronto native Chloe Charles has been likened to Cat Power and Joni Mitchell and is possessed of a dramatic dark-honey voice. Austin-based Aly Tadros has the sass of Fiona Apple and the swing of a Ricky Lee Jones. Both ladies offer a distinctive and accomplished point-of-view. Poetry from New York documentary maker and whirlwind Ben Porter Lewis.
This Sofa Salon is in Kreuzberg. To reserve places, email is : berlinsofasalon [at] googlemail.com

Chloe Charles (Kanada) und Aly Tadros (USA) sind junge und talentierte Singer-Songwriters im Alternative Folk Stil. Sie spielen ihre erste Europa-Tour zusammen. Wohnzimmer-Konzert-Serie "Sofa Salon" gibt ihre ersten Berlin Konzert bei einer privat Wohnzimmer in Zentral Kreuzberg. Poesie von Ben Porter Lewis (USA). Reservieren Ihr Platz oder informationen von berlinsofasalon@googlemail.com. Anfang 19:00. Eintritt 6€.

Donnerstag 31 März - Joe's Bar Showcase: Biddy Connor (AUS) with Ned Collette (AUS) & Emaline Delapaix (AUS) plus poetry from lina paul and mr oCean.

Talented Australian film composer, viola player and songwriter Biddy Connor comes to Berlin for a one-off performance of her atmospheric music featuring respected songwriter Ned Collette (AUS) and other guests. Also featured is the spun sugar ambient folk-pop of Emaline Delapaix (AUS), now based in rural Germany. The night's poetry performance is a new collaboration between previous Sofa Salon performers German singer-songwriter Lina Paul and Australian poet mr oCean.

Doors at 21:00. Eintritt 4€. Joe's Bar, Schönhauser Allee 157, Prenzlauer Berg.

Australische Film-Komponist, Violaspielerin und Songwriter Biddy Connor kommt nach Berlin bei Joe's Bar, P'berg, für eine einmalige Aufführung ihrer atmosphärischen Musik zusammen mit Musiker Ned Collette (Aus) und Gastspielern. Folk-Pop Sängerin Emaline Delapaix (Aus) spielt auch. Poesie kommt von lina paul und mr oCean. Anfang 21:00. Eintritt 4€. Joe's Bar, Schönhauser Allee 157, Prenzlauer Berg, 10435 Berlin Tel: 0178 5527533

Samstag 23. April - Wohnzimmer Konzert: Christina Maria (CH/CAN) and Jimmy Tait (AUS)
plus poet to be announced

Christina Maria did a Sofa Salon in July 2010. She was mesmerising and garnered requests for an encore. She brings her lithe acoustic folk pop back to the Salon alongside emerging Australian act Jimmy Tait, the melancholic and spacious sound of prolific Melbourne songwriter Sara Retallick and this gun band.

To reserve places, the new Sofa Salon email is : berlinsofasalon [at] googlemail.com.

Donnerstag 28. April - Joe's Bar Showcase: Mijo Biscan (AUS) & Ian Fisher (USA) plus poet to be announced

A night of soulful voices. These two artists have travelled a long road to bring us their music. From Australia, Mijo Biscan, known to some people in Berlin from the Melodica Festival Berlin, and for his pure and powerful voice. Formerly of the US, wanderer Ian Fisher puts a rolling big-river spirit in his soaring voice and songs.

Doors at 21:00. Eintritt 4€. Joe's Bar, Schönhauser Allee 157, Prenzlauer Berg.

Samstag 14. Mai - Sofa Salon & SAND Journal Wohnzimmer Festival: Monty Sparrow & Jimmy Tait & Waywardbreed & Andrew McCubbin & Roller One & Sunny the Magosopher & poets TBC.

Sofa Salon teams with SAND, Berlin literary journal, for a huge afternoon of Australian music and international poetry.

Our Melbourne musical juggernaut features the songwriters from Roller One, Andrew McCubbin and the Hope Addicts, Monty Sparrow plus previous Sofa Salon favourites Jimmy Tait and Waywardbreed all performing to raise money for SAND Journal, alongside some of Berlin's finest spoken word performers.

To reserve places, the Sofa Salon email is : berlinsofasalon [at] googlemail.com. Doors 13:00.

Samstag 15. Oktober - Wohnzimmer Konzert: Wooden Peak (DE) + Martin Lau & Teleskop (DE)

I heard Wooden Peak's wonderful electronic-acoustic folk at Fusion 2010 and asked them to play a Sofa Salon. They will also perform for us their collaboration with poet Martin Lau, who has just released his first cycle of poems on Periplaneta, with Wooden Peak setting Martin's words to music.

To reserve places, the Sofa Salon email is : berlinsofasalon [at] googlemail.com.