Archive | May, 2013

Danke schön!

20 May

So the german tour is over and we are back to France. We are two very tired but happy souls! We got to see so many cities; Cologne, Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen, Frankfurt and all the cities we crossed on the way. Skipper never let us down even it was full of gear, suitcases, musicians (Eeti), hitchhikers (dont remember his name but a very cool guy) and sound engineers (Terttu). We were also very lucky with the weather for most of the time it was super hot and sunny. We ate ice cream, a lot of ice cream. Once again the shows were great, and we had very good time with Die Zeit, ZDF, Radio Bremen and Radio Bayern 3.

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It was rather nostalgic to tour Germany with our van. Everything started from there, Skipper is really like a home for us. When someone could think its very tiny and rather old, we think its the most comfy and best place to sleep in. It really is what you make it! We drove long distances, sometimes 500km a day (and remember, Skipper goes average 80km/h) so we had lots of time to think and listen to music. So much has happened since we drove that van the last time. When we first left we had no idea what would happen. We had no idea that one year after traveling we would have an amazing record label, lots of fans and our first album out! This tour in Germany brought all these memories back and made us remember why we are doing what we are doing.

We are staying in France for one more week, for example to celebrate Manu’s 24th birthday next weekend! In Finland we will have lots of things to do so this will be our so called holiday week!

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With lots of love and danke schön,

Eva&Manu

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Germany day #5

13 May

Wow, the time has gone so fast on the tour! It´s already day 5 and we are in Hamburg at the moment. First show we had was last Thursday in Munchen where we played at Milla Live Club just the two of us. Milla Club has been a live music venue only for about 6 months, and we heard that it actually used to be a river before! The crew was super nice to us and the gig went well too! Warm and welcoming first gig indeed.

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The next day we drove to Frankfurt where our drummer Eeti joined us. During the drive from Munich to Frankfurt we picked up a german hitchhiker and he gave us very good company along the way. For the first time every Skipper was pulled over by the polizei. Nothing serious, just a normal control and they were really nice to us 🙂 They just spotted Skipper because he obviously draws a lot of attention! After a couple hours of driving, listening to music and enjoying the stunning views, we arrived. This time our venue was a bit out from the city, a very cool place called Brotfabrik. The sun was shining and us and Skipper were really happy! Also, for the first time ever Eva´s keyboard didn´t work in the beginning of the show. What had happened?? Well we don´t know either. For the first 4 songs Manu was entertaining the audience while Eva was partly singing and partly trying to solve the problem with Terttu, our sound engineer. After many sweat drops we got it working! Audience bared with is this whole time, thank you everyone who came out!

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We stayed two nights in Frankfurt, from where we drove to Köln. This, the show #3 was in a place called Yard Club. Another cool show and we got to sign a finnish flag after our show 😉 Our audience has been super nice and welcoming in every city.

At the moment we are in Hamburg, right in the heart of the famous Reeperbahn. Our venue tonight is right around the corner, in Prinzenbar. Showtime 8pm! We have been there once before, during Reeperbahn Festival where we played last year. We found an amazing italian restaurant right behind Reeperbahn and will definitely go back there! The best pizza and pasta, very homemade and tasty.

Now, off to the soundcheck and getting ready for the show tonight!

With love,
Eva&Manu

Almost in Germany

2 May

Finally we got back to Paris, but through a little detour; only 40km before Paris Skipper decided to leave us on the side of the highway. We had been driving for 10h, it was raining and dark, and it seemed impossible! Luckily there was a guy working who came to help us out, and we got Skipper back on the road. This was the first time ever that Skipper did this, and hopefully the last one! We are only starting with driving, a whole tour in Germany is still ahead of us.

GERMANY-tour! 
So we are starting our tour on the 8th of May from Munich, where we will be playing in Milla Live Club. This will be a duo set, all the rest of the tour will be with our drummer. From Munich we will drive to Frankfurt, where the venue is Brotfabrik on the 10thThen Köln Yard Club 11th, Hamburg Prinzenbar 13th, Bremen Moments/Nordwest Radio 14th and we end to Berlin Gruner Salon on the 15th of MayIn Berlin we will also do a TV feature for ZDF, more details about that a bit later on.

All my music- Eva&Manu featured as the newcomer!
All my music wrote an article about us as the newcomer, very cool! You can read it online and share it with your friends! You can find the article about us and many other interesting things to read about here: http://www.allmymusic.de/l18-Newcomer/

YOU CAN WIN TICKETS TO OUR SHOWS!
ADTicket is hosting a competition where you can win tickets to our shows in Germany! Basically all you need to do is write down your name and you are on! You can win the tickets to a show closest to you. https://www.facebook.com/ADticket?sk=app_160687337351700

If you know people in Germany, let them know also!

If you are new to our music, here´s a little blog explaining a bit us and our music http://guthoerenistwichtig.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/gluckseligkeit-besiegt-neugier-eva-manu/

So, the tour is getting closer and closer and we are more than ready to go. We´ve had only good experiences playing in Germany (w/Sophie Hunger in Berlin, Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg) and are really looking forward to the shows.

To the end of this post, here´s a video we did with our friend and an AMAAAZING beat boxer Felix Zenger. Video just reached 11,000 views!
Have a beautiful day and thank you for following.

Love, Eva&Manu