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A CONVERSATION. SALOMEA MANIFESTS A CONTEMPORARY MULTI-GENRE MELTING POT: MUSIC WITH A DEEPER MEANING, A BAND TAKING RISKS, A VOICE FROM ANOTHER UNIVERSE, PRECISE AND WARM. DEFINING MUSIC AS ART, WITH A STRONG BELIEF IN LOVE, RESPECT AND HONESTY. ASKING FOR OPEN MINDED EARS TO FACE THIS CAREFULLY BALANCED PROPOSITION OF THE MUSIC OF THE FUTURE.

REBEKKA SALOMEA AND HER HIGH CLASS BAND, YANNIS ANFT ON KEYS, OLIVER LUTZ ON BASS AND LEIF BERGER ON DRUMS, HAVE PERFORMED AT RENOWNED FESTIVALS LIKE JAZZABLANCA (MOROCCO), AVIGNON JAZZFESTIVAL (FRANCE) OR MOERS FESTIVAL (GERMANY). THE UNIQUE MIXTURE OF HIPHOP INFUSED JAZZ, RNB AND CONTEMPORARY ELECTRONIC MUSIC FINDS ITS PERFECTION ON THE BAND’S SECOND ALBUM “BATHING IN FLOWERS”.

The Band
REBEKKA SALOMEA

REBEKKA SALOMEA, *1991, WAS RAISED IN A GERMAN / US-AMERICAN HOUSEHOLD FULL OF MUSIC. AS A CHILD SHE INVENTED LANGUAGES AND MELODIES ON THE BACK SEAT. 2013 SHE WROTE HER FIRST SONGS AND TRIED THEM OUT WITH YANNIS ANFT. 2014 SHE FOUNDED SALOMEA. SINCE THEN SHE HAS BEEN EXPRESSING PERSONAL AND CREATIVE CHALLENGES AND CHANGES WITH HER BAND. NEXT TO RECORDING, TOURING AND TUTORING AT THE CONSERVATORY FOR MUSIC AND DANCE, COLOGNE SHE’S A CAT MOTHER AND INTO DANCING AND DEEP TALK.

AT THE AGE OF 11 YANNIS ANFT, BORN IN 1993, BEGAN TO PLAY THE PIANO. FROM 2013 UNTIL 2019 HE STUDIED JAZZ-PIANO AT THE CONSERVATORY FOR MUSIC AND DANCE IN COLOGNE, WITH TEACHERS LIKE HUBERT NUSS AND JÜRGEN FRIEDRICH. SINCE THEN HE HAS BEEN WORKING AS A PIANIST, KEYBOARDIST AND MUSIC PRODUCER. NEXT TO ENGAGEMENTS IN NUMEROUS SIDE PROJECTS LOCATED IN DIFFERENT GENRES, HE CALLS SALOMEA AND HIS OWN PROJECT DELUSIONAL MIND HIS MAIN PROJECTS. HIS ENTHUSIASM CENTERS AROUND CREATING SOUNDS WITH HIS SYNTHESIZERS AND INCORPORATING ELECTRONIC ELEMENTS IN INSTRUMENTAL CONTEXTS.

YANNIS ANFT
OLIVER LUTZ

OLI STUDIED JAZZ & POP MUSIC AT THE CONSERVATORIES IN MANNHEIM AND COLOGNE. HE LOVES ELECTRIC BASSES, SYNTHESIZERS, JAZZ MUSIC AND HIS MOUNTAIN BIKE. WITH HIS QUARTET “RE: CALAMARI” HE RELEASED HIS THIRD ALBUM AS A BANDLEADER IN 2020. MELODIC SONGS RICH WITH MULTILAYERED, POWERFUL TEXTURES - CHECK IT OUT! OLI IS A DISCOVERER, AN EXPLORER OF SOUNDS - HIS PLAYING RELEASES ENERGIES AND UNLOCKS NEW SPACES IN INTERACTION WITH HIS BAND COLLEAGUES. ACCORDING TO THE F.A.Z. HE HAS A “PERCEPTIBLY DISTINCT SOUND”.

SINCE RECEIVING HIS FIRST DRUM SET IN 1997 LEIF IS A MUSICIAN. SEVERAL STATIONS LATER (LEGO, “AGE OF EMPIRES”, SKATEBOARDING, ETC.), HE DECIDES TO DEDICATE HIS LIFE TO THIS PASSION AND MOVES TO COLOGNE. HERE HE LEARNS THINGS LIKE IMPROVISATION, FRIENDSHIP, TAKING HIS DREAMS SERIOUSLY, LISTENING AND PLAYS IN MANY BANDS. TODAY HE ALSO CALLS HIMSELF COMPOSER, PIANIST, KEYBOARDIST, PERCUSSIONIST, BANDLEADER AND TEACHER. HIS MUSIC CAN BE FOUND ON BANDCAMP. THE 25+ ALBUMS THAT HE PLAYS ON CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET.

LEIF BERGER
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