Sophie Hunger

Tue, 20. 11. 2012 - 19:30
Palác Akropolis

New tour of talented singer

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Sophie Hunger grew up in Switzerland, Britain and Germany. In 2006 she recorded her first album “Sketches on Sea“ in her own front room and sold several thousand copies through direct sales. As a result of this album and its success she started working with musicians like Erik Truffaz, The Youngs Gods and Stephan Eicher.

Soon her work attracted attention outsider Switzerland: The Guardian described her as “Laura Marling, Beth Orton and Björk in one folk-rocking package”, Le Monde as “excellent” and the German Deutsche Musikexpress as “breath-taking”. Her first studio album “Monday’s Ghost” came out 2008 and reached Number 1 in the Swiss Album Charts, as did her next album “1983” in 2010. But Sophie Hunger’s success has gone far beyond the borders of her home country: she became the first Swiss act ever to play the prestigious Glastonbury Festival.

In spring 2011 Sophie Hunger won the Swiss Award and the Prix de la Création Musicale de France. Also in 2011 she toured North America together with Madeleine Peyroux and the band Tinariwen. In Germany Hunger also won acclaim for her fictional columns in the quality newspaper die Zeit.

In spring 2012 she produced and staged the one-man show “Bob Dylan - Be Part of My Dream“ (in the framework of the Grammy Museum Exhibition) at Le Cité de la Musique, Paris, which will be reprised at the Montréal Jazz Festival this summer. In addition, this summer will see her contribution to the play „Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz” by Director Cornelia Rainer at the Salzburger Festspiele.

And finally in autumn Hunger is launching her new album in cooperation with producer Adam Samuels (Warpaint, Daniel Lanois, John Frusciante), which came together in Europe and America. The musicians featured on this album, among others are Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chilli Peppers, PJ Harvey) Nathaniel Walcott (Bright Eyes), Steven Nistor (Daniel Lanois, Danger Mouse), as well as Michael Flury, Simon Gerber and Alberto Malo of the Sophie Hunger Band. The launch of this CD will be followed by a tour of North America and Europe, starting in October 2012.


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