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Broadway Killers: "We Have The Best Community Of People Supporting Us"

Thanks to Emil and the guys for this interview via e-mail. Wish you good luck with the Band Contest. Published on April 22 2013.

  by Mario

There are exactly 5 days left to join Sellaband Band Contest 2013 as a supporter. About one week ago I introduced Hogan from Ireland. And here is the second band in the contest, being in the lead at the moment - most of you may have heard of the Broadway Killers already. If you like their music and want them to tour Germany next year don't hesitate and get them some support...

50K MUSIC: Sellaband has just started the Band Contest 2013. How come that you joined it?
Broadway Killers: In fact it started a while ago, but I forgot to answer your mail :) Anyway, let’s just say that we had a really good experience funding our debut album through Sellaband. Mainly that is why we thought this competition could be fun. Also we thought and still we think that we can beat the other two bands. We have the best community of people supporting us.

50K MUSIC: You're old hands in crowdfunding business. Do you think you have some sort of advantage?
Broadway Killers: Well, I think we have some experience at least and maybe that could be an advantage. But the main thing we have is our community which just supports us any time we ask for it. Just a note on this: In fact we were about to cancel our May tour because a promoter made a very late cancellation of a gig. We told people this on facebook but then one fan saved our entire May tour by buying an acoustic concert through the Sellaband Contest. Ain’t that f**kin’ cool, huh!!?

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50K MUSIC Special - Krakow Music Scene (1): Two Red Triangles

Published on Jun 15 2012

  by Mario

If you're into indie rock and pop you should definitely have a look at Krakow's music scene. In the next few weeks I'm going to dig into this and introduce a couple of bands from Krakow to you. First in line are Two Red Triangles who fund their upcoming album on SellaBand.

50K MUSIC: For all those who haven't heard of Two Red Triangles yet, please tell us something about the band … where do you come from, what are your roots?
TRT: We’re three students from different parts of Poland, who being attracted by the cultural and educational aspects of Krakow decided to move there.

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Introducing One Spark Berlin Music Creators (6): Somebody Else

Thanks to Fisal and Tino of Somebody Else for taking the time to answer my questions. Published November 08 2014.

  by Mario

About two months ago creators and supporters celebrated first One Spark Festival in Europe at Platoon Kunsthalle in Berlin. We continue to introduce the music creators who showcased their music there ... today the audience prize winners Somebody Else. I talked to Fisal and Tino about this new live experience and what they expect from joining next year's One Spark in Jacksonville ...

50K MUSIC: Who are Somebody Else? Please tell us a bit about the band.
Tino: Somebody Else is based in Berlin, Germany. We started working together a year ago, Fisal Campbell the singer, originally from New York City, and me, Tino Kowalewsky the keyboard player and producer wrote songs and gathered musicians for recordings and live performance in order to form the band. Since Mai 2014 the band is complete with Thilo Brandt on drums, Raphael Seidel on bass, Matti Michalschek (guitar), Lisa Buchholz (trumpet) and Niko Zeidler (Saxophone). On a lot of our recordings also Milan Kowalewsky play the drums. We wrote over 30 Songs so far and put out a couple of music videos. Our first album is out since april, for download, streaming and CD.
Fisal: As a band we standing for unitiy, truth, and freedom of expression. And honest fun J.

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Rue Royale: Join The Journey

Brookln Dekker answered my questions via e-mail. Published on Feb 02 2013.

  by Mario

I'm a fan of their music since "Guide To An Escape". No question for me to support their current Kickstarter project. Rue Royale are raising funds for their third album. Please consider to become a backer - still 15 days left...

50K MUSIC: You're originally hailing from Chicago. How come that you live in Nottingham (UK) now?
Brookln: That's right, I'm from Chicago. Ruth is from Staffordshire, England. She lived in the States for a few years with me but once we started touring in Europe more we decided we wanted to be nearer to that as well as nearer to Ruth's family so we moved to England and found a nice place in Nottingham.

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Katy & The Escort Orchestra - Sparklingsoul Sounds Pretty Nice

Katy and the Orchestra answered my questions via e-mail. Published on Feb 19 2013.

  by Mario


Katy and The Escort Orchestra started their collaboration back in 2010. They are raising funds for a debut album on Sellaband. I talked to them about their project and about Sparklingsoul...

50K MUSIC: Please tell us something about Katy & The Escort Orchestra. Where do you come from? What are your roots?
KEO: We are from Switzerland. KEO it`s the solo project of Katrin Züllig. But we are a Band. So all of us are Studying Jazz or has studying. Our sound is like the old Soul an R'n'B. Like Ottis Redding or Ray Charles. These are our roots!

50K MUSIC: You call your sound Sparklingsoul. How did you "invented" this very special sound?
KEO: I guess it`s a mix between R'n'B, Pop, Motown and Soul! So we was searching for a pretty catchy sound name! So Sparklingsoul sounded pretty nice! :-D

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Oskar Schuster - Music Out Of The Subconscious Mind

Thanks to Oskar for the chance to meet him in Berlin in early September ... really enjoyed it. Published October 06 2013.

  by Mario

A while ago Oskar Schuster successfully funded his upcoming album with the support of 145 believers on Sellaband. I talked to him about his music and the crowdfunding experience ...

50K MUSIC: Who is Oskar Schuster? Please tell us something about you. Where do you come from? What are your musical roots?
Oskar: I'm a composer from Berlin. Two years ago I released my debute album, "Dear Utopia". Right now I'm finishing my second album which will be out in a few months. My musical roots are quite diverse. I grew up with pop/rock music, listening a lot to bands like the Beatles, Nirvana and Radiohead. Later I discovered Sigur Rós and Beirut, two bands that influence me very much. On the other hand I always played classical music on the piano, mostly Chopin and Schumann. I also have been interested in electronic music from an early age on. Actually I took my first steps in composition by messing around with sequencer software on my Commodore 64 when I was about ten years old. I think my music combines all those different influences. It is purely instrumental with the piano as main element, often accompanied by glockenspiel and a programmable music box. To create beats, I record the sounds of old typewriters and cameras and sample them.

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