On Saturday, 22nd September the Estonian-based showcase festival and music industry convention Tallinn Music Week is teaming up with Estonian Tourist Board / Enterprise Estonia and Prāta VētraManagement to throw a music party within Germany’s biggest indoor club-festival Reeperbahn Festival, which is taking place in a unique atmosphere only Germany's most famous red light and entertainment district can offer.
The evening will be opened by the talented Estonian singer-songwriter IIRIS, who has been compared to the likes of Kate Bush, Regina Spektor and Florence & The Machine, to be followed by the acknowledged Latvian indie-rock band Prāta Vētra, who fill stadiums and arenas in their home country. The night will be topped by the Estonian pride Ewert and The Two Dragons – an indie-folk band that has gained recognition around the world with their clever song-writing, immaculate musicianship and mesmerizing live-shows. Ewert and The Two Dragons will also play on Friday, 21st September, 21:00–22:10 at Café Keese. This array of brilliant talent will be showcased in a cosy and intimate setting of Pooca bar in the centre of Reeperbahn, so we recommend arriving early enough not to miss it.
Saturday, 22nd September at Pooca bar:
(Hamburger Berg 12, 20359 Hamburg)
19:00 - 20:00 – Reception and welcome drinks (by invitation)
20:00 - 20:40 – IIRIS (EE)
21:15 - 22:00 - Prāta Vētra (LV)
22:45 - 23:30 - Ewert and The Two Dragons (EE)
Tallinn Music Weekis a music industry conference and one of the biggest indoor festivals in the Baltic region that started out in 2009. The mission of the festival, taking place for the fifth time, is to raise the reputation of Estonian music, to enhance the international development of local music industry and to introduce Tallinn and Estonia as an exciting cultural tourism destination. Tallinn Music Week welcomes around 300 international and 300 local music industry delegates to the festival each year, thus providing a valuable opportunity of meeting the region’s music industry players and talent. The delegate’s registration for TMW 2013 on 4-6 April will open up on Monday, 17th September at www.tmw.ee
Reeperbahn Festival is Germany's biggest indoor Club-Festival & B2B platform as Gateway to the German Music Market. There is no other music industry platform in Europe with such a multifaceted density, in a unique atmosphere only Germany's most famous red light and entertainment district can offer.
The Reeperbahn Festival, with it's three components Music, Campus and Arts, presents more than 200 concerts of international newcomers. In addition to enjoyable conferences, showcases and networking events, there are various crossover formats for music industry delegates and consumers. With the extensive arts programme including exhibitions, readings and film screenings, there is no other place in Germany where you can meet so many people from the national and international music and live entertainment industry. All of this in one place - no shuttles needed. Genres: Rock, Pop, Indie, Singer-Songwriter, Folk and Electro.
Find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tallinn Music Week www.tallinnmusicweek.ee
Estonian Tourist Board www.visitestonia.com
Prata Vetra Management - www.pratavetra.lv
Ewert and The Two Dragons
Friday, 21st September, 21:00–22:10 at Café Keese (Reeperbahn 19-21)
Saturday, 22nd September, 22:45-23:30 at Pooca bar
Ewert and The Two Dragons is a folk-rock quartet from Tallinn. Since their sophomore album Good Man Down (I Love You Records, 2011) was released to great reviews, the band’s fame has spread like a blaze, garnering them airplay from France to Brazil, and festival dates all over the world. It also became the best-selling record of the year in Estonia and the band was nominated and won five Estonian Music Awards in 2012. They have performed at important music industry festivals like Popkomm (Germany), Waves Vienna (Austria), Eurosonic Festival (Holland) and Lost In Music (Finland).
Saturday, 22nd September, 20:00-20:40 at Pooca bar
After a storming gig at Tallinn Music Week 2010, Iiris had the festival buzzing after her "especially good performance" (MusikWoche). An artist born to be on stage, wherever Iiris has performed, audiences and critics alike have been left in awe, resulting in highly positive coverage from MTV Iggy, Reykjavik Grapevine, NME, Soundi anf Nutflicks.
Her sound has been compared to greats like Björk, Kate Bush, Regina Spektor and Florence & The Machine, but Iiris remains unique. Her performances veer between aggressively commanding the stage and baring it all from behind the piano, and audiences can’t help but surrender to her talent & beauty.
Debut album "The Magic Gift Box" is out on EMI Music Finland since March 2012.
Saturday, 22nd September, 21:15-22:00 at Pooca bar
After Prāta Vētra conquered the hearts of music lovers in native Latvia and became a household name, the band took a chance on reaching the audiences beyond the borders of their motherland. Prāta Vētra during their career have released albums in Europe and Russia, supported bands like “R.E.M.”, “The Rolling Stones”, “Depeche Mode”, e.t.c.. As A.Corbijn has described: “There is this beautiful thing that great bands have something… Identity and I think Prāta Vētra has that,”
New album „Another Still Life“ (BrainStorm Records, 2012) was written and recorded in the historic town of Hudson, in the Hudson valley upstate NY, and was mixed in a small studio beneath Radiohead's management office in Oxford, England.