-AT LEAST WE GOT A STORY TO TELL-
Citizen Tim (Marco Kallenborn) knows, that there are stories in our lives wich define ourselves. The go-getting singer songwriter from Saarbruecken tries to combine catchiness and authenticity in his own stories.
After the release of his debut-EP "Human Circus" (Midsummer Records) in summer 2016, he focused on stage presence. After 50 shows in whole Germany, sharing the stage with great acts like TRADE WIND, EAST CAMERON FOLKCORE, MATZE ROSSI or SAM ALONE & THE GRAVEDIGGERS, he recorded his first LP "Hospital Breakfast Conversations" (Midsummer Records). The album has been recorded, mixed and mastered on his own in a tiny room.
Joel Havea is a man of many talents. A skilled songwriter, natural singer, great guitarist and an overall engaging performer whose songs demonstrate his wide ranging musical and cultural influences. With his unique background, Joel is certainly well prepared to handle the impressive new heights being reached by his music.
Coming from the vibrant, eclectic music scene in Australia's cultural capital of Melbourne, Joel cut his teeth playing live from a young age, as part of “the Havea Brothers” duo with his younger brother Dave. In the process, he developed his own brand of reggae and soul infused acoustic song-writing with pop sensibilities, no doubt also influenced by his mixed Tongan and Dutch heritage.
After some extensive world travel, including playing gigs throughout Asia and Europe, Joel found a new home in Hamburg, Germany, and set to work warming up the chilly city's music venues with his ready smile and heartfelt delivery.
Since the release of his well-received debut album "You Make Me Believe", Joel has not been content to rest on his laurels – in fact, quite the opposite. Since 2012 he has played over 500 concerts in more than 20 countries on 4 continents and has been a fixture on the festival and club circuit in Europe and Australia.
Recently, Joel has been hard at work with his Hamburg based band, namely Leo Lazar (Drums & Vocals) and Arnd Geise (Bass), both highly sought-after players in the German music scene. The chemistry between these 3 musicians is palpable on stage and this dynamic rhythm section adds a high-octane boost to Joel’s music, which is best experienced live.
As the Joel Havea Trio, they released their first record together on the 31st of March 2017 and since then have been touring throughout Europe, playing club shows and festivals from Germany, Austria and Switzerland and up to the Baltics and Scandinavia. This sense of a shared voyage is reflected in the album's title “Setting Sail”, while calling to mind images of their hometown port city of Hamburg, it was also no doubt further influenced by the band recording portions of the record while literally being at sea, as guest artists on board a cruise ship! “Setting Sail” has already racked up generous radio plays in Germany including NDR Hamburg, SWR1 Mainz, Radioeins, Nordwestradio Bremen and Deutschlandradio Kultur.
Welcome back to Crossfire!!
Having originally begun life in the late '90s as the first band of Baz Francis (later solo artist and of Magic Eight Ball) and Will Gray (future member of Satellite State, The Signal Fires and Atlantic Fire), rock band Mansion Harlots officially reconvened in 2017 and started work on a new studio album.
New live dates are also in the diary for Mansion Harlots too, so the band are heading over to Luxembourg to play at our beloved Crossfire - The Nordic Bar in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg on Saturday, 24th March 2018, following a session with Sam Steen at ARA City Radio earlier that day!
Support on the night comes from the double-shifting bon viveur Baz Francis.
MUSIC STARTS: Circa 7:30pm / ENTRY: FREE!