claude meier

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claude meier - Jazz Live Act in bellikon

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dear jury
since we have all our info on our website, music etc and especially our future and past gigs, i didn't put all of them into the tour and past gigs mask, it's a selection.
you can find all of them here: http://www.ghosttowntrio.ch/ghosts/concerts
if you scroll down, you will see the archiv.
i also tried to put our music into a soundcloud account, but soundcloud does not exept covers...i clamed and told them, that everything is legale, it's all registered with suisa.ch.
so here's a link the music:
http://www.ghosttowntrio.ch/ghosts/music
the direct links are to your right...und links.
thanks for taking the time to listen,
for the ghost town trio
claude meier

INFO:

More than second hand…

This is how David Bowie or the Beatles would sound like today: The “Ghost Town Trio” shows us how loony and stunning cover albums can be…

It’s almost like saying: take head dear listeners – these are elements of pop history – everything quite outmoded and some of it might even be tainted: but we want to figure out, what kind of wonderful mischief we can achieve with it. Yes, our “Ghost Town Trio”sets out to create coversongs. And how! These three musicians pounce upon these pophits to stear them to new realms. And yet Urs Vögeli (guitar), Lukas Mantel (drums), and Claude Meier (bass) do not employ a manner – they always achieve to renew their own style.

The yarn of the „Ghost Town Trio“ began at the beginning of 2009 with an engagement in an old whore house in Zurich’s red light district reconverted into a“techno bar”. After their distinctive debut album going by the name of “No Tits but Hits” and many gigs in venues and festivals around the country and abroad (Schaffhauser Jazzfestival 2012, BeJazz 2012) follows their second release “Don’t Make Your Mama Cry”. The trio does not only submit the songs of Blondie or Björk to brash transcriptions or perversions, no! To phrase it in a corny manner: it dances, fights, moans and groans, abandons and reconciles with them. This it does however without an obsessive exhibition or an emotionalized sensationalism but with a playfull airiness and authority – for the three musicians are in every respect masters in the breaking of styles. Pieces like “Go West” from the Village People can come along with great aplomb, with a sweeping melancholic guitar intro and warm crackling rhythm sections. This however doesn’t mean that they would not suddenly end up in a little techno-like pleasantry. Here, “Anton aus Tirol” transmutes to an awkward-pensive farmers boy, David Bowies “Space Oddity” is furnished with a barnstorming groove and Scorpions “Still Loving You” turns into a keyed up studio jam. Right here no body wants to conform to a pattern. “Second hand” is not the correct term for it. It’s third and fourth nature which is, being further processed here, manyfoldly turned and essentially worn out. But always perfect for a celebration in the basement party room of this pop century.

dear jury
since we have all our info on our website, music etc and especially our future and past gigs, i didn't put all of them into the tour and past gigs mask, it's a selection.
you can find all of them here: http://www.ghosttowntrio.ch/ghosts/concerts
if you scroll down, you will see the archiv.
i also tried to put our music into a soundcloud account, but soundcloud does not exept covers...i clamed and told them, that everything is legale, it's all registered with suisa.ch.
so here's a link the music:
http://www.ghosttowntrio.ch/ghosts/music
the direct links are to your right...und links.
thanks for taking the time to listen,
for the...

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Past Gigs claude meier

  • 02 | 2016 J.I.M./Mainz Ghost Town Trio & Eiko
  • 02 | 2016 esse musicbar/winterthur Ghost Town Trio & Eiko
  • 02 | 2016 esse musicbar/winterthur Ghost Town Trio & Eiko
  • 01 | 2016 esse musicbar/winterthur Ghosts & Guests
  • 01 | 2016 esse musicbar/winterthur Ghosts & Guests
  • 12 | 2015 rebstock/baden Ghost Town Trio & Hendrix Ackle
  • 12 | 2015 esse musicbar/winterthur Ghosts & Guests
  • 12 | 2015 esse musicbar/winterthur Ghosts & Guests
  • 12 | 2015 moods/zürich Ghost Town Trio & Eiko
  • 11 | 2015 esses musicbar/winterthur Ghosts & Guests
  • 11 | 2015 esse musicbar/winterthur Ghosts & Guests
  • 10 | 2015 rottweil/germany jazz im refektorium
  • 10 | 2015 marburg/germany jazzini marburg
  • 10 | 2015 schlot/berlin schlot
  • 07 | 2015 sommernachtsträume/burgdorf sommernachtsträume
  • 05 | 2015 birdseye/basel birdseye club basel
  • 12 | 2014 kulak/baden www.kulak.ch
  • 02 | 2014 spielboden/dornbirn spielboden dornbirn
  • 01 | 2014 moods/zürich moods
  • 01 | 2014 bejazz/bern bejazz winterfestival
  • 12 | 2013 jazz in olten/olten jazz in olten

Discography claude meier

  • 2014 Don't Make Your Mama Cry Album | Unit
  • 2011 No Tits But Hits Album | Unit

Media

  • Video Ghost Town Trio - Schaffhau...
  • Video hard day's night by Ghost T...
  • Video Ghost Town Trio - Bohemian ...
  • Media Don't Make Your Mama Cry
  • Media No Tits But Hits

Origin

  • bellikon CH

Founded

  • 2009

Members

  • Urs Vögeli Guitar Player
  • Claude Meier Bass Player
  • Lukas Mantel Drum Player

Downloads / Press Releases