Promis

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Promis Short Info

Promis, born José Promis, is a Chilean native and came to Los Angeles at a young age. Since 2015 he is living in Berlin, Germany.

In 2017 he just has been playing in Berlin, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Tuscon and Bangkok. Further concerts are planned for Germany, Austria and Europe after the release of his 9th album "Electric Cabaret" on February 17th 2017. This is what his label darumeshi records tries to plan here. All published dates below are solo concerts featuring his own original songs on piano (see videos)!

Further Biography:

Promis' exposure to classic European music and (then) contemporary pop styles irreversibly impacted the young man, whose passion for music initially moved him into the field of music commentary. Working for credible establishments in the first half of the last decade such as All Music Guide and Billboard, Promis’ transition from writer-turned-artist echoed others who had done the same: Neil Tennant (of the Pet Shop Boys) and Pete Wiggs and Bob Stanley (of Saint Etienne). First influenced by the a lot of american music styles, Promis discovered that European (and British) music was more fascinating to him. Also the songs of Jacques Brel, Cole Porter and Kurt Weill as well as eastern european and jewish music were influencing and partly designing his unique music style(s). Thus, his music is far away from electro pop, but near enough to call it rather "electric cabaret" with a focus on the piano and then particularly arranged songs of passion, love and life.
Before his break from the corporate world officially in 2008 to pursue music full-time, Promis had already unleashed his debut ("Promis", 2006) and sophomore ("Promis 2", 2007) sets. Incorporating elements pulled from diverse inspirations such as Edith Piaf and Madonna, Promis’ first two recordings secured him as a live favorite in the local Los Angeles club and cabaret circuit. In this sense his eight albums are full of his musical experience, which he gained around the world.
As an enthralling live act, Promis has performed at prominent locations in the USA such as Hotel Café, The M Bar, The Other Side, Vitello’s, Bordello, Wig Out and Akbar to name just a few. The latter club featured Promis in a headlining capacity of a weekly piano show from the summer of 2012 to 2015. Promis explored world and electronic textures further with his third and fourth long players "Promis III" and "Life Is Grand!" (co-created with Turkish-born New Yorker Ayhan Sahin), both released in 2008.
Promis’ irreverent vocal combined with a canny, emotional, yet sensual lyrical appeal steered Promis’ fifth album "Love Stories" (2011). Finally honed to perfection, Love Stories came on the heels of breaking into the independent international markets of Greece, Germany, Belgium, Chile and France.

Promis’ sixth offering," Vertigo Heights", featured him as one half of a duo with British producer Ian Matthews who had helmed past projects for Promis. As where Promis' seventh album "Indiscretions" (2013) found him revisiting many of the genres present in previous projects, from cabaret to electronica to pop. Promis' eighth set, "Sunset Blvd" (2015), was also the second official "Promis & Matthews" collection. This one differed from previous projects as those seem to take the listener to distant lands and times, while Sunset Blvd is his Los Angeles album, with songs and themes particular to this city of dreams.
The summer of 2015 found Promis leaving Los Angeles for most of the year in Europe. He played several nights a week with famed Berlin artist Juwelia Soraya at Galerie St St in Berlin-Neukölln, and spent two months playing originals and European covers at Character Bar in Santorini, Greece.

In September 2015 Promis signed to darumeshi records from London/Cologne to release "As Promised - The Best of Promis" in two volumes in spring 2016, a collection of 30 songs that were written and performed by Promis from 2007 to 2012.

A product of the romantic past of European pop and post-modern American vibes, Promis is brand of music that delivers enlivened authenticity and eccentric charm.

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Text by Quentin Harrison, 2013, updated by Jose Promis & Jerry Delay, 2017.
Photo by Olivier Riquelme.

Promis, born José Promis, is a Chilean native and came to Los Angeles at a young age. Since 2015 he is living in Berlin, Germany.

In 2017 he just has been playing in Berlin, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Tuscon and Bangkok. Further concerts are planned for Germany, Austria and Europe after the release of his 9th album "Electric Cabaret" on February 17th 2017. This is what his label darumeshi records tries to plan here. All published dates below are solo concerts featuring his own original songs on piano (see videos)!

Further Biography:

Promis' exposure to classic European music and (then) contemporary pop styles irreversibly impacted the...

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Past Gigs Promis

  • 06 | 2017 Friendly Society, Berlin European Record Release Party "Electric Cabaret"
  • 05 | 2017 Steyr, AT Steyrer Musik Nacht
  • 04 | 2017 Maze Club, Berlin Merlin's
  • 03 | 2017 Akbar, Los Angeles Promis in Concert
  • 03 | 2017 The Gardenia, Los Angeles Promis in Concert
  • 02 | 2017 Akbar, Los Angeles Promis in Concert
  • 02 | 2017 Pataya, Thailand Dream Team Showcase
  • 01 | 2017 Bangkok, Thailand Hollywood Night
  • 12 | 2016 Osteria in Bàcan, Berlin BLACK MARKET LIVE
  • 11 | 2016 Prachtwerk Open Stage
  • 08 | 2016 Galerie St. St., Berlin Live Performance
  • 08 | 2016 Galerie St. St., Berlin Live Performance
  • 07 | 2016 Galerie St. St., Berlin Live Performance
  • 07 | 2016 Galerie St. St., Berlin Live Performance
  • 07 | 2016 Juniper Bar, Berlin PIANO BAR AND OPEN MIC hosted by Jose Promis
  • 06 | 2016 culture container live recording session
  • 04 | 2016 Los Angeles Akbar
  • 02 | 2016 Palm Springs
  • 01 | 2016 Bankok Nadimos
  • 01 | 2016 New York Peques
  • 12 | 2015 Los Angeles Akbar
  • 09 | 2015 Berlin Galerie St.St.
  • 08 | 2015 Santorini Charakter Bar

Discography Promis

  • 2017 Can I Just See What It Feels Like to Kiss You (The Remix EP) EP | darumeshi records Ltd.
  • 2017 We're Grown Up People (DJ Marauder Remix) Single | darumeshi records Ltd.
  • 2017 50 Bucks From Me 2K17 Single | darumeshi records Ltd./Redlight Media, Germany
  • 2017 We're Grown Up People Single | darumeshi records Ltd.
  • 2017 Electric Cabaret Album | darumeshi records Ltd.
  • 2016 Dragons EP | darumeshi records Ltd.
  • 2016 As Promised - The Best of Promis Vol. 2 Album | darumeshi records Ltd.
  • 2016 As Promised - The Best of Promis Vol. I Album | darumeshi records Ltd.
  • 2015 Sunset Blvd. Album | Stroboscopic/JFP Music
  • 2013 Indescretions Album | JFP Music
  • 2012 Vertigo Heights Album | Stroboscopic/JFP Music
  • 2011 Love Stories Album | JFP Music
  • 2008 Life Is Grand! Album | Young Pals Music/JFP Music
  • 2008 Promis III Album | JFP Music
  • 2007 Promis 2 Album | JFP Music
  • 2006 Promis Album | JFP Music

Media

  • Video Promis Music Video Collage
  • Video Promis - We're Grown Up People
  • Video "Nobody Ever Leaves A Star"...
  • Video Promis - Dragons (Official...
  • Video "Second Hand Smoke" (live i...
  • Video "I Sing Off Key" - Promis
  • Video "From The Beginning" - Promis
  • Video Promis - Heaven Forbid (Off...
  • Video "Dinner With Friends" - Pro...
  • Video "Martinis At Noon" - Promis
  • Video "Play Troubadour!" - Promis
  • Video "The Sphinx" - Promis & Mat...
  • Video "Love Lurks And Lives In Th...
  • Video "The Accordion Player" - Pr...

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Origin

  • Berlin DE

Founded

  • 2006

Members

  • José Promis Sänger, Piano

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