Promis

PRO Live Act Piano Mediterranean Singer/Songwriter Pop Chanson Melodic Worldmusic
Promis - Piano Mediterranean Singer/Songwriter Pop Chanson Melodic Worldmusic Live Act in Berlin

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, born José Promis in Chile, moved to the U.S. at a young age, growing up in Tucson, AZ, and later spending many years in Los Angeles. Now he is living in Berlin, and touring the world. In 2017 he performed in Berlin (DE), Los Angeles and Palm Springs (USA), Athens (GR), Thailand (Bangkok and Pataya), Austria (Wells and Steyr) and other places. Further concerts are planned for Germany (especially Berlin and Cologne) and Europe.
Promis' exposure to classic European music and contemporary pop styles irreversibly impacted him, 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” (allmusic.com) and Billboard, Promis’ transition from writer-turned-artist echoed others who had done the same: Neil Tennant (of the Pet Shop Boys) or Pete Wiggs (of Saint Etienne). Before his official 2008 break from the corporate world to pursue music full-time, Promis had already unleashed his debut ("Promis", 2005) and sophomore ("Promis 2", 2007) sets. Incorporating elements pulled from diverse inspirations such as Edith Piaf, Madonna and Charles Aznavour, Promis’ first two recordings secured him as a live favorite in the local Los Angeles club and cabaret circuit. The songs of Jacques Brel, Cole Porter and Kurt Weill as well as eastern European and Jewish music were influencing and somehow designing his unique music styles. Thus, his music is at first far from electro pop, but near enough to call it "Electric Cabaret" with a focus on the piano and then particularly arranged songs of passion, love and life.
In 2008 Promis explored world and electronic textures even further with his third and fourth sets
"Promis III" and “Life is Grand.”
His seventh album "Indiscretions" (2013) found him revisiting many of the genres present in previous projects, from cabaret to electronica to pop. And finally Promis' eighth set, "Sunset Blvd" (2015), was also the second official Promis & Matthews collection, following "Vertigo Heights" (2012). 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 to Europe and he finally moved to Berlin in 2016. In 2017 he appeared and composed the music for German director Rosa von Praunheim’s film “Überleben in Neukölln” (Survival in Neukölln), whose songs, co-written with Berlin drag star Juwelia St St, make up the soundtrack and companion album “Hungry Roses.”

A product of the romantic past of European pop, chanson 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, 2018.
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, born José Promis in Chile, moved to the U.S. at a young age, growing up in Tucson, AZ, and late...

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Past Gigs Promis

  • 02 | 2018 Los Angeles Akbar
  • 01 | 2018 Colibri Zipolita, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 10 | 2017 Steyr, AT Musikfestival
  • 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 New York Peques
  • 01 | 2016 Bankok Nadimos
  • 12 | 2015 Los Angeles Akbar
  • 09 | 2015 Berlin Galerie St.St.
  • 08 | 2015 Santorini Charakter Bar

Discography Promis

  • 2018 Disco Cabaret Album | darumeshi records Ltd.
  • 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 Electric Cabaret Album | darumeshi records Ltd.
  • 2017 We're Grown Up People Single | 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 "Is This The Face Of A Brok...
  • Video Walk Of Shame | Promis
  • Video "I Sing Off Key" - Promis
  • Video Promis - "Hollywood Barcelo...
  • Video My scene in the Rosa Von Pr...
  • Video Will I Ever Get A Chance To...
  • Video "From The Beginning" - Promis
  • Video Promis "No Soy De Aqui, Ni ...
  • Video Promis Video Collage
  • Video Promis - We're Grown Up People
  • Video "Martinis At Noon" - Promis
  • Video "The Sphinx" - Promis & Mat...
  • Video Promis - Dragons (Official...
  • Video "Nobody Ever Leaves A Star"...
  • Video "Dinner With Friends" - Pro...
  • Video "Second Hand Smoke" (live i...
  • Video "Love Lurks And Lives In Th...
  • Video "The Accordion Player" - Pr...

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Origin

  • Berlin DE

Founded

  • 2005

Members

  • José Promis Sänger, Piano