The Say Highs

Live Act Singer/Songwriter Alternative Folk Pop Indie
The Say Highs - Singer/Songwriter Alternative Folk Pop Indie Live Act in Berlin

The Say Highs Short Info

The charm of the B-Side is in the modest and unassuming nature of the contract. Overshadowed by an intently populist and attention-seeking A-Side, the B-Side makes no claims on your expectations nor does it clamour to appease any whims of fashionable taste. The B-side exists simply to entice you with the possibility of serendipitous surprise and fantastical wonderment. The music of The Say Highs is equally capable of catching you off-guard, with catchy tunes that will sneak up on you quite unexpectedly and then lodge themselves most firmly & pleasantly in your head.

Since their establishment in Berlin, Germany in 2005 with a nucleus around Guido Kreutzmüller and David McGinty, the band have written and produced numerous B-Side songs in the best tradition of folk music and have performed at innumerable gigs in theatres, clubs and bars and shared the bill with acts like Kula Shaker, The Posies, Blumfeld, The Sea and Cake, Matt Keating, Slow Club, Jack Penate or The Twang.

There's no denying The Say Highs' love of casual. The particular appeal of their songs lies within the subtle breaks, the delicate twists and turns and the little details. Clever collages of sound evolve into fully-formed works of art in which playful and experimental counterpoints can be heard at every chord and every bar.

Smokey close harmony vocals juxtapose with jingle-jangling guitars, whilst at each turn pretty melodies and fleeting thoughts make themselves known, floating unassumingly on by through these understated B-Sides. All in all, the songs of The Say Highs present a duality not dissimilar to the two sides to a record; here are happy and sad, gritty yet tender, laid-back but impatient, songs for at home but also for the road, songs to dance to and songs to quietly meditate upon.

Can folk music find its voice in the big city? Does every biography write its own folk song ? Is quiet still the new loud? And is it still OK to mention love in chansons d'amour? The Say Highs' answer to all the above questions is an emphatic YES. Never more convinced.

On their current "Songs for two – Acoustic & Seated Tour" with over 70 shows to date THE SAY HIGHS go back to their roots and present the band’s song catalogue in it’s most original form: 2 guys, 2 vocals, 2 guitars. In other words: Maximum Folk.

The charm of the B-Side is in the modest and unassuming nature of the contract. Overshadowed by an intently populist and attention-seeking A-Side, the B-Side makes no claims on your expectations nor does it clamour to appease any whims of fashionable taste. The B-side exists simply to entice you with the possibility of serendipitous surprise and fantastical wonderment. The music of The Say Highs is equally capable of catching you off-guard, with catchy tunes that will sneak up on you quite unexpectedly and then lodge themselves most firmly & pleasantly in your head.

Since their establishment in Berlin, Germany in 2005 with a nucleus arou...

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The Say Highs on Tour

  • 20 | 06 | 2015 Solingen Tom Bombadil
  • 24 | 06 | 2015 Eckernförde Spieker
  • 26 | 06 | 2015 Bad Oeynhausen Druckerei
  • 28 | 06 | 2015 Hamburg Spielbudenplatz Festival
  • 12 | 07 | 2015 Berlin Dodo
  • 22 | 07 | 2015 Hamburg Spielbudenplatz Festival
  • 15 | 08 | 2015 Berlin TBA
  • 03 | 09 | 2015 Hamburg Spielbudenplatz Festival
  • 11 | 10 | 2015 Berlin Cosmic Kaspar
  • 12 | 11 | 2015 Hamburg Café Brooks

Past Gigs The Say Highs

  • 05 | 2015 Berlin 12 Grad Aetherloge
  • 05 | 2015 Berlin Postbahnhof / Indieahner Live #2 / B.AGL Art Fair
  • 04 | 2015 Berlin Comet Club / Supp. Circa Waves
  • 04 | 2015 Dresden Aquarium
  • 03 | 2015 Halle/Saale The Connoisseur
  • 03 | 2015 Hamburg Wohnzimmerkonzert
  • 03 | 2015 Berlin Misu & Musi
  • 03 | 2015 Berlin Alte Börse Marzahn / Supp. Matt Keating
  • 03 | 2015 Berlin 12 Grad Aetherloge / Supp. Matt Keating
  • 03 | 2015 Berlin Eastgate
  • 02 | 2015 Hamburg St. Pauli Museum
  • 02 | 2015 Hamburg Café Brooks
  • 02 | 2015 Golden Lounge Saturday Night Concerts @ Golden Lounge
  • 01 | 2015 Tiki Heart cafe Acous-Tiki Time
  • 01 | 2015 Berlin An einem Sonntag im August
  • 12 | 2014 Berlin Alte Börse Marzahn
  • 11 | 2014 Berlin Zukunft :: Ranch am Ostkreuz / + The Inside Tracks
  • 11 | 2014 Berlin Oblomov
  • 10 | 2014 Magnet Club Support: SLOW CLUB
  • 10 | 2014 Berlin Alte Börse Marzahn
  • 10 | 2014 Berlin ART Stalker
  • 10 | 2014 Halle/Saale The Conoisseur / + AC Vibes
  • 09 | 2014 Berlin Oblomov
  • 09 | 2014 Berlin Loophole / + Inside Tracks
  • 09 | 2014 Berlin Cortina Bob / + AC Vibes
  • 09 | 2014 Berlin Madonna
  • 09 | 2014 Berlin Music Week c/o Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH First We Take The Streets
  • 08 | 2014 Berlin Bar am Lützowplatz / The West is back!
  • 08 | 2014 Berlin Alte Börse Marzahn
  • 08 | 2014 Berlin Tri****er / Support for Wild Sand
  • 08 | 2014 Berlin Zukunft :: Ranch am Ostkreuz
  • 08 | 2014 Reichenbach Street Happening Open Air
  • 08 | 2014 Chemnitz KaffeeSatz
  • 08 | 2014 Berlin Alte Börse Marzahn
  • 07 | 2014 Berlin Junction Bar
  • 07 | 2014 Chemnitz Subway To Peter
  • 06 | 2014 Berlin Fète de la Musique / Culture Container
  • 06 | 2014 Berlin Zukunft :: Ranch am Ostkreuz
  • 05 | 2014 Berlin Potsdamer Platz Arcaden
  • 05 | 2014 Berlin Ex'n'Pop / + Ben Hamilton
  • 05 | 2014 Berlin Alte Börse Marzahn
  • 05 | 2014 Berlin Folkbar Zukunft
  • 04 | 2014 Berlin Oblomov
  • 04 | 2014 Berlin Tiefgrund / + AC Vibes
  • 04 | 2014 Berlin Alte Börse Marzahn
  • 03 | 2014 Berlin Arcanoa / + AC Vibes
  • 02 | 2014 Mein Haus Am See TipstR.TV presents Sound Visions Live & Unplugged
  • 02 | 2014 Berlin Secret Gig / On request only
  • 01 | 2014 Potsdam RBB Radio Eins / Live at Silke Super
  • 01 | 2014 Berlin Cortina Bob / + Kobosh
  • 01 | 2014 Berlin Dodo
  • 01 | 2014 Berlin Trickster / + AC Vibes
  • 01 | 2014 Berlin Hard Rock 2
  • 12 | 2013 Berlin SoMa Bar
  • 11 | 2013 Berlin Hard Rock 2
  • 11 | 2013 Berlin The Castle Pub
  • 11 | 2013 Berlin Hard Rock 2
  • 11 | 2013 Berlin Madonna
  • 09 | 2013 Bad Oeynhausen Druckerei
  • 09 | 2013 Dresden Café Neustadt
  • 09 | 2013 Reichenbach Theater Neuberinhaus
  • 08 | 2013 Berlin Hard Rock 2
  • 08 | 2013 Berlin Ufer Café
  • 06 | 2013 Berlin Bull Bar
  • 05 | 2013 Berlin Madonna
  • 05 | 2013 Berlin Ex'n'Pop
  • 05 | 2013 Berlin KussKuss
  • 04 | 2013 Berlin Madonna
  • 04 | 2013 Berlin KussKuss
  • 03 | 2013 Berlin Soma Bar
  • 02 | 2013 Berlin OT Bar
  • 12 | 2012 Berlin Soma Bar
  • 12 | 2012 Berlin Madonna
  • 09 | 2012 Berlin Soma Bar
  • 09 | 2012 Berlin Bistro 2000
  • 07 | 2012 Chossewitz Camp Tipsy Festival
  • 07 | 2012 Berlin Soma Bar
  • 06 | 2012 Berlin Trickster
  • 06 | 2012 Berlin Madonna
  • 05 | 2012 Berlin C/O Berlin
  • 05 | 2012 Berlin King Kong Klub
  • 05 | 2012 Berlin Trickster
  • 04 | 2012 Berlin Ursula Montinaro
  • 02 | 2012 Berlin Dazzle Danz Club
  • 02 | 2012 Berlin Ex'n'Pop
  • 01 | 2012 Berlin Intersoup
  • 08 | 2011 Berlin Maschinenhaus
  • 03 | 2010 Berlin Arena Glashaus
  • 12 | 2009 Bad Oeynhausen Druckerei
  • 07 | 2009 Berlin Maybachufer
  • 06 | 2009 Berlin Vorwien
  • 05 | 2009 Berlin Dot Club
  • 05 | 2009 Berlin NBI
  • 05 | 2009 Berlin Bang Bang Club
  • 05 | 2009 Berlin Zimmer 16
  • 04 | 2009 Berlin Intersoup
  • 01 | 2009 Berlin Johann Rose
  • 01 | 2009 Berlin Vorwien
  • 11 | 2008 Bad Oeynhausen Druckerei
  • 08 | 2008 Bad Oeynhausen Druckerei
  • 10 | 2007 Berlin Ilse's Erika
  • 10 | 2007 Venlo / NL Alla Casa
  • 10 | 2007 Alkmaar / NL Atlantis
  • 10 | 2007 Walkenswaart / NL Café Fantast
  • 10 | 2007 Berlin Mudd Club / Sup. Jack Penate
  • 10 | 2007 Amsterdam / NL Desmet Radio Live
  • 10 | 2007 Berlin Bang Bang Club / + Mary Onettes
  • 10 | 2007 Berlin Lido / Supp. Kula Shaker
  • 09 | 2007 Berlin Lido / Supp. The Twang
  • 09 | 2007 Halle / Saale Hühnermanhattan
  • 08 | 2007 Haldern Haldern Pop Festival
  • 06 | 2007 Berlin Wendel's
  • 06 | 2007 Kassel Live in the Living
  • 06 | 2007 Berlin Lido / Supp. The Sea and Cake
  • 06 | 2007 Berlin Wendel's
  • 05 | 2007 Leipzig Ilse's Erika
  • 05 | 2007 Berlin Live in the Living
  • 02 | 2007 Berlin Festsaal Kreuzberg
  • 12 | 2006 Berlin Frannz Club / Supp. Ben Hamilton
  • 09 | 2006 Hamburg Astra Stuben
  • 09 | 2006 Berlin Magnet
  • 09 | 2006 Berlin Volksbühne / Supp. Blumfeld
  • 06 | 2006 Hamburg NDR 2 Radio / Live
  • 06 | 2006 Hamburg Golden Pudel
  • 05 | 2006 Berlin FU Berlin
  • 05 | 2006 Berlin NBI
  • 05 | 2006 Berlin White Trash Fast Food
  • 05 | 2006 Potsdam RBB Radio Fritz / Live

Discography The Say Highs

  • 2012 "Five On Top" / Mercedes-Benz Mixed Tape "Special E-Class"" Compilation Track | Mercedes-Benz Music Compilation
  • 2011 "Ashtray, Pencil & Paper" Compilation Track | Film Soundtrack "Schwalbennest"
  • 2010 "Five On Top" / Mercedes-Benz Mixed Tape No. 35 "Blue Mood" Compilation Track | Mercedes-Benz Music Compilation
  • 2009 "The Wired Album" Album |
  • 2007 "Away Games" (The Say Highs) / "Everyday" (Till the Morninglight) Single | staatsakt.
  • 2007 "Away Games" Single | staatsakt.
  • 2006 "Telling You" Single | staatsakt.
  • 2006 "The Bark Is The Song Of The Dog" Album | staatsakt.

Media

  • Sound the say highs – five on top
  • Sound the say highs - (strolling ...
  • Sound the say highs - changing st...
  • Sound the say highs - I need time
  • Video THE SAY HIGHS / GIRL BEYOND...
  • Video See the Sea by THE SAY HIGHS
  • Video The Say Highs "They Keep Wa...
  • Video The Say Highs "Days Of Blue...
  • Video The Say Highs: Away Games

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309 Fans
5,229 Plays

Origin

  • Berlin DE

Founded

  • 2005

Members

  • Guido Kreutzmüller / DEU Guitar & Vocals
  • Dave McGinty / SCO Guitar & Vocals

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