The Trouble Notes

Live Act Worldmusic Fusion Progressive Worldmusic Indie
The Trouble Notes - Worldmusic Fusion Progressive  Worldmusic Indie Live Act in Berlin

The Trouble Notes Short Info

Pioneering a new genre through a common tale of dedication, passion, and sacrifice.
Their story begins on the banks of the east river in New York City where violinist Bennet Cerven first began composing melodies inspired by the melting pot of culture and experience in the metropolis. Originally trained in classical music, his study of music morphed from learning the concertos of the world’s most renown composers to a myriad of contemporary cultural style. For Bennet, composing became an escape from his life as an employee at one of Wall Street’s most prestigious firms. He became obsessed with the idea of travel, a way of exploring the world through music – transcending societal bonds through the world’s universal language. It wouldn’t be long until he had decided to pack his bags, quit his job and buy a one way ticket to London to begin a journey around the globe – thus setting the Gypsy Train in motion.

After settling in London, he began making connections by busking in the streets. It wasn’t long until he met percussionist and native Londoner, Oliver Maguire. Oliver had spent most of his life performing with different musical projects in London. Known for his incredible abilities as a hand percussionist, he found no shortage of suitors for different musical projects; but it wasn’t until he met Bennet that he knew he had found the right project to dedicate his life to. After an epic jam in London’s famous Hyde Park, the two musicians knew that there was a special connection and mutual respect which was destined for greatness. Oliver shared Bennet’s passion and dedication to travel and cultural exploration, and soon he too would pack his bags and board a plane taking him from the safety of home to a world unknown.

Following half a year of travel around Europe, the duo made their way to Berlin where they would meet guitarist and the third member of The Trouble Notes, Florian Eisenschmidt. Flo had spent the past six years of his life dedicated to music, performing in various rock bands and working in recording studios. Upon meeting Bennet and Oliver, Flo was moved by their dedication and passion, fusing different styles in a way truly unique to its own. Having a strong indie rock background, he brings a contemporary style to rhythmic guitar rarely seen, further developing the group’s unique genre of indie gypsy fusion.
Since their formation, The Trouble Notes have embarked on numerous tours of Europe and North America, sharing stages with some of the world’s most prominent international acts. Street music remains an integral activity of the band, bringing their music directly to their audience, all the while gathering new influences from the different places they experience. The trio considers their relationship with the street to be the pinnacle to their success, a place to advertise themselves and hone their skills, receiving feedback from their listeners directly. The band’s repertoire continues to live through their travels, and they have begun to garner critical acclaim.

Over the past two years, they have performed at numerous festivals around Europe, including Fusion Festival, Berlin Festival, Sommerwerft Theater Festival, Ferrara Busker’s Festival, Dublin’s Arthur Guinness Day, Choriner Strassenfest, SimSalaBoom, Berlin East Side Music Days and more. Through their travels, The Trouble Notes have built a large fanbase spanning numerous countries, headlining sold out shows in Germany, UK, Czech Republic, Italy and the United States. They have performed live on major media networks in multiple countries, including on WBEZ Chicago’s “Worldview”, BBC Radio Lincolnshire, Metro Radio UK’s “Nightowl” with Alan Robson, Deutschland Kultur Radio, and Brazilian TV.

Pioneering a new genre through a common tale of dedication, passion, and sacrifice.
Their story begins on the banks of the east river in New York City where violinist Bennet Cerven first began composing melodies inspired by the melting pot of culture and experience in the metropolis. Originally trained in classical music, his study of music morphed from learning the concertos of the world’s most renown composers to a myriad of contemporary cultural style. For Bennet, composing became an escape from his life as an employee at one of Wall Street’s most prestigious firms. He became obsessed with the idea of travel, a way of exploring the worl...

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Past Gigs The Trouble Notes

  • 01 | 2016 Berlin Noize Fabrik
  • 12 | 2015 Berlin Musical Orient Buffet at Al Hamra
  • 12 | 2015 Berlin European Film Awards After Show Party
  • 12 | 2015 Berlin The Trouble Notes present The Prologue at Lido

Media

  • Video LIDO Trailer
  • Video The Trouble Notes - Ghosts ...
  • Video The Trouble Notes - Destiny...
  • Sound Catalonia Calling

Origin

  • Berlin DE

Founded

  • 2013