Sunday, 14 October 2012

Club: Standing

Rockhal Club

5, avenue du Rock'n'Roll, Esch, Alzette Luxembourg L-4361

Price: 20,- € + 2 € presale fee

Show: 20.30 hrs
Doors: 20.00 hrs

Organized by: Rockhal


Not feeling so well? Despite their name, Get Well Soon is one of the most diverse and imaginative bands that you will have the pleasure to stumble upon at the Rockhal on 14 October 2012. Singer, songwriter and musician Konstantin Gropper will be presenting his highly awaited album being released in August this year.

Get Well Soon is German born composer and instrumentalist Konstantin Gropper and his extraordinary band of minstrels. Hailed by Music Week as "the bastard child of Radiohead and Bright Eyes", Get Well Soon already released two very successful albums in Europe. A former student of philosophy, whose influences include Schoenberg and Franz Kafka, this band is not your typical indie artist. With a voice residing somewhere between Nick Cave and Thom Yorke, his songs roam effortlessly between genres, from folk and electro to classical and tango, incorporating an assortment of instruments including guitars, trumpets, timpani, glockenspiel, banjo and accordion.

His debut album "Rest Now, Weary Head You Will Get Well Soon" was highly acclaimed by press in Germany, France and Benelux as well as the UK and Konstantin played all the instruments himself. He took three years to make his promising debut, which was an intoxicating meld of classical and pop, then he put together a live band, went on the road, came back and then made this, quite simply his masterpiece.

"Vexations", his second album, marked another leap forward for the multi-instrumentalist from Berlin, for it is a truly beautiful work, one that sparks the imagination with a poetic depth, classical montages and haunting panoramic mood mosaics. A concept album of sorts, Gropper says the album "is about the feeling of calmness, after managing vexations. The band of Konstantin Gropper invites us to lean back for a while and close our eyes.

On stage, Get Well Soon develops into an even more intensive experience: up to eight musicians are playing and the intimacy of the music gains a terrific momentum. Those who come to a concert with heavy hearts and oppressed souls, go home with regained strength and confidence. For their show at the Rockhal on 14 October 2012, it will be no different!

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