Past Events

2018...

Movember Fundraising - Caipirinha Night

19-12-2018

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Board Game Night / Brettspiel Abend

18-12-2018

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Frauenkraftsingen

17-12-2018

Gemeinsam singen, improvisieren, in Klänge und Lieder eintauchen und sich von der Kraft des gemeinsamen Singens nähren lassen.

Kosten: 20.- / 10.- (reduzierter Tarif für Frauen in Erstausbildung.)

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Benefit Vernissage - Das Giga-Wandbild-Projekt

15-12-2018

Bereits letztes Jahr hat der Künstler Philipp Gurtner ein Projekt in unserem Zentrum in Patos realisiert. Diesen Herbst durften wir ihn erneut in Brasilien begrüssen, diesmal zusammen mit der Fotografin Vera Vacek und einem weit grösseren Vorhaben:


Vera hat das Ganze fotografisch dokumentiert und ein lebhaftes Making-Of in Form eines Zeitraffer-Videos erstellt. Dort ist jeder einzelne Schritt des grossen Projekts zu sehen. 

 
Vera fand grosse Worte, um ihre Eindrücke zu beschreiben: «Was für wunderbare Tage in einem unvergesslichen Projekt in Patos mit Philipp und so vielen neuen Freunden. Ich bin einfach gesegnet!» Unser Judolehrer Vital, der auch ein grosses Maltalent besitzt, hat eines der Motive an die Wand gemalt: «Ich mache immer das, wozu ich nicht fähig bin, mit dem Wunsch, es zu lernen. Danke Philipp, dass du mir diese Gelegenheit gegeben hast – ich liebte es, dieses Werk mit dir und deinem ganzen Künstlerteam zu erschaffen!» Dem möchten wir uns anschliessen – wir danken Vera und Philipp herzlich für ihren Einsatz mit den Kindern und für die Kinder!

Vater Café

12-12-2018

Lockeres treffen mit Vätern. Bier, Wein un interessante Inputs über Elternschaft.

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Meindert is a full time father and has a passion for fatherhood. Together with other fathers he wants to find out what fatherhood is all about, the struggles and the joy that it brings.

 

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Ajay and Chris

02-12-2018

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Der Grammy-Nominierte Singer-Songwriter und Weltbürger Ajay Mathur, kommt mit seinem Freund & Gitarristen Christian Winiker für eine intime, akustische Show. Ajay Mathur, geboren in Indien und mittlerweile in der Schweiz lebend, kreiert seine ganz eigene Version von "Americana". Mit Led Zeppelin-artigen Gitarren und exotischen Instrumenten, gemischt mit Pop & Rock, schafft er es gekonnt seine Musik in packende, psychedelisch angehauchte und gefühlvolle Songs zu verwandeln, welche es sogar in die amerikanischen & europäischen Charts geschafft haben. Zuhörer und Kritiker beschreiben seinen Stil als "Psychedelic Americana”, "Neo-Americana” oder "Urban Rock".
 

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Ajay Mathur is a Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and a citizen of the world. Currently touring with the release of his 3rd album "Little Boat", Ajay and his friend and exceptional guitarist Christian Winiker will play an intimate acoustic show. Born in India, Ajay lives in the Switzerland and creates his own unique version of Americana rock with led Zeppelin-like guitars, exotic instruments and catchy psychedelic songs, which have made it to the U.S. and European radio charts.

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Ajay and Chris absolutely rocked The Phrontistery on this first December Sunday of 2018. There were tears of joy, of laughter and even some sorrowful tears were shed, but in the end our hearts were full and our minds light and content with the passing of the night that we had shared. 

Thank you Ajay and Chris for sharing your sounds and energy with us at the space.  The memory of your concert will empower many of us for many days to come.   

Mala

01-12-2018

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Verträumt, mal melancholisch, manchmal mit Witz und sprühender Lebensenergie steht die Luzerner Singer-Songwriterin und Fiddlerin Mala auf der Bühne. Mit ihrer intensiv-klaren Stimme schafft sie es auf eine ganz natürliche Art, den Zuhörer in eine andere Welt zu entführen: in die der Träume, der Sehnsüchte und der Leichtigkeit. 

Ich möchte mit meiner Musik Menschen im Herzen berühren, damit sie Mut schöpfen können, sich nicht zu verstecken, sondern sich und ihre Gaben mit der Welt zu teilen", so Mala. 

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Mala is a Swiss-American singer-songwriter who makes her home in Lucerne. Her music has been described as “healing” “powerful” “magnetic” “passionate” and “as pure as an Alpine stream”. An experience with Mala’s immersive musical palette opens the mind to dreams and fills the heart with warmth. 

Mala’s purpose for her musical life’s work? “I would like to touch people’s hearts with my music, so they can gather new courage to live authentically and share their own talents and passions with the world.”

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Mala came once again and filled up the space with her stories, songs and sounds.  With the dance of her string instruments vibrating through the air, we were comforted, soothed and even energized by the warmth of the atmosphere that we were enveloped in. Thank you dear Mala for gracing us with your songs and thank you to all the guests who managed to come along.   

Private Event - A Business Meeting

30-11-2018

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Frauenkraftsingen

26-11-2018

Gemeinsam singen, improvisieren, in Klänge und Lieder eintauchen und sich von der Kraft des gemeinsamen Singens nähren lassen.

Kosten: 20.- / 10.- (reduzierter Tarif für Frauen in Erstausbildung.)

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Private Event - A Celebration of Love

23-11-2018

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Sibusile Xaba

22-11-2018

Charismatic guitar savant Sibusile Xaba reframes maskandi and the avant garde into his own humanist manifesto. 

KwaZulu-Natal-born guitarist and vocalist Sibusile Xaba has all the makings of an acoustic guitar master. With a vocal style that is part dreamscaping and part ancestral invocation, Xaba divines as opposed to plainly singing. Combined with a guitar style that is rooted in expressive picking, Xaba's music shatters the confines of genre, taking only the fundamentals from mentors such as Madala Kunene and Dr Philip Tabane and imbuing these with a mythology and improvisational intensity all of his own. 

His debut double album project –Unlearning and Open Letter to Adoniah - was released internationally on 4 August 2017

Part acoustic guitar visionary, part urban mythologist, Sibusile Xaba’s improvisational style hints at maskandi, while also shrinking the middle passage to connect jazz to its precolonial antecedents.

"An astonishing debut from a unique talent" Guardian ★★★★

 "This music is extraordinary" – Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio)   

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It is such an honour and a pleasure to have had the privilege to welcome Sibusile back to The Phrontistery.  Both times have left such a mark on myself, the space and all those lucky enough to have experienced the shows. 

Thank you Sibusile for coming back and thank you Fabio for joining him on thew stage with your vibrations.

Vater Café

21-11-2018

Lockeres treffen mit Vätern. Bier, Wein un interessante Inputs über Elternschaft.

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Meindert is a full time father and has a passion for fatherhood. Together with other fathers he wants to find out what fatherhood is all about, the struggles and the joy that it brings.

 

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Lindsay Ferguson

17-11-2018

Born in Bermuda, raised in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Lindsay now divides her time between Canada and Europe. She is about to release a Live record, and is also writing songs for a fourth full length record to be released in 2019. Besides creating music, she loves to create healing foods, potions and salves from her backyard garden.

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Lindsay didn't just fill the space with her superb voice, but also with a collection of loving, lovely fans. Thank you for choosing to share your evening with us here, you are a powerful and dynamic woman, it was a pleasure to share the space with you.   

Megan Burrt

13-11-2018

Megan has toured nationally and abroad as a headlining artist, and as support for acts including Gregory Alan Isakov, Mark Cohen, Brett Dennen, Glenn Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket, Lissie, and Leanne Rimes. In 2015 she collaborated with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, as a featured artist.

In late 2017 Megan began a collaboration with four fellow red heads to form an Americana-Roots band called Gingerbomb. In addition to this new project, Megan is currently in the studio working on her third full-length solo record, slated for a Fall 2018 release.

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What a giggle filled night of warmth we shared when Megan came to visit.  My heart is still full of memories of the, well needed, easy going evening that we all shared.   Thank you for your bringing your most magical self to the space!

Board Game Night / Brettspiel Abend

06-11-2018

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Zak Trojano

30-10-2018

Zak Trojano is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, a finger-style guitar player, a fly-fisherman, and a beer drinker. He watches more than he talks, the guy at the end of the bar nursing a drink while the afternoon light angles in, letting the conversation pile up around him like snowfall.

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We were so lucky to experience Zak's concert in the intimate setting that we did.  A talented musician, a story teller and a gentle spirit.  Thank you for sharing your music, instruments and experiences with us.  And thank you to the guests for coming along to fill up the seats for Zak, it was a lovely evening, even lovelier still because of your presence.  

Frauenkraftsingen

29-10-2018

Gemeinsam singen, improvisieren, in Klänge und Lieder eintauchen und sich von der Kraft des gemeinsamen Singens nähren lassen.

Kosten: 20.- / 10.- (reduzierter Tarif für Frauen in Erstausbildung.)

Bitte immer anmelden bei: corinaschranz@gmail.com 

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Nora Keyes & Bee Appleseed

28-10-2018

Bee Appleseed is a 21st Century freedom seeker from Portland, Oregon, living in Los Angeles. He's a singer, multi-instrumentalist, writer, poet, actor, and seasoned vagabond with a treasure trove of home recordings predating his July 2018 debut LP, Backpacker Blues, which he wrote during a three year period of traveling and performing concerts across nearly fifty countries in Europe and South America. The music he makes can be described as cosmic rock and roll with roots in American folk music and his concerts are like psychedelic experiences, taking audiences to great heights and depths, usually improvised making no concert ever the same, though rarely do the shows not end with everybody singing along, clapping, and dancing! Bee is a lighthearted entertainer with a golden love for the road and all those open to sharing the journey.

Nora Keyes is an experimental vocalist, songwriter, painter, and long-standing contributor to the Los Angeles underground music scene. She has developed a unique hypnotic vocal style that is soulful, ethereal, and unfixed in this dimension. Through her solo work and bands Rococo Jet, The Centimeters, and Fancy Space People (collaborating with Don Bolles of The Germs, 45 Grave, Ariel Pink, etc), she has earned a local cult status. Her debut album, Mysterium Tremens (out ‪September 21st) is a sonic journery into the borderlands of perceived reality. Hitting on themes where, synchronicities, de ja vu, mutual dreams, a sense of connection with lost loved ones & visions intertwine. Her projects have shared stages with The Smashing Pumpkins, Love & Rockets, Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten), Ariel Pink, Suicide, David J (Bauhaus), Julia Holter, Quintron, Carla Bozlvitch, Geneva Jacuzzi, & The Sweet.

Together, Nora and Bee have started a record label to put out theirs and other releases called Godyssey Music and are embarking on a European tour performing separate sets and an improvised performance together, all of which will be recorded for a live compilation on the label. Audiences are likely to feel elevated, connected, and transformed during this unique cultural experience as the pair bridge the gap between California and the world through layers of cosmic sound.

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An unmissable collaboration to say the least - Nora and Bee are individually impressive, as a duet they are captivating - very grateful to have been blessed with their presentations and am very much looking forward to the next time we meet. 

Private Event - Ben's Birthday Bash

27-10-2018

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Caroline Cotter

25-10-2018

CAROLINE COTTER is an American songwriter hailing from the far flung corners of Maine and Alaska, USA. With a captivating soprano voice and award winning songwriting, CAROLINE COTTER's travel inspired songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Since her debut album, "Dreaming as I Do", released and reached #5 on the Folk DJ Charts in 2015, Caroline has played over 500 shows in 43 states and 12 countries.  Currently touring to support her second major release, "Home on The River”, No Depression calls it "sweet and smooth, and downright refreshing... raising spirits with one song, calming them with another." Tom Wilk of Icon Magazine writes, "Her well-constructed songs bring to mind the early work of Mary Chapin Carpenter.” "Today's folk scene has a new champion, one who encapsulates the sweetness, serenity and sophistication that has always made the genre so affecting in such a timeless manner. In that regard, 'Home on the River' is an absolutely essential record." Country Standard Time 

Live in Bozeman, MT 

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A wonderful voice and a wonderful person.  Needless to say, a wonderful evening was had. Thank you dear Caroline and to the handful of precious guests, you all enabled this beautiful soul soothing delight

Handmade Moments

24-10-2018

"Infectious like a rash you want to catch, is Handmade Moments." Sonja D'Cruze, Sofar Sounds.

 

Ornate instrumentation details the bedrock of their simple yet sophisticated songcraft, and endearing, intoxicating personality. Handmade Moments’ piercing lyricism and carousing croon both tell their own inspirational tale, and encompass larger themes that resonate within us all. This musical document unveils a myriad of tones, from walking upright bass to silky saxophone; it embodies an intelligent, progressive culture and celebrates a simple way of life

B.Getz- upful LIFE 

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An incredible multi-talented duo - without a doubt an ultimate highlight for the space! 

Vater Café

18-10-2018

Lockeres treffen mit Vätern. Bier, Wein un interessante Inputs über Elternschaft.

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Meindert is a full time father and has a passion for fatherhood. Together with other fathers he wants to find out what fatherhood is all about, the struggles and the joy that it brings. 

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2A1N - Andy & Tim O'Nell

17-10-2018

2A1N - 2 Acts 1 Night

Andy, from Brains for Breakfast

Equipped with a Guitar, Ukulele, Harmonica and a Bass player, Andy, from Brains for Breakfast, joined us for a (mostly) solo adventure at The Phrontistery.  Andy has toured the UK, Switzerland, done a residency in Cyprus and has even had airplay on BBC Radio WM; It was a pleasure to welcome him, and his "Brummy" accent to the store.

Tim O'Nell

Was mit einem zufälligen und unverbindlichen Musikschul-Besuch vor etwa 8 Jahren angefangen hat, endete in einer nie endenden Romanze zwischen ihm, der Musik und seiner Gitarre.

Seit November 2016 ist Tim alias Tim O’Nell als Singer/Songwriter im Folk-Genre unterwegs.

Sein Motto: Weniger ist mehr. Nur er, seine Gitarre und die Zuhörer. Kein Schlagzeug, kein Bass – nichts.

 

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Another evening, filled with memories coated in comfort and charm.  Thank you to all who were there to co create this lovely experience. Thank you Tim and thank you Andy for sharing your songs. 

2A1N - Spring Wake and Garvan Shvarts

13-10-2018

2A1N - 2 Acts 1 Night

Spring Awake

Spring Wake ist das musikalische Pseudonym von Fabio Lanza. Er komponiert Singer/Songwriter und Ambient Musik.

Garvan Shvarts

Der Singer-Songwriter Garvan Shvarts interessiert sich eigentlich nur für zwei Dinge: Politik und Liebe … und vielleicht noch Fussball. Was für eine widersinnige Combo! Nichtsdestotrotz singt und spielt er seit 2017 irgendwo zwischen Witz und Melancholie, Indie- & Deutsch(Mundart)pop. Musik und Texte erzählen Geschichten von Gefühlsduselei, Verlust und Widersprüchen – kurz vom urbanen Dasein.

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A jam packed evening filled with good people, good sounds, great lyrics, many giggles and even more smiles.  I am eternally grateful for the magic of this wonderful night, thank you!!!

Mesecheena

12-10-2018

Genre
Bulgarian folk-rock and experimental stuff.

Artists We Also Like
Many.

Band Interests
To make people happy.

 

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FROM The Phrontistery 
What a spontaneous colourful treat - we moved the majority of sofas out of the way and had a good little dance...Thank you to those who came along ♥ 

 

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2A1N - Caroline Alves & Marian Crole

05-10-2018

2A1N - 2 Acts 1 Night

Caroline Alves

Caroline Alves est une jeune artiste de 21 ans née à Rio de Janeiro. C'est à l'âge de 14 ans, en Suisse, qu'elle découvre sa passion pour la musique et commence ainsi à composer ses propres titres. Son premier projet lui a ouvert de nombreuses portes: quelques concerts à l’étrangers, notamment à La Rodia à Besançon, et Madame Claude à Berlin, des scènes suisses très intéressantes telles que Festi’Neuch, La Coupole, Le Singe, KUFA, et bien d’autres.

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Marian Crole 

Marian Crole has a profound gratitude to her friend Chance for opening up paths that set her on a course for learning and discovering. She has the strong conviction that there is a magician inside each one of us, and her art is an invitation to meet with love inside ourselves.

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Board Game Night / Brettspiel Abend

04-10-2018

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Marla and David Celia

02-10-2018

"Ein lebenslustiges Duo mit der Gabe, Leichtigkeit und Melancholie perfekt zu verschmelzen und gleichzeitig die Türen zur Traumwelt der Harmonien zu
öffnen.

 

Davids virtuose Gitarreneinlagen und Marla's charakterstarke Stimme machen jedes Konzert nicht nur zu einem Unikat, sondern zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis..."

I can only agree, Marla and David offered a musical offering that was a feast for the soul.  Their voices, their stories, their presence - all very captivating to say the least.

 

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Dixkson

28-09-2018

Schwarz, urwüchsig, authentisch. Und mitreissend! Dixkson, das Urgestein der Luzerner Reggae-Szene mit der warmen, rauchigen, unverwechselbaren Stimme die an Bob Marley erinnert, präsentierte im The Phrontistery unplugged Roots-Reggae vom Feinsten. 

Es war ein besonderes schöner Abend - Danke an allen die den Abend miterlebt haben.

It really was an exceptionally lovely evening, thank you to all who shared the evening's experience.

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Board Game Night / Brettspiel Abend

27-09-2018

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Release Concert Vocal Cheese Debut Album "Songs from mar e monte"

26-09-2018

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Das Duo Vocal Cheese besteht aus den beiden Schauspielerinnen und Musikerinnen Mia Mohr, mit ihren australisch-chilenischen und Vicky Papailiou, mit ihren griechischen Wurzeln. 

 

Sie lernten sich 2010 in Paris während ihrer Schauspielausbildung an der École Philippe Gaulier kennen. Und als sie erkannten, dass sie die einzigen Schweizerinnen sind, fingen sie natürlich an zu Jodeln! Doch ihre vermischten Ursprünge, brachten sie schnell in andere musikalische Gegenden.

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Vocal Cheese is a duo comprising of the multitalented Mia Mohr(Switzerland/Chile)and Vicky Papailiou(Switzerland/Greece). 

 

They met in 2010 at Theater school, École Philippe Gaulier in Paris. Being the only Swiss people there, they obviously started yodelling! But their mixed origins quickly enabled them to arrive to other musical territories.

Just the most perfect evening - entertaining for the ears, the eyes and the mind, funny and light hearted, just the perfect night. 

Reinis 'Young' Jaunais

20-09-2018

Reinis Jaunais (also known as Reinis Young) has come here all the way from Latvia, Riga, he is a passionate traveler and even more passionate guitar player. For many years Reinis has travelled all around the Europe, New Zealand, Australia and Asia sharing his exceptional guitar skills and original songs using different kinds of guitar playing techniques – including tapping, percussions, and finger-picking. With his guitar performances, inspired by his travels, Reinis brings energetic performance to audiences and in his creative work he has released already four solo albums.

 

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Private Event - Geburtstagfest

14-09-2018

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Halfblind Henry

13-09-2018

Er schöpft aus allen Quellen angloamerikanischer Songtradition, ist aber auf kein Genre festgelegt und stets offen für Experimente und unerwartete Wendungen. 

Ob Gitarre und Kontrabass, ob Akustiktrio, ob klassisch geschulte Streicher, die auf BigBand-Bläser treffen, ob eine Bluegrass-Geige die Songs veredelt, gemeinsam mit einer Jazzgitarre und einer japanischen Improvisationskünstlerin am Schlagzeug: eine Originalbesetzung gibt es nicht, dafür ist jede Besetzung ein Original. 

 

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What an evening we shared, thank Henry for sharing your genre-less creations with us, it was a wonderful night 'out, but in'. 

Artur singt & Linda malt...nee andersrum

06-09-2018

There are some nights when the room is filled with nothing other than magic.  This night was one of them, and it's essence will forever remain within the heart of the space forever more. 

 

Linda's extraordinary voice and ways with the musical instruments surrounding her were so harmoniously combined with the Live Digital Artwork of Artur.  The images developed and transpired into mini masterpieces and heartfelt representations of Linda, dancing, singing, being her crazy beautiful self. I can only hope they'll move to Luzern so that we can experience more and more of their collaborative efforts, more and more frequently....  

Bewaffnet mit einer Loopstation verzaubert Linda Bockholt die Ohren des Publikums. Die Bochumer Musikerin ist im Ruhrpott mittlerweile bekannt für ihre einzigartige Stimme und ihre unglaubliche Ausstrahlung. Im Gegenzug gibt es für die Augen von Artur Fast den visuellen Part. Mit Grafiktablet, Laptop und Beamer kann man miterleben wie Welten und Figuren erschaffen werden. Eine Mix-Media Show die es kein zweites mal so zu sehen gibt.

 

Ein Video der letzten Show in Bochum im Freibeuter gibt es HIER zu sehen!

 

Weitere Infos:

Artur Fast: - Homepage - Artstation-Portfolio -Instagram - Facebook

Linda Bockholt: - Facebook - Instagram - Youtube

 

Kontakt: arturfastart@gmail.com

Vater Café

05-09-2018

Lockeres treffen mit Vätern. Bier, Wein un interessante Inputs über Elternschaft.

Meindert is a full time father and has a passion for fatherhood. Together with other fathers he wants to find out what fatherhood is all about, the struggles and the joy that it brings.

Keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events to see when the next one is coming up.

The Great Park

04-09-2018

Stephen is an English songwriter currently living in Germany. He is a prolific composer and performer of journey songs, stories of pursuit and persecution - problem folk.

 

All of Stephen's music is self-released through Woodland recordings and the label runs a strict 'Home Recording' policy and a handmade approach to it's catalogue.

It's always a powerful journey to have the opportunity to travel via the stories Stephen sings for us. I look forward to the next visit. 

 

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Private Event - A Business Meeting

31-08-2018

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Lucas Laufen

28-08-2018

In 2016, the Australian troubadour – a classically influenced singer and folk guitarist left everything behind in his coastal town of Port Lincoln for a life on the European road.

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It was a little grey outside, but safe inside the comforts of The Phrontistery, we found ourselves warmed up with the colourful glow of gentle melodies, stories...song. Thank you to the small group who came and stayed, it was a very comforting and peaceful evening with you all. 

Private Event - Geburtstagfest Katja!

25-08-2018

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Kilkelly

23-08-2018

Called “an integral part of the Berlin cultural scene with rousing folk songs and hilarious style, it’s a true live experience” by one of Berlin’s leading live venues, Bar Bobu, owner, Dan Eckardt. The Irishman has gone from strength to strength since the release of his debut EP in 2017. With a weekly residency in the historical and prestigious Berlin venue, Kaffee Burger, coupled with orchestrating the first on-going Cabaret there since the 30’s, “Kilkelly’s Cabaret” – a stable of Berlin’s must-see live experiences.

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The evening with Kilkelly plus special guest was a pleasure from start to finish.  We enjoyed great conversation, story telling and song, solo and collaborative - we felt warmed up to the core by the realities we were lucky enough to co-create.  What a gift the evening was. Thank you for your visit Kilkelly - The Phrontistery and guests look forward to your return.

Vater Café

22-08-2018

Lockeres treffen mit Vätern. Bier, Wein un interessante Inputs über Elternschaft.

Meindert is a full time father and has a passion for fatherhood. Together with other fathers he wants to find out what fatherhood is all about, the struggles and the joy that it brings.

Private Event - A Workshop

16-08-2018

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The Brothers Landau

14-08-2018

The Brothers Landau is a Los Angeles based cello-guitar duo that began very simply in 2006 as a musical project of classically trained brothers Daniel and David Landau for a family friend’s Labor Day party. Inspired by the success of the evening, the Brothers embarked on a songwriting odyssey that four years later led to the release of their first album, Parallax, in mid-2010, with a second album in the works.

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Another unforgettable shared experience at The Phrontistery and many thanks ALL ROUND! A special thank you to Bianca for connecting the dots and to The Brothers Landau for coming and sharing their hand made songs and sounds with us; to each and every guest - especially those who had befriended Daniel and David on their travels in Los Angeles, thank you for coming and filling up the space with your presence and therefore contributing to the magical and charmed evening that we lived.      

Nicholas Jude Timothy

10-08-2018

Nicholas Timothy is a musician from the west of Ireland. His original music includes elements of blues, folk and soul music. It was Nicholas' third concert at the space and it was an evening definitely worth experiencing all the way.

It was yet another magical and fun filled evening over at The Phrontistery with Nicholas and all the guests. I've lived a lot at The Phrontistery, but this was all even new to me. Thank you Nicholas for your concert, for bringing your special operatic guest and to Daria for celebrating her birthday at the space - AND to all of those who participated in the evening by being there - thank you for the wonderful warm and inviting atmosphere you all helped to co-create. See you all next time!

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Board Game Night / Brettspiel Abend

08-08-2018

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Private Event - A Business Meeting

31-07-2018

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Private Event - A Baby Shower

29-07-2018

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Juli Kwadwo Musik

27-07-2018

Mit Vocals, Gitarre, Loopstation und Beatbox vereint Juli Kwadwo Folk und Reggae mit elektronischen Elementen und Jazzeinflüssen.

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We took the concert to the Ricvhard Wagner Sommer Café and it was simply sensational.  Thank you for your srt Juli, thank you for sharing it with us. 

Dwight Pereira

17-07-2018

Dwight Pereira was born in Malaysia and grew up in Singapore where he released 2 albums. He later re-settled to the UK where he started-up his own record label: ‘Blk.25 Records’. His 3rd studio album —‘Straw’ was released in the summer of 2015. Since then, he has been interviewed by BBC Radio and has toured S.E.Asia and Europe. His second European summer tour 2018 showcases songs from ‘Straw’ and new, unreleased material.

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Cégiu's Skinny Souls @ Richard Wagner Sommer- Café

14-07-2018

Mit ruhigem Gestus taucht Cegiu in die emotionalen Ströme und behält einen klaren Kopf. Sie weckt das Schöne und Erhabene und schärft es mit dem Imperativ der Reduktion. Gleichzeitig ist sie so verspielt wie verquer und bleibt eigenwillig zeitgenössisch. Klassik, Jazz und Pop sind das Ambient-Substrat, in das der Wortgesang und die Silben-Geometri- en gewoben werden. Starke Rhythmik. Ungestüme Akzente. Das Zupfen der Saiten, der schräge Tonfall des Hymnischen und das Geraschel der Noises lassen die Musik atmen. Elfenhaft schwebt und artikuliert die Stimme. Ein fantastisches Puzzle aus Wort und Klang berauscht die Sinne. New weird chamber pop.

Just incredible, a perfect setting for this set.  Thanks to everyone who made it and stayed, and thank you to dear Cégiu and Valeria for this beautiful collaboration. 

Vater Café

11-07-2018

Lockeres treffen mit Vätern. Bier, Wein un interessante Inputs über Elternschaft.

Meindert is a full time father and has a passion for fatherhood. Together with other fathers he wants to find out what fatherhood is all about, the struggles and the joy that it brings.

Keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events to see when the next one is coming up.

Emma Langford

10-07-2018

Emma Langford, a folk guitarist and singer-songwriter from Limerick in the West of Ireland imbued with the soul and style of Joni Mitchell, Eva Cassidy, and Joan Baez; her distinctive vocal style demonstrates a blend of Irish lilt with folk and jazz. Delicate guitar work complements an intuitive sense of melody.

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Emma has a beautiful voice, as soothing as a blanket on a cold and rainy day.  Thank you for coming to soften our Tuesdays Emma!  And thank you to all those who came to share this calm and delightful evening. 

Wagner Sommer Fest

07-07-2018

Wagner Sommerfest!
Kunst | Musik | Essen | Trinken | draussen zusammen sein & geniessen

Vernissage zeichenstiftpaarbier mit Amadeus Waltenspühl | Adrian Jain | Daniela P. Meier | Hyo-Song Becker | Alain Schwerzmann | Corina Dreier | Marina Lutz | Éva Jae | Malin Widén | Orphea Heutling | Solange Ehrler Illustration | Esther Kissling

ab 16:00 Uhr Singer-Songwriter in Kooperation mit The Phrontistery

 

DIXKSON

INTO ORLEANS

Jasmin Larue

Glauco Cataldo

Massage Event

07-07-2018

Ätherischer Öle in Erfahrung bringen. Was sind ihre Anwendungsgebiete? Wie Wirken ätherische Öle? Wie kommen ihre Wirkstoffe an die richtige stelle? Des weiteren hast du die die Möglichkeit viele verschiedene Produkte zu testen. Raumsprays, Salben, Heilöle, Massageöle, Mundwasser. 
Ebenfalls wird die Herstellung dieser genauer vorgestellt oder du machst dir gleich selbst dein Produkt.

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Eneritz Furyak

06-07-2018

Eneritz Furyak plays simple folk songs with her acoustic guitar and unique (sometimes peculiar) way of singing. She does it in her mother tongue, Basque language. She learned to play traditional Basque music when she was a child and then started to play in punk bands when she was a teenager. She has inherited a way to express the world from the first one, but above all, she has inherited the DIY philosophy of punk as a way of understanding and creating music. 

Eneritz managed to express herself and the emotion of her stories to us using a language that we did not understand; Which goes to show, just how powerful the essence of her spirit truly is. It was such a pleasure to experience the Basque language presented by Eneritz, and to learn more about it. Thank you Eneritz for your songs, your spirit and your show. 

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Private Event - Geburtstag Fest

01-07-2018

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The Flying A's

29-06-2018

”With their considerable talents as both songwriters and vocalists, they combine for a spirited and soulful explosion of distinctively original music. Whether tapping your toes one minute, or getting swept up by the heart-wrenching ballads the next, there’s no denying that you’ll be entertained.”

- Mike Hall, Uncle Calvin's Coffee House

The evening was fun filled, beautiful and a pleasure for all.  We were bedazzled and blown away by the dynamic nature of the evening's show - Hillary and Stuart were accompanied by Mala playing her violin!  We danced, we sang, we talked and drank but more than anything, we enjoyed the gifts of shared songs filling the rooms of The Phrontistery.  Thank you for bringing this big Texan flare to our little Luzern.    

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YuJoy

26-06-2018

Yujoy is a music project of a Russian born songwriter and composer Yury Avi.

 

The music directed from Heart to Heart. Music of Freedom. Music of the Soul. Music of the World.

The project combines together various influences of world music: indie rock, roots music, folk, funk, soul, reggae, hip hop and oriental music blended together in an inspiring and uplifting way.

It was a pleasure to welcome Yury back again, the combination of his music with his photography allowed for a colourful and charmed evening.  Thank you Yury for bringing YuJoy to The Phrontistery.  And to the dear guests - I thank you for your active and open participation.  You're just so great!

 

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Anne-Marie Sanderson

21-06-2018

Anne-Marie Sanderson's voice is evocative of birds in flight - soaring, gliding, swooping - and it finds its home among the tall trees of her deft guitar work. Describing Anne-Marie's distinctive indie-folk music in these terms is apt; she is an artist who casts a careful eye and attentive ear to the natural world, alternating between wide-eyed wonder and wry observation.

With two EPs already released into the wild, Anne-Marie’s “Book Songs Vol. 1” EP, a collection of songs inspired by books, is due in March 2018. Anne-Marie will be appearing in libraries, bookshops, music venues and festivals across the UK and Europe throughout 2018.

(For fans of Nick Drake, Vashti Bunyan, Norah Jones, Beth Orton.)

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An Evening With Nne-Dinma The African Storyteller

15-06-2018

Coming from a long line of storytellers, Nne-Dinma specialises in stories from Africa. She has already earned a reputation for very entertaining, dynamic and generous storytelling and she most certainly did not disappoint us.  The entire experience was a delicious and colourful journey for the tastebuds, soul and mind. Thank you for this beautiful reality.
 

For more information and private bookings click HERE!

Mute Swimmer

12-06-2018

Mute Swimmer is the music of artist Guy Dale. He has described the project as an act of sabotage, an earnest joke and an extended, erratic hymn to love, doubt and time.

It was Guy's 3rd visit to The Phrontistery, and though the crowd was small, the delivery was massive! Thank you Guy for sharing the gift of your songs and stories with us.

 

Photo Credit: Jane Cave Photography 

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Sneaky Peak

3 Acts 1 Night @ Richard Wagner Sommer Café

10-06-2018

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Sommer Café beim Richard Wagner Museum
Richard Wagner Weg 27
6005 Luzern

 

INTO ORLEANS
Inspired by various folk artists of the 1960's and 1970's but also modern Americana, the project "Into Orleans" focuses on performing songs in a raw and reduced way. ...And also enjoys the benefits of travelling with just one or two guitars, rather than a van full of gear.
"Gebt dem Mann sein Instrument und er ist glücklich. Sebastian Schwarz aka Into Orleans erinnert an einen einsamen Cowboy, der in den Weiten der Prärie seine Gitarre am Lagerfeuer anstimmt: Roher, reduzierter Americana inspiriert durch die Folkklänge der Sechziger und Siebziger, durchzogen von einer sanften Melancholie, die nach einer immerwährenden Rastlosigkeit schmeckt. Nachdem er letztes Jahr sein Debüt «Sometimes This Is About Mirrors» veröffentlichte, folgt im November '17 bereits die Plattentaufe seines Zweitlings."
- RCKSTR Magazine

DIXKSON 
Schwarz, urwüchsig, authentisch. Und mitreissend! Dixkson, das Urgestein der Luzerner Reggae-Szene mit der warmen, rauchigen, unverwechselbaren Stimme die an Bob Marley erinnert, präsentiert im The Phrontistery unplugged Roots-Reggae vom Feinsten. Sein Album "Naturally Right" erschien im Januar und der charismatische Künstler aus Ghana wird seine neuen Songs im Akustikgewand vortragen.

GLAUCO CATALDO
Glauco Cataldo (* 11. Juni 1991 in Luzern) ist ein schweizerischer Sänger und Multiinstrumentalist mit italienischen Wurzeln. Er erlernte im Alter von 10 bis 13 Jahren das Saxofonspiel, wechselte danach aber zur Gitarre. Mit dieser ist Glauco Cataldo in verschiedenen Projekten und Bands tätig. Hervorzuheben wären neben seiner Tätigkeit als Solo-Künstler, die Positionen als Bandleader des Experimental-Trio Azz Jazz und als einer der Initianten des schweiz-afrikanischen Musikprojekts «Forest Jam» (u.a. mit Beteiligung von Madala Kunene, Zamba Andrianarimanana sowie Robert Trunz), mit dem er im April 2015 in Madagaskar getourt hat.
Aus diesem Abenteuer ist seine neue Band „Siselabonga“ entstanden. Mit dieser, hat er im Feb 2016 ein Album „Binta" in Dakar, Senegal aufgenommen welches Ende Jahr erscheint.


Musizierte bei Christy Doran’s E-Gitarren-Orchesterprojekt «144 Springs For A Broken Chord», Musicalprojekt «Verona 3000» und bei diversen Studioprojekten (Rolf Schimmermann, Timo Keller, Tarang Cissokho).

Aktuell studiert Glauco Cataldo Gitarre an der Musikhochschule Luzern, Abteilung Jazz mit Schwerpunkt Improvisation.

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It was a gorgeous afternoon and evening. Thank you Valeria for letting The Phrontistery entertain your Sommer Café - and a BIG thank you to all of the guests and final words go out to the wonderful musicians, Sebastian, Dixkson and Glauco, you warmed our hearts with the gift of song; Thank you.

Duo Serie - Grimm and Zurbuchen

07-06-2018

Willi Grimm, Didgeridoo, Gongs / Christof Zurbuchen, alto-cl./efx

Mit den Füssen in der Erde, mit dem Kopf im Universum.

Einfach wunderschön.

Felix Rovitto

01-06-2018

Italian born singer song-writer Felix Rovitto, heavily influenced by rock/grunge - Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains; will present songs from his first solo acoustic EP “Words Are Safe” at The Phrontistery.

 

Si chiama "Words Are Safe", le parole sono sicure/sono al sicuro, ma in realtà vuole essere un contrasto tra quello che le persone si promettono, si dicono, e quello che invece conta, a mio avviso, molto di più: i fatti, cioé le azioni delle persone. 

Le parole in realtà non sono sicure; per il resto, il cd attraversa esperienze personali, sia relative all'amore che all'amicizia, e chiunque credo possa immedesimarsi nel senso che il disco vuole offrire.

 

It was an unforgettable evening, I look forward to the next show.  

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Fatherhood Talk - JUST FATHERS

29-05-2018

Meindert is a full time father and has a passion for fatherhood. Together with other fathers he wants to find out what fatherhood is all about, the struggles and the joy that it brings.

All fathers are invited.

 

Please check out the Upcoming Events page for information on the next session (the password is phrontistery) and then contact Meindert directly via 079-7880527 or mjsvanwensen@gmail.com to register.

Private Event - Jan's Geburtstag Fest

26-05-2018

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V for Venezuela

25-05-2018

Hailing from Luxembourg, Germany, the UK and the US, V for Venezuela performed an eclectic and harmonious acoustic set of original tunes and covers.

It was a beautiful evening, gin and music filled, we were all super happy to have been there. 

Duo Serie IV - Sibylle & Zurbuchen

24-05-2018

Sibylle Irma, live drawing / Christof Zurbuchen, alto-cl./efx

Erprobtes Zusammenspiel. Aber erstmals nur im Duo.

Höhlenmalerei im Jetzt. Swing im Strich.

Archaisches Heute.

Bis die Strukturen rauchen.

Fatherhood Talk - JUST FATHERS

23-05-2018

Meindert is a full time father and has a passion for fatherhood. Together with other fathers he wants to find out what fatherhood is all about, the struggles and the joy that it brings.

All fathers are invited.

 

Keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events to see when the next one is coming up or contact Meindert directly via 079-7880527 or mjsvanwensen@gmail.com to register.

Dixkson

18-05-2018

Schwarz, urwüchsig, authentisch. Und mitreissend! Dixkson, das Urgestein der Luzerner Reggae-Szene mit der warmen, rauchigen, unverwechselbaren Stimme die an Bob Marley erinnert, präsentiert im The Phrontistery unplugged Roots-Reggae vom Feinsten. Sein Album "Naturally Right" erschien im Januar und der charismatische Künstler aus Ghana wird seine neuen Songs im Akustikgewand vortragen.

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Fatherhood Talk - JUST FATHERS

17-05-2018

Meindert is a full time father and has a passion for fatherhood. Together with other fathers he wants to find out what fatherhood is all about, the struggles and the joy that it brings.

All fathers are invited.

 

Keep your eyes on the Upcoming Events to see when the next one is coming up or contact Meindert directly via 079-7880527 or mjsvanwensen@gmail.com to register.

Frauenkraftsingen zum Frühlingsanfang

16-05-2018

Für alle Frauen, die neugierig auf eine weibliche, körperbezogene stimmliche Entdeckungsreise sind.

Herzliche Frühlingsgrüsse, 

Veronika & Corina 

Infos & Anmelden 

Corina Schranz - corinaschranz@gmail.com - 0774224958

John Statz

15-05-2018

One of the more prolific and hard-working young songwriters working in the Americana genre, John Statz has released seven studio albums, and performed all over North America (including Canada and Mexico) and Europe, all in just a shade over a decade. Throughout that time he’s been writing the kind of songs that float through your mind and stay nestled in your thoughts long after listening (American Songwriter)

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EAT AROUND THE WORLD Moroccan Magic

11-05-2018

The smells, tastes and sounds of beautiful Morocco. What a treat! 


 

Nicholas "Scrios" Perrault

10-05-2018

The sky cracked open and lightning struck a bearded, ex-philosophy-student who instantly stopped beating a fire with a cast iron rod for evening entertainment and picked up his old guitar and re-invented himself.


Enter: Nicolas "Scrios" Perrault with his curiously long beard - trying to make a living off the stuff he likes best: music and art

Easy going, chilled out, diverse, warm.

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Mari Mana

05-05-2018

"Wenn Mari Mana ganz alleine auf der Bühne steht, ihre Gitarre nimmt und dem Publikum leise ihre Seele zu Füßen legt, wird es ganz schnell sehr still. Ihre Musik braucht keine lauten Töne, sie fesselt, bevor man sich wehren kann. Mit bluesinger Stimme singt sie gefühlvolle, romantisch- melodiöse Singersongwriter-Balladen. Perfekt, harmonisch und doch ganz anders, als man diese Musik bereits zu kennen glaubt. Eigenwillig unverwechselbar."

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3 Acts 1 Night

03-05-2018

3 Acts 1 Night at The Phrontistery

A musical journey featuring: 

 

Carlos Baez Zerpa

Venezuelan singer-songwriter, Carlos Baez Zerpa, sings soulful, romantic and intelligent songs in Spanish and in English.  The music speaks louder than words, so let the music speak.

Leni Rose

Leni Rose ist eine Singer/Songwriterin aus Luzern. Sie liebt Musik und sich mit ihr ausdrücken. Eigene Songs schreibt sie noch nicht allzu lange und geniesst es, dieses Jahr auf mehreren Bühnen der Region zu stehen und ihr erstes Set einem öffentlichen Publikum zu zeigen.

LIEBERHERR

Adrian Lieberherr, 33 jährige singer/Songwriter us Küssnacht. Groovig, rockig, Gänsehaut garantiert.

Click on the names to find out more about each of the artists - it'll be worth a click!!

The Johnny Clash Project

30-04-2018

When Joe Strummer's soul meets the astonishing mood of Johnny Cash, something powerful happens. We call it THE JOHNNY CLASH PROJECT.

 

Two guitars, one doublebass, a baritone voice.


A folk-western power trio that upsets the ’77 punky reggae stuff in country hymns, moving ballads and hellish blues. 

It was a sensational evening - with good vibrations from the music and the crowd.  Amazing. Thank you.

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Sophie de Quay & The WaveGuards

28-04-2018

Soon after releasing their first EP who took them touring in Switzerland, France,  Belgium, Romania, Lebanon and New York City, the band Sophie de Quay & the WG started to work on their first album. With the new single  “Perfect Young Lady” released last November, the trio reveals a pop electro album where Sophie’s powerful but moving and sensual voice sings intimate lyrics enhanced by the captivating music of her WaveGuards. 

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Everybody within the space was thrilled.  We all danced, we all sang - we all lived!  Thank you Sophie, Simon and Tim for the wonderful memories.

Andrei Senkevich

25-04-2018

Andrei Senkevich - A multi-lingual indie folk singer-songwriter and musician from Minsk, Belarus. 

#OnlyUpTOUR is continuation of world tour. In February 2015 debut album "Мечтатели серых улиц" (“Grey streets Dreamers") was released. In April 2016 was released single "СВЕТ" ("LIGHT'). The presentation of the program have already been held in Belarus, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine, Moldova, Iceland, Austria, Netherlands and Germany. The project is constantly expanding its geography and is now working on the next multilingual record in 7 languages.

These are songs about the roads and the distances, love and sincerity, dreams and changes. Every song is not just a story or a tale, it's a cry of soul and a call to action or at least thoughts about it. 

Outside, Inside - the atmosphere was great - Thank you!!

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Private Event - A Business Meeting

24-04-2018

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D.O.B

23-04-2018

Thank you to all of you who came along, a special thanks to those of you who brought some of your favorite beers with you for others to sample.

Thank you to you all for supporting The Phrontistery by feeding the Piggy, your on going support and motivation really helps to keep the space alive! 

An Evening With Nne-Dinma The African Storyteller

21-04-2018

Coming from a long line of storytellers, Nne-Dinma specialises in stories from Africa. She has already earned a reputation for very entertaining, dynamic and generous storytelling....

MC Tomahawk & Zurbuchen

19-04-2018

MC Tomahawk, Stimme, Rap / Christof Zurbuchen, alto-cl./efx

Ein neues Duo. Frisch gewagt.

Wenn die Scheuklappen fallen wird`s nicht Herbst aber interessant.

Rap ohne Beat, Alto-Clarinet mit Flow.

Aus Remixhausen und Cutwil.