It's not the first time we had The Black Elephant Band in the house, and it won't be the last. Each time we have shared a different exchange - always entertaining, always great!
The Black Elephant Band is the one-man-project of Jan Bratenstein, singer/songwriter from Nuremberg, Germany. His music has been compared to a drunken night with Tenacious D and a young Bob Dylan. Kimya Dawson, Jonathan Richman, Andrew Jackson Jihad and The Homeless Gospel Choir are other popular comparisons. Sort of anti-folk, they say:
"Acoustic-Folk at its best." (blueprint magazine)
"Authentic and refreshing with the very rare gift of writing, playing and performing in a way that is absolutely complete within itself." (Stephanie Forryan)
„I like the satirical lyrics.“ (Fred Cole)
„Weird anti-folk with beard, guitar and harmonica. To fall in love with!“ (Arsch und Friedrich)
Thank you to Jan and all those who came back to visit us and to all of you who came along for the first time, you made the evening the fun filled and energised reality that we lived!!