TONITE! STANLEY BRINKS (a.k.a. Andre Herman Düne) + the KANICKS featuring FRESCHARD

THE WURST SOUNDTRACK presents on December 7, 2010 @ 9 p.m. in the ROTER SALON in der Volksbühne am

STANLEY BRINKS (a.k.a. Andre Herman Düne) and the KANICKS (Norway) featuring FRESCHARD
December 7, 2010 @ 9:15 p.m.!! ROTER SALON

Doors: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: 10€

Stanley Brinks and the Kaniks
featuring Freschard
Olav Christer Rosseboe: fiddle, baglamas
Erlend Aasland: trombone
Staale Holgersen: mandolin
Ingemund Askeland: banjo
Kjetil Lundoe: upright bass

STANLEY BRINKS just recorded his NEW album with the Kaniks in a lighthouse in Norway. They’ll perform the new songs next on this evening.

Stanley Brinks a.k.a André Herman Düne// has lived and worked in Berlin since 2004. He has made Berlin his base, a place where the coming and goings of a geographical minstrel stay under the radar. A home studio where he and Freschard prolifically kick out new songs, albums and even manage to record other artists and friends such as The Wave Pictures from the UK, or Ish Marquez and The Purple Organ good friends from their New York days in the cradle of the anti-folk scene. Stanley is a founding member of the band Herman Düne and is also known for making music under several different monikers such as AHD, Ben Dope, Klaus Bong, Ben Haschish, John Trawling, John Andreas, or even Lord Stanislas…

„Stanley’s (Andre’s) music combines a lo-fi sound with humorous and intelligent lyrics that cover a range of topics including Germans, a lack of confidence with a girl and trees in the garden. One track, simply called Stanley Brinks, seems to be autobiographical, describing his time at university, playing in a band and then going solo. If you like artists such as Iron and Wine and Mark Eitzel (American Music Club) and then this is for you. If you like Herman Dune, don’t expect more of the same. He plays with only his guitar and the musical arrangements are sparse. Most of the musical content comes from the tunes he sings, and the guitar need not be there at all. Very few artists have this ability and his voice is strong and soothing so this in no way is a bad thing. Indeed, its the lyrics where the real meat of the performance lies, they are often very poignant and amusing, lots of laughs filled the room this evening.“ Brighton Culture 2007

His texts are full of personal moments, one could even say explicit moments, which make you contemplate if he is writing his biography or merely re-telling someone else’s adventures. He has a control of non-sense poetry and a dark and disconcerting storytelling way about him. All this as the joyous tones of a guitar (usually a 1448 Silverton Danelectro circa 60 years old) catch our attention. Sometimes Folk sometimes Blues or even Calypso. And he just might have his soprano saxophone with him, nice and always a lit cigarette. Mr. Stanley Brinks is an admirer of Steve Lacy and Gerry Mulligan.

Following the purchase of a gramophone he discovers the musical songs to texts of 30 years ago and the calypso music of Trinidad.. inspiring them to achieve two CD-R repeatedly ‘in tone’ “Calypso” and “More Calypso”, joined by Clémence Freschard under their group name Kreuzberg Museum. Listen::

FRESCHARD // grew up in a farm in French Burgundy. She started organizing shows in the barn when she was about 12 years old. Aged 18 she moved to the big city, Paris, where she baked pies and cakes in a cafe. There, a local musician and regular customer called Andre Herman Dune wrote a few songs for her to sing. Homeless in Paris, she saved up just enough money to get herself a ticket to New York. There she found an old electric guitar and started writing her own material. With AHD and G. Lucas Crane she also formed a band called Back Up, and worked on poetical noise music.

In 2004 she moved to Berlin, where she recorded her first LP, “Alien Duck”, with a mix of electronic and acoustic sounds. Her second album, “Click Click”, recorded in 2006, features a drummer (Leo Bear Creek), and electric guitars by Stanley Brinks. On her third album, “Moonstone”, she plays the drums herself. She works as a sound engineer and records her friends’ music. She also has a Calypso cover band with Stanley Brinks, called Kreuzberg Museum.

Until recently, her music was only available on the cdrs she sells at shows.. but now! there is a lovely vinyl edition of Click Click available from good record stores worldwide!
You can buy all the Freschard, Kreuzberg Muzeum and Stanley Brinks records on the webshop of b.y_records // LISTEN:

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