Event

Ellis Mano Band

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Blues and Southern Rock, presented by the Folk Club Chur.

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Date
19.01.2022 from 20:00 to 22:30 o'clock
Price
CHF 20.00
CHF 17.00 for members Folk Club and Kulturverein Werkstatt Chur

The Ellis Mano Band was born in 2016 in a random late-night conversation between vocalist Chris Ellis and guitarist Edis Mano. In various singing groups, Chris Ellis was a regular guest on Swiss and German television and radio as well as in the summer open-air concert scene. Edis Mano was a celebrity of his own in the Balkans, where he filled stadiums as a teenager before accompanying all the big names in Switzerland. The two discovered that they share a love of American blues and southern rock and concocted the plan to start their own project. They turned to drummer Nico Looser, who had played for years in the band of the best late-night TV show in Switzerland and toured as a backing musician for top Swiss pop artists. With their chartbreaking album debut "Here And Now" (Official Swiss Album Charts, number 8), the band showed the Swiss music world two years ago where the blues rock hammer hangs. With their new album "Ambedo" (Official Swiss Album Charts, number 2), this year's finalist of the "Swiss Blues Challenge" turns to the core of the blues – but without falling musically into traditionalism. Although the Ellis Mano Band is a new name in the European music world, the musicians have shaped the scene for decades: singer Chris Ellis, guitarist Edis Mano, drummer Nico Looser and bassist Severin Graf have already worked with Max Mutzke, Stefan Raab, Nek, Baschi, Marco Rima, Tracy Chapman, James Gruntz and other high-caliber musicians at home and abroad. From long-time friends and fellow musicians, a troupe has grown together, which the actually overused term of the supergroup does justice to! Blues, rock and soul have shaped the band throughout their lives, and the members have now bequeathed themselves to this old love with all their hearts and souls. With "Ambedo", the Ellis Mano Band now seamlessly picks up where they started two years ago.

"The album is nothing short of brilliant!" Ambedo» presents a rich tapestry of emotions, all from four extremely talented session musicians who have had a great time composing, arranging and interpreting their own tracks and are simply a real, well-rehearsed band again." (Velvet Thunder, UK)

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