Jess Glynne I James Gruntz & Guests I Alle Farben I Luke Sital-Singh I Ciaran Lavery
Zermatt Unplugged, Zermatt:
Less than a year since the release of the smash hit album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’, Jess Glynne announces an arena tour of the UK for November which includes a show at London’s prestigious O2 Arena.
The last year has seen the North London born singer Jess Glynne rise to the very top of UK pop music. Her debut album has yet to leave the top 10 since entering at #1 in August 2015, and includes a string of massive hit singles including ‘Take Me Home’, ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’’, ‘Hold My Hand’ and the most recent ‘Ain’t Got Far To Go’. She’s now sold over 1.7 million copies of the album across the globe, making her the biggest selling debut UK artist of 2015 – and with no signs of slowing down. Fresh from kicking of a summer of festivals playing Radio 1’s Big Weekend, this weekend Jess heads to Isle Of Wight and Parklife; she will go on to play the main stage at Glastonbury, before big slots at T In The Park, Wireless and V Festival in August. All in preparation for her biggest ever tour to date which will see her take in all the major arena’s across the UK, kicking off in Birmingham on the 18th November, stopping at London’s 02 on the 30th before culminating at Cardiff’s Motorpoint arena on December 1st. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday. See full tour dates below.
JAMES GRUNTZ & GUESTS
James Gruntz ist zweifelsfrei einer der talentiertesten jungen Musiker der Schweizer Musikszene! Mit seinem letzten Album „Belvedere“ landete er einen grossen Wurf der gleich mit zwei Swiss Music Awards in den Sparten «Artist Award» & «Breaking Act» gekrönt wurde. Die groovige, tänzelnde Single «Heart Keeps Dancing» eroberte die Herzen im Sturm. Die Songs von James Gruntz sind, wie er selbst, musikalisch breit gefächert. Dance-Tunes, tiefgründige Balladen, minimalistische Vocal-Songs, melodiöser Pop und Soul, immer geführt vom roten Faden seiner unverkennbaren Stimme. Zurzeit ist James Gruntz in Klausur und widmet sich zurückgezogen der Entstehung neuer Songs. Exklusiv fürs Zermatt Unplugged unterbricht er seine kreative Schaffenspause. Zermatt Unplugged gewährt ihm eine Carte Blanche für die Ausgabe 2017. Für diesen speziellen Abend hat James Gruntz Gäste eingeladen, mit denen er für einen abwechslungsreichen und einzigartigen Abend sorgen wird.
ALLE FARBEN LIVE SHOW
The DJ with a penchant for painting has been a well-established act for ten years now. In Berlin it was particularly his courage that left a residual impression on the club scene when he first started. And it didn’t take long for everyone to realise that he was going places. Alle Farben loves to experiment and he simply doesn’t accept the rigid boundaries of music genres. In his performances there are all kinds of elements involved: live musicians with hints of classical or swing music, lingering between techno, minimal and house. To him it has never been a contradiction to play Tchaikovsky at a festival or at the club – if anything it was a welcome challenge. His DJ sets always follow a concept, a dramatic conception, always with an eye toward aesthetics. Alle Farben is eager to present his melodies in a proper light, because as he says: When it comes to perception, music is not so different from colours – the intensity determines the emotions.
Alle Farben is genuine and original right out of Berlin-Kreuzberg. Therefore, his sound naturally transports the specific characteristics and qualities of Berlin’s nightlife: diverse, colourful, boundless and always walking this very thin line between melancholy and euphoria.
+ DJ set with Christian Damman & J.Bomqvist vocals
With The Breakneck Speed Of Tomorrow, his first new material since last year’s debut album The Fire Inside, Luke’s sound has undergone a subtle revolution. Recorded simply with unobtrusive production, nevertheless these are the most fully realised songs he has ever released. At the centre of it all, carrying the songs, giving them devastating emotional heft, is Luke’s extraordinary voice; beautiful, tender, bruised, tremulous, defiant.
He may wield an acoustic guitar and write achingly beautiful universal truths, but Ciaran Lavery couldn’t be further from the sensitive singer-songwriter archetype. The exciting talent from the tiny village of Aghagallon in County Antrim has his own singular sound, one that assimilates myriad influences from Americana to hip-hop, articulated in a grainy delivery with a deep soul impulse over processed beats and sumptuous strings.