07/02/2014

''SONGS & WHISPERS '' - RECOMMENDS: Mark Lotterman (NL)

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He toured solo on CIRCUIT 11/2013 and returns with his full band now!

"SONGS & WHISPERS"  - RECOMMENDS: Mark Lotterman (Rotterdam, NL)
@ MS Treue, Bremen on February 12.02.2014; 8pm  

Watch out for more monthly shows of "S&W" - RECOMMENDS @ MS Treue please!.

Mark Lotterman kick started his career in 2001, accompanied on his first tour by Simon Vinkenoog; a famous Dutch beat poet and once a companion of Allen Ginsberg. Mark and his band played, Vinkenoog recited his poems.  Their collaboration ended in 2005, Mark moved to Amsterdam and started the writing process for his first album "Pain & Entertainment". The album was released late 2007. On the album Mark sings a drum 'n bass duet with Johnny Dowd (USA), the American master of alternative Country-Blues. They met on a party in a small Dutch town called Zoetermeer. Mark  From 2006 onwards Mark and his band played several nights as Johnny's support-act. In addition, Mark and his band also played as opening act for Canned Heat. After the release of “Pain & Entertainment” Mark moved to Mijnsheerenland (situated near Rotterdam) where he started writing his second album: "Better things to Do" (released in 2009). In 2009 and 2010 Mark toured with one of the biggest Dutch bands de Dijk and Canadian songwriter Wax Mannequin. He also played guitar with Jim White on the famous Crossing Border Festival. In 2011 Mark and his (new) band were invited to record a new album with producer Frans Hagenaars, founder of the famous Excelsior label. Mark's songs are well known for their variety of styles (country, rock, electro and ska) and their absurd storytelling lyrics. His lyrics are moving, funny and sad. His live performances are known for their improvisation and expression. 
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Mark Lottermans Karriere beginnt, als er 2001 auf den niederländischen Dichter Simon Vinkenoog trifft. Lotterman, damals 17 Jahre jung, spielt seine Musik und Vinkenoog, einst Wegbegleiter von Beat-Legende Allen Ginsberg, trägt dazu seine Gedichte vor. Aber Vinkenoog ist nicht der einzige Poet auf der Bühne - Lottermans narrative Texte sind rührend, komisch und traurig, in seinen Arrangements spielt er mit Variation und Improvisation. Seine Songs sind bekannt für die Stil-Vielfalt von Country, Rock, Electro bis Ska.
Als im Jahr 2005 die Zusammenarbeit endet, verschanzt Lotterman sich in einem Zimmer in Amsterdam, um sein Debüt “Pain & Entertainment” zu schreiben und aufzunehmen. Erst 2007 endet der lange Prozess, bei dem Lotterman unter anderem vom US-Countrysänger Johnny Dowd unterstützt wird. Aus der Partybekanntschaft wächst außerdem eine gemeinsame Tournee – Lottermans Band schnuppert zum ersten Mal internationale Luft. Bis heute tourte er mit seiner Band durch Kanada, UK und Luxemburg, supportete die niederländischen Helden De Dijk und die US-Bluesrocker von Canned Heat.
Die Erfahrungen verarbeitet er in “Better Things To Do”, dem Folgealbum, das 2009 erscheint. Das dritte Album “Funny” (2012) lässt er von Excelsior-Gründer Frans Hagenaars produzieren. SONGS & WHISPERS freut sich, “einen der talentiertesten Singer-Songwriter der Niederlande” (writteninmusic.com) begrüßen zu dürfen. Im CIRCUIT 09/2013 wird er sein aktuelles Album “Funny” zum ersten Mal in Deutschland präsentieren.
 
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Influences: Johnny Dowd, Wax Mannequin, De Dijk, Canned Heat

“The greatest rock’n’roll act I’ve seen in years!” – Johnny Dowd
“He sings, he whispers, and you believe him! […] Impressive storytelling lyrics are supported by a dynamic band that sometimes cries, but burst out angry a few minutes later.” – 3voor12, dutch music magazine
“The music never sounds like Mark’s musical heroes, because it’s so authentic.” – Speakers, about “Pain & Entertainment”

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