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Alex Mayr

(DE)

There are supposed to be artists, you can immediately put into a box. Tan on point, pretty pictures taken and off they are to the Pop olymp.

ALEX MAYR wants it her very own way.

This way leads through districts of rapping lots, through orbits of indie bands, through beat makers, songwriters and world musicians. What is liked, is enforced and wanders through the airwaves of inspiration and of the own language.

Organic, honest and sexy.

ALEX MAYR comes from a very musical family and grew up in the shallowest parts of lower saxony very close to Bremen. The beautiful rural life is occasionally interrupted by tours with musicals and theatres, leading her to the deserts of North Africa, to Turkey or Hungary. Those experiences with its good and bad sides are deeply imprinted in the music she creates today. The intention to gain ground in the world of musical/theatre was rejected, the inputs are suffocating, the own head grows too strong and makes place for self-written songs. Hamburg and Mannheim win. During her music studies, the shabby city near the Rhein is temporary at first, then turns into a loving home.

The cramming in the moloch of pop pays off, because after the end of the dickey student bands, the drummer and songwriter Konrad Henkelüdeke stays. An important base is created.

Songtexts, arrangements and melodies are worked on until they create a homogeneous sound. Last but not least a group of supporters was build, without whom the advancement would not have been possible.

This is how the two landed on albums by Casper, Dagobert, Irie Révoltés and Get Well Soon, until their first own EP „GUT GEGEN BÖSE“ was released in november 2015. Detailed, minimalistic arrangements and dark songs meet great beats and trashy sounds. The German texts are always in focus: pictorial, very direct, often with a good portion of melancholy.

The following tour through Germany, on which ALEX MAYR performed with synthies, keys, guitar singing, drums, percussion and electronic, set the base for 2016: ALEX MAYR live on the stages of the republic.

„We stand still although we want to keep going, want to be free and live from controlling. We can’t escape our skin. We want to mold but we ruffle up, want to be new but hold on to sanity. We can’t escape our skin.“

Tour Dates

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Past Dates
Date City Venue
10.03.16
DE - Bremen* Kulturküche
11.03.16
DE - Gelsenkirchen* Wohnzimmer
12.03.16
DE - Düsseldorf* Brause
30.03.16
DE - Darmstadt Frischzelle
07.05.16
DE - Fulda* Hörmahl
11.05.16
DE - Leipzig* Horns Erben
12.05.16
DE - Reichenbach* Realitätsverlust
13.05.16
DE - Chemnitz* Exil
15.05.16
DE - Magdeburg* Wohnzimmerkonzerte
17.05.16
DE - München* Pasinger Fabrik
28.05.16
DE - Offenburg* KIK
04.06.16
DE - Mannheim Maifeld Derby
10.06.16
DE - Hamburg Knust
26.06.16
DE - Mainz Johannisnacht
30.06.16
DE - Lärz Fusion Festival
20.08.16
DE - Köln Gamescom City Festival
09.09.16
DE - Worms Stille Töne
22.09.16
DE - Hamburg Reeperbahn Festival
27.09.16
DE - Konstanz K9 (supporting Matteo Capreoli) CANCELLED
01.10.16
DE - Osnabrück Zucker (supporting Matteo Capreoli)
02.10.16
DE - Hamburg Hamburger Küchensessions Festival
07.10.16
DE - Hamburg Nochtspeicher (supporting Matteo Capreoli)
02.12.16
DE - Hamburg* Kellerhertz/Birdland
09.12.16
DE - Worms Stille Töne
27.12.16
DE - Reutlingen FranzK
11.03.17
DE - Heidelberg Kulturfenster (supporting LEA)
12.03.17
DE - Marburg Waggonhalle (supporting LEA)
13.03.17
DE - Hannover Lux (supporting LEA)
14.03.17
DE - Leipzig Täubchenthal (supporting LEA)
15.03.17
DE - Dresden Scheune (supporting LEA)
16.03.17
DE - Michelstadt Unterholz (supporting LEA)
17.03.17
DE - Düsseldorf Zakk (supporting LEA)
02.06.17
DE - Mönchengladbach Eat´n´Chill Festival
03.06.17
DE - Lüneburg Lunatic Festival
Upcoming Dates
Date City Venue
05.07.17
DE - Fulda Genießen unterm Apfelbaum
02.09.17
DE - Hannover Révoltés Festival

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