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L'Aupaire

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Robert Laupert has always been a music addict. There is no lack of musical instruments in his environment either. And yet it took tremendously long until Robert turned into multi-instrumentalist L’AUPAIRE. This road to the individual voice and timbre, however, is long and winding.

“I had tried this and that, such as enrolling myself for saxophone studies in the Netherlands for example. But I had no idea where I was heading with my creativity,” L’AUPAIRE muses, “so I scraped all my money together, packed my bags, and moved to Budapest Into a small flat close to the hip Jewish quarter. To use the self-chosen isolation to figure out what I really feel like doing, what really means something to me.”

A difficult period of time. A sorrowful period of time. But a tremendously creative one. “Because there I learned that, to me, some degree of suffering and pain always forms a part of one’s creative work,” he continues. “Without going through hardships, I wouldn’t have been able to continue doing what I am doing now as consequently.” And soon the songs started pouring from his pen like a waterfall. But much writing still doesn’t make a CD. Back from Budapest, L’AUPAIRE’s device is live gigging. Gigging as often as possible. For 2014 only, L’AUPAIRE has more than 100 shows on his list. But even in terms of publications, he doesn’t stand idly, as his EP “Rollercoaster Girl” have shown.

All of this finally leads to an invitation to the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas. Which in turn provides a springboard for his onward journey to Los Angeles, where he meets Mocky, the soundscape artist who already refined the music of Peaches, Feist, Gonzales, or Jamie Lidell. “Mocky likes my pieces. We spent a lot of time together and created new songs,” L’AUPAIRE points out. As devotedly as L’AUPAIRE can now work and develop his compositions, as confidently he leads the songs to what mesmerizing pieces require: the simplicity of the blues, full-bodied melodic arches of pop, and stories with strong, compelling narrative structures.

And then there is this incredible voice, somewhere between Bob Dylan and Tom Waits. And the ability of letting his songs explode from every single note and thus provoke an unforgettable and matchless acoustic firework. Sometimes, one just has to be able to go long and winding roads to find one’s very personal musical voice. Then it may ound all the louder though!

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Date City Venue
24.10.15
DE - Köln Museumsnacht
25.10.15
AU - Wien Buzz Boutique
23.11.15
DE - Ilvesheim Schloss-Schule (‚Kultur im Dunkeln')
24.11.15
DE - Mainz Schon Schön
25.11.15
DE - Heidelberg Häll
26.11.15
DE - Augsburg Soho Stage
27.11.15
DE - Erlangen E-Werk (BR Puls Festival)
28.11.15
DE - München BR Rundfunkhaus (BR Puls Festival)
30.11.15
DE - Dresden Ostpol
01.12.15
DE - Leipzig Täubchenthal
03.12.15
DE - Berlin Privatclub
04.12.15
DE - Bremen Tower
05.12.15
DE - Haldern Pop Bar
08.12.15
DE - Essen Zeche Carl
11.04.16
DE - Frankfurt a.M. Brotfabrik
12.04.16
DE - Stuttgart Im Wizemann
14.04.16
DE - München Strom (ausverkauft!)
15.04.16
CH - Zürich m4music Festival
17.04.16
DE - Köln Luxor
18.04.16
DE - Hamburg Uebel & Gefährlich
19.04.16
DE - Leipzig Täubchenthal
20.04.16
DE - Dresden Groovestation
21.04.16
DE - Berlin Lido
28.05.16
DE - Augsburg Modular Festival
30.05.16
AU - Wien Chelsea
03.06.16
CH - Basel Imagine Festival
04.06.16
DE - Mannheim Maifeld Derby
05.06.16
DE - Würzburg Posthalle
25.06.16
CZ - Prag United Islands Festival
01.07.16
CH - Wettingen Open Air Wettingen
09.07.16
DE - Saarbrücken Altstadtfest
23.07.16
DE - Chieming Seewärts Festival
29.07.16
DE - Elend (bei Sorge) Rocken am Brocken Festival
05.08.16
DE - Bad Nauheim Soundgarden Festival
06.08.16
DE - Münster Auf Weiter Flur Festival
13.08.16
DE - Eschwege Open Flair Festival
19.08.16
DE - Dornstadt Obstwiesenfestival
20.08.16
DE - Hamburg MS Dockville Festival
21.08.16
DE - Bergheider See Artlake Festival
11.10.16
UK - Brighton Green Door Store (supporting Marc O'Reilly
12.10.16
UK - London Water Rats (supporting Marc O'Reilly)
13.10.16
UK - Bristol Louisiana (supporting Marc O'Reilly)
14.10.16
UK - Falmouth Pavilions (supporting Marc O'Reilly)
15.10.16
UK - Cardiff 10 Feet Tall (supporting Marc O'Reilly)
28.10.16
DE - Ulm Roxy
29.10.16
DE - Regensburg Alte Mälzerei
30.10.16
DE - Heidelberg Halle 02
31.10.16
DE - Freiburg Vorderhaus
02.11.16
DE - Konstanz Kula
03.11.16
CH - Lausanne Le Bleu Lezard
04.11.16
CH - Wil Gare de Lion
05.11.16
CH - Aarau Kiff
08.11.16
DE - Marburg Waggonhalle
09.11.16
DE - Erlangen E-Werk
10.11.16
DE - Würzburg Posthalle
11.11.16
DE - Erfurt Franz Mehlhose
12.11.16
DE - Hinzweiler Yeah Yeah Festival
14.11.16
DE - Hannover LUX (verlegt aus Bei Chéz Heinz)
15.11.16
DE - Essen Zeche Carl
16.11.16
DE - Münster Gleis 22
17.11.16
DE - Darmstadt Centralstation
20.12.16
DE - Berlin Admiralspalast
06.08.17
DE - Hochheim a. Rhein Rheingau Musik Festival
18.08.17
DE - Hamburg MS Dockville (abgesagt)
19.08.17
DE - Köln c/o Pop (abgesagt)

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