25.11.19 · Gibson Club
Admission: 7pm · Start: 8pm
(postponed from 10/07/19 - all tickets already purchased remain valid)
Had Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern aka SOFI TUKKER been told a few years ago that their music will be heard worldwide in the not-too-distant future, they would probably have laughed in disbelief. The two met by chance during an art exhibition, where both had an appearance. A few months later, they wrote the song "Drinkee", which became a viral hit by the inclusion in the Apple Watch advertising: Almost 60 million times, the track was already streamed on Spotify and promptly earned them a Grammy nomination in the category " Best Dance Recording ".
Anyone who accuses them of being a classic one-hit-wonder phenomenon has been wrong. The 2016 released EP "Soft Animals" and the current album "Treehouse" (recently nominated for a Grammy in the category "Best Dance / Electronic Album") prove the opposite: "The songs not only keep up the exciting atmosphere, they offer Small work and exquisitely put together sounds always new, musical space to discover. They make "Treehouse" a pop album that will be fun even without advertising. "(Musikblog)
Tucker never planned to be successful with music. For the first 20 years of his life he aspired to a career as a professional basketball player. He eventually started making music due to a disease that kept him bedridden for eight months. Sophie, on the other hand, had been singing in choirs since middle school, playing drums and writing her own songs. She also had to spend four months in a wheelchair after an injury. But that did not stop her from making music: they got through while they were recovering, but they have always been down to earth: "We are still the same young band trying to sell off small clubs and people all over To celebrate the world. "
Sophie lived in many different countries during her youth and attended several international schools. This multicultural background is probably the reason why she decided to sing in addition to English in Portuguese - a language she learned at university: "I think it's just very sexy." The success of "Drinkee" proves, that Sophie is not alone with this opinion: "The Portuguese songs have a different goal: you can just drop in the sound. And you know what? People sing either way! "Whether the German fans are so synonymous texts, will show in July 2019.