Band

Our 8-piece formation was formed in its original form over 30 years ago. After a 14-year break, we reunited in 2013 in an expanded form.

Music

The hallmarks of our music are polyphonic vocals, Irish flutes and accordion, carried by piano, spherical keyboard sounds, guitar, fretless bass, percussion and drums. Our musical style defies clear stylistic categorization, but is probably best described as indie folk.

Silence

Silence is probably the breath of our music, but silence itself we can hardly provide. We try to create moments with our music that touch and enchant, that perhaps make you forget time and everyday life.

The Bandmembers

nadja

Nadja Lauwiner

Vocals, Keyboard

stephan streit

Stephan Streit

Flutes, Guitar, Accordion

rené eberhard

Rene Eberhard

Bass

michael

Michael Röthlisberger

Keyboards, Guitar, Accordion

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Christian Benz

Drums

fridu

Fritz Rentsch

Technique, Live Mix

alex straessle

Alex Strässle

Percussion

thomas

Thomas Lauwiner

Vocals, Guitar

Our History

Die Anfänge

The beginnings

Started in 1992, as Tom, Mike & Stelli. Thomas Lauwiner (Voc), Michel Röthlisberger (Keys) & Stefan Streit (Guit, Flute)

Start von Silence

Start of Silence

Nadja Stoller (Voc) joined and they founded Silence

Maxi-Single

Maxi-Single

1993 Maxi single in the black box. René Eberhard (Bass) joined during the recordings

Band extension

1994 Michael Schaffner (Perc.) & Ives Dobler (Woodwinds) enlarged the formation

Tides

Tides

1995 Tides was recorded with producer David Plüss

Band formation

1996 Nadja left the band and Liz Hausammann took her place

1997 Michael Schaffner & Ives Dobler left the band and were replaced by Christian Benz (Drums)

Visible

Visible

1998 Visible was recorded with guest musician Stephan Meister / saxophone

Openair Schloss Hünigen

Openair Castle Hünigen

1999 last legendary concert Openair Hünigen with IONA. After the departure of Yves Dobler / saxophone Raphael Stutz "Pam" completed the band

Reunion

2013 Reunion with 2 new band members, Nadja Lauwiner (Voc) & Alex Strässle (Perc)

 

2014 Fritz Rentsch joins us as sound engineer

Psalms 1

Psalms 1

Psalms 1 is released

Band formation

2019 Christian Benz joins us again on drums

Psalms 2

Psalms 2

After a long and intensive process, release of the new production Psalms II

 

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