Match made in heaven!
Bob Spring & The Calling Sirens
BOB SPRING was looking for a new band and THE CALLING SIRENS took a different turn after their singer had left the band. Wasn't it obvious to bring these talented acts together? For the rest of the tour THE CALLING SIRENS borrowed Bob's voice. The vibe was great! And that's how the idea came up to collaborate for an album which was released in March 2015. The result are eleven moody compositions of BOB SPRING combined with the intensely driving arrangements of THE CALLING SIRENS. The music is infused with the essence of blues and folk with a shot of alternative country and rock'n'roll. The band kept working on new material and played many well known venues and festivals such as the Montreux Jazz Festival. In May 2016 Bob Spring & The Calling Sirens headed for their first tour in Ireland. Now, two years later, the second album DARK COUNTRIES has been released in October 2018.
In the midst of God’s forsaken land, somewhere between sun-set and dawn, where silence lies like an invisible blanket over eternity, and longing is borne by the waves of long-gone oceans, BOB SPRING & THE CALLING SIRENS have made their home, expressing the beauty of despair through their warm and sombre sound. Bob Spring’s voice weaves a soothing web of bearableness, while the Calling Sirens’ calm and composed style of playing seems effortlessly reconciled with destiny.
DARK COUNTRIES can be seen as a musical equivalent to a Jim Jarmusch movie; images made audible, resting within themselves and making live to the senses ever-present but hidden stories which are now revealed to the listeners.
vocals, acoustic and
SILVAN STÜRZINGER |
GUIDO KÄLIN |
electric and lap steel guitar
MICHEL LEHNER |
electric and upright bass
ANDRÉ KÄLIN |
ARTIST/SINGER-SONGWRITER - Bob Spring
Singer-Songwriter Bob Spring just released his second album named „Dust And Arrows“ in May 2014. No squiggles, no moaning, sober but still melodic. The new album of last year’s Krokus opening act sounds like summer, granted, a summer with some dark rain clouds in the sky. Nevertheless: The Swiss-Italo-American does his thing, sort of a mix-up of Alternative-Country, Americana and Singer-Songwriter kind of thing. After the album kick off club tour in his country of origin, Bob Spring is coming to the homeland of his heart, the United States of America.
Bob has written and produced an incredible amount of more than 400 songs since he started working on his solo career in 2007. “I am a painstaking songwriter, even though I often find it pretty hard to stay focused.” He already toured the States in 2012 and 2014, and played shows across the country including New York, Nashville and Los Angeles at well-known venues such as the Hotel Indigo (Nashville, TN) or the Whisky a go-go on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.
BAND - The Calling Sirens
THE CALLING SIRENS' music is infused with authentic blues and soul. However, they not only perform it in its traditional, basic form but the band equally shapes these timeless raw materials into a visionary new music full of steaming originality.
Founded in 2004, THE CALLING SIRENS have been most at home in exquisite, smaller Swiss venues. They released their atmospheric debut album to critical acclaim in 2009. Their second release, ROUGH SOUVENIR, is clearly more furiously frayed and a lot rougher around the edges. The album was critically acclaimed in most of the national media and successfully promoted live. After their singer had left the band THE CALLING SIRENS continued to play shows with the guest voices of Bob Spring and Nadja Zela.
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