The adventure began in 2017 as I played my first songs accompanied by a guitarist only. I met the percussionist Wills Gey in may 2017 as he decided to improvise on my songs during a concert at the Café des Docks in Lausanne (CH). This moment set the start of a partnership but also of an enlightening and eventful journey.
In the end of 2017, the project got the name Nalu and the violinist Marine Wenger joined the crew, followed by the musician Mark Kelly in summer 2018. Us four musicians recorded together a first EP called «Drifting Tides». Its launch took place in October 2018 for the Proxima Project at Les Docks, where it all started. At that moment the team grew a little more welcoming a new guitarist, Romain Equey.
The project grew rapidly with a great number of concerts and interviews on local radios. We played more than twenty shows in 2018 (Les Citrons Masqués, les Docks, la salle Paderewski, le Bâtiment des Forces Motrices, etc.). Two of them were support acts for the singer Fanny Leeb and the solo project of Mark Kelly. More than twenty shows have already been played in 2019 (Cave du Bleu Lézard, Fête de la Musique de Lausanne – Place de l’Europe, Fête des Vignerons, etc.) including a first tour abroad of four shows in Israel and a big buzz on our way back in the french and swiss media. (https://www.lematin.ch/loisirs/musique/concert-avion-hotesses-lair-taquet/story/29875697)
October 2019 was dedicated to the tour but also to the recording of the album « Ocean Eyes » at Blend Studio in Lutry (CH). This was followed by the mix and mastering in November. Coming next is the graphism of the physical and digital product as well as the merchandising that will come with it. It’s created by the talented illustrator Tami Hopf (Vevey, CH).
The start of 2020 will be devoted to the promotion of the release of the album (April) and to the creation of the release show that will mix music, dance and poetry. We decided to work on the show with the incredible dancer and choreographer Marion Halil (Aigle, CH) and to include the sweetness of the writer Charlotte Wacker (Fribourg, CH).
This project will spotlight the members of Nalu as well as these other amazing artistes. It’s collaborative which represents perfectly our values.
How will the support be used ?
Your support will help directly the creation of the album and the release show. THANK YOU :-) !
To be more precise :
- Record 9 songs at Blend Studio in Lutry (CH)
- Mix and mastering
- CD and Vinyl printing and packaging
- Create the album Artwork and design
- Share the album on all digital platforms
- Promote the album
- Film music videos
- Rent a stage for the release show
- Create the release show
Gifts ! Gifts !
Choose between the cool goodies we thought of to thank you sincerely for your precious help. Most goodies will be distributed in a period of 2 to 3 months after the release of the album apart from the ones that include an exclusive.
Remember that you can also donate the amount that you wish without having to choose a gift in return.
THANK YOU so much for your help and your trust and THANK YOU for supporting music, art and culture! <3