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We will be on tour with our new show ‘The Beatles Close-Up’.

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Les Brünettes

Les Brünettes — Lisa Herbolzheimer, Julia Pellegrini, Stephanie Neigel & Juliette Brousset. Nach ihrem letzten Programm A Women Thing, einer kongenialen Hommage an ihre musikalischen Heldinnen, hatten Les Brünettes einfach Lust auf ein „Jungs-Ding“. Und wen könnten sie sich da besser vornehmen als die Boygroup aller Boygroups: The Beatles. Durch die Augen von vier Frauen ist eine packende Nahaufnahme von Leben und Musik der Fab Four entstanden, die die Sängerinnen ganz natürlich mit einschliesst. Um dem Beatles Spirit noch näher zu kommen, haben Les Brünettes ihr Album in den berühmten Abbey Road Studios in London aufgenommen – dem Ort, an dem Paul, George, Ringo und John viele ihrer Welt-Hits geschrieben und eingespielt haben. Es ist ein Fest, zu erleben, wie Les Brünettes ihre enormen stimmlichen Möglichkeiten in den Dienst dieser zeitlosen Songs stellen – nicht nur für eingefleischte Beatles Fans. In ihren Arrangements lassen sich die vier von den Pilzköpfen zu kreativen, spielerischen, manchmal frechen Höhenflügen inspirieren. Sie entstauben die vielgehörten großen Hits, entdecken eher unbekanntere Songs und überraschen mit Querverbindungen zwischen den Stücken. In ihren eigenen Stücken umschreiben Les Brünettes als Songwriterinnen dann das, was sie selbst an den Geschichten der Beatles berührt. Wer ist der Fool On The Hill wirklich, ist er nicht weiser als wir alle – und wer wäre er heute? Wie mag sich das Mädchen gefühlt haben, das das spießige Elternhaus verlässt (in Anlehnung an She’s leaving home)? Wie muss es sein, all jene zu verlieren, die einem wichtig sind – so wie seinerzeit Paul McCartney, der das Ende der Beatles vielleicht bis heute nicht ganz überwunden hat? Und schließlich ein Song für eine der beeindruckendsten Frauen in der Beatles-Geschichte, Yoko Ono, die erst Neid, dann offenen Hass und schließlich den Mord ihres Mannes vor den eigenen Augen ertragen musste und trotzdem immer unbeirrt als kreative und inspirierende Künstlerin arbeitete. Les Brünettes wagen eine Nahaufnahme der Beatles, die die Sängerinnen aber selbst miteinschliesst. Das musikalische Spektrum von der Unbeschwertheit und genialen Einfachheit der frühen Jahre bis zur späten Schaffensphase der Beatles mit ihren komplexeren Songstrukturen und Instrumentierungen performen Les Brünettes auf der Bühne mitreißend, sinnlich und voller Energie. Dabei umrahmen kurze Szenen, Dialoge und Filmclips die Musik mit einem dramaturgischen Bogen, der ironische, skurrile, nachdenkliche, aber immer überraschende Schlaglichter auf die berühmteste Pop Band aller Zeiten wirft. Jede der vier exquisiten Musikerinnen bringt ihren eigenen, ganz persönlichen Zugang zu den Beatles in die Show mit ein, die trotz oder gerade wegen des tiefen Respekts vor deren musikalischem Schaffen aber nie nur nostalgisches Schwelgen ist. Sie ist vielmehr ein Gesamtkunstwerk, das rockt, das groovt, das swingt – und mit dem warmen und harmonischen Zusammenklang der vier Frauenstimmen immer direkt ins Herz geht.
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Les Brünettes16/10/2017 @ 11:37
Ihr Lieber Erlanger, Nürnberger, Fürther, für unser Konzert am 12.11 in Erlangen wurde das "last chance" Kartenkontingent eröffnet, 18 sind noch frei - also schnell ran an den Speck 😏🏃‍♀️https://theaterfiftyfifty.reservix.de/p/reservix/event/916938
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Les Brünettes is with Juliette Brousset and 2 others.15/10/2017 @ 15:55
Gestern in der ausverkauften Springmaus in Bonn, heute morgen in Ludwigsburg zu einem Wohnzimmerkonzert und heute Abend in Ulm am "Lago" - und es ist so idyllisch hier ...
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Les Brünettes shared AMICA e.V's post.10/10/2017 @ 16:32
Wir freuen uns mit Gabriele und Amica e.V.!🎉 Herzlichen Glückwunsch und danke für deinen und euren Einsatz für Frauen und Mädchen überall auf der Welt! ❤️

LIVE

27 Okt 2017 Nacht der Stimmen Darmstadt, 20:00 Centralstation/Nacht der Stimmen Centralstation/Nacht der Stimmen ausverkauft!
08 Nov 2017 The Beatles Close-Up Hamburg, 19:30 Ballinhaus - Musik in den Häusern der Stadt Ballinhaus - Musik in den Häusern der Stadt ausverkauft!
10 Nov 2017 The Beatles Close-Up Neunkirchen, 20:00 Gebläsehalle Gebläsehalle Tickets
11 Nov 2017 A women thing Erlangen, 20:00 Theaterbühne Fifty Fifty Theaterbühne Fifty Fifty Tickets
12 Nov 2017 The Beatles Close-Up Rottweil, 18:00 Badhaus Badhaus Tickets
30 Nov 2017 The Beatles Close-Up Frankfurt, 20:00 Theater Höchst Theater Höchst Tickets
08 Dez 2017 Famous Ladies meet Christmas Herten, 20:00 Klangraum Glashaus Klangraum Glashaus Tickets
09 Dez 2017 The Beatles Close-Up Würselen, 19:30 Altes Rathaus Altes Rathaus Tickets
14 Dez 2017 Supersense Vienna - exclusive concert and recording Wien, 19:30 Supersense - all analog concept store Supersense - all analog concept store
15 Dez 2017 The Beatles Close-Up München, 20:30 Vokal Total Vokal Total Tickets
17 Dez 2017 The Beatles Close-Up Stuttgart, 19:30 Theaterhaus Theaterhaus Tickets
19 Jan 2018 A women Thing Ijsselstein, NL, 20:30 Fulcotheater Fulcotheater Tickets
10 Feb 2018 The Beatles Close-Up Oldenburg, 20:00 Kulturetage Kulturetage Tickets
23 Feb 2018 The Beatles Close-Up Wangen, 20:30 JazzPoint Club JazzPoint Club Tickets
01 Mär 2018 The Beatles Close-Up Lich, tba Kino Traumstern Kino Traumstern Tickets
02 Mär 2018 The Beatles Close-Up Dortmund, 20:00 Domicil Domicil Tickets
03 Mär 2018 The Beatles Close-Up Emsdetten, 20:00 Stroetmannsfabrik Stroetmannsfabrik Tickets
04 Mär 2018 The Beatles Close-Up Bonn, 19:00 Haus der Springmaus - Zusatztermin Haus der Springmaus - Zusatztermin Tickets
05 Mär 2018 The Beatles Close-Up Bremen, 19:30 Theater Fritz Theater Fritz Tickets
15 Mär 2018 The Beatles Close-Up Düsseldorf, 20:00 Savoy Savoy Tickets
16 Mär 2018 A women thing Overpelt, BE, 20:30 Cultural Centre Palethe Cultural Centre Palethe Tickets
17 Mär 2018 The Beatles Close-Up Bethel, 20:00 Neue Schmiede Neue Schmiede Tickets
18 Mär 2018 Doppelkonzert mit Delta Q Wiesloch, 19:30 Palatin Palatin Tickets
06 Apr 2018 The Beatles Close-Up Basel (CH), tba Theater Fauteuil Theater Fauteuil Tickets
07 Apr 2018 The Beatles Close-Up Emmendingen, tba Steinhalle Steinhalle
21 Apr 2018 The Beatles Close-Up (small) Westhofen, 20:00 GutLeben GutLeben
04 Mai 2018 The Beatles Close-Up Baden-Baden, tba Rantastic Rantastic
05 Mai 2018 Come together! The Beatles Close-Up feat. Klaus Voormann Nidda, 20:00 Bürgersaal Bürgersaal Tickets
11 Mai 2018 Johannisklang Flensburg, 19:30 St. Johanniskirche St. Johanniskirche Tickets
25 Mai 2018 The Beatles Close-Up Drusenheim, FR, 20:00 Pôle Culturel Drusenheim Pôle Culturel Drusenheim Tickets
22 Jun 2018 The Beatles Close-Up Ehingen, 20:00 Lindenhalle Großer Saal Lindenhalle Großer Saal
23 Aug 2018 The Beatles Close-Up Vézelay, 18:00 OPEN AIR Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay OPEN AIR Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay
12 Okt 2018 The Beatles Close-Up Schwabmünchen, Stadhalle Schwabmünchen Stadhalle Schwabmünchen
14 Okt 2018 The Beatles Close-Up Erlangen, Redoutensaal Redoutensaal
02 Nov 2018 The Beatles Close-Up Schenefeld, 20:00 Forum Forum
03 Nov 2018 The Beatles Close-Up Salzgitter,
30 Nov 2018 Bad Vilbel, tba Theater Alte Mühle Theater Alte Mühle

LES BRÜNETTES

Les Brünettes – The Beatles Close-Up

Following their successful programme entitled ‘A Women Thing’, a congenial homage to their musical heroines, Les Brünettes felt ready for a ‘boys thing’. And who better to choose than the epitome of all boys groups, the Beatles? Seen through the eyes of four women, we are treated to an exhilarating close-up of the Fab Four’s life and music.

The mystery of the Beatles is something musicians, fans, biographers and contemporaries are still trying to fathom: How did these four apparently ordinary lads from Liverpool become the catalyst for the yearnings of an entire generation? It must have had to do with the fact that they were a real band, a gang, something that transcended the sum of its parts. As their two preceding albums have shown, this distinction also applies to Les Brünettes. Furthermore, each of the Beatles was a songwriter and solo singer in his own right and contributed his musical ideas to the band, lending the music an incredible diversity. Taking the same liberties, Les Brünettes have always been on the lookout for new musical territories beyond the a cappella mainstream.

To get even closer to the Beatles’ spirit, Les Brünettes recorded their album at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London – the very place where Paul, George, Ringo and John wrote and recorded many of their greatest hits.

It is a pure joy to hear Les Brünettes place their impressive vocal skills in the service of these timeless songs, and not only for real die-hard Beatles fans. Taking their inspiration from the Fab Four, the arrangements involve highly creative, playful and sometimes tongue-in-cheek flights of fancy. The girls dust off popular hits, discover lesser-known tracks and link songs together in surprising ways. With its scolding, bickering and laughter, the verging on slapstick Penny Lane takes us back to the lively Liverpool scene of the sixties, while minimalistic elements and electronic-inspired beats ensure that Let It Be veers clear of any kitsch. The ever-present Bach mingles with the beleaguered Lady Madonna and a nonchalant Latino tells the story of Peace & Love on John and Yoko’s honeymoon. Imagine, written by Lennon after the band broke up, resonates all the more when these four women deliver it sacred hymn-style.

In their own songs, Les Brünettes describe what it is about the Beatles that holds them in its thrall. Who is the Fool On The Hill? Isn’t he wiser than all of us and who would he be today? How did the girl feel leaving her oppressive home (inspired by She’s Leaving Home)? What thoughts were going through the Beatles’ minds at the time of their break-up? And finally, there is a song for Yoko Ono, one of the most outstanding women in the whole Beatles saga who had to suffer envy, hatred and even the assassination of her husband without ever wavering from her work as a creative and inspiring artist.

On stage, Les Brünettes deliver a rousing, sensual and high-powered performance spanning the Beatles’ entire musical spectrum, from early light-hearted and ingenious simplicity to subsequent complex song structures and instrumentation. Short scenes, dialogues and film clips provide a dramatic framework for the music, putting an ironic, whimsical and reflective, yet always unexpected, spotlight on the world’s most famous pop band.

Each of the four exquisite singers contributes her own personal approach to the Beatles. Despite, or perhaps thanks to their great respect for the Fab Four’s musical genius, the show never digresses into nostalgic wallowing. Carried along by the sumptuous harmonies of the four female voices, the new programme is a comprehensive work of art that rocks, grooves and swings – and aims directly for the heart.

Juliette Brousset

Even at the most lofty of heights, Juliette’s crystal-clear soprano is breezy and subtle, adding an amazing brilliance to the sound of Les Brünettes. The French singer writes her own chansons and jazz numbers, presenting them with irresistible charm.


Born in Alsace, Juliette grew up in a musical family who played, sung and listened to classical music, jazz and, of course, chansons. It comes as no surprise then that Juliette’s style is a blend of all of these influences. Her voice combines the levity and imagination of a Marilyn Monroe with the depth of a Sarah Vaughan. Her pieces are soundscapes involving complex harmonies and rhythms and her lyrics are tinged with a hint of wistful nostalgia.

Juliette studied acting and dramaturgy at the Ècole Nationale de Musique, Danse et Théâtre Mulhouse. In 2012, she obtained a bachelor degree in Jazz Vocals from the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts and in 2014 a master degree from the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar.

As the front woman of the French swing-chanson band Moi et les autres, Juliette Brousset regularly performs live and often features with the band on the radio (for instance on the Kulturlunch programme broadcast from the Hessischer Rundfunk studio). Juliette is often invited by major orchestras (among them Mannheimer Bläserphilharmonie, Kicks n’ Sticks Big Band Mannheim, Stadtorchester Villingen) to sing solo on her own chanson and jazz arrangements.

www.juliettebrousset.com

Stephanie Neigel

Stephanie, the all-rounder among Les Brünettes, has a velvety voice that is equally at home in the bass range and lead soprano. Sometimes humorous, sometimes reflective, her compositions cover an equally diverse range.

Someone was always singing in Stephanie’s family: When she was small, her mother sang her good-night songs in bed. They also listened to CDs of her famous aunt Jule who Stephanie saw in concert when she was still young. Emulating Whitney Houston, one of the greatest voices of our times, Stephanie never stopped singing and started discovering the world through her own songs while sitting at her parents’ piano. Stephanie captures fresh musical impressions, encounters and beautiful words that melt on the tongue, transforms them and brings them to life in her music.

She received her bachelor degree from the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts and her master degree from the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar.

Stephanie is the frontwoman of Stephanie Neigel & Band who are set to release their third studio album featuring original songs in 2017. Her duo Neigelböhlen performs musical versions of poems while her Neigel meets Stelter duo focuses on the rediscovery of songs written by herself and her vocal partner Daniel Stelter. As well as being a popular ‘side-woman’ in bands such as the Paul Fox Collective from Luxembourg, Stephanie has played at the Sapporo Jazz Festival in Japan, has worked with Al Jarreau, the HR-Bigband and Tanita Tikaram and has played studio concerts for SR and SWR. Thanks to her extensive experience in the big-band world, both as a soloist and as an ensemble member, she works as a vocal coach and lecturer for Capitol Mannheim, Jazzhausschule Köln and the University of Music in Osnabrück.
www.stephanieneigel.de

Julia Pellegrini

The distinctive and sensitive vocals of Les Brünettes’ first Alto and Mezzosoprano add a bright transparency to the quartet’s sound. Her groovy songs are amazingly catchy and surprisingly complex at the same time.


With both her parents classical string players and her older brother a drummer, Julia was destined from birth to become a musician. She started off with classical piano, but preferred to listen to pop songs on the radio instead of practising her sonatas. The musical diversity surrounding her soon bore fruit: She took her inspiration from sources as varied as US songwriters such as James Taylor and Joni Mitchell, compositions by Kurt Weil, Ravel’s work and not least her own songs. The latter are an organic blend of the diverse influences of classical, pop and jazz, and include all the ingredients that go towards making a good song. In 2011, Julia received her master degree in jazz vocals from the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts where she had also completed her Bachelor degree two years previously. She has been employed as soloist by various big bands, orchestras and choirs (among them Erstes Akkordeonorchester Freiburg, Kammerchor Mannheim, Ansbacher
Kammerorchester
), has been singing for years in various line-ups from jazz quintets to pop trios, has composed music for the a cappella beatbox textbook ‘beatbox your choir’ (Schott Verlag) and
has been a member of the panel of judges at Jugend Musiziert. On top of this, she has a teaching position in the field of pop and jazz vocal school music at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts. In 2013, together with Sandy Patton, she substituted for Prof. Ann Malcolm, taking over her repertoire semester at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts.

www.juliapellegrini.de

Lisa Herbolzheimer

Lisa’s smoky, exhilarating voice provides the solid foundation to the Brünettes sound. Her arrangements and compositions reflect her soul background.


Lisa grew up in thoroughly musical environment: As a child, she sang along with the songs on her dad’s extensive Beatles collection or watched musicals, such as High Society, with him until she could sing along with the entire soundtrack. Thanks to her grandfather Peter Herbolzheimer, the famous leader of renowned big bands, jazz was part of the family’s everyday life. Julia’s musical vocation thus ran in the family. Her powerful vocals reflect the role music plays in her life: it is both her life elixir and her life expression. She writes predominantly about things that move her, in the language she feels most at home in: German.


In June 2011, Lisa completed her studies in jazz vocals at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts and received her master degree from the University of Music in Weimar in October 2012.

Lisa sang in a TV show for many years and has performed in a number of her own pop and jazz line-ups, both as lead singer and background singer. She has also sung with big bands and orchestras, most recently with Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg, and is a sought-after recording artist in the pop/jazz fields. On the ‘Manfred Krug – seine Lieder’ tribute album, which is coming out in 2017, she sings alongside artists such as Ulrich Tukur, Jan Josef Liefers and Jan Plewka.

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A women thing

A Women Thing, is an homage to strong, creative and sensual women. They have created a fascinating double portrait of Les Brünettes as composers and arrangers alongside the women who serve as their inspiration: Female artists whose songs entire generations identified with, exceptional singers, women with unique life stories who paved the way for future female artists. Edith Piaf, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Billie Holliday, Mercedes Sosa, Beyonce, Nena….

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