[As single musicians we have toured in france, spain, portugal, brazil, germany, belgium, scotland, ireland, uk, us, italy, belgium, netherland, poland, czeck rep, slovenia, croatia, bosnia, serbia, hungary, roumania, turkey.]
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Metzger & Bauer
Born in the countryside of Switzerland in 2008, Metzger & Bauer is a dirty boys band coming from the farmer and butcher culture. A group made up of five friends, coming together to create and express themselves via their music. Extolling the virtues of the matter, the desperation of mankind and art, their music is a destroyed sentimental feeling shared by each member. Inspired by hip-hop, blues, free jazz and above all by Tom Waits, they create an uncharacteristic consistent sound, expressing everyday stories.
M&B rehearse on the fourth floor in an outdated flour mill, where they can exploit with passion the grain of each instrument. The dust, recovering all the rooms of the factory (den of vice), tinge the sounds with a powerful living character. All songs are original compositions defined by an authentic vocabulary, heavy rhythms, rickety solos, striking melodies, bucolic riffs and unstable pop tonalities.
The guitar sharpened with a grindstone, gives the basis of the compositions, most of the time on triplet. Then the voice, earthy and low, respecting the craziness of all minds. The drum is built of cut tools, beer caps, slacked drumhead and destroyed metal sheets which give an industrial sound to the beat and a nice metal nest for the singer. The saxophones are the lightning breeze of the farm mechanic. They play all ranges of sounds and can express the gayest happiness to the deepest sorrow, with sopranos to baritones. At times these sounds mutate into a harmony contorted with rage, using a scandalous Theremin, harmonica or a piano. And finally a captivating bass, singing like the roar of a combined harvester. Combined, this expresses the messy poetic view that is Metzger & Bauer.