|STANLEY BRINKS (ex Herman Düne) and FRESCHARD|
Stanley Brinks and Freschard will be stopping by the Cluny2 theatre for an intimate performance in this lovely venue in support of their new record, “Lion Heart”.
We absolutely thrilled that they have came over here from Berlin for just a few shows & one of them is for us.
Formally known as, André Herman Düne, Stanley Brinks sets the bar high when it comes to artistic independence, freedom, tradition and avoiding fashionable trends. In 2006, André left his band, Herman Düne. Now based in Berlin he releases timeless albums, playing them live in small venues where he can remain true to his musical ideals.
Stanley Brinks was born in Paris, France, in 1973. He studied a bit of biology and worked as a nurse for a while. Half Swedish, half Moroccan, strongly inclined to travel the world, he soon began spending most of his life on the road and developed a strong relationship with New York. By the late 90s hed become a full time singer-songwriter André Herman Düne as part of three piece indie-rock band, Herman Düne. Several albums and Peel sessions later and after a decade of touring Europe, mostly with American songwriters such as Jeffrey Lewis, Calvin Johnson and early Arcade Fire he settled in Berlin. The early carnival music of Trinidad became a passion, and in the early 21st century he became the unquestioned master of European calypso, changing his name to Stanley Brinks. Under this moniker he has recorded more than 100 albums, collaborated with the New York Antifolk scene on several occasions, recorded and toured with traditional Norwegian musicians, and played a lot with The Wave Pictures.
Freschard grew up in a farm in French Burgundy. She started organizing shows in the barn when she was about 12 years old. At 18 she moved to the big city–Paris–where she baked pies and cakes in a cafe. There, a local musician and regular customer called Andre Herman Dune wrote a few songs for her to sing. She called her first E.P. “Neon Orange”.
Homeless in Paris, she saved up just enough money to get herself a ticket to New York. There, she found an old electric guitar and started writing her own songs. She recorded her second E.P., “Shower Gel”, with Mike Gomez on lapsteel guitar. In 2004 she moved to Berlin, where she recorded her first LP, “Alien Duck”. Her second album “Click Click”, recorded in 2006, features a drummer (Leo Bear Creek), and electric guitar by Stanley Brinks. On her third album, “moonstone”, she plays the drums herself. On her fourth “shh…” she also plays the flute. Her last album “boom biddy boom” is a masterpiece.
Between tours, she works as a sound engineer and records her friends’ music. Among others she recorded “Yodels” by Stanley Brinks and “if you leave it alone” by The Wave Pictures. She has a Calypso cover band with Stanley Brinks called Kreuzberg Museum. She’s also part of the cult band The Fox with Stanley Brinks, Ariel Sharatt and Mathias Kom (aka The Burning Hell). All of her albums have been released on cdrs by the label radbab records. “Click click” has been released on vinyl by Conky records. “Boom Biddy Boom” has been released on vinyl in the UK by Wiawya records as well as a 7 inch of two of her songs with the Wave Pictures. Her duet album co-written with Stanley Brinks was called “Pizza espresso”
Stanley Brinks & Freschard ‘Pizza Espresso’ – an album of love songs about drinking and drinking songs about love. Picture Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons relocated to Berlin with a guitar, a pennywhistle and a washboard and writing ten gorgeous duets to be sung on a lazy summer day.