Thomas Leeb picked up the guitar for the same reason as every thirteen-year-old boy: he wanted to meet girls. He soon fell in love with the instrument, played his first solo concert at the age of fifteen and released his first acoustic guitar album at seventeen.
Leeb is a frequent performer at concerts and festivals in Asia, the Americas and Europe and has been featured in numerous guitar magazines all over the world. Every year, he teaches workshops and master classes in universities and colleges and his album “Desert Pirate” was voted one of the essential albums of the last twenty years by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
His peculiar guitar style owes as much to percussive techniques as traditional fingerstyle guitar. What sets Thomas Leeb apart from some of his contemporaries is his ability to make pyrotechnics serve the music. Three years studying West African traditional music give him a sense of timing and groove that is unusual in a guitarist.
On the 1st of March 2018 at 9pm at the Bettstatt Bar in Lucerne. Collection box. It goes all to the musician. See ya all there folks!
‘It starts with the smallest of sounds and it builds into songs that tell you more about yourself than you ever probablywanted to understand. Raw, quirky and a little off-kilter Liza Flume’s unique presence draws you in. Her music is an eclectic build of uninhibited emotions caught beautifully by a voice that reveals the light and shade of what she’s singing” Alvy Carragher.
What We Called Love, the debut single from the EP and is Liza’s catchiest track yet. It is resilient and probably one of the best examples of how to use a loop pedal to double up your vocals and add depth to your lyrics.
Her new album is called “Spain”. She and her pals Garret morre (bass) and Stephen Lyons (drums) recorded live in early 2017 in London. It’s a wonderful development of her music.
So good. The year went fast. We missed him, Peter Doran. Soon he will be back for a gig at Dublin Sud in the Bettstatt Bar in Lucerne. Soulful Folk-Pop from Ireland.
Peter is a Singer-Songwriter from Mullingar in the Irish Midlands. Peter’s musical life started twenty years ago in a roar of electric guitars, distortion pedals and Marshall amps. But his musical direction took an unplanned shift into acoustic-land after watching people like Damien Rice, Glen Hansard and Emmett Tinley, perform at “The Stables”, an intimate music venue just ten minutes walk from Peter’s Home. It was a new century and he had a new fascination: the singer and the song.
At the end of 2014, Peter released his fourth album, the self-produced “Outlines” to critical acclaim in Ireland. It is the songwriter’s most sparse and direct work to date. Peter’s combination of vocals and melody create a natural intimacy, one that makes the listener feel as though he is sharing his best kept secrets with them.
In the last years Peter has played headline shows in Ireland, Holland and New York, and has opened up for artists like Mick Flannery, Declan O’Rourke, Duke Special and Mark Geary.
Irish singer / songwriter Rhob Cunningham has just moved from Nashville to Vienna. In the past few years, Cunningham travelled a lot. He moved from Dublin to the world, to find new listeners and to continue his music. Such as in Island with Valgeir Sigurdsson (producer of Björk, Sigur Rós). Cunningham made with him his seventh album “The Window And Day”, if we add his two albums with his band „Our Little Secrets“. Have a listen to his band “Our Little Secrets” with their song Daylight.
Cunningham loves to make music with different artists, to philosophize about music with his friends, which is easy in Ireland. In Ireland the music is in the air and everyone has some uncle or a Cousin which is enthusiastically into the music.
Rhob Cunningham was support act like for John Martyn or Tori Amos and was on tour with the Villagers, Lisa Hannigan or James Vincent McMorrow. He has received awards from the Irish Arts Council and the Music Network Ireland and spent some time as Artist-in-Residence in Paris.
At Dublin Sud, Bo Ó Cuinneagáin, as he is called in Irish, will be solo. He and his guitar. Small and fine again with us in the bed bar Lucerne. He has his eighth latest album “Keep Up Your Braveheart” with him. It is an absolute pleasure to welcome this outstanding singer / songwriter at Dublin Sud.
Have a listen to his song Ghosts by Rhob Cunningham, Video by Myles O’Reilly
Rhob Cunningham, Wednesday the 22nd of March 2017 at 8pm at Bettstatt Bar in Lucern. Collection.
See ya there folks! We love to share the music with you!
Katie O’Connor (IRE) will be back in Lucerne with new songs. Almost on CD and for sure at our concert with Dublin Sud. Welcome home Katie!
Katie O’Connor is an Irish singer-songwriter. Her strong lyrical expression and catchy melodies are delivered through deep, raspy tones which capture the essence of her compositions perfectly. Her broad musical style ranges from melancholic acoustic folk to the uptempo, sensual and soulful.
More information about Katie on Busker Diaries “City Blue“.
Collection // No reservation are possible, sorry // Bar open at 5pm // Concert 8pm
Marc O’Reilly‘s inimitable bluesy, folksy, whiskey whispering style will you blow away! He is on our top-ten-DublinSud-list. To welcome him and his band on the 12th of November in Lucerne is an overwhelming honor. Why?
Have a listen to his second album ‘Human Herdings‘ (re-release March 2016). Fans from John Martyn will fall in in love with his album after listening those 9-track-collection of songs. It’s an exercise in brevity and intimacy that draws from a minimalist palette of mostly fingerpicked acoustic guitar.
‘Lighthouse‘ and ‘Just So’ are beautifully affecting in their simplicity. Songs as like as ‘You Never‘ and ‘The Wayward Shepherd‘ shows the balance of rock and blues. So with incoming depth and ragingly musical joy, Marc O’Reilly and his band members are moving between wild elements of blues and soulful folk. We are full of anticipation!
Ed, we didn’t expect. He isn’t Irish. But probably every American has Irish roots. Or he may likes the Irish whisky. The correlation between Ed Prosek and Ireland, we will find it. Perhaps only on Saturday, on 12/11/2016, when he is as support of Marc O’Reilly & Band on stage. Then it’s your turn. He convinced us with “Hold On Tight” and that he probably loves California as we love ‘Good Old Dub’. Fervor. We want that. So stage on for Ed Prosek.
The Californian singer-songwriter is a musician of astonishing talent. His arrangements – I’m impressed. Is it his training at the Conservatory of Music in San Francisco? Or his mother, the opera composer, which has probably annoyed him with children’s operas? Or – better – probably talent and passion and everything above that makes it to him. Ed Prosek.
Ed released his newest Ep ‘Truth’ in Spring 2016, and not only has it been featured on the front page of Apple Music, built his following to over 100,000 monthly listeners and nearly a million streams on Spotify, but it has also been playlisted on major radio stations across Europe.
Fuck Sake! That’s what we say in Dub to that. All that in our little Bettstatt.
The Bettstatt Bar will be open at 5pm. The concert will start around 8pm. No reservation – we are sorry for that. Collection.
Pa Reidy (IRE) said in Juni spontaneously that he will come to Lucerne, to Dublin Sud. Of course, we pick up the musician from the Basel airport. Not quite sure, if we will find him, we paint on the train this picture. Maybe he cut his beard, we didn’t know each other, only from text messages. In them I’m superwoman and he the shy musician from the windy city of Galway. At the airport separates us the window of the customs. On it sticked the picture “Pa Reidy – Welcome”. We laugh. He stands in the French part and we here on the Swiss part of the airport.
We were all surprised by the many listeners, which found their way to the Bar of the Bettstatt at an exceptionally not rainy DublinSud evening. Pa thought, that it was great, that there were such a mixed bunch. From the 19 years-old-groupies up to the over 30 years old “which are still going out!”, as like as we heard at this evening. Pa shared his own songs from his album “The Treehouse Empire” and told us about himself, the creation of his songs and fascinated us by his personality. Ireland means poems, stories and from the great Irish heritage, Pa interpreted the poem of Patrick Kavanagh “Raglan Road”. For homesick Irish people are such songs very special moments.
Thank you Pa for sharing your music! Many thanks also to Slavi. She is a great young musician from Zug, she blew us away. Also to the Bettstatt Bar team, Severin Ettlin our house photographer and our lovely sandwich maker and you, our guests and listeners which allows with your collection such nights. Cheers!
Summer breaks are difficult to endure. Therefore plays Pa Reidy (IRE) on the 11th of August 2016 at Dublin Sud and thus in the bar of the Bar des B&B Bettstatt in Luzern.
The extremely likeable and tousled musician is with heart and soul into music as you can see in the portrait Beauty Of A Busker. He actually comes from County Clare (IRE), but plays for about four years in the streets of Galway, in Ireland, Germany and so on various festivals, wonderful open mics, in pubs and especially in the Róisín Dubh (Black Little Rose), an absolutely fantastic place for discovering all kind of music.
What’s with this Pa Reidy? It’s his throaty, melodic voice. Last year he published his second album “The Treehouse Reich”. It was created during three years of intensive gigging and busking times on the west coast of Ireland. From this the audiopearl: Gold Medal.
Part audible in his voice and in his lyrics, Pa is influenced by Glen Hansard, Tom Waits & Bon Iver. His songs are structured simply and usually consist of a few, subtle guitar chords and honest lyrics.
Pa Reidy plays in Dublin Sud on Thursday the 11th of August 2016 at 8pm in the bar of the Bettstatt. Small & fine. The bar is open from 5pm.
Peter Doran played on the 2nd of June with Dublin Sud at the Bar from the B&B Bettstatt in Luzern. A concert in your living-rooom, with friends, small and fine. Peter was really in Lucerne. He talked about the dragon story from our mountain Pilatus and in the second set he only wanted to play Iron Maidon covers because of the big event form the next day at the Allmend Lucerne. With his Bob Dylan “Love Minus Zero” cover, he took us with his memories to his wedding, which he celebrated a few weeks before. Peter made the people in the Bettstatt singing. Who woud have thought this.
Not only we loved this night. Peter wrote in his blog:
“The trip in Lucerne ended on a high with a great show in front of a listening audience. It felt so good to connect with people again. That’s the key really. It’s not about wanting to be listened to or needing to be validated somehow. It just feels good to share a musical experience with your fellow humans. It’s the same feeling I look for every time I go to a show.”
For all which missed Peter. He will play on the 9th of November at the Schüür in Luzern. Die Schüür wrote about his music-style: “To-get-under-your-skin-folk. Honest as like as fragile, crying but sill never sad. Handkerchief.”