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live in Dublin, IRELAND
Saturday, November 18th, 2017
9:00 PM EYE OPEN Acoustic guitars, mandolin, violin and percussions – that is all you need for straight, direct and authentic music that goes right into your heart. ONE EYE OPEN is the band around singer and songwriter Markus “Major” Guenter, who writes all songs and lyrics. His raspy and intense voice is in the focus, his lyrics remind us of Dylan Thomas, John Steinbeck or Tom Waits, with all their yearning and melancholy. Critics compare the music with Mumford & Sons or The Lumineers and praise in particular the great atmosphere of the live concerts. The band already had the opportunity to share the stage with musicians such as Ezio, Liam o’Maonlai and Niels Fevert. After Jules joined the trio in 2014 and completed the band, 2015 will be an exciting year: The band took a break for half a year to arrange and record the songs for the new One Eye Open album “Ballads from a tired world”, which is the eighth record of the band. The result is an album with twelve new compositions, which impresses with more versatile arrangements, a more colourful song selection and an overall well-balanced sound. In addition, the sound of the quartet gains a controlled boost with trumpets, trombone, accordion, glockenspiel or piano. Fans of the band also had the chance to be directly involved in the new longplayer: the project was successfully financed by crowdfunding. Major and his band take us into their world with them – a world full of trials and tribulations of grand emotions. And we can dance or cry along with it. Or both at the same time. ONE EYE OPEN are: Major – Guitar, Lead Vocal Jules Booth – Violin, Backing Vocals Heiko Wichelhaus – Guitar, Mandolin Tommy Kirchmann – Cajon, Percussion