This week we are going to discover art but this time under the form of music! Charlotte Grace is a band that was created in May 2015 when Charlotte and Keni met. They got along very well and quickly decided to start working together in Keni’s studio in Montreux.
Charlotte is the voice & songwriter of the band and Keni the guitarist composer and producer. They did a lot of covers before deciding to write their own music.
During a year, they dedicated their time to writing, composing and recording their new songs. Charlotte Grace also performed in cool places such as l’Usine à Gaz in Nyon during an Osmose event, at the Belvédère in Fribourg and most recently at the Décal’quai in Montreux for the first part of the Canadian band, Groenland.
Also recently they have welcomed two new group members, David at the bass and Lukas on drums. Now that they are four, you can enjoy their songs performed in a rich musical environment compared to when it was Charlotte and Keni as an acoustic duo, where it was a much more intimate show.
Coming together for this album, the band just started a crowdfunding and for that they need YOUR help! Through the platform Wemakeit they need to gather enough funds to launch their first EP (album of 5, 6 songs). Anybody can participate to this project as long as you are inspired by it. You can give any amount that fits your budget or just show your support on their page.
What I really like in this crowdfunding is that Charlotte Grace wanted to be close to their fans and you can really sense that energy! They try to give very personalized gifts to thank you for your help and support.
You want to support a cool project of a Swiss band but you want to see a concert first to make up your mind? No problem, you can see them play this Friday 5th of May at the FriAir Festival, the 17th of June at the “Fête de la Musique” in Nyon, the 21st of June at the “Fête de la Musique” in Fribourg or the 8th of July at Festi’Cheyres.
If you believe in supporting local artists, be curious and take a look at Charlotte Grace does, what they sound like. Have a sneak peak of Charlotte Grace’s collab with Mémé on their crowdfunding ♥
photo credit : Annabelle Zermatten