A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN – PART I

To coincide with the opening of the David Bowie Exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin today May 20th 2014, we track down Berlin’s new wave of international musicians.

 

Art Direction & Photography: Heike Schneider-Matzigkeit

Hair and Make-Up: Frances McGilp

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NATHANIEL FREGOSO

Originally from Los Angeles, California, US.

Current residence: Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg.

Rock & Roll singer, songwriter and DJ.

‘I’m completely head over heels batshit crazy in love with Patti Smith.’

‘I’m the lead singer of The Blood Arm.
I have a solo record coming out later this year under Thee Nathaniel Fregoso & the Bountiful Hearts. The first single is called “Just Like Seventh Heaven”. I recently shot a video for it in which I’m walking around Berlin singing at the top of my lungs.
The Blood Arm is currently writing a new record which is set to come out early next year.’

http://www.theenathanielfregoso.com
http://www.thebloodarm.com

 

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MARK FERNYHOUGH 

Originally from England.

Current residence: Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg/London.

Singer/Songwriter, Visual Artist, Magazine writer/editor.

‘Being creative is far more thrilling and fulfilling than hanging out in a bar, disco or coffee shop.’

‘I’m recording and writing songs between England and Berlin. I recently supported Suede in Berlin at Huxleys and the Columbiahalle, thanks to their singer Brett Anderson – a very cool person with exceptional hair. I also joined Rufus Wainright onstage in Berlin for a duet and have had my songs spun on Flux FM, and have recorded a BBC radio live session. Onstage and in the studio I’m often joined by guitarist/fellow Englander Lukas Creswell-Rost and American Cellist Natasha Jaffe. I’ve also been directing and photographing some insane yet chic visual action projects featuring contemporary dancers and models, inspired by opera, comic books and pop art. I’ve just completed a photo project for Image Comics to be published in July.’

www.markfernyhough.com
https://www.facebook.com/MarkFernyhoughMusic

 

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FLEMMING BORBY

Originally from Copenhagen, Denmark.

Current residence: Berlin, Kreuzberg.

Singer/Songwriter, musician, producer, labelmanager and owner of Divine Records.

‘the harder you work the luckier you get’

‘I live in Berlin since 2004, and like the relaxed vibe here. If you have some ideas, it’s easy to try them out, there is always an audience for anything. I like to work, and always have 1000 projects.’

www.flemmingborby.net

 

An earlier version of this feature was published in NEO2 Magazine

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