Small Sessions Live
In 2016 we started the 'Småll Sessions Live' series in Berlin with the artists we love. We believe it is about time to present to you our favourite acts on stage. In 2017 we are happy to continue with four more events. Småll Sessions is a berlin based music channel for acoustic music. We have been producing acoustic sets with bands like Years & Years, Rhodes, Selah Sue and Honne. We have reached over two million views, so let’s take it to the next level together. We are teaming up with the good folk at Flux FM, Berlin  Mag & Sector3 Live Handpicked and found the perfect venue for our event: the Auster-Club in the heart of Berlin-Kreuzberg. The idea is simple: three artists – one stage - one night. This is the place to discover brand new music .
20.09.2017 | 20:00h
Auster Club Berlin
Tickets: VVK 12,00 € zzgl. Gebühren | AK 15,00 €
Le Trouble (CAN) ///
Montreal-based "indie-rock practitioners", Le Trouble formed in 2012 after a fluke meeting between Quebec-born guitarist/songwriter Maxime Veilleux and charismatic Australian singer Michael Mooney at a music ad agency, the quintet quickly drew the attention of U.S. based labels, premiered their debut EP "Reality Strikes" on Spin Magazine, and landed a performance slot at Osheaga Festival all within the span of a year.
Following a fleeting brush with the American pop machine that would have destroyed most bands, Veilleux, Mooney alongside guitarist Bao-Khanh Nguyen, bassist Garrett Dougherty and drummer Jesse Gnaedinger, struck a deal with like-minded Indica Records to release their debut LP.
Their debut full length album "Making Matters Worse" sounds like all five bandmates and their individual styles playing off each other and ultimately shining through. To the rest of us, it's homebrewed pop with honest lyrics and big hooks that might sound calculated, but are actually are cathartic 'fuck you's' they needed to let out.
Like any band, they've faced their fair share of setbacks, but to them, failures are just the moments you end up laughing about later.
“A slick synthesis of dreamy balladry...fidgety guitar-work...and arena-ready power-pop...” - SPIN Magazine
MEADOWLARK (UK) ///
ELECTRONIC POP / Bristol
Delicate, emotional, yet powerful songs, delivered beautifully from the minds of two incredible songwriters. Meadowlark are nothing short of outstanding. Spine tingling live performances, not to be missed!
Meadowlarks debut single ‘Eyes Wide’ in 2015 was added to BBC Radio 1’s Introducing playlist, XFM’s evening playlist and featured on Hype Machine’s Top 20. This lead to sessions on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show, playing Glastonbury’s Introducing stage, as well as the Great Escape, MAMA festival in Paris, Dot to Dot (to name but a few!) This song also appeared on episodes of Vampire Diaries and Made in Chelsea.
In 2016 Meadowlark were embraced into the UK touring circuit to support the release of their 2nd EP ‘Paraffin’, and then later with their incredibly well received most recent single ‘Headlights’. Alongside this the band had another successful festival season which we are excited to build upon in 2017. Their summer Bushstock performance received a glowing review from Popped Music who said “their vocals never ever miss a note and you could hear a pin drop”.
With their debut album set for release this year through Believe Records campaign, 2017 is shaping up to be the best yet for Meadowlark.
FRASER CHUCHILL (UK) ///
Fraser Churchill was born to music. He grew up doing his homework in jazz clubs, watching his pianist dad rehearse and often falling asleep during concerts. He sang in gospel choirs led by his father, also a professor at London’s Royal Academy of Music, learning a song a day by ear only. In addition, his mother was a singer and guitarist.
Now 24 and a seasoned performer – Gary Barlow has noted his “great connection with an audience”, he has performed with Roger Hodgson of Supertramp and written with Boy George – Fraser is ready to release his new material. With his regular three-piece band, this year he recorded three new self-penned tracks – Talk About You, Day By Day and Amber Light – in just 12 hours at London’s Livingston studios.
They have gained over one hundred thousand views on Facebook, leading to an invitation to perform at the prestigious MUSEXPO in LA in April 2016 and, leading up to that, to Nashville to collaborate with some of the city’s best-known song writers, including Rivers Rutherford (Tim McGraw, Keith Urban), Steve McEwan (James Bay, Carrie Underwood) and Tommy Lee James (Taylor Swift, Martina McBride).