West Coast premiere – BASTIAN BAKER in concert
March 24, 2013
LOS ANGELES – March 5, 2013 – The Consulate General of Switzerland in Los Angeles, Presence Switzerland and Theatre Raymond Kabbaz are delighted to announce the first concert on the West Coast of Swiss Music Award Winner BASTIAN BAKER.
Just one single, «Lucky» (was it a premonition?), played over and over by Swiss radio stations, was all it needed for Bastian Baker’s name to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue, as well as his catchy ballads. Practically unknown in January 2011, in the space of just a few months he managed to conquer the public, the media and even Claude Nobs, head of the Montreux Jazz Festival.
His first album «Tomorrow May Not Be Better», recorded in Paris with the very best English musicians and mixed at the Philippe Weiss studio, came out on 9 September 2011, was # 1 on Swiss iTunes sales from the first day and soared to the top of the charts. His songs are great mixture of pop-folk and sometimes rock, and the album was so successful with the public and the critics, it became a Gold record in barely four months. 2011 finished on a high note at Zurich’s Hallenstadion, where the singer performed in front of 13,000 people as the opener for the Roxette concert, followed by winning a Swiss Music Award in 2012 (Best Breaking Act National) and 2013 (Best Act Romandie). His album released in France, a song recorded for the Swiss Davis Cup team and a song in collaboration with the producer of the rapper Stress…. there’s no denying Bastian Baker is here to stay!