Skalitzer Straße 85-86, Berlin Kreuzberg
Folk, Singer-Songwriter
Konzert
Di 13. September 19:00
Konzert
JPSON
A Whole New Road | Support: Mina Richman

Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter

Shaped by the two oceans on the shores of South Africa, JPson has ridden the wave of life to Europe and defined a musical style that can best be described as „Fresh Folk“. Music that let’s you open up to the groove of the moment, whilst forgetting the troubles of daily life.

Having taught himself to play the guitar on the beaches of Cape Town, South Africa, JPson spent his youth surfing the Atlantic Ocean and exploring vast musical territory, yielding his very own sunbaked infusion of Folk & Roots music. Through his lyrics JPson shares the essence of life that drives him around the world and the lessons he learns whilst traveling. Not only is his music incredibly uplifting but his rhythms and beats will get you grooving in a festive and unifying spirit, bound to inspire reflection and new connection.

JPson left South Africa right after school to go discover his European roots inheritated from his Swiss father. What seemed like a 10- month joy trip away from home turned into a 10-year journey around Europe, which JP refers to as his University of life. Through his travels he realised on a regular basis how he would constantly find peace within lyrics and melodies. Even though the life of a wary traveler can sometimes be extremely tiring, he would often gather warmth and support from the music he listened to and find guidance in the music he created.

Guidance that taught him how to open up, to be happy and live life to the fullest as it is a wonderful gift that should be cherished with every single breath.
Since 2017 JPson has released 3 EPs (Coming Home, Children of the Light and A Whole New Road), performed over 150 shows in Europe supporting acts such as Bukahara, Sean Koch, Will and the People, Jon and Roy and Current Swell, including his own sold out headline shows, toped the Submit Hub TOP 50 FOLK CHARTS, reached #36 with his single “A Whole New Road” on the German College airplay charts including features by major German radio stations such as SWR3, and accumulated over 1.5 million streams on Spotify without a debut album or any label support. JPson is now ready to share his 4th independent EP release “Wolves at War” with the world which will be out in September 2021.

Support: Mina Richman

Mina Richman ist das Solo-Projekt der 23-jährigen Deutsch-Iranerin Mina Schelpmeier. Als gebürtige Berlinerin, die im kleinstädtischen Bad Salzuflen aufwuchs, hat sie früh Impulse aus der Großstadt mit in ihr Kinderzimmer genommen. Mit 16 Jahren hat sie ihre Gesangsausbildung begonnen und erste Auftritte hinterließen einen Hunger auf mehr. Bald begann sie Gitarre spielen zu lernen, damit sie von niemandem abhängig sein muss, um Musik zu machen. Davon inspiriert ist auch ihr Künstlername “Richman”, den sie aus dem bekannten Cher-Zitat “Mom, I am a rich man” entnahm. Ihr Drang nach Unabhängigkeit und ihre kritische Haltung gegenüber klassischen Geschlechterrollen, finden sich auch in ihren Texten wieder.
Bevor die Pandemie einen abrupten Halt für ihre live-Auftritte bedeutete, performte Mina bei der Weltfrauentag Demonstration 2020 in Bielefeld und sang Duette mit dem Hamburger Musiker Bernd Begemann (Kunsthalle Bielefeld; NrzP). 2021 legt sie nun wieder los und spielte neben einigen Solo-Shows bereits im Vorprogramm von Enno Bunger und Alin Coen.

Inspiriert von starken Frauen wie Joan as Policewoman, Tracy Chapman und Nina Simone, begeistert sie ihr Publikum mit Herzlichkeit, einer Stimme, die bis ins Mark vordringt und einer Ehrlichkeit, die Humor und Verwundbarkeit zugleich zulässt.
Aktuell arbeitet Mina Richman an ihrer Debut EP, für die sie eine Förderung der Initiative Musik erhält.

Örtlicher Veranstalter: Patchanka Booking Agency