Arvid Jonsson (Vocals) / Tommi Holappa (Guitar) / Han FrĂśhlich (Bass) / Sebastian Olsson (Drums)
What makes a group truly unique and memorable – is something that can’t be defined, learned, or bought. Call it talent, magic, or whatever you want, but GREENLEAF has it. A super group of the underground rock scene, featuring a revolving cast of fellow musicians who share a love of heavy fuzz rock, GREENLEAF has consistently defined what rock ‘n’ roll was, is, and should be.
Formed in late 1999 / early 2000 by guitarist Tommi Holappa, drummer Daniel Liden, bassist Bengt BĂ¤cke and first assembled behind Lowrider vocalist Peter Bergstrand for their 2000’s eponymous debut EP, GREENLEAF welcomed Dozer frontman Fredrik Nordin for its 2001’s follow-up âRevolution Rockâ; added Demon Cleaner guitarist Daniel Jansson for 2003âs âSecret Alphabetsâ; integrated Truckfighters singer Oskar Cedermalm in time for 2007âs âAgents of Ahrimanâ; and powered ahead behind reliable mainstay, guitarist Tommi Holappa, for 2012âs âNest of Vipersâ.
By the end of 2013, GREENLEAF was on the move again, bidding Cedermalm âadieuâ and saying a hearty âholaâ to a tandem of new recruits in frontman Arvid Jonsson and drummer Sebastian Olsson, who joined Holappa and long-serving bassist Bengt BĂ¤cke in time to record (incidentally, with no outside help, guest musicians, or other additives) what has become GREENLEAFâs fifth LP âTrails and Passesâ, released in May of 2014 via Small Stone Recordings.
2 years later, in February 2016, the quartet released a new album titled “Rise Above The Meadow” via Napalm Records, welcomed Hans FrĂśhlich (ex-Grandloom) as new bass player, and joined the Up In Smoke Roadfest vol6 (featuring My Sleeping Karma, Greenleaf & Mammoth Mammoth).
Behrang Alavi (Vocals, Guitar)
Andreas Voland (Bass, Vocals)
Stephan Voland (Drums, Vocals)
Samavayo have been a trio since 2013. âDakotaâ is their debut album in this formation.
All three band members grew up in EastâBerlin, in the neighbourhoods Lichtenberg and Friedrichshain. As a 10 year old kid, singer Behrang Alavi fled as a political refugee from his home country of Iran to Berlin, Germany. The brothers Andreas and Stephan Voland grew up in the DDR (EastâGermany) in EastâBerlin.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city was open, letting in cultural influences from any foreign country. The capital city became a multiâcultural melting pot where a singer from Teheran and two brothers from Berlin started making music. 500 live shows in Europe and overseas followed, including gigs in Brazil, Albania, Greece, Croatia and France. In April and May 2016 they will go on tour with there new abum âDakota.â
Wall of sound of the 90s, Stoner Rock and Alternative Rock, bands like Kyuss, Monster
Magnet, QOTSA, Tool, bands from the 70s like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath.
2004 show at âStoned from the Undergroundâ
2005/2006 âDeath.March.Melodies!â tours
2007 shows in Greece Italy, show in JVA Tegel (prison in Berlin)
2008â2009 shows at âRock am Ringâ, âHurricaneâ, âHighfieldâ and âBrandenburger Torâ
2009 BBC show at âBushhallâ in London, TV Report on BBC Persian
2010 show at Persian Rock Festival in London
2012 published first Persian Song âRoozhaye Roshanâ
2013 shows in Albania; Live gig on the Albanian TV channel âTop Channelâ
2014 shows in Croatia, Brazil; Video clip for the song âRoozhaye Roshanâ (produced in Iran) â
2013â2015 âSoul Invictusâ Tours I, II & III
2016 show at Desertfest Berlin, Keep it low Munich, Krach am Bach Beelen, âDakotaâ tour 2016
2017 âCross the Lineâ Tour, shows at Desertfest Londin, âStoned from the Undergroundâ
2016 Trioâdebut LP âDakotaâ (12â˛â˛ Vinyl, CD, download)
2015 Split 10â EP with The Grand Astoria (Vinyl, download)
2014 Split EP with One Possible Option (CD, download)
2012 âSoul Invictusâ (12â˛â˛ Vinyl, CD, download)
2011 âCosmic Knockoutâ (12â˛â˛ Vinyl, CD, download)
2010 âOne Million Thingsâ (12â˛â˛ Viny, CD, download)
2008 âBlack EPâ (CD, download)
2007 âWhite EPâ (CD, download)
2005 âDeath.March.Melodies!â (CD, 12â˛â˛ Vinyl, download)
2004 âSongs From The DropâOutsâ EP (CD)
2003 â131â EP (10â˛â˛ Vinyl) VVK
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Hardtickets bei Ratzer Records, Saturn, Flaming Star und Bonnie & Clyde in Stuttgart!
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