– Based in Zurich, «silent neighbor» is a musical collective surrounding the
Swiss singer-songwriter and guitarist Philipp Saner. Formed less than...Read Biography
Based in Zurich, «silent neighbor» is a musical collective surrounding the
Swiss singer-songwriter and guitarist Philipp Saner. Formed less than two
years ago in early 2015, the group has already played numerous shows in
Switzerland, won the singer-songwriter award «prix du public» at the
prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival and released their first EP called «Watch
Me Stumble» in November 2016.
The essence of every «silent neighbor» song are the lyrics. Dealing with
complex emotions and the endless obstacles, misunderstandings and
insecurities of every day life but still finding just the right words that aim
directly for the heart of the listener, is what sets «silent neighbor» apart in
the sometimes superficial world of Pop music.
But of course, even the best lyrics alone won't be enough for a great show.
That's why Philipp surrounded himself with some of the best young
players that Switzerland has to offer and together they developed a very
distinct, modern sound that isn't afraid of new possibilities but still pays
tribute to the musicians that had a major influence on his songwriting like
Tom Waits, David Bowie and Lou Reed.
line up: Philipp Saner: guit, voc
Andreas Achermann: keys, bvoc
Marcel Frautschi: eb, bvoc
Jan Jossi: dr