Folk/Country, Folk, Zurich
– The four guys of the indie-folk band Down On Earth make authentic and down to earth music. Together
they create beautiful melodies and groovy...Read Biography
The four guys of the indie-folk band Down On Earth make authentic and down to earth music. Together
they create beautiful melodies and groovy rhythms and play exciting live-shows. Their texts question the
habits and requirements of people in modern society.
The band was founded by the singer and guitarist Andrea Lorefice after he returned from his
streetmusic-project Busking Through Europe. For half a year he made music on the streets of the biggest
cities of the continent, where he witnessed the unimaginable poverty just a few hundred miles from
home. He transformed his experiences into new songs and returned with a great repertoire. Soon he
found himself in the rehearsal room of the drummer Dennis Mettler. With them was the pianist Luca
Rüedi and the bassist Alan Tucci. All four of them have already played in several bands from which they
could gain experience over the years. Luca and Dennis used to play post-rock, whereas Alan started with
reggae and Andrea played punk. Together something new but somehow very familiar came to life. The
chemistry between them was different than everything else before.
After barely half a year in the rehearsal room they went on to play on well-known stages. In their first
year they played over 25 shows. Some noteworthy locations are the Alte Kaserne in Zurich, the Bierhübeli
in Bern and the Treibhaus in Lucerne. This summer they played at the Seenachtfest in Rapperswil. In the
Swiss final of the Emergenza bandcontest they successfully reached second place. Meanwhile the band is
in the swiss finals of the SPH bandcontest. Their first EP Until The Moment Has Passed will be out
November 23rd of this year.
With loads of passion they play on every stage - big or small - and get the audience to dance and reflect
on the questions of humanity and life. Down On Earth represents an authentic sound that is best
experienced live. So get your maps out and highlight the location of their next live show. May you enjoy
the moment with them, before it has passed.
Tags: singer songwriter, piano, acoustic, alan tucci, dennis mettler, andrea lorefice, luca rüedi, folk rock, folk, indie rock, indie music, indie-folk, down on earth