– Tawnee are a Zurich indie rock band with roots in Graubünden. In 2012 they got together to play their first gig at the legendary Rock ʻOz Arènes....Read Biography
Tawnee are a Zurich indie rock band with roots in Graubünden. In 2012 they got together to play their first gig at the legendary Rock ʻOz Arènes. Andrea, Elias and Janic still don't know what it really was like for the listeners, but the three guys had the time of their lives and knew: We don't want to do anything else anymore. With their first single 'Jamie' Tawnee made it into the radio, the iTunes charts and gained their first live experience. 2015 followed the first EP called ʻLoversʼ and with it more songs on the radio. Reinforced by bassist Valentin Bezzola and the new drummer Florian Heiniger, Tawnee played gigs at Zermatt Unplugged, Bierhübeli Bern or Grabenhalle St. Gallen. With a growing live routine, the four guys also felt the need to leave the youthful folk pop behind them. On their second EP 'Paradise' it becomes clear that acoustic guitars had to give way to harder sounds and that heartache was replaced by social criticism. What has remained are hymnic choruses, danceable beats and an energetic live show by four guys who would love to do nothing else.
Tawnee is a young swiss indie rock band consisting of Andrea Frey, Elias Tsoutsaios, Florian Heiniger and Valentin Bezzola.
In 2012, Andrea Frey, Elias Tsoutsaios and Janic Sarott came together to play one show at Rock ‘Oz Arènes, a well-known rock festival in the western part of Switzerland. After many gigs in and around Switzerland, the three published their first single ‘Jamie’ in June 2013. ‘Jamie’ reached #39 of Switzerland’s iTunes charts without any label support, but a little help from the band’s friends. Many swiss radio stations played the song extensively and some say, it can still be heard every now and then – more than three years after its release. In late 2014, bass player Valentin Bezzola joined the band after Tawnee released their first EP called ‘Lovers’ and came to play bigger shows such as Zermatt Unplugged and Grabenhalle St. Gallen. In January 2016, drummer Janic Sarott left the band to pursue a professional career as a classical percussionist. Fellow musician Florian Heiniger filled in and has played with the band since. In 2016, Tawnee are set to release a number of new singles, all showing off the bands development from folk sounds to more dynamic and grown-up sounding indie rock.