Festival Artists 2017

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Michel Montecrossa

Mirapuri Cyberschlager, Orgastica-DJ, Cyberrock, Cyberdance and New-Topical-Songs

Michel Montecrossa

Michel Montecrossa, internationally acclaimed Cyberrocker, Cyberschlager, Dance, Electronica, Orgastica-DJ (with Cyberbeat Poetry Chants), Topical-Song Writer and Founder of Mirapuri and the Spirit of Woodstock Festival created more than 2200 songs and 50 symphonic compositions. For the Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2017 he specially wrote as festival opener his country style 'Welcome Dance – Willkommens Tanz'. The extraordinary work of Michel Montecrossa is constantly moving further. Fusion of all song-styles, symphonic music and music movies unite to form his unique Cyber-Rock-Schlager-Dance-Electronica-Orgastica and Topical-Music which he performs together with Mirakali, Diana Antara and his band The Chosen Few.

In addition to his outstanding musical career Michel Montecrossa also is a masterful painter, writer and movie-maker. At the festival you can see as special event 'The Energy of Art Exhibition' of new Michel Montecrossa paintings and drawings.

All Michel Montecrossa, Mirakali, Diana Antara and The Chosen Few CDs, DVDs, Downloads and merchandise is available at the Mirapuri-Shop on the festival ground and in the internet at www.Mirapuri-Shop.de

Band Members: Michel Montecrossa (Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica, Keyboard, Piano) • Mirakali (Vocals, Guitars, Keyboard) • Diana Antara (Vocals, Keyboard), Mercedes Star (Digital Drums) • David Butterfield (Vocals, Bass) • Artis Aldschalis (E-Violin)

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Mirakali

Mirapuri Dance, Electronica, Orgastica-DJ & Cyberrock

Mirakali

Mirakali is a fantastic songwriter singing from her thrilling core of humanity, power, love and beauty. Her rockin, soothin' and dancin’ 21st Century songs go along with her abundant creativity as breathtaking cyberartist, moviemaker, poet and writer. One can experience Mirakali live during the Michel Montecrossa Concerts and various Mirapuri Festivals. Her music is released by Mira Sound Germany.

Michel Montecrossa says about Mirakali's music:
"Mirakali is a stunning electronica singer and songwriter with a warm and brilliant female power expressing itself in her music and lyrics, dedicated to love, peace, freedom and a deep sense of humanity. Her futuristic dynamic creations are moving beyond all conformity in the free air of vision and the high art of a wonderful personality."

Band Members: Mirakali (Vocals, Guitars, Keyboard) • Michel Montecrossa (Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica, Keyboard, Piano) • Diana Antara (Vocals, Keyboard), Mercedes Star (Digital Drums) • David Butterfield (Vocals, Bass) • Artis Aldschalis (E-Violin)

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Diana Antara

Mirapuri CyberRock, Dance & DJ Party Electronica

Diana Antara

Diana Antara joined Michel Montecrossa and his band The Chosen Few and since then expresses her talent as singer, songwriter, DJ Party-D Electronica musician and performing artist, bringing her Cyberrock, Dance, Electronica songs and DJ Party-D instrumentals to the stage, to the studio and to the movie. One can experience Diana Antara live during the Michel Montecrossa Concerts. Her music is released by Mira Sound Germany.

Diana Antara about her music:
"Music for me is life: it is light, it is strong and wide. The dream that touches deep the heart and the energy, that turns you on and makes you happy and feel good. It's great to play futuristic Cyberrock, Dance Electronica & DJ Party-D sessions. As a singer I express love and the experience of life. Music is for me the key to dynamic outlooks, strong feelings and the intense push to go higher."

Band Members: Diana Antara (Vocals, Keyboard, Programming), Michel Montecrossa (Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica, Keyboard, Piano) • Mirakali (Vocals, Guitars, Keyboard) • Mercedes Star (Digital Drums) • David Butterfield (Vocals, Bass) • Artis Aldschalis (E-Violin)

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NSJB

Rock from Italy

NSJB

Per la quinta volta in sette anni gli NSJB tornano allo Spirit of Woodstock Festival. La formazione non è cambiata rispetto al 2016, si è invece ampliato il repertorio del gruppo, che ora assieme ai vecchi pezzi propone brani di artisti finora non toccati, vale a dire Stevie Winwood, Elton John, Percy Sledge, Police e altri ancora.
Buon vecchio rock – a good old rock – suonato per far cantare e per far ballare, muovendosi con i pezzi più veloci e lasciandosi coinvolgere da vecchie ballate. Il sound con due chitarre è pieno e caldo, le tastiere stendono un suggestivo tappeto musicale, i tasti del pianoforte marcano riff e melodie e basso e batteria sono lì a dare ritmica e movimento alla musica. Questo è quello che ascolterete, niente musica house, dance, hip-hop, techno, diavolerie elettroniche. Solo questi vecchi strumenti appartenenti all’anima rock per ricordarci e ricordare cosa era la musica di 40/50 anni fa. Enjoy the band, enjoy the good old rock !!!!!

Band Members: Fabrizio Battista (tastiere) • Mario Carlevaro (chitarra basso) • Moreno Ciana (chitarra) • Gisella Gallarotti (voce) • Rolando Maulini (batteria) • Giorgio Platini, chitarra

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Bonies & Hot Sausages

70s / 90s Style Rock from Italy

Bonies & Hot Sausages

La storia dei Bonies & Hot Sausages inizia a cavallo tra gli anni '90 e 2000. In quel periodo Fabio Bonomi (basso) e Simone Piva (chitarra) facevano parte di un progetto che prevedeva lunghe sessioni d'improvvisazione acustiche nei posti più disparati; fabbriche abbandonate, tetti di magazzini, boschi. Capitava spesso che ci fossero alcune persone ad assistere a tutto ciò e tra queste anche Alberto Fabbris (chitarra e voce) e Daniele Fabbris (batteria) in qualità prima di spettatori e poi come musicisti. C'era un'atmosfera magica in stile anni '70 ma poi le strade si divisero per anni in vari progetti fino a quando nel 2012, per varie coincidenze, si sono ritrovati per ricreare musiche nuove che si ispirassero ai momenti passati.

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Mālā Void

Pop to Electronica from Italy

Mālā Void

Mālā Void è il nome d'arte di Samuele Barozzino: musicista compositore e videomaker, attore con la compagnia FERA Teatro e pianista. Appassionato di stop-motion, cinema e biodinamica vive attualmente a Domodossola e salpa tutti i giorni verso ogni luogo in cui la bellezza accade. Trascorsa una stagione dedicata alla composizione di colonne sonore per il teatro e video per il web, l’insieme musicale è pronto per una rivisitazione LIVE. La performance proposta si baserà quindi su alcuni dei lavori realizzati negli ultimi dodici mesi con l’aggiunta di una sostanziale quantità di improvvisazione e live-production; così da poter raccontare una storia o meglio più storie, quelle nate sui palchi del teatro e quelle nate dietro alla videocamera durante i progetti in stop-motion.

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Be My Island

Pop from Germany

Be My Island

The two guys from Nuremberg love the stage, the audience and the emotion of performance. Be My Island lets the audience immerse themselves in their world of pop, with drifting electronic bass, synths and pressing trap beats, which infects the listeners instantly with their love of music.
One finds oneself quickly sucked into their texts about love, parties, lifestyle, in short life, that immediately pulls on ones heart strings!
Alex Walcott and Felix Eli, the two front men of the band complement each other perfectly which lets their personal influences meld seamlessly on the stage.
Alex, The songwriter and musical head of the band fills the stage with spherical synthesizer and emotional singing.
Felix, the pianist and text-writer, energises the entire concert hall through authentic performance, singing and piano performances.

"Together they place you all under their spell!"

After their last EP (self-titled), they toured through various live clubs in Southern Germany and also played at one of the several festivals in Bavaria (Bardentreffen Nürnberg).
They are currently working on their second EP, which is to be topped off with regional and nationwide appearances next year.
Be My Island is a concept that perfectly combines lifestyle, music and stage design. It immediately touches everyone and is guaranteed to remain memorable.

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U-Rate

Alternative Rock from Germany

U-Rate

U-Rate is a 4-piece Indie band from Erfurt, Germany. Founded in 2013 by Jonas, Linus and Elias, they quickly gathered attention throughout the musical capital of Thuringia, Germany. While the now 4 members are very young, they already sound like the veterans of the business, like The Kooks, Arctic Monkeys or... maybe the just sound like u-rate? You want a proof? They won the 2016 "Thuringia Grammy" for best upcoming band. And you don't get this award for nothing!

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Eternit

Trip Hop, Soundtrack and Pop from Germany

Eternit

ETERNIT ist eine Mischung aus New Wave, Soundtrack und Pop.
Mal melancholisch dunkel, mal fordernd cool, dann wieder experimentell spannungsvoll liegt die Stimme von Claudia Pescatore über dem komplexen Klangteppich, einer Mischung aus elektronischen Sounds und Liveinstrumenten. Daraus entsteht eine chillige Musik, die immer wieder von starken rhythmischen Beats vorangetrieben wird.

Band Members: Claudia Pescatore (vocals) • Thomas Gäbhard (sounds, keyboard)

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Doctor Blues

Blues from Italy

Doctor Blues

I DOCTOR BLUES sono un gruppo funky/blues originario di Mondovì (CN). Il loro repertorio si concentra sui grandi classici
del blues degli anni 60-70 (B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter...), passando per Jimi Hendrix, il Texas blues di Stevie Ray Vaughan e il funky anni 70. I componenti della band sono: Olli
Rocca: chitarra e voce; Alberto Bracco: batteria e voce; Gianfranco Bruno: basso; Giorgio Vacchetta: tastiere e fiati e Ermano Dardanelli sax.
80% Blues, 20% Funky, 100% Live!

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Manila Motel

Heavy Rock Band from Germany

Manila Motel

Manila Motel, Heavy Rock Band from Reutlingen Germany. Pumping Powerful rocksongs mixed with wonderful ballads are on the setlist to entertain and rock the audience. After the release of the first Album “Mothers Eyes – Fathers Fists” in 2014 the band successfully took part in different great online music competitions like the Youbloom Mzsic Award or the Global Rockstar Online Contest. 2015 Manila Motel played with big acts like Bonfire and Battle Beast at the Dynamite Festival.

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Rocquette

Rock from Austria

Rocquette

Rocquette is an Austrian rock band, also mentioned as "female fronted kick-ass rock'n'roll" or "Austria's awesomeST female fronted rock'n'roll band". The style of the band is based in classic rock and hard rock, and is influenced by other genres like pop, blues, country, and also sometimes shows traces of funk or metal. Rocquette was founded in January 2005, out of the former band of Barbie Hardrock, Thomas Perry, Andreas Leeb and Andreas Wymetal. Straight from the beginning, Rocquette stood on it's own feet – be it songwriting, graphic artworks, sound or production – from the first day they put a lot of effort into standing out, personality and highest quality (e.g. mastering of the records by Sterling Sound NY, AC/DC and many others). In 2012, for the first time, they were presented internationally as one of the TOP TEN LIVE BANDS, and performed live in England (Exposure Music Awards, Cargo London, October 2012; double nomination Rocquette "Best Live Act" as well as "Best Recorded Artist"). Besides Semi- and Finalists-positions in several songwriting competitions, they received several awards for their music videos.

Band Members: Barbie Hardrock (vocals) • Thore Tornado (guitar, backing vocals) • Nischty White (guitar) • Dominik Dojo Hampl (bass) • Jacub Funnky Hajník (drums)

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State Of Grace

Rock from Italy

State Of Grace

Gli State Of Grace sono una rock band italiana. Nascono a Novara verso la fine del 2014 e propongono brani inediti in lingua inglese il cui genere spazia dall‘hard rock classico al glam metal degli anni ’80, fino al melodico rock. Ad inizio 2016 e dopo diversi cambi di line up, il chitarrista Mark Panaia, il bassista Carlo “Bat” Bigatti e il batterista Andrea “Blackhawk” Muscarello, co-fondatore del gruppo, decidono di ingaggiare alla voce il cantante di Vigevano Pietro Ramella (ex Glass Boys Society), grazie al quale stabiliscono una formazione definitiva. I 4 hanno all’attivo diversi live e sono in procinto di entrare in studio di registrazione per incidere il loro primo ep.

Band Members: Pietro Ramella (vocals) • Mark Panaia (guitar) • Carlo Bat Bigatti (bass) • Roberto "Robb" Sarno (drums) • Antonio Venci (keyboard)

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Koel Wilder

House, Deep House and Electro from Italy

Koel Wilder

Koel Wilder starts his musical career in 2004, as bass player, in the rock band Downkiss with which he publishes one official album and three EPs.
After 10 years he decides to begin his solo project as dj/producer with the sole purpose of producing house and electro music, and in August of 2015 he publishes his first  Ep called “Leave the City” for Loud Dj’s Records.
This will be followed by:
“The Rain EP” (Losin’ Sleep Recordings) out Sept. 2015,
“Undertone EP” (WonderWorks Recordings) out Oct. 2015,
“Sauvage”, -single - (Loud Dj’s Records)out Nov. 2015,
“In the Wind”- feat. Marco Bianchi on trumpet – single – (Beat Records)
out Feb. 2016,
“Whisky & Coke” ,“The Whisper” – singles (Loud Dj’s Records) out March 2016.
"Tonight" (single) out from May the 4th for Orange Bridge Records.
His latest EP "Pow-Wow" is available from October the 3th 2016 for Beat Records.