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'It's the way it makes me feel...'

diese Zeile aus ‚Italian Food‚, erscheinend auf ‘Strike’, der Debut EP von The Pins, hält das Gefühl der beim gemeinsamen Musizieren entstehenden Atmosphäre dieses eingespielten Teams perfekt fest.The Pins wurde Ende 2015 ins Leben gerufen. Über die Zeit entwickelte sich die Erstbesetzung der Band, die heute die Rythm Section (Paul, Oscar, Max & Lenny) bildet

Kurz vor der Möglichkeit, erste Studio Erfahrungen zu sammeln, lernten die Jungs Nisa kennen, die seither als Lead Sängerin der Band agiert.  Doch in ihrer weiteren musikalischen Entwicklung merkte The Pins bald, dass es ihnen noch an zwei Aspekten mangelte um ihren individuellen Style voll und ganz realisieren zu können. Somit bekam die Band Zuwachs durch die Brass Section (Greta, Jordi & Leander) und Singer & Songwriter Liz.

Während The Pins sich für musikalische Wettbewerbe sowie „Jugend Jazzt“ oder den „SPH Band Contest“ vorbereitete, sammelten sie auch eine weite Bandbreite an Ideen für eigene Songs.  

Deshalb entschieden sich The Pins dazu, im Sommer 2019 fünf Tage in ein Haus zu fahren, abseits von jeglicher Ablenkung, mit dem Ziel so viele eigene Songs wie möglich fertig zu stellen. 

Die bevorstehende Debüt-EP ‘Strike’, ist eine direkte Reflexion der kreativen Errungenschaften dieser Songwriting- Woche. Für The Pins ist ‘Strike’ es ein bedeutender Meilenstein, geprägt von Selbstreflexion und Motivation für  zukünftige Projekte prägen wird.

Nisa Rezaeian (voc)
Nisa Razaeian* (voc)

Whether it is singing deep and laid back melodies, leading on runs, or conveying all the power of hooks in high registers, Nisa does all of it with ease. Her strong and driving voice adds highly to The Pins’ recognition value. 

Liz Mueller
Liz Müller (voc)

From writing lyrics and melodies to creating various vocal harmonies, Liz is involved in several aspects of The Pins’ music. Her tendency to challenge herself and others musically leads to time signature and key changes that have become a typical part of the ‘Pins-sound’. 

Greta Hirsch
Greta Hirsch (sax)

Especially known for her solo in The Pins’ earliest original ‘The Point of It’, Greta never ceases to entertain and convey positive energy, both in rehearsals and on stage. She does this both musically, and by being responsible for choreographies. 

Jordi Roviró (trumpet)

Despite being one of the youngest in the band, Jordi’s skills on the trumpet are unbelievable. From figuring out the perfect brass movements to performing astonishing live solos, what Jordi adds to The Pins in terms of music is simply wicked. 

Leander Paul
Leander Paul (trb)

Brass movements and breaks are not complete without the sound of his trombone. Leander is rounding off the tone of The Pins’ brass movements, as part of this coordinated team of a brass section. 

Oscar Hirsch
Oscar Hirsch (git)

Both in solos, or rhythmic accompaniments to leave room for other elements of sound, Oscar knows how to make the most of his parts. Whether it is bringing song ideas to The Pins that are ready to be implemented, varying the ‘Pins-sound’ with effects such as vocoder, or playing laid back improvisation, Oscar adds a vast amount of character to the band. 

Lennard Simon
Lennard Simon (keys)

Trustfully starting, and ending a number of songs from The Pins’ repertoire, the band puts a lot of faith into this key player, especially live. Whether it is improvisation or his way of playing when covering, Lennard never fails to add the jazzy touch to the ‘Pins-sound’ formula. 

Paul Polster
Paul Polster (bass)

Never ceasing to amaze with a funky bass solo, Paul, with his love for slap bass flourishes, ensures that the groove is on. Being a founding member of The Pins he knows the band’s strengths and ensures that those are expressed to their fullest potential. 

Max Jeschonowski
Max Jeschonoesky (dr)

By most being seen as the dad/grandfather of the group, Max takes any challenge of a time signature and makes it seem easy. Without a drummer as tight and invested into the styles that The Pins combines as he is, this band would not be where it is today. 

Fotos: Malte Burmester (außer *)