Stellen euch vor, der klassische Komponist Bach hätte mit Dave Grohl von Nirvana eine Band gegründet. Das wäre gar nicht so weit von der Wahrheit entfernt. Beranger Gras ist ein französischer Pianist und Todd James ein Grunge-Schlagzeuger aus Australien. Die beiden trafen sich in Berlin und spielten in ihren gemeinsamen Jahren der Straßenmusik bereits auf den Bühnen des Lollapalooza und des Melt Festivals. (StraßenMusikFestival)

If you think that there are no more musical mavericks left in the world then Beranger are on a mission to prove otherwise. A classical pianist and a drummer from opposite sides of the world who met and forged a musical alliance whilst busking under the bridge at Alexanderplatz in the streets of Berlin. A musical blend of classical tradition and forward thinking rock music…Baroque ’n’ roll perhaps? A band to whom the term “grassroots” really applies, having built their reputation with their energy-high, street driven, public shows. Yet here they are, an unruly, undefinable, improvisational and wholly unforgettable live band which makes the most alternative of alt-rock seem everyday and which turns classical music into a whole new wave of infectious punked up pop.From their informal gatherings in Berlin’s parks to established festivals, they have played for everyone from indie kids to ageing rockers all singing, moshing, dancing and head banging their hearts out. Their songs change, chords modulate in and out of keys, change length, merge and meander as the two musicians explore and evolve their music, often through some sort of instinctive and emotive communication.Where next for Beranger? Their mission is to encourage people to make the choices and take the risks that they might be too afraid of taking. To make leaps of faith and explore the unknown, to be brave, to be unique, to be yourself. After all if a couple of busking misfits can end up playing to crowds of thousands….

(Foto: Chloé Desnoyers)