Scruffy, Indie folk-rock from Transylvania

That’s right. My Monsters In Rome will be featured this Thursday (July 8th), 6PM-8PM GMT on the wonderful The Painter’s Radio Show on the London-based Xtream East Radio. Check it out! It is a really cool show, for those of you who haven’t been listening. So keep your ears open and you might even get addicted. Hehe.

You can listen online, just head on over to to XStream Radio’s Website, you have the LISTEN LIVE button on the top right side of the page.

Physical CD’s now personalized

Posted by admin On July - 6 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

If you head on over to the music page of the website you will now be able to order the physical CD’s directly from me, thus giving me the chance to personalize your copy. A digital download in your format of choice is included in the purchase.
Alternatively, you can still order signed copies from my CdBaby store , but I can’t personalize those.
The competition over at Mojophenia is still on for the last free copy of the CD, so you might want to try your luck there as well.

Stay close!

The Thing About Touring

Posted by admin On June - 23 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

I am planning a musical trip this summer – or, as some of you might call it, a tour – in Europe and there are a few very interesting things I’d like to share before I continue with my planning. At first I was very confident about this being an easy thing to pull off, both financially as well as logistics-wise. If I’d book a cheap flight early on and just get some shows for that time period I can easily contact a few people to provide me shelter for a night or two – or book a room, if nothing else – there are plenty of cheap opportunities if I book early enough, right? Easier said than done.
When I first looked up some unbelievably cheap tickets to London and back that WizzAir had on offer I had the intention of touring for at least a month. Not a week passed and the ticket prices went up four times. So I just got the cheapest flights that Wizz Air had to offer at that point and thought about booking my shows around those dates. Again, easier said than done. First of all, Wizz Air won’t let you carry your instrument on board, and I was surely not going to check the thing. So my only option was to buy a ticket for my precious instrument (an adult ticket, mind you), and have it placed in a seat next to me (I swear, I will pamper it with peanuts). The next thing I find out is that EasyBus, the cheapest coach from the airport to London central won’t let me carry my instrument on board at all. Not even if I’d buy it a ticket (I actually contacted them and proposed them this ridiculous idea). So my costs just grew like that, with every little thing that I had planned out so carefully, until I significantly overstepped my initial budget, and I had to get a small loan to get me back on track for the tour.
Booking the events wasn’t easy either. Though some promoters have taken part of the burden away from me, most of the tour was still up to me to organize. After a million emails and telephone calls, however, I now have a show for almost every night while I’m in the UK. I will be playing in London every night from the 14th to the 19th of August, in Manchester on the 20th, in Stoke-on-trent on the 21st and then I will be back in London on the 23rd of August for a final show. I will post the names of the venues and every other relevant info on the website soon enough.
Talk soon.

Jabulani Ball Parody (Free Download)

Posted by admin On June - 21 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

The Adidas Jabulani ball is the official match ball for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The word Jabulani means “rejoice” in Zulu. Adidas has payed many footballers to say the Jabulani is a good ball, though complaints against it from both players and goalkeepers are many. The ball is said to be very light, difficult to predict and even more difficult to control. Adidas refuses to acknowledge the mistake and on several occasions has had different spokesmen blame the players for incompetence.

<a href="" >Jabulani (Adidas Ball Parody) by Indie Folker</a>

This is my contribution to the FIFA World Cup 2010. Feel free to download the song, use it on any project you wish, even commercial, I will allow it all.

There is also a video in the making, so make sure to check back here on the site or on the Indie Folker YouTube channel later this week for that.

The Jabulani is not the first ball to have caused such a response as the official ball of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the Teamgeist was also known to be somewhat unpredictable. Not as much as the Jabulani however. There are some very good YouTube videos demonstrating this exact thing. Check them out by clicking here.