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Europavox Coaching Export Program, a new step forward to make Europe’s most promising acts grow abroad !

by Europavox.com
5 April 2018
Europavox Coaching Export Program, a new step forward to make Europe’s most promising acts grow abroad !
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You have already been following our tremendous European tour made of new places, people and experiences: our Europavox Festivals in Zagreb, Brussels, Vienna, Bologna, Athens and Vilnius, the launch of an online magazine Europavox.com promoting every day the European musical diversity thanks to the loyal contribution of around 40 music journalists from 26 countries.

Our enthusiasm and motivation to defend and to boost European cultural richness and creativity won’t stop here!

Indeed, our next edition of Europavox Festival Clermont-Ferrand will be the perfect spot to launch a brand-new strand of our European project: Coaching Export Programme…we already bet you can’t wait to know more of it?

Every year we will offer an opportunity to develop a career overseas for good acts showing a great potential and motivation to grow abroad.

We’ll develop within our cooperation network, a concrete set of actions ranging from free PR and networking to touring and residencies in one or more countries out of the 7 where Europavox is involved.

A couple of months ago, our steering committee has preselected 14 bands from 7 different countries that will be playing in Europavox Festival Clermont-Ferrand and pitching their project and motivation to grow an international career in front of our amazing jury made of European professional of the music industry.

Only 7 acts will have the chance and opportunity to get involved in the Coaching Program for more than one year. With the support of the European Union, those talented European artists and their professional entourage will thus benefit from Europavox professional network to build up a career outside of their national borders.

You want to keep updated? Come to the festival, attend their concerts, have fun and stay in touch here !

The TOP 14 best acts preselected for Coaching Export Program:

AUSTRIA
5K HD
Based in
Austria, Vienna
Style
5K HD offers you never seen before resolution - enjoy the highest standard available with subtle nuances and more vivid sounds. 5K HD makes you rethink what you thought of the importance of a good band name. 5K HD - apart from being a technical standard for TVs - is actually the new moniker of Austrian band Kompost 3 and singer Mira Lu Kovacs.
Mynth
Based in
Austria, Vienna / Salzburg
Style
Parallels is an apt name for Austrian duo Mynth’s second album. For as well as being twins, there are plenty of yin-yang dichotomies to Giovanna and Mario Fartacek’s music; optimism and melancholy, the dark and the bright, the digital and the analogue. Their woozy, stuttering beats are overlain with poppy, airy melodies and vocals, letting a little more colour into their musical world than on previous effort Plaat ||. And, despite living in different cities, the twins concoct a heady, mesmerizing mix of electronica and dance music that’s both intimate yet expansive.
BELGIUM
Run SOFA
Based in
Belgium, Charleroi
Style
This foursome hails from Charleroi, a sort of “Manchester by the Sambre”, a city touched by industrial despair and the drive to get by. Run Sofa was formed by two cousins, Antoine Romeo on vocals, and Julien Tassin, with his crystal clear guitar. Backed up by François Zamagni on the drums, and François Hantson on the bass, the foursome has already brought out their first EP, Shenanigans, and have made themselves heard at Printemps de Bourges, followed by a UK tour. Their first album, Say, was released out at the end of January, and is a manifestation of their maturity and ambitions.
Témé Tan
Based in
Belgium, Brussels
Style
When Tanguy Haesevoets was studying in Andalusia, people had trouble pronouncing his first name, so they simply called him Tan. He kept this nickname for his music project and added another word, Témé – two syllables meaning ‘the hand’ and ‘the eye’ in ...
CROATIA
Them Moose Rush
Based in
Croatia, Bjelovar
Style
What is standard rock music anyway? Certainly not how Them Moose Rush would want you to qualify their playing style anyway. The young musical trio - Nikola Runjavec, Marinko Komlen and Branimir Kuruc  - merges progressive rock and noise with a zest for infuriating and invigorating riffs. In 2013, they released their debut album, The Future Miss Sunshine. An EP trilogy followed: Three π One  in 2014, and Three π Two the following year. They didn’t need more than that to gain critical acclaim, as well as a solid, faithful fan base.
Tyger Lamb
Based in
Croatia, Zagreb
Style
Imagine a group of young and curious time passengers who like to travel somewhere between middle and late 20th century and explore sounds of the past like vintage rock, blues, soul, psychedelic, surf and dub records. They came back home in the winter of 2016 and occupied an underground garage near Zagreb's train station to start the old fashion rock band Tyger Lamb.
FRANCE
Kid Francescoli
Based in
France, Marseille
Style
Born in Paris but raised in Marseille, which he still considers his hometown, Mathieu Hocine has been writing songs since he was a kid. When he decided to publically unveil his project in the early 2000’s, he chose the nickname Kid Francescoli, as a tribute to ...
Lysistrata
Based in
France, Saintes
Style
Whoever said that was rock was dead hasn’t heard Lysistrata, a young band from the West Coast. We’re not talking about California here, but about Charente-Maritime, a region on the West Coast of France where this three-piece band was created in 2013. To find ...
GREECE
Σtella
Based in
Greece, Athens
Style
Over the course of two albums, Σtella has been focusing her vision and sharpening her electro-pop music's edges. Her almost jarringly confident second album Works For You (2017) continues in the same 80s synth path, creating an electronic rainbow of simple beats and clever guitar hooks and filled with breezy and vibrant pop colours.
Taf Lathos
Based in
Greece, Athens
Style
Can a rapper who spits lyrics in a foreign language be any good if you don't understand what he is saying? The answer is affirmative. The instinct for rhythm in language is innate (Noam Chomsky said it first) and so it all comes down to one important parameter: the musicality of syllables. And Taf Lathos (his real name is Panagiotis Kyriakou) is a Greek hip hop artist who meets this criteria.
ITALY
Altre di B
Based in
Italy, Bologna
Style
Altre di B are the perfect example of a tongue-in-cheek band in Italy. I've seen them countless times, opening for a lot of different artists, and their style always fit everywhere perfectly. It isn't easy talking objectively about a band you probably saw more ...
Kiol
Based in
Italy, Torino
Style
He's not even 20 years old, but his talent is a rare gem in the Italian music scene. Perhaps in part also due to moving abroad to Ireland. If nothing else, that's where he got his nickname from – ceol, pronounced "kiol", which means "music" in Gaelic.
LITHUANIA
Garbanotas Bosistas
Based in
Lithuania, Vilnius
Style
"They certainly remind me of this band I used to manage, called Pink Floyd", legendary rock manager Peter Jenner said after witnessing these Lithuanians' performance. A comment that should surprise nobody – for Garbanotas Bosistas (which means Curly Bass ...
Sheep Got Waxed
Based in
Lithuania, Vilnius
Style
“What a strange name” is a something that Sheep Got Waxed have heard more than once. Well, the name sounds pretty simple, compared to this Lithuanian trio's music. “The new weird” is how they describe their music, and, for once, we tend to agree. Formed by ...
The Steering Comitee

Europavox/France: François Missonnier, CEO, Didier Veillaut, Artistic Director, François Audigier, European booker

Le Botanique/Belgium: Paul-Henri Wauters, CEO and Artistic Director

WUK/Austria: Hannes Cistota, Artistic Director and Astrid Exner, Marketing and project manager

Estragon Club/Italy: Pasquale Pezzillo, Artistic Director and Katia Giampaolo, CEO and project manager

Loftas/Lithuania: Victor Diawara, CEO and Artistic Director and Goda Pereckaite, Booker and project manager

Fuzz Club/Athens: Thomas Machairas, CEO and Artistic Director, Aspasia Styla, Project manager

INmusic Festival/Croatia:  Zoran Maric, CEO and Artistic Director, Ivana Jeleca, Booker and Project manager

 

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