Solo

Solo used to be the band of Dutchmen Michiel Flamman on vocals and guitar and Simon Gitsels on piano. The name is more suitable since 2008 when Simon left the band. Until then the two of them had released two albums and landed a top 20 hit in the Netherlands with upbeat pop song “Come Back To Me“. Another two albums and a best of called “This is Solo“ followed. Solo‘s musical spectrum ranges from catchy pop to intimate folk. The songs are usually centred around Michiel‘s unique and haunting voice, the goal is to stick to your mind the first time you hear them.

We met Solo by chance at Rosenthaler Platz subway station in Berlin-Mitte. Luckily he was carrying his acoustic guitar and we had our camera with us. This is how this session for us and the lucky people waiting for a nightly U8 train came along. Rosenthaler Platz subway station was planned by modernist Swedish architect Alfred Grenander and openend in 1930. From 1961 Rosenthaler Platz was a ghost station, with West Berlin trains driving through the Eastern territory without stopping by. The station was re-opened in 1989.

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