The Eclectic Moniker
Hotel Fürstenhof, 2013
We’ve filmed a whole lot of Copenhagen Sessions, but we’ve still missed out on this band. Originally from Odense the 7-piece band now lives in the Danish capital. One of their outstanding features (apart from singer Frederik Vedersø’s massive full beard, which is not so special in Denmark) is the eclectic – as the bandname indicates – and calypso influenced sound. When we meet them in February in Vienna the combo brings some upbeat Carribean vibe into the gloomy attic-setting with their performance of “Easter Island”. “There’s happiness and sunshine as we dance“, Frederik sings, “We’ll be getting high with all the Rapa Nui in the sand …” Nothing better than getting carried away by this song on such a grey and chilly winter day!
Fürstenhof is a popular accommodation for alternative musicians on tour. The family-run hotel on Neubaugürtel next to Westbahnhof offers special discounts for artist. The house was built more than a century ago; dark red carpets, wooden furniture as well as the dedicated family working behind the counter all contribute to an old-fashioned, yet warm and friendly ambiance. The wall in the lobby is full of photos from bands that have chosen to stay at Fürstenhof. It is quite likely to have breakfast next to some musicians in here. During the Bluebird-Festival the number of musicians might have even outreached the number of non-artists.