Heidi Happy is coming stateside in early June in support of her full length, Hiding With The Wolves, coming out on 6/5/12. Already know as one of the most influential female voices in her home country of Switzerland, Heidi Happy has also perfected a stage show that is not to be missed. Don’t skip this rare opportunity to see her in the states.
MAY 31 - VANCOUVER - THE MAIN
JUNE 1 - VANCOUVER - FALCONETTI'S (with Timothy Jaromir)
JUNE 5 - PORTLAND - MOTHER FOUCAULT'S BOOKSHOP (7 p.m.)
JUNE 6 - PORTLAND - ALBERTA ROSE THEATRE (with Good Night Billygoat)
JUNE 8 - OAKLAND - THE UPTOWN (with Poor Bailey, Whiskerman)
June 10 - SAN FRANCISCO - AMNESIA
JUNE 12 - LOS ANGELES - THE HOTEL CAFE (with Boys School)
JUNE 13 - SAN DIEGO - 98 BOTTLES
JUNE 14 - VENICE - MOMAI
Heidi Happy is a singer songwriter from Luzern, Switzerland. The three albums she has released since 2007 have established her as one of the country's greatest and most influential female voices. Her albums have progressed from the playful pop songs of "Back Together" (2007) to the more orchestrated sounds of "Flowers, Birds And Home" (2008) to the lush, emotional mini-symphonies of "Hiding With The Wolves" (which debuted at number 10 in her native Switzerland). Tonequake Records is proud to be able present "Hiding With The Wolves" to her fans in North America.
From her Swiss label : Retreating to the frozen Lake of Constance, Heidi Happy locked herself in her house and let go of an array of emotions that she had, as of yet, kept her songs protected from. Not unlike a youthful, female Ennio Morricone or an emotional early-sixties Frank Sinatra, she wrote, composed and arranged an album of sensual innocence, of immense purity, of sophisticated abandon.
Along with the stellar songwriting and that ever so beautiful voice, what makes this record so endearing is the understated use of the orchestra. Heidi Happy uses the classical instruments as they were meant to be, an elegant accompaniment of velvet strings and muffled brass, never overshadowing the band, always complementing the song.
From a house on the frozen shores of a small Swiss lake to a gigantic classical studio to the Los Angeles mixing desk of Andrew Scheps to the mastering rooms of Bernie Grundman, Heidi Happy has stayed true to the purity of her vision and has created a timeless album. Her songs of love, loss, ports and horse rides are as haunting as the nature that surrounded their birth, as precious and innocent as the voice that gave them life and as beautifully soothing as the spring that will see them released at last.
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