A strong, warm voice with a touch of the rasp: as someone who still calls himself a Liedermacher, Lutz Rode’s indie chanson pop is remarkably untainted. Life in all its richness provides a wealth of material for the anarcho-romantic singing story-teller and his low-key German texts. After all, Lutz has seen a lot on his musical journey from busking on streets to performing at concerts, and it is all waiting to be turned into music.
He draws inspiration too from the “island” greats: the Beatles, John Lennon, Pete Doherty. Lutz is committed to quality over quantity. A purist. Genuine. Urban tristesse and smoky vocals included.
Lutz Rode: Vocals
Jan Eric Markert: Piano