The Kummerbuben are among the hottest bands the Swiss music scene has to offer. With their propulsive folk rock they span an arc from America’s Wild West to the Balkans. Their music could be the score for a dark romantic film or a wild night of dancing. The banjo goes punk, the mandolins make your heart ache, the beats beat remorselessly, the guitars grab you by the throat. Experienced live, this acoustic mix is a force of its own. Cries of amazement have been heard at concerts in Switzerland and abroad.
The Kummerbuben and their unmistakable style have set clubs and large festivals across Switzerland and Europe on fire. Their potent and spirited stage show is unique in the Swiss music scene. As one newspaper put it: «One of Switzerland’s best rock bands.»
In their song lyrics, the six musicians from Bern provide the soundtrack for the big emotions of the small people, those for whom joy and tragedy lay a hair’s breadth apart. These are songs of dangerous liaisons and small-town desires, of broken bohemians and daring suburbanites.
Initially the Kummerbuben built their reputation with their unique interpretations of forgotten Swiss folk songs. Almost instantly they reached a broad audience. Today they draw even bigger crowds with their pulsating folk rock sound. Their fourth album «Dicki Meitschi» («fat girls») was released in 2015.