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Klee (literally "Clover"), named after Paul Klee, is a Germanmarker pop-band from Cologne.

Lineup (studio)



History

In the 1990s Tom Deininger, Sten Servaes and Suzie Kerstgens formed Ralley, but an accident in 2002 forced them to take a break and reform as Klee. The name was inspired (according to Suzie Kerstgens) by the work of Paul Klee, and also refers to the four leaf clover as a good luck symbol.

With the change of name there was also a slight change of style from guitar music to electropop.

In 2002 the Song "Erinner Dich" was released from the first Klee album Unverwundbar. It charted at 94 and remained one week in the Top 100.

In October 2004 the second album appeared Jelängerjelieber. The first single release "2 Fragen" ("Two Questions") brought Klee to the notice of radio and TV. In November 2004 Sarah Kuttner (MTV show) brought Klee's new song "Gold" to a larger TV-public. In February 2005 Klee appeared on the Bundesvision Song Contest and performed "Gold" representing for the Saarland and came 10th. Gold is Klee's biggest hit to-date. It reached number 54 the German Top 100 and was nine weeks in the charts altogether. Jelängerjelieber appeared in July 2006 under the title Honeysuckle the USA (so called because Americans apparently preferred a more accessible name). From this album three singles were released in English, "Für alle, die" ("This is for Everyone"), "Tausendfach" ("A thousand ways") and Gold. On 4 August 2006 Klee's third album Zwischen Himmel und Erde, appeared, and charted at 17.

On 7 July 2006 the single "Die Stadt" ("The City") appeared and reached place 55 in the first week.

On the new album Zwischen Himmel und Erde and with the live-appearances supported with percussion and bass rock was again more prominent.

On July 11, 2008 the band released their new single "Zwei Herzen" ("Two Hearts") which can be viewed on their myspace.

Live appearances

Klee frequently performs live, with about 120 concerts in 2005 alone. Appearances range from small venues to appearances opening for bands like The Wedding Present and Nena. The band adds a drummer and bassist to its live lineup and adopts a more "rock sound" than in its studio work. Concerts are characterized by individual statements and spontaneous interjections by Kerstgens.

Lyrics

Most of Klee's lyrics and music are written by the group's three core members, but the band collaborates with lyricist Tom Liwa on some songs.Klee's lyrics refer to deeply felt moments in human relationships. Klee's lyrics straddle the material world and a dream world in which desires and conflicts intermingle. A large portion of their lyrics have also been criticized for their drug-related symbolism promoting a mental highness or euphoria as well as mindless promiscuity.

Discography

Albums

  • 2002: Unverwundbar (Invulnerable)
  • 2004: Jelängerjelieber (The Longer The Dearer) D: #75
  • 2005: Jelängerjelieber (Live Edition 2CD-Package)
  • 2006: Honeysuckle (US-Version of Jelängerjelieber)
  • 2006: Zwischen Himmel und Erde (Between Heaven and Earth) D: #17
  • 2006: Zwischen Himmel und Erde (Limited Deluxe Edition" with Bonus Concert DVD)
  • 2008: Berge Versetzen (Moving Mountains)


Singles

  • 2002: Erinner dich (Remember) D: #94
  • 2003: Lichtstrahl (Ray of light)
  • 2003: Nicht immer aber jetzt (Not always, but now)
  • 2004: 2 Fragen (2 questions)
  • 2005: Gold (Gold) D: #54
  • 2005: Tausendfach (Thousandfold) D: #85
  • 2005: Für alle, die (For all who)
  • 2006: Die Stadt (The city) D: #55
  • 2006: Liebe mich Leben (Love me life)
  • 2007: Dieser Fehler ("This Mistake")
  • 2008: Zwei Herzen ("Two Hearts") D: #29
  • 2008: Berge versetzen ("Moving mountains") D: #57


Gallery

 image:Suzie_Kerstgens.jpg|Suzie Kerstgens
 image:Sten_Servaes.jpg|Sten Servaes
 image:Tom_Deininger.jpg|Tom Deininger
 image:Pele_Götzer.jpg|Stefan "Pele" Götzer
 image:Daniel_Klingen.jpg|Daniel Klingen


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