A colourful mix for the world, invented in Berlin by a band called il Civetto. They have been around since 2010. After a spontaneous performance on a Berlin underground train which got the whole wagon dancing, they were engaged on the spot by a passenger for a gig at his party. It took off from there: more bookings, two EPs, two music videos. By now il Civetto have played more than 250 concerts. They are regulars at the coolest Berlin clubs like Ritter Butzke or Kater Holzig. And abroad: Austria, Denmark, The Netherlands or Turkey have been on their road map. Il Civetto lives in the here and now. They are typical city buskers, constantly improvising. Their set up consists of acoustic guitar, bass, ukulele, clarinet, saxophone and a self-made percussion set of cajòn, bongos, djembe, snare drum and cow bell. This gives them wide options to create new sounds and mixtures on stage every time. Il Civetto’s songs are never too heavy, but always danceable. Latin passion meets oriental mysticism, created by Berlin boys.
Their lyrics are a mix of French, Portuguese and languages which still have to be invented. Between the songs they tell stories. Il Civetto takes you on a journey, strolls with you through the ship or takes you on a chat with lighthouse keeper Baba Che. And it swings and swings. We follow a sad fairy into the woods and climb over a lemon tree back into the light.
Two video clips are in the pipeline. Crowdfunding is to start soon. The fan base is growing with every concert. As the boys are well-connected in the Berlin club scene there will be remixes and the release party in December is meant to be a rave with DJ friends.