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Residency #4 with Evelinn Trouble (CH)

Hello everyone,

Thanks to all who came to #3 with Charlotte Brandi!

I’m happy to announce that the Swiss singer from Zurich Evelinn Trouble will be joining me on Monday, March 20th. Björn Magnusson will be joining her as well for her set. (We had to change the show from the 27th to the 20th!). You can read some more about her here:

Two figures emerging from the Zurich Underground Scene combine their voices in Berlin.

“Evelinn Trouble; voice, guitar // Björn Magnusson; voice, guitar
Trouble started in Zurich, ten years ago, with her self-released debut “Arbitrary Act”. Since criss crossing her way from Zurich to London to Berlin, in bands and theatre productions, she has left behind a trail of chaos and 4 Albums. A body of work like a testimony of a soul in search. Forceful and fragile at the same time, her music has seen many places and combines seemingly incompatible genres into one. In Trouble’s world, a ballad can sound like war song and the other way around.
For this evening Trouble will combine voices with Björn Magnusson. Magnusson is songwriter and producer formerly known as Great Black Waters. He has released a wide array of music ranging from Detroit techno to fragile psychedelia with many different projects and names. His latest release “Almost Transparent Blue” is his third solo-record.”

I’ll be joined by Nils Ostendorf (Trumpet/Keyboards) and Andi Haberl (Drums).

The show will start at 8 sharp, done by 10pm. €7 at the door. Doors at 7pm.

We would love to see you!


Here’s the FB event.


Images Zurichoise

Helsinki Klub sign

Last night we had a lovely time (as we always do) at the Helsinki Klub in Zurich.

Mark Dancing

We celebrated afterwards by going out dancing. If I knew how to use my camera, you would see Mark burning up the dance floor.

View from the office in Zurich


Industrial city-scape of the only area of Zurich we really know…. The Helsinki-Härterai-Moods-im-Schiffbau triangle. And all the late-night kebab joints too of course.


Halfway to the beginning

After a month of touring Europe, we’re still feeling that fresh-start-of-tour zing thanks to the recent arrival of drummer Tonio and bassist Amélie, survivors of the recent Montreal record-breaking weather conditions. After a good Swiss Fondue, we were ready to get the ball rolling with a warm up appearance on Switzerland’s National Radio programme Radio Paradiso. Then it was off to the races with shows in Lausanne at the Bleu Lézard, in Zürich at Moods im Schiffbau, and in Bern at Dachstock.

Tonight is our last night in Switzerland for a while at our home-away-from home Le Bout du Monde in Vevey! Over the years it has become a cherished tradition of the Mark Berubes that no tour in Europe shall pass without at least one good night steaming up its welcoming walls with music and convivial conversation.

Up next we’re happy, pleased, tickled even to embark on our official Album Launch tour in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. Have a look to your left for all the details, and hope to see you there! We’ll be back soon with an update after we cross the border. In the meantime we have to get in shape for the kilometers ahead….

Getting ready to hit the road for Germany!

Photos, hotel rooms and bad German

Hello hello,

We’ve finished the first 12 dates of the tour, now a week off in the mountains. Once again saw the sunrise in Vevey, hung out with the kind folks of Groundation in Zurich after the show, then took their hotel rooms because they left on their tour bus at 2am. Also  realized how horrible my German is. We played a show for about 60 students from Bern, aged 7-12  the day after our show at the Turnhalle in Bern…..I tried very meekly a few words in German (….literally…”Look kids I can count to three in German”) to not a hell of a lot of fanfare, deservedly-so. An enjoyable moment nonetheless.

We’ve got a house concert in Neyruz, CH (canton Fribourg) on Nov 19th, then fly to Berlin for some dates with Olivia Pedroli and her band. Looking forward to those immensely.  The last time I played Berlin was in a small cafe run by a kind gentlemen that I think had done a few too many tabs of acid in his life…but very kind.

Thanks to everyone who’s come out to the shows: Bern, St Imier, Geneva, Cressier have been some of the real highlights so far. Here are some pictures taken by photographer Marco Zanoni from the show in Bern:

On a une petite pause la semaine prochaine après les derniers 12 concerts. Ce fut un grand plaisir, comme toujours, de venir en Suisse et jouer dans les salles comme L’épicentre à Genève, Turnhalle à Berne, le centre culturelle de St Imier, parmi les autres. On a fini la soirée dans un club avec l’équipe de Groundation à Zurich. Une chouette équipe, puis on a tous pris leurs chambres de l’hôtel parce qu’ils sont partis dans leur bus à 2h00 après notre soirée hip-hop Zurichoise. Un grand merci à Marco Zanoni qui a pris des photos de notre show à Berne que j’ai mis au-dessus.

La suite, un petit house concert à Neyruz, CH (canton Fribourg) le 19 novembre, puis après cela, un vol pour Berlin où je commence trois dates avec Olivia Pedroli en Allemagne. J’ai ben hàte pour ces dates-là!

à bientôto