Bonaparte (band)

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BONAPARTE
Bonaparte8.jpg
Background information
Origin Berlin, Germany
Genres Dance-punk, electronic rock, indie rock
Years active 2006 (2006)–present
Labels Independent
Website www.bonaparte.cc
Bonaparte (2010)
Bonaparte (2010)
Bonaparte (2010)

Bonaparte is the stage name of Berlin-based Swiss electronic rock songwriter and producer Tobias Jundt. Jundt is the only permanent member in the studio, collaborating with up to 30 other live musicians and performers when touring.

The band is characterized by their expressive critically acclaimed live performances. German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel describes the band as "A multi-ethnic group ruled by the party-Kaiser; a trash circus unleashed".[1]

Style[edit]

The band is also known for its celebration of hedonism. Typical are a few lines from the album Too Much: "You know Tolstoy/I know Playboy [...]/You know politics/I know party-chicks [...]/You know too much too much." The Berliner Zeitung describes the band as "analoge Bohème," whilst the GZB makes reference to them as the best band in the world on a short track entitled "I want to party with the Bonaparte.".[2]

Media awards[edit]

  • "Radio Award Für Neue Musik" from Popkomm, Germany, 2008
  • "Style Award Domestic" from Musikexpress, Germany, 2009
  • "Too Much" No. 1 Biggest Hit in 2009 from 78s Magazine, Switzerland, 2009
  • "Best Art Project" from 16 Tons Awards, Moscow, Russia, 2009

Band members[edit]

Studio[edit]

  • Tobias Jundt: vocals, guitars, synthesizers, bass, programming, arranging

Live band[edit]

  • Monsieur Bonaparte (Tobias Jundt): Lead vocals, guitar
  • Uri Gaga (Uri Gincel): Keys
  • Murat le Bâumgärthè (Moritz Baumgärtner): Drums

Divas[edit]

  • Clea Cutthroat (Mollie Black)
  • Lulu Rafano (Ludovic Gauthier)
  • Mad Kate (Kathryn Fischer)
  • Cannonman (Raphael Jundt)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Other albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Remixes[edit]

  • 2007: Die Piratenbraut - "12345und20" (Der Kleine Remix by Bonaparte)
  • 2007: Mother's Ruin - "Godzilla vs. Bonaparte"
  • 2009: Kissogram - "The Deserter" (Bonaparte Remix)
  • 2011: Housemeister - "Music Is Awesome" (Bonaparte Remake Radio Edit & Extended Version)
  • 2011: The Monsters - "I Want You" (Bonaparte Remix)
  • 2012: MIA. - "Fallschirm" (Bonaparte Remix)
  • 2012: Die Ärzte - "Ist das noch Punkrock?" (Bonaparte Remix)
  • 2013: Dagobert - "Ich bin zu jung" (Bonaparte Remix)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oberländer, Jan (28 October 2008). "Bonaparte: Blut, Schweiß und Würstchen". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). 
  2. ^ Fust, Boris (8 October 2008). "Die analoge Bohème". Berliner Zeitung (in German). Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. 

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