Sinplus

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Sinplus
Sinplus (Swiss Band).jpg
Background information
Origin Losone, Switzerland
Genres Alternative rock, post-punk, new wave
Labels I&G Productions
Members Ivan Broggini
Gabriel Broggini

Sinplus are a Swiss duo, made up of brothers Ivan and Gabriel Broggini.[1] The duo were chosen to represent Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan with "Unbreakable", after winning the Swiss national final on December 10.[2]

Music career[edit]

Gabriel and Ivan are brothers. That is a promising, almost unbreakable set-up in the rock business. Yet they are still quite different characters. But whatever differences, vanities, stupidities or inconsistencies: everything stays in the family. And that’s a good thing. Gabriel and Ivan are enthusiastic, very skilled musicians. And outstanding, gifted composers. They have made music for longer than they can remember.

After leaving school, Gabriel decided to move to San Diego. The underground music scene fascinated him. Hardly back from Switzerland he formed a band together with his brother. And they composed songs. And songs. And songs.

And then came the day which changed Gabriel’s and Ivan's world all of a sudden. At the end of 2011 Sinplus were chosen to officially represent Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku in Azerbaijan. The title “Unbreakable” defeated all the other strong competitors. Before the Eurovision adventure, in April 2012 they released the first SINPLUS album “Disinformation”.

Both brothers Gabriel and Ivan have been up and down the country since then and became esteemed musicians even far beyond the Swiss borders. In fact Sinplus were able to perform almost everywhere in Europe.

In the second half of 2013 Sinplus were in the studio again. This time in England where they were producing their second album “Up To Me” with «140db». The album was released in January 2014.

The Broggini's brothers recently won the "Best Swiss Act" at the MTV European Award.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Year
Disinformation[3]
Up To Me[4]
  • Released: January 17, 2014
  • Label: I&G Productions, Soundservice (CH)
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
SWI
[5]
2011 "Unbreakable" 24 Disinformation
2013 "Phoenix From The Ashes" 44 Up To Me
2014 "Up To Me" 41
2014 "Love Is Free" 11
2014 "Up To Me" 12

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2014 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Swiss Act Themselves Won
Best Central European Act Themselves Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sinplus - Bio". Sinplus. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Brey, Marco. "Sinplus wins Swiss final!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Disinformation von Sinplus. iTunes
  4. ^ Up To Me of Sinplus. iTunes
  5. ^ "Swiss Charts > Sinplus". Hung Medien. 

Official site[edit]