Kind of Blue (band)

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For the Miles Davis album, see Kind of Blue.
Kind of Blue
Genres Pop rock
Years active 1995-present
Website kindofblue.de, lidiakopania.pl
Members Lidia Kopania
Bernd Klimpel
Past members Katrin Holst
Frank Spinngiess
Lars Koester
Elisabeth Muecke

Kind of Blue is a music group formed in Hamburg in 1995. Currently, the band consists of Lidia Kopania (vocals) and Bernd Klimpel (guitars).

History[edit]

In 1996 Kind of Blue played their first concert for 600 people near Hamburg, Germany.

After approximately 100 concerts in two years, Kind of Blue entered the talent competition the John Lennon Talent Award.

Several weeks later, Kind of Blue signed a contract with Eastwest Records and started to record their first album. Concurrently, the record company offered the band the opportunity to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest. The Band agreed.

In February 2000, Kind of Blue appeared for the first time on the German television station “Das Erste” performing their song "Bitter Blue." Kind of Blue appeared on several television shows and played summer-festivals with Status Quo and Fury In The Slaughterhouse. In autumn of 2000, the first album "In Sight" and the second single "The Same" were released.

In the following months, the band continued their work and collected material for their second album, and also played several festivals in cooperation with the German radio station Germany - NDR2.

During this time, Katrin, the singer, decided to give up music to step back into private life.[citation needed] In the beginning of 2003, Lidia Kopania joined the band.

The band's second album, “Beating The Morning Rush” was released in 2004 and includes the singles "Morning light" and "Black and blue" which were written by Bernd Klimpel.

The last album was released in 2005 and called "Pocałuj mnie" (polish edition). In 2005, Kind of Blue took part in a song competition in Opole, Poland performing the song ("What’s in a kiss" in original version)". The group is planning their next album for spring 2009.

Lidia started her solo career by singing in the "TOPtrendy Sopot Festiwal 2006" in Poland. Her song "Sleep" won public praise.[citation needed] Her first solo album, "Intuicja", and her second, "Przed świtem", were created by Bernd Klimpel and Lidia.

In December 2008, Bernd Klimpel and composer Alex Geringas wrote "I don't wanna leave". Lidia Kopania was qualified for Polish pre-selection for Eurovision 2009 - Piosenka dla Europy and won on 14 February 2009. She represented Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia in May.

Discography[edit]

  • "In sight" (2000)
  • "Beating the morning rush" (2004)
  • "Pocałuj mnie" (polish edition) (2005)
  • "Intuicja" (polish edition) (2006)
  • "Przed świtem" (polish edition) (2008)
  • "I don't wanna leave" (2009)

Singles[edit]

  • "Bitter blue" (2000)
  • "The same" (2000)
  • "Morning light" (2004)
  • "Black and blue" (2004)
  • "Pocałuj mnie" (2005)
  • "Sleep" (2006 in Poland)
  • "Hold on" (2006, from Lidia's first album)
  • "Twe milczenie nie jest złotem"(2007, from Lidia's first album)
  • "Tamta łza" (2008, from Lidia's second album)
  • "Rozmawiać z tobą chcę" (2008, from Lidia's second album)
  • "I don't wanna leave" (2009 - Eurovision)

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