|Genres||Trip hop (earlier material), pop rock|
Sony Music Switzerland (2012-2013)
|Past members||Adi Amstutz (1997-2001)
Mats Marti (Drums, 1997-2005)
Jacob Suske (Bass, 2005-2008)
Chrigel Bosshard (Drums, 2006-2011)
Lunik is a band from Switzerland. There are currently three members.
Lunik started in 1997 with Adi Amstutz, Luk Zimmermann, Mats Marti, Walo Müller and Anton Höglhammer. Singer Jaël joined the band in 1998 and Anton Höglhammer left the line-up. 1999 saw the release of their debut album Rumour, recorded largely in an atmospheric trip hop style. Bassist Walo Müller left the band after the accompanying tour, and the second album Ahead (2001) saw the band steering towards a pop sound. Oli Müller supported the band as bassist in the live performances, and Adi Amstutz left the band.
The third album Weather (2003) was a huge success in Switzerland, with an acoustic approach from Jaël, Luk, and Mats replacing the electronica of the earlier albums. Cédric Monnier (keyboards) and Jacob Suske (bass) joined the band as supporting players on the acoustic tour for Weather. A live album, Life is On Our Side, appeared in 2004. Cédric Monnier and Jacob Suske joined the official line-up in 2005, and Mats Marti departed at the same time. In the beginning of 2006, Chrigel Bosshard joined Lunik as the new drummer, but left the band at the end of 2011. Jacob Suske (bass) left the band again in September 2008.
In July 2013 the band members announced that they will split up on their own solo careers. A final album with unfinished works will be released under the title "Encore". The band will also tour for one final time.
- Jaël - vocals, rhythm-guitar
- Luk Zimmermann - lead-guitar
- Cédric Monnier - keyboards
|2006||Preparing to Leave
|2010||Small Lights in the Dark
|2012||What is Next
|2004||Life Is on Our Side (live album)
|2009||Lonely Letters (compilation album)
|2003||"The Most Beautiful Song"||32||—||Globi and the Stolen Shadows OST|
|"Through Your Eyes"||85||—||Weather|
|2004||"Summer's Gone"||—||—||Life Is on Our Side|
|"The Most Beautiful Song" (reissue)||98||—||Weather|
|2006||"Little Bit"||7||—||Preparing to Leave|
|2007||"Preparing to Leave"||86||—|
|"Life Is All Around You"||—||—|
|2008||"Do You Love Me"||—||9||Lonely Letters|
|2010||"People Hurt People"||—||—||Small Lights in the Dark|
|"How Could I Tell You"||40||—|
|2012||"Me-Time"||—||—||What is Next|
|"—" indicates the single did not chart or wasn't released in that country.|
- DJ Tatana feat. Jaël - Always On My Mind
- No. 6 on Swiss Singles Chart
- Delerium feat. Jaël - After All
- No. 9 on US Dance / Club Play Chart
- Mich Gerber feat. Jaël - You Remain
- Mich Gerber feat. Jaël - Stop Crying
- Mensano feat. Jaël - Doesn't Care
- Delerium feat. Jaël - Lost and Found
- No. 4 on US Dance / Club Play Chart
- Schiller feat. Jaël - Tired
- Schiller feat. Jaël - I Need You
- Mensano feat. Jaël - Nowhere
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lunik.|
- Post on Lunik Facebook group
- Hebeisen, Ana (27 July 2013). "Es ist alles gesagt" [Everything has been said]. Tagesanzeiger.ch (in German). Retrieved 11 August 2013.
- Discography Lunik. hitparade.ch & Hung Medien.
- The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards 2003. hitparade.ch & Hung Medien.
- The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards 2006. hitparade.ch & Hung Medien.
- The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards 2010. hitparade.ch & Hung Medien.
- Discography Lunik. italiancharts.com & Hung Medien.
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