Timebelle

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Timebelle
Timebelle Kyiv 2017.jpg
Timebelle in Kiev 2017
Background information
OriginBern, Switzerland
Genres
MembersMiruna Mănescu
Samuel Forster
Emanuel Daniel Andriescu
Past membersRade Mijatović
Christoph Siegrist
Sándor Török

Timebelle is a Swiss band from Bern, currently consisting of lead vocalist Miruna Mănescu, drummer Samuel Forster, and multi-instrumentalist Emanuel Daniel Andriescu. Past members include accordionist Rade Mijatović, guitarist Christoph Siegrist, and bassist Sándor Török. The band was formed as a five-member boyband while its members were students at the University of Bern.[1][2] Shortly after, Mănescu was added to the group as a lead singer by their Romanian producer Mihai Alexandru.[3] The name of the band is derived from the Zytglogge which is one of the main sights of Bern.[4] While the band was formed in and is based in Switzerland, its members have hailed from Romania, Hungary, and Serbia, in addition to Switzerland.

The band represented Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Apollo" placing 12th in the 2nd Semi Final.[5] They previously attempted to represent Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Singing About Love", but failed, placing second in the Swiss national final.[6]

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Miruna Mănescu – lead vocals (from Romania)
  • Samuel Forster – drums (from Switzerland)
  • Emanuel Daniel Andriescu – saxophone, clarinet, piano (from Romania)

Former[edit]

  • Rade Mijatović – accordion (from Serbia)
  • Christoph Siegrist – guitar (from Switzerland)
  • Sándor Török – bass (from Hungary)

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Desperado

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWI
[7]
"Singing About Love" 2015 Non-album single
"Desperado" Desperado
"Are You Ready?"
"Apollo" 2017 37 Non-album single
"Tócame"
(featuring SunStroke Project)
2018 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Timebelle". Timebelle. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  2. ^ Halpin, Chris (29 January 2015). "Switzerland: Timebelle tell us about their international roots and "Singing About Love"". wiwibloggs.com. Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Songcheck Schweiz (6): "Singing about love" von Timebelle". prinz.de (in German). Prinz Blog.
  4. ^ "Switzerland: Timebelle – "Our fans asked us to try again"". escunited.com. ESCYounited. 17 January 2017. Archived from the original on 6 February 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ Hebert, Emily (5 February 2017). "Switzerland: Timebelle to Eurovision Song Contest 2017". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix.
  6. ^ Granger, Anthony (31 January 2015). "Switzerland: Mélanie René Has Won!". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  7. ^ "hitparade.ch – Discographie Timebelle". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 May 2017.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rykka
with "The Last of Our Kind"
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2017
Succeeded by
Zibbz
with "Stones"