Wed 31 Jan 2024 - 19:00




Practical Info

Venue: Rockhal Floor
Promoter: Rocklab

Doors: 18:30


What are the different stages in the composition process, from demo to finished track, and what makes a good song?

Let’s start the year by having a look at the beginning of every musical project: the song. A selection of musicians and songwriters will take you on the journey of their most successful song, from the idea through the writing process to the studio and finally, the release.

Event organized in association with The Grund Club Luxembourg & FLAC.

Jana Bahrich (Francis of Delirium)
With just three EPs, Luxembourg-based Jana Bahrich’s Francis of Delirium have quickly caught attention, finding champions in the likes of Pitchfork, Stereogum, The FADER and many more. A restless energy and desire to connect with the listener lies at the core of the band, with Jana’s personal lyrics being underpinned by an undeniable rock sound that is as liberating as it is intense. Recently Jana also co-wrote EDSUN’s song « Finally Alive » for the Luxembourg Song Contest.

Daniel Balthasar (Daniel Balthasar, Daniel Balthasar & Band)
Daniel Balthasar has released 8 full-length albums and 2 EPs in 20 years. He recorded in the most renowned studios across Europe, from Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios to Wisseloord in the Netherlands, the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, the Château d’Hérouville near Paris to Ocean Sound in Norway. Together with his band, he played numerous concerts in Europe and abroad and he was the first Luxembourgish musician to be invited to perform at South-by-Southwest Festival in Austin/Texas in 2006. In 2023, his ‘No Islands’ project took him to Iceland where he recorded intimate acoustic songs featuring a mixed choir.

Priscila Da Costa (Judasz & Nahimana, Ptolemea)
With six years as an independent musician, Priscila Da Costa has dedicated herself to the cultural scene, flourishing within the underground music community. Initiating projects like Judasz & Nahimana and Ptolemea in 2018, her musical endeavors reflect a penchant for dark and experimental aesthetics. Priscila thrives on sound experimentation, crafting compositions that serve as a canvas for individual interpretation. Through evocative lyrics, she invites listeners into a realm of personal reflection, infusing each creation with a distinctive and original flavour. In 2014 Priscila also joined The Grund Club Luxembourg.

Thomas Roland (Maale Gars)
Since 2020 Thomas, aka Maale Gars regularly releases new songs between melancholic and electronic pop, infused with energetic trap, which meet the zeitgeist. His live shows are full of energy and move to tears. He has played festivals such as E-Lake in 2022 and USINA in 2023 and plans a new album as well as a lot of live shows this year. After a short break he is back with his new single ‘An op der Schell do hängt ëmmer nach mäin Numm’, about heartbeak, which marks the start of a new era and his third album.

Eric Rosenfeld (Timesickness,  Rise Up,  Communicaution, Versus You,  Adoptees,  The Cutting Word,  Not For Sale)
Eric writes songs for various projects such as Timesickness, Rise Up, Communicaution, Versus You, Adoptees, The Cutting Word and Not For Sale. Counting all together he celebrated more than 56 releases and there are many more on their way. He also played countless shows and festivals in Luxembourg and throughout Europe.

Panel Moderator:
Lisa Burke (RTL Today, The Lisa Burke Show)
Lisa is an experienced broadcaster having spent the bulk of her career presenting live television with Sky News, plus BBC, Channel 4, Fox News, many other Sky channels, RTE (Ireland) and RTL (Luxembourg). Her reporting has covered national and international assignments, documentaries and radio. In Luxembourg, Lisa co-created RTL Today which has now become the biggest English news platform in the country. Now, she hosts and produces a weekly radio show (also available with video) and podcast: The Lisa Burke Show.