Clouds Hill Group

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Clouds Hill GmbH - [Records]

Billwerder Neuer Deich 72,
20539 Hamburg, Germany
ph: +49 40 9826 0501
Dana Effenberger
Email: dana@cloudshill.com

Clouds Hill Notes GmbH - [Publishing]

Billwerder Neuer Deich 72,
20539 Hamburg, Germany
ph: +49 40 9826 0501
Dana Effenberger
Email: dana@cloudshill.com

Clouds Hill Live GmbH - [Booking]

Billwerder Neuer Deich 72,
20539 Hamburg, Germany
ph: +49 40 9826 0501
Email: us@cloudshilllive.com

Clouds Hill Recordings - [Recordings Studio]

Billwerder Neuer Deich 72,
20539 Hamburg, Germany
ph: +49 40 9826 0500
Email: info@cloudshillrecordings.com
Web: www.cloudshillrecordings.com

Snowtown GmbH - [Artist Management]

Billwerder Neuer Deich 72,
20539 Hamburg, Germany
ph: +49 40 9826 0501
Email: us@snow.town

Everythingtown - [Online Store]

Billwerder Neuer Deich 72,
20539 Hamburg, Germany
ph: +49 40 9826 0501
Email: us@everything.town
Web: www.everything.town

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Please see below our latest six releases. For more visit our shop (http://everything.town).

Records Catalogue. //

CH083
CH083 Double A side 12"

Peter Doherty / James Johnston

Record Store Day Release

Nothings Wrong With Loving You
itunes Download

Sion Hill

Nothing's Wrong with Loving You

With Monsters and Gods
CH084 LP, CD

The Hillbilly Moon Explosion

With Monsters and Gods

CH083
CH054 Do-LP, CD

Turbostaat

Stadt Der Angst

CH083
CH060 LP, CD

Nisennenmondai

Live At Clouds Hill

CH083
CH082 7"

Rocko Schamoni

Das Dorf

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Videos. //

Sion Hill \ Nothing's Wrong With Loving You (DEMO)


Peter Doherty / The Whole World Is Our Playground (official)


The Hillbilly Moon Explosion \ Call Me


\\ News. & Live.

November 2016
The Hillbilly Moon Explosion [CH] // SHOWS

Live

"Everybody's grinning and greased and gassed - and you miss something baby you never had..."
When The Hillbilly Moon Explosion is in town, it is extravagant and loud. The Rock'n'Roll quartet will be playing live in seven cities across Germany in November, playing songs of their new album "With Monsters And Gods" among others.


The Hillbilly Moon Explosion "With Monsters And Gods Tour 2016" präsentiert von: 30sto50s.com | livegigs.de | OX
17/11 - Frankfurt (DE) | Zoom
18/11 - Berlin (DE) | Frannz
19/11 - Hamburg (DE) | Molotow
20/11 - Köln (DE) | Gebäude 9
25/11 - Stuttgart (DE) | Goldmarks
26/11 - Augsburg (DE) | Kantine
27/11 - München (DE) | Ampere

SUMMER 2016
KAFKA TAMURA [DE] \\ SHOWS

Live

After a longer break, Kafka Tamura are back with some festival dates for the summer.
They're gonna have some new tunes with them and we’re extremely excited to see them back on stage!
Hope to see you around.


Shows
28/05 - Augsburg (DE) Modular Festival
03/06 - Leipzig (DE) Stadtfest
04/06 - Lüneburg (DE) Lunatic Festival
01/07 - Lärz (DE) Fusion Festival
11/07 - Leipzig (DE) Panometer
13/08 - Görlitz (DE) Wilde Möhre Festival
29/09 - 01/10 - Vienna (AT) Vienna Waves

SPRING / SUMMER 2016
THE HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION [CH] \\ WITH MONSTERS AND GODS / ALBUM & SHOWS

Release & Live

‘With Monsters and Gods’ is The Hillbilly Moon Explosion’s sixth album, and certainly their best. Who knew that Rock’n’Roll could still be so exhilarating and musically diverse?
A half-English 4-piece hidden away in the unlikely habitat of Switzerland, they’ve honed their craft without distraction for many years. Searching for the right sound, they’ve previously travelled to Nashville, Camden and Tooting to record, but for this album they went back to the local Zurich studio where they made their early rockabilly albums, allowing more time to get it spot on.
The line-up is chanteuse Emanuela Hutter (the Halloween Queen), Oliver Baroni on vocals and stand-up bass, Duncan James on guitar and Sylvain Petite on drums; ‘With Monsters and Gods’ is also embellished by Oliver’s latent piano skills. The esteemed Pete Thomas provided saxophone, he also played live with the band alongside Geraint Watkins on keyboards on their recent European tour.
The band are quite an online and vinyl phenomenon, boosted by the ‘My Love For Evermore’ single, a duet with Spark Phillips of Demented Are Go, who also guests on ‘With Monster & Gods’. Tattoos of ‘My Love For Evermore’ have become a thing, with dozens of fans comparing photos on the band’s Facebook page. At least 30 cover-versions add to the many millions of views of the song’s viral video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/2rlYPb2plaY?t=15s and the 7” vinyl sold out a remarkable seven pressings.
Their European tours embrace ten countries and this Spring they set out on the road again in support of this new album.


Shows
21/04 – Zurich (CH) Bogen F
22/04 – Macon (FR) Cave à Musique
23/04 – St Nazaire (FR) VIP
28/04 – Strasbourg (FR) La Laiterie
29/04 – Lille (FR) La Péniche
30/04 – Calais (FR) Swamp Blues Festival
06/05 – Belfast (IRL) The Cathedral Quarters Art Festival
08/05 – Dübendorf (CH) Love Ride
13/05 – Schaffhausen (CH) Kammgarn
14/05 – Bulle (CH) Ebullition
16/05 – London (UK) Borderline
21/05 – Valencia (SP) Surforama festival
27/05 – Den Haag (NL) Sniester Festival
28/05 – Massy (FR) Paul B
04/06 – Genève (CH) La Gravière
11/06 – Zurich (CH) Wädenswill/Private Party
16/06 – Marseille (FR) Poste à Galène
17/06 – Barcelona (SP) Mama Mandawa
18/06 – Andoain (SP) Festival Rock Jaialdia
19/06 – Gijon (SP) Sala Acapulco
02/07 – Chaudes–Aigues (FR) Cantal Ink
09/07 – Gierle (BE) Sjock Festival
10/07 – Arnhem (NL) Park Open festival
31/07 – Bellinzona (CH) Woodstock Music Club
27/08 – Glarus (CH) Sounds of Glarus
03/09 – Aarburg (CH) Route 66 Festival
10/09 – Petange (LUX) Rockabilly Deluxe
15/09 – Morges (CH) Paillote Festival
17/09 – Northampton (UK) Bedlam Breakout

APRIL 22 2016
SION HILL [EIRE] \\ NOTHING’S WRONG WITH LOVING YOU (STRIPPED) / SINGLE & VIDEO

Release

Since Elvis first picked up a guitar, curled his lip and changed the course of music forever, Rock’n’Roll has always had a strong and striking image. The King in his leather suit. The Beatles’ drainpipes and leathers in Hamburg (Germany) . . . Yes! Hamburg, at the renowned ‘Clouds Hill Recordings' studios (cloudshillrecordings.com), is where Sion Hill are currently recording their debut album produced by Johann Scheerer (Bosnian Rainbows, Peter Doherty etc).

Sion Hill are an extremely young singer songwriter duo from a rural town in West Ireland. Formed by lead vocalist, guitarist Nathan Johnston & guitarist Joey Weidner. The two initially met at boarding school and though they came from different musical backgrounds they bonded through their love to write popular songs. It’s so good that Sion Hill are around, so good that they made it through, found a record label & so good that they will make it beyond forever. Whaddya reckon? Sion Hill invite you to listen to a stripped down version of ‘Nothing’s Wrong With Loving You’ one of their early album demos. If you are aged somewhere between 14 & the age of your parents you’d be a fool not loving them.
Check out: www.sionhill.world

Sion Hill’s debut single ‘Beaches’ is scheduled for this summer 2016 on Clouds Hill (cloudshillgroup.com), while the band’s eagerly awaited debut album will follow winter 2016. If not before, but certainly then, the ‘striking image’ phrase from the first sentence will come back into your mind and you will finally understand what Sion Hill are all about.
Enjoy!

March 08 & 09 2016
LUPID [D] Showcases

Invite Only

LUPID - are new signing to the management company.
Dominated by electronic beats and emotional, rhythmic guitar sounds. Focus is: the sincere words of songwriter Tobias Hundt.

Showcases.
March 08 2016, 20.00, Hamburg, Clouds Hill Recordings, Billwerder Neuer Deich 72, 20539 Hamburg
March 09 2016, 20.00, Berlin, Austerclub, Pücklerstr. 34, 10997 Berlin

April 16 2016
Peter Doherty [UK] / James Johnston [UK] \\ Double A side 12"

Record Store Day

7 years after his debut solo album Grace/Wastelands in 2009 the Libertines frontman Peter Doherty is due to release his 2nd solo album in the autumn of 2016 through Clouds Hill. The 1st official & commercial single release of the upcoming album [title currently “tbc”] is set for release in May 2016.

Gallon Drunk’s frontman, as well as guitarist for PJ Harvey, James Johnston will release his long awaited debut solo album also through Clouds Hill later this year. The 1st commercial single release is due before summer.

Both live recordings from Peterr Doherty and James Johnston were recorded at the Clouds Hill Festival in December 2015. The annual festival is held at the world renowned Clouds Hill Recordings studios in Hamburg-Rothenburgsort [www.cloudshillrecordings.com].

\\ Songwriters.

Jamie Biles
Management Publishing

Jamie Biles [UK]

Fresh Dixie
Emma Dawkins
Management Publishing

Emma Dawkins [UK]

Kafka Tamura
Gabriel Haeuser
Management Publishing

Gabriel Haeuser [D]

Kafka Tamura
Tobias Hundt
Management

Tobias Hundt [D]

Lupid
Jamie Johnson
Management Publishing

Jamie Johnson [UK]

Fresh Dixies
Nathan Johnston
Management Publishing

Nathan Johnston [Eire]

Sion Hill
Holly Lamar
Management Publishing

Holly Lamar [US]

Producer Songwriter
Johann Scheerer
Management Publishing

Johann Scheerer [D]

Producer Songwriter
Joey Weidner
Management Publishing

Joey Weidner [Eire]

Sion Hill

Producers. //

Johann Scheerer
Management

Johann Scheerer

Producer, Engineer, Songwriter

At the age of only 32, Johann Scheerer, the owner of Clouds Hill Recordings, brought his dream to life. Being an artist in his own right, he is a musician, songwriter, producer & engineer. Johann first started to write & produce music at the age of 17, using an 8-track mini disc recorder. Back then he found it quite challenging working in analog:

Johann is a skilful and effective counterbalance to strong minded artists and designs parameters in which to work efficiently. He loves to evolve songs from scratch with raw talented writers or mu- sicians and is always conscious of developing their talent and their songs. This way of working is further supported by making full use of the abundant resources at Clouds Hill Recordings.

In the last 12 months the following artists have worked with Johann and or recorded at Clouds Hill Recordings:
Albert Hammond Jr., Bosnian Rainbows, Faust, Gallon Drunk, James Johnston, Omar Rodríguez-López, Pete Doherty

From Bosnian Rainbows to Faust, every artist has had their own vision of how they would like to sound and all have chosen Johann [as producer] or Clouds Hill Recordings [as the Studio] to realize it. Johann is an extraordinary character who provides strong leadership and vision for someone so young. There is no denying his prolific talents to produce the right sound and record in 2015.

Linda Gerdes
Management

Linda Gerdes

Junior Producer, Engineer

Linda attended the SAE [School Of Audio Engineering] in Hamburg in 2009 and over 1.5 years Linda learned the basics of recording techniques. In 2010 she started working at the “Le Châtelet” studio in Hamburg.

After finishing at SAE Linda was interested to work in studios with analog equipment - tape machines, analogue consoles, etc. SAE mainly taught modern recording techniques, digital equipment and how to use audio software like ProTools, Logic, Cubase and Nuendo. Linda´s desire always was something different, she then found Clouds Hill Recordings, the studio which had everything she badly wanted.

In April 2011 Linda finally got the job, she wanted so badly. She joined the Clouds Hill Recordings Team as a production assistant and now in 2015 Linda is employed as junior producer and engineer.

Over the past 4 years Linda has worked with the following artists & producers: The Whitest Boy Alive, Peter Doherty, Faust, Peter Walsh, Albert Hammond Jr., The View, Victor van Vugt, The Libertines & many more.

Over 4 years at Clouds Hill Recordings Linda has gained special insights and experience in many different ways of recording, producing and mixing music.

Sebastian Muxfedt
Management

Sebastian Muxfeldt

Junior Engineer

Born in 1990 Sebastian joined the German Indie-Rock Band 1000 Robota at the age of 15. After releasing two Albums and one EP he realised not only writing and performing music caught his interest but also recording, producing & mixing.

In 2012 he started teaching himself everything about recording music and it´s physical background in an autodidactic way. With one foot on the plane to Nashville Tennessee to study recording engineering at the Blackbird Academy his plans were erased by the opportunity to work as a Production Assistant at Clouds Hill Recordings, starting September 2014.

This was the perfect fit for Sebastian because he was now able to extend his knowledge of analogue recording techniques in addition to his all ready existing digital recording skills.
While working at Clouds Hill Recordings he has worked with Artists and Producers like: Albert Hammond Jr., The View, Victor van Vugt, The Libertines.

Sebastian has worked as an artist as well as a studio employee and that´s why he is able to instantly understand the needs of both sides.

\\ Artists.

Sion Hill
Records Management Booking Publishing

Sion Hill [Eire]

Pop, Alternative

Since Elvis first picked up a guitar, curled his lip and changed the course of music forever, Rock´n´Roll has always had a strong and striking image. The King in his leather suit. The Beatles´ drainpipes and leathers in Hamburg (Germany) . . . Yes!
Hamburg, at the renowned ‘Clouds Hill Recordings’ studios (cloudshillrecordings.com), is where Sion Hill are currently recording their debut album produced by Johann Scheerer (Bosnian Rainbows, Peter Doherty etc).

Sion Hill are an extremely young singer songwriter duo from a rural town in West Ireland. Formed by lead vocalist, guitarist Nathan Johnston & guitarist Joey Weidner. The two initially met at boarding school and though they came from different musical backgrounds they bonded through their love to write popular songs.

It´s so good that Sion Hill are around, so good that they made it through, found a record label & so good that they will make it beyond forever. Whaddya reckon?
Sion Hill invite you to listen to a stripped down version of ‘Nothing´s Wrong With Loving You‘ one of their early album demos. If you are aged somewhere between 14 & the age of your parents you´d be a fool not loving them.

Sion Hill´s debut single ‘Beaches’ is scheduled for this summer 2016 on Clouds Hill (cloudshillgroup.com), while the band´s eagerly awaited debut album will follow winter 2016. If not before, but certainly then, the ‘striking image’ phrase from the first sentence will come back into your mind and you will finally understand what Sion Hill are all about.

Fresh Dixie
Management Publishing

Fresh Dixie [UK]

Pop, Funk, Jazz

Hailing from London, Fresh Dixie are one of the UK´s most exciting up and coming cross-over jazz acts. Their unique sound fuses elements of jazz, pop and soul which, coupled with their seriously impressive musicianship and electrifying improvised solos, forges a live show that is rapidly gaining a strong reputation for its energy and infectiousness.

After building a local following that has expanded throughout the UK and into parts of Europe, the band have played a string of prestigious festivals and venues including Elbjazz Festival [Hamburg, Germany], Ronnie Scott´s Jazz Club, WOMAD Festival, PIJF [Malaysia] and Manchester and Cheltenham Jazz Festivals.
More recently they have played sell-out headline shows at The Royal Albert Hall´s Elgar Room and Soho´s Pizza Express Jazz Club.

Their debut EP is due for release this year.

Kafka Tamura
Management Publishing

Kafka Tamura [UK]

Pop, Alternative

Southampton based band Kafka Tamura´s first release was ‘Somewhere Else’ released in 2013 from the album ‘Nothing To Everyone’ which had over 200,000 views on YouTube. The single was also championed by Huw Stephens at Radio 1 as well as John Kennedy at XFM, who playlisted the record and picked it as ‘Shock Of The New’. Their next critical acclaimed single ‘No Hope‘ was released at the beginning of 2015 and the video features 18-year old singer Emma Dawkins dressed as a modern day Marie Antoinette.

Formed in 2012, when Patrick Bongers and Gabriel Hauser found the 15 years old Emma on Soundcloud. The three wanted to work together and decided to name themselves after the protagonist of the surrealist Japanese novel ‘Kafka On The Shore’.

Since then Patrick left the band at the end of 2015 to pursue his own projects. In 2016 Kafka Tamura are: Emma & Gabriel and the two are back with fresh material later this year.

James Johnston
Records

James Johnston [UK]

Rock, Alternative, Pop

Gallon Drunk´s frontman, as well as guitarist for PJ Harvey, James Johnston will release his long awaited debut solo album also through Clouds Hill later this year.
The 1st commercial single release is due before summer.

Pete Doherty
Records

Pete Doherty [UK]

Rock, Alternative, Pop

7 years after his debut solo album Grace/Wastelands in 2009 the Libertines frontman Peter Doherty is due to release his 2nd solo album in the autumn of 2016 through Clouds Hill.

The 1st official & commercial single release of the upcoming album is set for release in May 2016. The album [current working title: “Flags Of The Old Regime”] is due in Autumn 2016.

The Hillbilly Moon Explosion
Records

The Hillbilly Moon Explosion [CH]

Pop, Punk, Alternative, Rockabilly

The Hillbilly Moon Explosion are a pan-European rock´n´roll band with much flair and a fast growing fan-base. They´re fronted by the Italian-Swiss songstress Emanuela Hutter and English exile singer and slap bassist Oliver Baroni, ably backed by English guitarist Duncan James and Swiss drummer Luke 'The Puke' Weyermann.
Emerging from the rockabilly scene in their home base of Zurich, they recently turned down an invitation to be the Swiss Eurovision entry. Known to some for their mini-hit ‘Johnny Are You Gay?’, a recent retrospective has propelled them gigging across Europe, including TV shows and a tour supporting Jeff Beck climaxing at the legendary Paris Olympia.

Lupid
Management

Lupid [D]

Pop, Alternative

Coming Soon!

Welcome to the Clouds Hill Group.

Clouds Hill GmbH - Records
Clouds Hill Notes GmbH - Publishing
Clouds Hill Live GmbH - Booking Agency
Snowtown GmbH - Artist Management

Founded in 2009, only as a vinyl music label by
Johann Scheerer, Clouds Hill in 2016 is a world-wide full service entertainment company, inclusive of artist & songwriter management; music publishing; touring & merchandising; as well as an independent record label.

The Clouds Hill Group have their head office in Hamburg‑Rothenburgsort (Germany) with a unique team consisting of A&Rs, artists, product-managers, live booking agents as well as publishing consultants. Offices in Berlin (Germany) & New York City (U.S.) are also in the planning.

We compare working with music to mountaineering:
“You study it a lot, you´re maybe interested in special techniques and you start the journey well equipped. But when it comes down to face reality, you have to improvise to achieve the results you want.”