Francois says “Au revoir” – Tulas say “Merci!”

So, here we are.

After more than 10 years, and almost 150 concerts together, the musical paths of Francois and TulaTroubles will separate.

What can we say? We met when he wasn’t yet 20 years old, now he is a man in his thirties (an AWESOME man, and VERY FIT, like you can see HERE) . We spent the best time of our lives together, we learned German together (ok, maybe not the best idea), we learned a lot of other things together, and most of all: WE HAD LOTS OF FUN. We are so grateful and honored of everything he gave us! But time changes things, and it can be difficult to keep “reinventing” ourselves again and again. And 10 years are probably a good point to make a cut.

Here are the goodbye-words of Francois:

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Dear Tulas

Dear Tula Troubles community,

It is never easy to take a decision to move on with your life and leave behind a big chunk of what made you who you are today.

As some of you might have already noticed or heard, I decided to leave the band after almost 10 years of lead singing.
Those 10 years were full of surprises, life-changing decisions and experiences. Some of you recognized that I took big turns and changed my path and mindset quite a lot. Unfortunately, my life expectations took a direction that doesn’t fit with Tula Troubles musical journey anymore.

It has always been an absolute pleasure to share so many great experiences with each of the Tulas and they all deserve a lot more. I will always be grateful for what this adventure brought me and how it made me who I am today.

I want to thank all of you for your kind words and trust over the years. If you want to keep in touch, feel free to follow me on social media and see what I’m up to.

Thank you all,

Lots of xoxo
Francois

One thing is sure

But one thing is sure: one can leave a band, but no one can leave a family! Like for other historical ex-Tulas, such as Engin “NeGo” and Ivo “Chivito” Marquart, we will stay friends, keep in touch – and we promise to have some “revival” concert together from time to time (like the one on Aug 28th in Landshut,  with both Francois and Engin).

Francois will be our first fan, and we will be the biggest fans of his solo projects. You can follow him on facebookon instagram, and on his web page.

    

What happens now?

The question is: is it possible to replace Francois? We think it’s not. For this reason we decided to try with something new, instead of looking for a “replacement”.

So, in this summer 2019, a frontwoman is leading us on the stage. She has a metal background, comes from Spain, and is no native French-speaker. This means that we are adapting our songs, our texts, and the way we perform. But we think that the work is worth it, so far.

We think that she – Mery “Rockarebel” – is a true force of the nature, with an incredible power, and we are looking forward to performing with her in Munich city center  –  in a double-date on September 6th + 7th.

Keep on rockin’!

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Where to find us – a summer long!

Here they are, our gigs for the summer 2016! From the end of May to the middle of September, the high season of open-air concerts awaits us!

We’ll start at home, coming back after 3 years to our favorite venue: Stustaculum, on May 26th (Fronleichnam). It will be a great ska night together with Sentilo Sono in Festzelt!
Two more student events will follow in June, the Jura-Campus-Fete in Augsburg and the well-known Sommerfest in the Maßmannwohnheim.

We have the honor to perform twice on Saturday evening in the very center of Munich: on June 11th at Münchener Freiheit for Radio Charivari (introducing the charts-star Max Giesinger) and on July 9th in prime time at Odeonsplatz.

Further highlights are the Sinnflut Festival in Erding and the Altstadt Fest in Fürstenfeldbruck. Like for every other Münchener, summer will officially end also for us on the first day of Oktoberfest with our first indoor gig for the Yellow Wiesn.

More dates are very likely to be arranged – we will of course add them here!

Have fun!

Da Capo Kollektiv – Bomb

Munich has got a unique ska&reggae community! The bands in the town regularly cooperate to create events and projects (such as the festival Offbeat Offensive and the project Pluma Negra in 2014). Now it’s time for this new joint venture called Da Capo Kollektiv. TulaTroubles played an important role with our Haykel composing the song for this project: BOMB.

Bomb has been performed by musicians of the Munich bands Troubadix Rache, Rapid, Schoko, BeNuts, Tula Troubles (L’Orenzo and Aleksandar) and by Tina Menger, who also wrote and directed this brilliant video.
The song was recorded by the team of Alex Hartl and David Kehrle. The video was filmed by the team of the Bavaria Film Studio München with the exceptional participation of Henner Quest.
Well Done, Da Capo Kollektiv!

Enjoy!

 

TulaThousand!

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Thank you all for having allowed us to reach the 1000+1 followers on our Facebook Page!

The last likes came from the best possible place: Studentenstadt, where everything began.

1000 Likes for us, 1000 THANKS FOR YOU!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! MERCI! GRAZIE MILLE! teşekkürler ! TAUSEND DANKE!

 

The new TulaTroubles T-Shirts! Another surprise awaiting you at the TulaTroubles&Friends – L’Albatros Release Party on Saturday, June 13th!

(Our new online-shop is coming in a few days… In the meanwhile  if you are interested to buy something please just send us a mail using the contact form in the SHOP)

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