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We will Ska you!

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PEEK-A-BOO

20 years ago, Peek-A-Boo was a successful Swiss ska band. Now they are back on stage with an almost completely new line-up. Intoxicating, fresh and cheeky. They show different dazzling sides of «modern ska». With a lot of pep, energy and courage for crossover. In English, Spanish, French and dialect.
We are pleased to welcome Michael Vögeli on tenor saxophone to complete our brass section.

Festivals, live music clubs, agents – don’t wait, book us NOW for your event in 2024!

CONCERTS

7th of June 2024, 8 pm: Badi Feldmeilen (if it rains: 8th of June 2024)

2nd of October 2024, 8 pm: GZ Riesbach, 8008 Zürich

CONCERTS

VIDEOS

Saturday, 27th of August 2022, Haldenbachfest, Zürich (video by Heinz Tobler)

Thursday, 28th of Juli 2022, Rehearsing Studio GZ Riesbach, Zürich

Friday, 17th of June 2022, Festival Ohni Scheiss!, Rote Fabrik, Zürich (video by Ahmed Duran)

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INTRVIEWS

INTERVIEWS

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Koni, you are the drummer and bandleader and you have Peek-A-Boo  revived. How so?

After many different formations, I really wanted to play ska again. So nothing was more obvious than restarting Peek-A-Boo. Today I am the only member of the original line-up because the original band members had to step down due to moving away, job, family or other reasons.

 

How was the band back then?

 

Peek-A-Boo was known for rousing, danceable ska that spread a good mood. We played all over Switzerland and neighboring countries:  in Abarth Zurich, TabTab Schaffhausen, Salzhaus and Gaswerk Winterthur, Sedel Lucerne, NED Montreux and in the "Musikscene CH" of the SRF.

 

What can we expect from the new Peek-A-Boo?

 

Thanks to the excellent cast and the great singer, we have developed stylistically. We play a mix of  known covers and new originals.

Koni Peter

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Mirjam, you have a colorful musical history.

 

In the 1980s and 1990s I was a lead and backing vocalist with country, rock, soul, jazz and reggae bands. I have performed in many places in Switzerland, such as Mascotte, Volkshaus Zürich, Atlantis Basel, Mühle Hunziken and Openairs. As a foster mother to a total of six children, I had little time for music afterwards, but was still active sporadically. When my youngest foster child was almost grown up, I sang in the «Zürich-Singers» choir at the Voice&Music Academy Zurich. In 2020 Koni asked me if I would like to do ska. I said yes immediately.

 

How so?

 

I'm at home in different styles. I know ska from trips to Jamaica. I like modern ska, it makes you want to dance.

 

What can we expect from Peek-A-Boo?

 

In addition to the already existing Peek-A-Boo Revival songs, which I have grown fond of, there are new ska compositions, which I sing in different languages - let yourself be surprised!

Mirjam Camara

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THE BAND

THE BAND

LINE UP ​

 

MIRJAM CAMARA, singer

KONI PETER, drums

STASCHA BADER, bass 

HENDRICK WEISSMANN, keyboards

ARNO KOLLER, trumpet

ANTTI MAKITALO, guitar

MICHAEL VÖGELI, Tenor Saxophone

BAND HISTORY

Peek-A-Boo was founded in the 1990s and played up to 2002 about 50 national and international concerts, among others with The Toasters (USA), New York Ska Jazz Ensemble (USA), The Selecter (GB), Desorden Publico (VZ), Bad Manners (UK), Dr. Ring Ding and The Busters (D), Arpioni (I), Malarians (SP) in Abarth Zurich, TabTab Schaffhausen, Salzhaus & Gaswerk Winterthur, Sedel Lucerne, NED Montreux, Tübingen (Germany), Briançon (France),  Fourchonbourg (France) and in the "Musikszene" Swiss National Television (SRF).

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RECORDINGS

«Aleksandr Aljechin»

"I Have Grace Kelly On My Mind"

«Tu t'es laissée aller»

«Lost Again»

«You»

EP recorded 2000 in Winterthur at Dala Studios.

Engineer: David Langhard
Delphine Lyner (voc), Martin Engelhard (gt), Wania pastorini (bs), Philipp Auf der Maur (key),

Jérémie Crettol (tp), Patrick Schumacher (ts), Madlaina Meili (tb), Koni Peter (dr)

"Ibrahim"​

On the compilation «Skampler 4», recorded 1999.

Phili, Madlaina, Wanja, Mona Mohn, Condorito, Päde, Ralph

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SKA

Ska is a fast-paced style of music and dance that originated in Jamaica in the 1960s with the emphasis on the off-beat (as opposed to the down-beat). The origins can be found in boogie woogie and big band jazz. The best known bands were the Skatalites and Toots and the Maytals with a large brass section. Ska became world famous in 1964 with Minnie Small's hit song "My Boy Lollipop".  

After Ska was replaced by rocksteady and then reggae, it fell into oblivion. In the 1970s Ska experienced a revival in England with the so-called Two Tones bands (bands with white and black members) such as The Selector, Madness, The Specials and The English Beat. The new Ska was louder, more guitar-dominated and more urban.

After that, Ska mixed with other musical genres  to punk Ska or Ska Punk, Ska Jazz, Cuban Ska, etc. Ska is  in the meantime  represented on all continents and countries. It is sung in the respective national language  played all over the world: in Hungary and in Portugal,  in Latin America and in Indonesia , in Tokyo and in New York.

In Switzerland, Ska has been cultivated for many years by bands such as Rude Tins, Skaladdin, Open Season, Kalles Kaviar, Scutluck, Nguru, AlaSKA, patSKAts, Huge Puppies, the Ventilators and many more.

What is Modern Ska?

Ska no longer moves within narrow limits. It combines older genres like Swing and Bossa Nova, but also newer trends like House and Neo Soul.  

SKA
CONTACT

CONTACT

LABEL, MANAGEMENT, BOOKING AND MEDIA
Koni Peter
konipeter@yahoo.de
078 620 35 28
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