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Audiogold / Bio

Raph and Alex hail from a classical background, grandfather Emanuel Hurwitz being one of the world's most famous violinists in his day and parents Michael Hurwitz and Miriam Keogh) both professional musicians held in high global regard. Drawing on influences from this genre both Raph and Alex form structured, complex and intricate music that at first listen will sound commercial and easy to enjoy but on further exploration shows both depth and complexity is something that is skillfully woven into their work.

Jonny has been hailed by many as a highly technical, passionate and skilled guitarist having a high level of drive for learning technique and how to apply that ability into graceful and well phrased music. Jonny also partners perfectly with Raph's writing style whilst the two of then still manage provide a catalyst for further exploration and development to their writing style.

Marco Cristaudo has brought his musicianship to the group from Sicily where his father is deeply rooted in popular music and owns his own recording studio in hometown Catania. Marco's drive to develop himself and his playing style, combined with his studies at Drum Tech, has meant that in a relatively short time frame his abilities continue to impress his peers and the music world around him.

Rosa is the latest addition to the group, not being on the first release (Embers and Theories), her addition was mainly as Raph decided that trying to play keys whilst also playing guitar and singing is a bit of a tall order! Although the band had no necessity for a new member, the decision was taken to add Rosa so that live performances could take on the same range of expression that the studio tracks do. Rosa joined Audiogold with her own pedigree of brilliance, her father, Stephen Hussy the owner and performer with the Urban Soul Orchestra, has performed/recorded with: Leona Lewis, Groove Armada, Jay-Z, Keane, Il Divo, Oasis,The Script, Grace Jones, Mika and many others. Rosa herself is a highly accomplished player with a classical background and with her addition adds a whole new dimension to writing new material with Audiogold.

“Audiogold are a refreshing change, a bright beacon on the horizon...Hymn 171 is a cross between The Sundays, Starsailor and Jeff Buckley; and the mighty Tea Lights has that same sonic landscape of A Northern Soul era The Verve.” – Never Enough Notes

“Their material is immediately refreshing, as they range across a diversity of musical influences, without sounding like a watered down version of any of them, creating their own distinctive sound... they remain true to the emotions that drive their music, deftly drawing powerful imagery through the four of them interacting effortlessly, as they weave their way through their tracks.” – The Indie Bands Blog

“...great songwriters, great sense for good melodies, many ideas in every song...fantastic musicians.” - Bahama Soul Club

General Info

Band Members
Raphael Hurwitz, Jonny Wanders, Alexander Hurwitz, Rosa Ullmann, Marco Cristaudo,
Artist Name
Audiogold
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/audiogold
Active Since
05/09
Genres
Alternative / Folk Rock / Alternative Rock

Contact Info

Location
London, UK

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