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Toi et Moi play "Nouvelle Chanson", singing in French and combining modern and traditional songwriter elements. The songs sound groovy and danceable at times, melancholic and tender at others; in their music, the whole of life with all its facets, highs, and lows becomes perceptible.



In addition to the ability to move their listeners to pause and escape everyday life, they also manage to seduce and inspire their audience live. Puristic and elegant as a duo, with double bass and drums as a quartet, the two Cologne-based musicians change their lineup depending on the setting. However, they always remain true to themselves and never lose their approachability, no matter where or how many people they perform in front of.

“toi et moi” are Julia Klomfaß and Raphael Hansen, who have dedicated themselves soul and body to music.

Julia Klomfaß sings and plays various instruments such as accordion, piano, musical saw, and mandolin. With these sometimes unusual instruments, she gives the songs an individual sound world. Raphael Hansen, who is half French, plays the guitar, sings, and contributes more to the lyrics and composition of the songs. They play “Nouvelle Chanson” because they sing in French and combine modern and traditional songwriter elements. The songs sound sometimes groovy and danceable, sometimes melancholic and tender; their music aims to make the whole of life, with all its facets and ups and downs, tangible. The special connection between the two is based on their long friendship and deep trust, which becomes palpable and audible both on stage and in the studio.

In 2009, the two met in the Volksgarten in Cologne with a guitar and accordion and a song idea. During this first joint musical encounter, the first song was created directly. It was called "toi et moi," just like their later duo, and it was clear: the language was French. Both immediately felt that this language perfectly suited their music. In 2022, they released their fifth album on the Cologne-based label "gmo-the label" (Björn Heuser, Gerd Köster, Jenny and the Mexicats) titled "l’univers parallèle."

Julia Klomfaß / Accordion, Piano, musical saw, mandolin
Raphael Hansen / Guitar, Vocals
Madalena Graca / Double Bass
Bodo von Zitzewitz / Drums


Event entered by: Sonja Grupe

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