Wednesday, July 01, 2009

FESTIVAL: Zwei Bands aus Georgien bei der 35. Ausgabe des Saarbrücker Altstadtfestes. (

05. und 06.07.2009 auf der Rockwiese in Saarbrücken: "Me and My Monkey" and "Vitamin" from Tbilisi

Both involved in solo projects before forming MAMM, They joined forces after a chance meeting at a party stirred their drunken spirits and inspired their musical collaboration. Sandro Chicnchaladze had been playing with local Tbilisi act The Neverland, while Gacha Bakradze was part of local band Vietnam Radio. The pair decided to quit their respective solo efforts in 2007 and put their heads together to focus wholeheartedly on MAMM. Officially MAMM was formed at 2007 in capital of Georgia, Tbilisi. Influenced by favorites like Beck, Mogwai, Royksopp, Radiohead and etc … early hard rock sound developed into indie electro-rock complete with catchy synth beats, sweeping atmospherics, and sharp songwriting. After getting favorable reviews at the Rockwise festival in Saarbrucken, MAMM got a producer from Germany and they signed a contract with label “CaucasusRocks” to work on putting together their first record. Staying true to the monkey theme, the duo outfitted their recent May 17th CD release party with free bananas donning MAMM stickers, watching the giddy audience with contained hilarity as a jungle of banana-chomping enthusiasts danced along to their track We Are The Monkeys. Nowadays band is working on their first album “The Starfucker” You may contact MAMM at

Sandro Chicnchaladze is very activ in the georgian Music Scene. he has got an own Blog and MySpaceSite about the Georgian Live Music:

Members of the band Vitamin had its first gig in 1999 in club U.R. with the project 4U. The project 4U lasted only for 2 years. Leader of the band Dato Gabunia performed with his solo project together with different musician, on music festivals. In the year 2004 Dato started to record his first album. In 2005 he with his solo project participated in annual music festival “Rockweisse” in Saarbrucken, Germany. The band Vitamin was formed in 2005 nowadays the band is planning to release their first album.

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