MARS RED SKY (FR) & JOHNFISH SPARKLE (IT) join the MinikBooking Roster

Good eve everyone,

it is withing great proud that i can tell that MARS RED SKY from France chose MrMinik to put on a small tour in November! (16.-27.11. for details look at dates&avails section).

MARS RED SKY is a french stoner/psychedelic rock band from Bordeaux.

On a winter night in 2007, Julien Pras and Jimmy Kinast met at a tiny club in Bordeaux for the Berlin Vs Brooklyn show, a repetitive math-rock duet. The surprise that awaits them is huge: behind his drums, Benoit Busser is a perfect fusion of John Bonham and Todd Trainer. Blown away by his technique, Julien and Jimmy will imagine on their side the band they could form together and finally achieve their musical fantasies.By this time, Julien Pras was currently promoting the 5th album of his band Calc and was dreaming of a noisy psychedelia with Big muff pedals and plenty of reverberated guitars. On his side, Jimmy Kinast who held his bass during the 90’s in several noisy pop bands is feeding the same desire.It won’t take long before benoit et Julien will start working together. After three jubilant and productive rehearsals ( two tracks are then developed) Jimmy join them behind the bass.Obssesed by the 70’s, from Black Sabbath to Led zeppelin, and more recently by Dead Meadows and the band witch, the three of them will form Mars Red Sky
The alchemy is here and they will soon be writing many songs together. Jimmy and Julien are sharing the microphone, their universe is heavy and aerial at the same time, especially based on the use of a particular tuning, a good half-dozen semitones below normal.
Encouraged by the first concerts they played in Bordeaux and the response they received from a well surprised audience, they decided to record their songs properly, in the stones of this magical Spanish place called the Bardenas desert.

Pierre Fillon, in charge of the recording and the mixing, will help to shape and colour the whole project.

In 2011, Mars Red Sky is finally ready to conquer the clubs all over Europe.
Opening act for the great Sleepy Sun from San Francisco, Tweak Bird, Shannon Wirght, A Place To Bury Strangers, Earth and Killing Joke at the Bataclan In Paris. After a tour in Germany and Netherland next June, Mars Red Sky will also play Les Eurockennes 2011 Festival on July the 2nd with Queen Of The Stone Age, Motorhead and Kyuss Lives!

Official Site

Besides that also JOHNFISH SPARKLE, a rad powertrio from Italy joined MinikBooking for putting on a tour in december! (15.-24.12. for details look at dates&avails section).

JOHNFISH SPARKLE is a psychedelic blues rock power trio from Italy.

JOHNFISH SPARKLE was born at the end of March 2008. The Band was formed by Dave Perilli on Bass guitar, RobGasoline on Drums and Al Serra on Vocals and Lead Guitars. The Sound of Johnfish Sparkle it's a genuine mix of blues, rock and many other styles. In august 2008 the Band entered the Studio to record their First Album and signed for swedish label Transubstans Records. The record earned lots of good Reviews from Webzines and Magazines.

In 2011 the band came together to make their new record FLOW which is going to be released via Transubsans Records again. The official date is set for October 5th 2011!


If you are interested in doing a show for one of these amazing acts - as always feel free to write to mrminik@ymail.com

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