Presentation on theme: "The band was formed in the summer of 1989 in Jelgava Latvia, by four former classmates – Renārs Kaupers, Jānis Jubalts, Guntars Mauševics and Kaspars."— Presentation transcript:
The band was formed in the summer of 1989 in Jelgava Latvia, by four former classmates – Renārs Kaupers, Jānis Jubalts, Guntars Mauševics and Kaspars Roga. Soon after, their classmate Māris Mihelsons also joined the band.
In September 1992 Brainstorm released their first single ”Becuase you Come” and finished 9th in the Latvian popular music contest, the "Michrophones" questionnaire. After this came their first album, ”More than loud” 1993.
In 1995 one of the band's earlier songs “Airplanes" became one of the most commercially successful singles in Latvia and song of the year on Radio Super FM. The band also performed in Germany and the United Kingdom
After experimenting with alternative music, Brainstorm returned to mainstream music and released their next album ”Veronika”.
At the end of the year, Latvian radio stations started to play the song “Under my wing is your home", which topped Latvian Airplay charts for 9 weeks and became the biggest hit of 1996.
The next step to success was signing a contract with Microphone Records, one of the biggest record companies in Latvia and releasing the next album, ”Everything`s the Way you Want it” in 1997.
Brainstorm's first international single was recorded in 1998 in Germany with Volker Hinkel, the producer of Fool's Garden. This single was “Under my wing is your home". The single was aired in the Baltic States and also other countries. Soon after this, the band was awarded the Grand Prix prize at the Karlshamn music festival in Sweden.
In 1999 Brainstorm released their fourth international album ”Among The Suns”.The album was recorded in Sweden and Denmark.
On 13 May 2000 in Sweden, in only 3 minutes Brainstorm became an internationally noticed band when they participed in the 45th Eurovision song contest. Their song "My Star" achieved 3rd place among 24 contestants. "My Star" was played internationally thereafter.
The Online album was released in 2001 – ”Kitten who declined Sea school”. The video was shot in Prague. The second single "Waterfall" also achieved success and had a video which was shot in Finland.
The next album ”Days as an airfield too far” or ”A Day Before Tomorrow” was released in 2003. The lead singles of this album – "Colder" and "A day before tomorrow"– were produced by German producer Alex Silva. The majority of the album was Produced by Steve Lyon, UK producer ( Depeche Mode, The Cure, Reamonn, Amplifier). The album was recorded in Germany and Denmark.
In 2003 Brainstorm were the support band for The Rolling Stones at their concert in Prague. Brainstorm presented a saxophone to Mick Jagger for his birthday.
In 2004, one of the band founders died on the night between 22nd and 23 May in a car accident on the highway between Riga and Jelgava – bassist Gundars Mauševics or as his friends called him – Mumiņš.
In 2005 Brainstorm released their album ”Four banks”. The album featured tracks such as “Four banks", “Autumn" and "Pilot Tim".
At the beginning of 2006 Brainstorm released an English version of ”Four banks – Four Shores. The lead single "Thunder Without Rain" became popular in most of Europe and received airplay on MTV Europe and VH1 Europe
In 2009, War, an album written singularly in Latvian and Russian was released into Eastern Europe with reasonable success, the English version, Years and Seconds, followed a year later with more popular audience feedback, although the meanings of several songs had to altered to fit English lyrics. Concerts have been held by the band recently in Western Europe and they continue to gain popularity in the United Kingdom due to their similarity to Beirut (band).
Brainstorm's" album ” Years and Seconds” was released in October 2010, it was a compilation of the band's best songs in 2000-2010
Pop-rock band "Brainstorm" will release a new album ” Anothre Still Life” in May 2012 The new album was recorded at "Diarama Studio" in the United States, "Courtyard Studio" in Great Britain, "Ol' Ingrids Place" and "Singu nams" studios in Riga. The first single from the new album is in English, but most of the songs on the new album will be in Latvian.