Warner Music Night
Finally back – after two years of adapted versions, the traditional annual Warner Music Night in cooperation with Waves Vienna is back on stage at WUK Halle on September 8th!
For the 9th edition Warner Music Austria presents three extraordinary up and coming artists from Austria, Germany and Switzerland!
Live, September 8:
Lisa Pac, Wilhelmine, Priya Ragu
LISA PAC (Austria)
Across just a couple of singles since debuting in 2017, the Vienna-based singer, songwriter and producer has garnered several million Spotify streams, toured Europe and gained support from some of the unlikeliest places. Take Pete Doherty, for instance: the Babyshambles frontman loved her music so much, he personally approached her after seeing her play an open mic session in London, resulting in a couple of support shows for the iconic musician.
Lisa made her Warner debut in the spring of 2021 with the single “Boring,” followed by “Shoutout” and the debut EP “What If…?!” in September. Exploring different relationship situations and the impact they have on our lives, the EP’s concept was also reflected in the artwork displaying six images of Lisa, each one representing another “What If..?!” option.
With “Work Of Art” she released new music this year and calls it “the beginning of a new era for me”. The single “Bedroom” followed this summer.
Recognizing her outstanding talent, Lisa Pac was nominated as “Songwriter of the Year” for “Boring” at the “Austrian Grammys”, the 2022 Amadeus Austrian Music Awards.
PRIYA RAGU (Switzerland)
Priya Ragu started 2022 by being shortlisted in the BBC Sound Poll and named as an Amazon Music Breakthrough Artist.
Priya Ragu’s back story is just as fascinating as her music. She was born in Switzerland after her parents fled Sri Lanka’s civil war in the early ‘80s, but they constantly connected her to the culture of her homeland. As she grew up, Priya was equally inspired by western pop – the Fugees, Brandy, Nina Simone, and more – but kept her musical ambitions hidden due to her parents’ initial disapproval. Eventually, however, she couldn’t hold back any longer. Mentored by the American rapper Oddisee, Priya dedicated herself to her music and earned international attention for ‘Good Love 2.0’.
Priya’s rise continued with a succession of acclaimed singles leading up to the release of her mixtape ‘damnshestamil’. She also became one of the first two artists to ever feature on a track by the iconic production duo Jungle, who she opened for at four large UK shows including 2 nights at O2 Academy Brixton. She subsequently completed a UK headline tour that included a sold-out London show at the Jazz Café as well as festivals such as All Points East, the Montreux Jazz Festival and Eurosonic.
“Lived diversity” – if anyone knows the meaning of this term, it´s Wilhelmine. Growing up in an occupied house in Berlin-Kreuzberg and in Wendland, she experiences a wide variety of life forms from an early age on: “I think that made me open and courageous to get in touch with people. And relatively early on put the idea in my head: no matter who and what I want to be: I can be it”.
In her previous songs she has shown a lot of courage: her first single “meine Liebe” addressed her coming-out; in “Du” she sings about alcohol addiction inside the closest family circle and “solange du dich bewegst” is about the step to self-love. All songs are part of her debut EP “komm wie du bist” (2020).
Last year, Wilhelmine was one of the few artists to be comprehensively highlighted by Amazon Music as part of its major Pride Month campaign. On this year’s International Women’s Day (March 8), she was highlighted as “German pop poet” by Apple Music.
On October 28 Wilhelmine will release her debut album “Wind”, including the singles “besonders“, “an all diesen tagen” and “black Renault“. On September 25 Wilhelmine and her band start the second part of their “Herz, W. Tour 2022“, with dates in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.