BIO

No tale can be told…about a tale.

And whether Wer-Rabbits are cuties or scary…

no one can tell. I have met them

on foot lighted tracks, in the snow…

I have seen them in search for company…

I have watched them go.

There are stories about me,

that I’m good, that I’m bad.

That I know all the world,

that I might be mad…

As a Fairy I make magic…

without knowing how

NADIA: “So I wanted to become a writer when I was a child. Then I met music.

She took me on a long, intense dance in which I would practice and learn how to fly on her notes…classical ballet was my first date. But as curiosity and the world were calling…I did not keep faith and abandoned the stage…just to find it again, few years later, with a guitar and a mic as my companions.

I have never been rigid about music, it has remained, throughout these years, a territory of impulse, of travel and exploration of colours and tunes you can possibly feel.

So this is about ANARCHY. And FANTASY. Link it up with a passion for songs and tales. Give it a blend of many, many different spots of the world. And SHAKE IT within the brain of a researcher. Add a team of cool people who have fun building up something new. Add a bunch of extraordinary musicians. Just listen in…

…SPREAD THE RABBIT!!

Nadia plays acoustic guitar and sings, she studied vocal technique with Lisa Kant, but has mostly been autodidactic in whatever she sings and plays. Before getting engaged with the Rabbits, she has been playing by her self – always on stage since the age of 14 – and with other musicians. In 2008 she rocked Florence with the ‘Lullaby’ formation that played selected covers from the best BritRockWave – at her side the cream of the Florentine Rock Scene including Francesco Bottai, Guido Melis and Lorenzo Desiati. Her major influences are Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Depeche Mode, Echo and the Bunnymen and Lena Horne.

In 2015, she finally combined research and music in one and the same product: check out the documentary film “Collective Love” on a dedicated page on this site, which features Nadia & the Rabbits for the original soundtrack.

THE RABBITS:

RABBIT BER or Bernhard Bauer met Nadia in Florence in 2009, and they haven’t parted ever since. Born and raised within the elysian spirit of classical music in Vienna, he graduated in classic Oboe. When becoming a Rabbit, his senses got fine-tuned and he now plays different rare instruments collected around the world. Nowadays, Rabbit Ber plays the Oboe, the German Konzertina, the Bolivian Charango, and an amplified Ukulele. Sometimes you see him playing the Cabasa, the Cajon or the Thundertube. His influences go back to Schubert and include Parov Stelar, Danny Elfman, Van Morrison and Björk. His musical legacy is monogamously….RABBIT.

 

RABBIT MAX or Max Malavasi joined the Rabbits at the end of 2010. He is percussionist and drummer and graduated at the International Academy of Jazz Music in Milan, Italy. He is the stomper among the rabbits, usually playing the Cajon and Percussions with some magical features… Apart from being a Rabbit, Max also collaborates with other interesting artists and projects, such as Bocephus King, Greg Trooper, Carrie Rodriguez and many others…UFIP is his personal sponsor.

 

RABBIT GREG or Alberto Greguoldo has jumped on stage at the end of 2009 and has opened the paths to the moon with his sax and flute playing. With a background that mixes classics from Bach or Paganini, traditional jazz like Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins with Astor Piazzola and Klezmer, Alberto colours and traces our fairy tales with warmth and infinity. Rabbit Greg is not only Rabbit, but also a composer himself and engaged in different musical projects: currently he is pushing forward Folklezmer.

 

RABBIT ERRE: or Luca Rubiu belongs to the original, first formation of the Rabbits. He and Nadia know each other from jams and musical summer nights since more than 10 years. He and Rabbit Cami were the ones that set it all up with ‘shall we be your band?’ one night in the fall of 2008. Luca graduated in Guitar at the academy of music of Tortona and Milano (AMM) and now plays acoustic, semi-acoustic and electric guitar. With extensive live performance experience in Europe and Australia, Rabbit Erre has been the initial motor of the Rabbit project. His influences centre around Django Reinhard, Ben Harper, Jimmy Hendrix and Tim Reynolds. For the Rabbits he has played acoustic and semi-acoustic guitar on recordings and live gigs between 2008 and 2010. He now mostly concentrates on other musical projects like the gipsy jazz Malassortiti, though he is obviously present on the new upcoming album!

 

RABBIT CAMI or Camillo Achilli also belongs to the original formation of the Rabbits, he plays Electric Bass since 20 years and has collaborated with many different bands, like the 90′s Italian underground project Grandmother Milk. Together with Rabbit Erre and Rabbit Pavo he made the post-production of the Song Fairy Tales happen and gave birth to the Rabbit crowd. Camillo is the big Rabbit spreading confidence. He is now concentrating on an original rock project DADA TRA but contributed with his great playing to the new upcoming album Noblesse Oblique.

 

RABBIT PAVO or Stefano Pavan, the safe keeper of the Valley of Rabbits, not only belongs to the original formation of the Rabbits, but also hosted and engineered the post production of the Song Fairy Tales, at his house, located in the famous Valley of Rabbits. A drummer since the age of 14 Rabbit Pavo has turned into a percussionist for the Rabbit project! His influences range from the Italian Hip Hop of Casino Royale to international Funk, from Rock to Kraftwerk. He is currently more focussed on his activities as DJ and on his Funk project Boogaloos.

 

RABBIT NICK or Nicola Demontis has been appearing as Rabbit in 2011. He and Nadia met under the fortunate embrace of Ernesto De Pascale. Nicola is a very promising Guitar player that has studied at the Academy of Music in Milan. He plays acoustic and electric guitar with influences that range from Toto to Pink Floyd. His early collaborations include Max Meazza and Ernesto De Pascale himself. He is currently finishing his studies and teaching.

 

 

Our project is strongly supported by other artists and craftsmen who shape, design and concretize this fairy tale:

All Graphix & Communication Design: Andrea Teran

Photos: Barbara Buschiazzo & Anastasia Abramova

Graphical Support: Ivonne Spera

Web Masters & Support: Michele Magnani, Giulio Rossi & Point2Point

Video Edits: Riccardo Scurati

Rabbit-Ears: Filistrucchi

Nadia’s dresses: Luisa Emilia Adele Moser & Jade Brandt

Stage-Accessoires: Julia Edelhauser & Tina Bauer


 

Italy_flagBIO: Nadia von Jacobi è nata a Monaco di Baviera, risiede in Italia e vive… nel mondo.
È proprio la commistione di parole, suoni e sensazioni tratte della sua storia personale che crea la sintesi della sua musica globale. Così come i tanti porti incrociati e la stessa origine mittel-europea consentono a Nadia di spaziare con le parole senza essere imprigionata dagli idiomi.
Testi che restano profondi e diretti in inglese come in tedesco, in portoghese come in italiano. Fin dagli esordi, l’artista ha abituato il suo pubblico ad ascoltarla in tutte le lingue, mostrandosi capace di trarre da ognuna la sua musicalità intrinseca.
La passione per le sette note e la ricerca della libertà spingono Nadia a esibirsi fin da giovanissima, passando indenne dalle gloriose assi del Rolling Stone ai peggiori bar delle Galapagos; è così che “si fa le ossa”: passeggiando dentro luoghi che contribuiranno a rendere inconfondibili i suoi lavori e a formare una filosofia di vita e una visione che s’ identifica sempre più compiutamente nei testi e nella musica che esprime.
È il 2009 quando arriva il primo frutto di questo viaggio: Song Fairy Tales è un album autoprodotto e registrato dal vivo tra Londra e l’Italia. Qui s’incontrano alcuni temi che costituiscono l’essenza del suo pensiero, come la fiaba, un coniglio mannaro che ci corre dentro e che aspetta di incontrare i suoi simili.
Sempre di questo periodo è giustappunto l’incontro con un branco di Rabbits, che cominciano a seguirla sui palchi di un mondo che per loro continua a espandersi, trovando modo di presentare questo nuovo ensemble anche a Vienna e in Germania, oltre che nei luoghi già marcati in precedenza, con vari tour durante i quali si mette a fuoco tutta l’attitudine pop-folk di Nadia & The Rabbits.
È un incontro determinante che porta oggi alla nascita di un progetto internazionale, in cui convergono le esperienze di musicisti italiani, germanici, austriaci, francesi, americani, giapponesi, spagnoli e coreani impegnati nell’estrapolare da 32 strumenti il meglio dei suoni, accompagnando la voce di Nadia.

Nel suono del loro Folk Obliquo, la sintesi di una scelta di vita: un vagabondare che si trasforma poco alla volta in registro culturale ben definito e non privo di rigore. Le canzoni come testimonianze di suoni, aromi, suggestioni e incontri possibili, tra i beduini del deserto e le cavalcate in Mongolia fino al lento flusso del rio delle Amazzoni. Inebriati dall’energia di New Orleans, i brani selezionati per il nuovo album, trovano l’ultimo tocco di magia.

Noblesse Oblique, realizzato con la co-produzione di LeLe Battista, e registrato in Italia (Milano, Firenze, Rubiera e Cantù), negli USA (New Orleans), in Austria (Vienna), in Germania (Detmold) e in UK (Londra) verrà pubblicato da Mescal il 29 Gennaio 2013.
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