Jamaram

Jamaram

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Jamaram are always on the move and they shout their passion from any rooftop. Their message? Joie de vivre. Fun. Positive energy. Reggae, funk, soul, latin, swing, ska, pop and rock – the menu is delicious, whether it is played in the streets, or with all eight musicians in clubs.

Biography

„Shout It From The Rooftops“
Guerrilla-gigs in pedestrian zones, jam sessions at schoolyards, performances at youth-penitentiaries, workshops in Uganda – no, JAMARAM is not what you’d call an average band. And they don’t do average music. „We sound like a five course menu on a fork“, says JAMARAM singer Tom Lugo about their third album (release 25th April 2008). „Everything is there, from the starter thru to the dessert – and it tastes delicious!“ Reggae, funk, soul, latin, swing, ska, pop and rock – the eight musicians from Munich/Germany don’t know any limits. Also in a geographical sense: they play more than a hundred shows per year in the world’s most remote corners.

Music is our language
„We plan to go to Uganda by the end of 2008, in order to jam together with school kids“, says Lugo, who works as a music teacher and who places a simple message: There is one language everybody understands – music. „It’s about interantional communication“, adds drummer Murxen Alberti. „Our music unites all sorts different people. We don’t know any borders and play everywhere.“

Music is the message
Hence the album’s title is „Shout It From The Rooftops“: Jamaram are always and everywhere on the move and they shout their passion from any rooftop. Their message? Joie de vivre. Fun. Positive energy. „Our sound is our experiences’ mirror“, explains guitarist Samuel Hopf „and we never get enough.“ The flat-share, in which they live, is open to anyone who wants to jam, resulting in a lot of friendships and connections.“ Their music is not fitted to a specific target audience and not bound by any clichés. „ We are passionate about what we do and want to see it through. If it appeals to people so much the better“, emphasises keyboarder Lionel Wharton.

Music never stops
The 13 tracks on „Shout It From The Rooftops“ sound organic, warm und authentic. No wonder: The songs have been recorded live in a studio. „Our music is hand-made! It works in a threesome on the sidewalk or with eight musicians on stage.“ And anywhere in the world.
One can experience that during their Street-Music-Tour in March, at the concerts of the Album-Release-Tour and at the summer festivals (see tour dates!).

Music for the people
„Word-of-mouth recommendation is he best propaganda“, says Tom Lugo refering to more than 500 concerts he and his band have already played. „Every year a little increase: in CD-sales, in concert attendances, in website traffic.“ Their circle of friends, fans and acquaintances also keeps on growing. So: put he CD in, turn up the volume – and the sun begins to shine. Even if it’s raining or if one is in low spirits.
For the last one and a half years, JAMARAM have collected more than 7.000 €. With these donations, JAMARAM was able to help support, in cooperation with the organisation Go Ahead!, a primary school for children, who became orphan because of AIDS. No, JAMARAM is certainly not an average band!

Lyrics

Coming To Get You

Written By: Samuel Hopf

Where are you going to run to when I come for you
Cause coming to get you is what I do
When your time is through

No no you can’t get away from me
Cause I will be there every night to tuck you in to your sheets
I’ll be there when you’re ready to go
Because I was there to take your parents elders home

Do not be afraid when its getting late

Where are you going to run to when I come for you
Cause coming to get you is what I do
When your time is through

Everytime that I see you standing at the corner of your way
Its hard for me to leave you there
To ya a day to day

No no you can’t get away from me
Cause I will be there every night to tuck you in to your sheets
I’ll be there when you’re ready to go
Because I was there to take your parents elders home

Do not be afraid when its getting late

You just gotta keep on walking
There is nothing you can do
You never gonna hear me talking
I leave that up to you
You can smell me in the autumn breeze
And I know that its not fair
But one day your gonna feel the freeze
And you’ll know that I’m right here

No no you can’t get away from me
Cause I will be there every night to tuck you in to your sheets
I’ll be there when you’re ready to go
Because I was there to take your parents elders home

Discography

2004 Kalahassi (Album)
2005 Never Too Late (EP)
2006 Megan (Single)
2006 Ookuchaka (Album)
2006 Lai La Lai (Single)
2008 Shout It From The Rooftops (Album)

Set List

Set: 45 min. up to 120 min.
no covers