Jesper Munk
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Jesper Munk

Munich, Bavaria, Germany | INDIE

Munich, Bavaria, Germany | INDIE
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"Press Notes (excerpts)/German Press"

This voice brings you under its spell, singing of the suffering of love and life, of booze, rainy streets and dark shadows. (Süddeutsche Zeitung, SZ)

A profoundly authentic retro album has been produced ranging from Blues to Soul, from the rough blues/rock of the Jack White school to the lighter sound of Motown and 60s Soul or, as in the Eddie Holmans cover ‘I Love You’, oozing with the charm of the early 70s. (SZ)

Who was that Jake Bugg? Jesper Munk sounds as though
he could explain the world with just a few of his blues…… astounding. (SZ)

Once again Jesper Munk conquers the heart of the audience with his guitarplay an measures up with the gods of the genre like Jimi Hendrix or John Lee Hooker. (SZ)

… walks in the paths of Jack White and Dan Auerbach and mixes his originals with classics by Etta James and Willie Nelson. (Rolling Stone Magazine)

After the first few bars his voice leaves the impression of an experience of life and spirit, which the likes of Tim Bendzkos and The Passengers could only dream. Especially impressive is that someone of this age is able to take the stage with such impressive maturity. An marvellous debut. (Classic Rock Magazine)

Munich’s most exiting voice….produces a colourful kaleidoscope…. from a gently erotic timbre….to a strained sawing full of pain and raw sex and an explosive climax of blues and rock elegies. (Münchner Feuilleton)

His Blues-Folk-Soul sounds as though he has experienced more all night sessions than the 20 year old could have had to date. The combination of youth and vintage sound has an unbelievable charm. Listen to it! (Cosmopolitan)

... he opens his mouth, whines, whispers, roars – and his audience is transfixed. With his debut album “For in my Way it Lies” he is being treated as one of the most promising new talents around. A shooting star who has the ingredients to become one of the greats. (Welt am Sonntag)

His album grooves! It is jazzy, souly and has wonderfully earthy blues. One minute the young songwriter reminds you of Tom Waits, the next Marla Glen, and then Muddy Waters. (Welt Kompakt)

Even the opening song “Seventh Street” brings out the goose pimples. One becomes stricken and at the same time enraptured by this unique voic… influenced by John Lee Hooker as much as Tom Waits, Jack White, Dan Auerbach… when singing alone with his guitar he has something of an inebriated Jeff Buckley. Add to that his passion for early Stones, Soul and Motown. (In-München)

Jesper Munk is a unique discovery. This name should be remembered! The 20 year old already has the sound of an old master of the music world. (Bravo)

In songs like the single “Hungry for You” Jesper Munk avoids hackneyed Blues cliches and orientates himself towards musicians such as Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys or Jack White. (Piranha Magazin)

Munich’s hottest newcomer….who has discovered the music of days gone by for his own generation. (Abendzeitung)

…. travels confidently between Jazz, Blues, Soul, Funk and Rock. And like his famous colleague Jake Bugg, Munk possesses an extraordinary voice. (Radio Eins, Berlin)

Nobody in Munich today receives higher praise than Jesper Munk. No wonder – he has the looks of an Armani model and the sound of a Best of the 60s Blues record. One thing is clear: he has the makings of becoming a Great. (PULS, Bayerischer Rundfunk) - Cosmopolitan, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Classic Rock, Welt Kompakt, In Muenchen, Bravo, Radio 1


"7th Street" digital only pre single released on April 26th, 2013
"Hungry for love" first single released on May 25th, 2013
"For in my way it lies" Debut album released on June 14th, 2013



Following a successful beginning with the young 60s cum garage band
Lila’s Riot, Jesper Munk decided to slow things down and concentrate
on his passion for the old Blues of the 1930s and 40s. Spiced with hints of
rock, he is now following in the footsteps of John Spencer Blues
Explosion, Jack White, the Black Keys or Gary Clark Jr.. The 20 year old
Danish-German singer combines his amazingly mature own
compositions with covers of Clint Eastwood, Little Walter, Etta James
and Willie Nelson resulting in an emotional mix of Blues, Funk and Soul.
His first performances at a weekly Munich session called „Fish and
Blues“ were soon followed by street music played on a regular basis
inspired by a visit to New York. His covers of Etta James’ „I’d rather go
blind“ and his own composition „Seventh Street“ soon attracted not only
his ever-growing audiences but also the Bavarian Broadcasting
Corporation. He then supported the Blues, Folk and Americana legend
Michael Hurley and the Willard Grant Conspiracy. Open air concerts and
sell out club gigs were soon to follow.
Carefully produced in a consciously vintage style (Mono recording), the
album „For In My Way It Lies“ (inspired by Shakespeare) offers a
wide ranging spectrum from the melancholic jazzy opener „Seventh
Street“ via filthty Bluesrock called „Hungry For Love“, on to laid back
folk songs such as „The Everlasting Good“ and „You Won’t see Me Go.“
Following the 60s soul cover „I Love You“ (Eddie Holman, 1968) and the
jazz ballad “On Our Little Boathouse” the album turns towards the more
squalid genre of Blues-Rock (“Lady River Song”) again reaching a tragic
but at the same time conciliatory conclusion with the late night ballad
“Blue Shadows.”
Jesper Munk’s intensive, feverish and expressive voice always remains in
the foreground, but is complimented by a remarkable intimacy and a
merciless, aggressive guitar.