Meta Marie Louise

Meta Marie Louise

 Biel/Bienne, Bern, CHE

Meta Marie Louise is celebrating 'improvised music / instant composing'.
The group draws inspiration from different elements:


Meta Marie Louise creates a varied and dense universe, which is influenced by flower pots and rainbows harsh noise at times and ambient sounds at others, which lead into groove driven psychedelic beats and melodies. A fusion between Lady Gaga and John Cage.

Meta Marie Louise has been founded in 2010. Currently featuring different singers and poets such as Max Usata, Ana Igluka and Rea Dubach. Meta Marie Louise has performed in The Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Germany and Lithuania including Festivals such as Jazzwerkstatt Festival CH, WEfestival NL, Les Digitales CH, Vilnius Jazzfestival LT and others.

Max Usata, vocals

Studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City, USA. He is an award winning artist - Kulturpreis der Stadt Biel/Bienne, IndieSuisse Album of the Year Award. He is the lead singer of Puts Marie and Mister Milano. Performed in Europe / North America and collaborated with Lucien Dubuis, Luca Ramella, Igor Stepniewski, Annamateur...

Rea Dubach, vocals

Studied jazz vocals at the HKB in Bern. In 2014 she was nominated with Síd for the Jazz Prize of Zürcher Kantonalbank at Moods in Zürich and won the first prize of the International Jazz Prize Biberach in Germany. In 2016 Rea won with her band Tellurian the Transnational Supporting Prize awarded by Jazzclub BeJazz in Bern. She collaborated with Julian Sartorius, Ronny Graupe, Shahzad Ismaily, Andreas Schaerer, Skúli Sverrisson, Hans Koch...

Manuel Engel, piano/composer

Studied at the Swiss Jazz School, Switzerland and NSU in New York City, USA. He is a Chrysler Jazz Award Winner, Billboard World Song Contest Winner - he has worked for nearly 10 years in NYC as a freelance pianist / composer / producer / educator. Performed in Europe / North America and collaborated with Chico Freeman, George Garzone, Karsh Kale, Pepe Lienhard, Richie Beirach, David Binney...

Kevin Chesham, drums

Studied at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern, Switzerland. He is one of the young, wild, up and coming jazz/rock drummers in Switzerland. He has performed in Europe and collaborated with Tom Harrell, Eric Alexander, Reggie Johnson, Christoph Stiefel, Death by Chocolate, Domi Chansorn...


Meta Marie Louise

2015 Overdrive / Metonic Records

2013 Cultural Free Zone - Compilation / Landbouwbelang

2012 Sunny Spots featuring Max & Momo / Metonic Records

2011 Pestalozzi's Favorite Chair - Compilation / Metonic Records

Meta Marie Louise (CD Sunny Spots) is currently played on / / / / / / / / / /

Set List

Improvised Music - Instant Composing

Psychedelic Jungle Punk Rap