quercusrenatus

quercusrenatus

BandFolkAcoustic

quercusrenatus is a one-man-band: an orchestra of his soft, high, "ring-throughout" voice with lovely indie-melodies and strumming, blurry guitarplaying. The Pixies meets Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes). Lyrics are his main focus - from heartache, over politics, to the core of the matter.

Biography

'qr' is a young man with a special interest in music. He spend the last couple of years with his acoustic guitar. In fact, he started to play guitar on an old mandolin that he inherited from his grandmother. Only a few years later, he bought himself an old acoustic guitar from his schoolfriend. The same instrument he is still playing today. He always found it easier to compose his own songs, rather than learning to play songs from others. Doing that, he's developed his very own style, which is a combination of his soft voice with lovely indie-melodies and strumming, blurry guitarplaying. The guitarplaying somehow seems (at first) kind of unusual in comparison with now-a-day radio rock/pop music. Thats because there are lots of changing rhythms and tempi. Though now, it is quite difficult to fit that into the context of a band. Maybe thats why he never tried to play in a band. The style could be called singer/songwriter. Thus a very unspecified genre; its some kind of (acoustic) guitar-based indie-rock/pop music.
Singing in english as a german sometimes seems difficult. For him there was actually no choice - it is easier! cos the english language has a flow that fits quite good to rock/pop struktures. German though has a rough edge to it that works like a stakkato on an otherwise smooth flow.
The songs can be very different. They varify from a slow balad calmness (first date) to upbeat rock- stomping vividness (golden smile).

"qr" just moved from Berlin (Germany) to Basel (Switzerland). In Berlin he played in alomost every café, pub and small clubs.
In 2006 he spent 3 Weeks touring Germany with his Singer/Songwriter-friend Janis Elko. They played 16 Gigs together. Since beeing in Basel he started to play gigs there to.
At the moment he tryes to get a band together (violin, dubblebass, percussion, accordion).
The aim is to have two sets, a solo-set and a band-set.

Lyrics

first date

Written By: Renatus Derbidge

yes I talked to her- yes I did

and she’s so wonderful I cant help it I’m in love

yes I talked to her- I finally did

she’s so extraordinarily alive I cant help it I’m in love

she said she was class best - though she never did much - she did it just like that

she said she wants to be happy one day

she said she lives in a loud place - they’re fixing the backyard and she screams at the workman who talk on there mobile phones at six o’clock in the morning under her window

she said she wants to be happy one day

the world is so big and so bad and so wrong and there is so much evil

and she’s only small and unable to change it

yes that’s what’s troubling her - isn’t it wonder full - I cant help it I’m in love

yes I talked to her and it was good

turned out she’s got a boyfriend that she’s happy with

yes I talked to her and it was good

just too bad I cant help it I’m in love

golden smile

Written By: Renatus Derbidge

yes she looked at me with that golden smile- that only girls have

I felt like a king all day- I felt so good- so good

untill she did the same with someone else- I realized

that she is a bitch and she doen´t deserve- to be adored by me

still I like to kiss her on her cheek- for her to remember

that once she looked at me with that golden smile- that only girs have


girls have it

girls have it

yeah girls

girls have it

for years I did cry

girls can be so mean

it is like the free fall

I cant get enough

I just keep faling in love

ten times a second

strength

Written By: Renatus Derbidge

you said that I

don’t have a clou

´bout what is going on

in here

with you

but that´s just

one of your attempts

to gain attention from that man

that once despiced you

and will again

you suffer

a wound

that is

self chosen

it is your choice

happiness is not waiting in someone elses arms

bring it forth outoff your own self

that is called strength

strength

you said that I

don’t have a clou

´bout what is going on

in here

with you

but I responded that I see through you

relating problems on to others

is not a fine art to get rid of them

you push them further

into

your flesh

virus

Written By: Renatus Derbidge

the city's a virus
it needs you to live
once you're infected
you live in full bliss

the city's a virus
it need you to multiply
once you're infected
you're going to die

I can't escape the gravity
I always end up in its black heart

the city's a devel
it eats you alive
once inside its womb
you're going to live!

please help me to break free

the city's a vampire
it sucks you out
bloodless and hollow
you still love this life

the city's a whore
tempting but fatal
once you're in love
there's no way back

Discography

Fever -ep 2005
single recordings now end then

Set List

No fixed set-list.
Sets are different accoring to the occasion, slot-time, mood, people to join in, what the audiance requests or requires.
I prefer sets from 30 minutes to an 1 hour. My favorite playtimes are two sets (one set with a break in between) from 2 times 40 minutes.