NEWS

5  October 20

concert review in Westdeutsche Zeitung about the concert on 2nd Oct in Krefeld: „Like a warm sunrise…Their voices create a sense of balance and Kercher's subtle shades change into powerful pitches and head voice.read full review

28  April 20

The public radio station HR 2 (Hessicher Rundfunk) presents Nils Kercher’s new album.

Link to the show


HR comments:

„beautiful album...you might think of Paul Simon and his Graceland trip to Africa... peace, harmony, lightness...global feel-good music in times that are not always so harmonious... 

"global singer-songwriter art"

Very dreamy - but sometimes, if you listen more to the lyrics, also very challenging…“

Exciting project and cross-cultural - somewhere between Mali and Helsinki lies the Rhineland".

24  April 20

Interview with Nils Kercher about the new album by music journalist Dylan Cem Alkalin published in Bonner General-Anzeiger. Read full interview here read the interview here

7  April 20

Online Konzert  11 April 2020 with Nils Kercher & Kira Kaipainen: SONGS IN OUR LIVING ROOM


Due to the letters of many fans from different corners of the world, who wrote about how soothing listening to the new album was for them even in these strange times, the idea was born to continue the suspended album release tour at least with an online concert. The artist couple will share the songs with the world as a duo in their home through a live stream, at the place and in the simple form in which they were written.

More Information and tickets here

Postscript: inspired by the so very positive feedback (thank you all so much!!!) and the special atmosphere we are looking forward to the next online concert. Please check back soon for the coming dates or sign in for our newsletter!

23 March 20

New review of Nils Kercher´s Album „Can You Smell The Rain“ published by music magazine Musik Reviews read full review here 

"...cosmopolitan skill somewhere between a Paul Simon, Youssou N'Dour and Peter Gabriel...

just like the voice of the first Genesis singer, Kercher's voice radiates a charismatic fascination in the high registers… Nils Kercher's most modern album". read full review here

14  March 20

Great review of „Can You Smell The Rain“published in Rocktimes! Read the full review 

Goosebumps...timelessly beautiful, worth listening to even in the future...It is impressive how deeply the ten songs touch you in so many different ways.

Nils Kercher has a fascinating, individual musical handwriting, which distinguishes him as one of the outstanding artists, who is not limited to any genre.

Dreamlike vibes meet splendidly designed dynamics... Hats off, Nils Kercher & Co.! (Rocktimes Review by Joachim 'Joe' Brookes March 2020)

13 March 20

new album out today. SWR2 radio station has chosen CAN YOU SMELL THE RAIN to be the CD of the week! Listen to the interview with Nils Kercher here (in German)

13 March 20

All concerts that were planned for the end of Mach had to be rescheduled due to the current Corona-situation.

New dates will be announced shortly - booked tickets keep their validity!
Alle geplanten Konzerte für die zweite Märzhälfte mussten leider wegen der aktuellen Lage (Corona) verschoben werden. Die Tickets behalten ihre Gültigkeit und es werden schnellstmöglich Ersatztermine bekannt gegeben.

7 Feb 20

Nils Kercher´s new single „Time To Shed Our Skins“ which was released last week has already been streamed more than 2.800 times on Spotify! Udate 16th March: 5 weeks after release the number of streams went up to 15.000 - the city with most streams is Chicago, followed by New York and LA!

14 Jan 20

new video online ! 

5 samples of Nils Kercher´s new album - live on stage

26 Dec 19

new Video ! 

MOONRAY

(album  CAN YOU SMELL THE RAIN - 

release 13.März 2020)

1 Dec 19

new video online ! 

The title song of the new album 

CAN YOU SMELLL THE RAIN

 (album release 13th March 2020)

9 Oct 19

tickets available for album release tour in March 2020. Book tickets now for the concert in Bonn on 5th March or Berlin (7th March). See Concerts for details

23 Juli  19

video & foto shooting for the new album. First music video will be released on 1st Dec 2019!

Feb 19

Nils Kercher´s Song „I Siga Fe Minde“ will be the soundtrack for a work created by the New York based choreographer Jennifer Archibald with the students of TCU (University in Fort Worth, Texas, School for classical and contemporary dance). It will be performed 5 times in March 2019 during the DanceTCU Spring Concert.

25 Oct 18

10Radio/Somerset plays Nils Kercher´s music in their current show called Folk, Roots and Branches (great folk music from all over the world).

DJ Jamie Robertson who visited Nils and Kira´s concert in Somerset in October comments in his radio show:  „Faboulos music, faboulos evening. I think it was just their 2nd tour in the UK, but I am sure they will be back. If you can, do catch them.“ (Folk, Roots and Branches" / 25th October)

Sept 18

Read the autumn newsletter online (in German).  Subscribe to Nils Kercher’s newsletter here

August 18

In the studio for Nils Kercher´s new album with the excellent guitar & bass player Vincent Themba Goritzki.

25 Oct 18

2 days of recording for the World BEAThoven Project, initiated by Darius Darek Roncoszek for the 250 year Beethoven anniversary: some extracts of Beethovens compositions played by instruments from all over the world, such as the West African kora or balafon, as well as Asian gongs, Arabic oud, Indian flute, etc. All these recordings will be accessible for free for DJs and producers from all over the world to create remixes... in 2019 there will be a live concert combining all these elements and musicians in Beethovens birth town, Bonn... by the way, it was quite an undertaking, but also a lot of fun to translate these melodies to West African instruments... we are curios to hear the results!

6 May 18

Music journalist Tony Gillam / UK, publishes review of Nils Kercher´s album “SUKU - Your Life is Your Poem” on his blog. The review was originally published in the renowned British music magazine SONGLINES. He writes: “...This is particularly compelling on 'Tuuli Itkee', where the insistent pulse creates an effect almost like the music of Steve Reich....offers a beautifully crafted dreamworld of shifting rhythms and many-layered voices and sounds.”

16 March 18

Newspaper “Neue Westfälische Zeitung” publishes review about the concert in Oetkerhalle / Bielefeld (live broadcasting by public German radio station WDR 3) titled “Irresistible Power”.  click on the picture to read

15 March 18

The recordings of Nils Kercher & band´s  concert in Bielefeld / Oetkerhalle, that was brodacsted live on 14th March by WDR radio, are  still online for 30 days here: WDR Medithek

11 March 18

Review by music journalist Thomas Kölsch about the concert on 11th March in Bonn. It says “the crowd is spellbound... a fascinating exotic evening filled with emotion...”   read the full review

05 March 18

the concert in Oetkerhalle / Bielefeld (live broadcasting  from 20:05 - 22:00 by public radio station WDR 3) on 14.03. is sold out.

20. Jan 18

 New concert video online: Nils Kercher: TUULI ITKEE  filmed in the concert hall at Beethoven's birthplace

06. Jan 18

OAR Radio / Ottago, New Zealand presents Nils Kercher´s latest album and writes: “Nils Kercher is a German composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and thoroughly dedicated afrophile. His latest album is both superbly produced and musically irresistible with thorough attention also given to the promotional clip for this track from the album Suku - Your Life Is Your Poem.” (host: Alistair  Addis) Listen to the show  broadcasted on 06 Jan 2018

13 Dec 17

Latvian public radio presents 30 min of Nils Kercher´s Album SUKU-Your Life is Your Poem  Latvija Radio, LR3, show Neakademiski DJ: Dina Dūdiņa-Kurmiņa

20 Nov 17

Nils Kercher & Habib Koité in Bonn while planning the program for their mutual concert in Berlin on 28th Nov  Foto: Sabine Büttner

18. Nov 17

Public radio Radioeins / RBB Radio, radio show “Dschungelfieber” announces charity concert of Habib Koité, Nils Kercher & Awa Ly for Amref Health Africa in Berlin on 28th Nov and plays songs of their albums.    Listen & read more

22. Okt 17

 Review  on Nils Kercher´s concert  on 19 Okt 2017 in Krefeld. It says “The audience is fascinated, enthusiastic and responds with standing ovations.... the vocals transport you to wide horizons, the music starts to breathe and carries a beauty and poetry that affirms seamlessly the titel of the current album SUKU – Your Life is Your Poem...“ Link to full review by Susanne Böhling

31. Aug 17

poster for the charity concert with Malian´s superstar Habib Koité and Nils Kercher for the 60th anniverary of aid organization AMREF

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