M.I.N.E - First information and live dates
(2016/02/21) Due to the fact that Camouflage will pause in 2016, Marcus is using the time to start M.I.N.E - a project together with Jochen Schmalbach, Volker Hinkel and Jakob Nebel. At the moment they are in studio.
Sometime between Moscow, Berlin, and Lima while traveling together around the world for Camouflage, Jochen, Marcus, and Volker wished to develop a new project outside of the bounds of the band Camouflage.
In order to foster a greater level of discovery as a trio, they established a rule early on - anything goes as long as all three of the participants had a interest. The past met the present and the future with a exploration ranging from deep house to Oasis, minimalism to the bombastic, Kraftwerk to the Sex Pistols.
Jakob Nebel, who joined as the last of the members, completes the group with his musical sense and versatility and has helped distill songs out of the many ideas.
The process has produced a mix of Dark Electronic and Guitars, which in their diversity bridge between Electro-Wave, Goth, Pop and Punk.
What does M.I.N.E mean? The band name points partly to the phonetically correct pronunciation of Marcus' surname Meyn. However the name also represents the individual commitment to the musical collaboration between the 4 men.
Drums: Jochen Schmalbach, sound engineer, songwriter and producer for acts including Klangkarussell, Tiefschwarz, Alphaville, Stanfour, Thomas D, and many more.
Vocals: Marcus Meyn, songwriter and singer of Camouflage.
Guitars: Volker Hinkel, songwriter, producer and guitarist of Fools Garden, who stormed the international charts with their hit “Lemon Tree”.
Guitars and Keyboards: Jakob Nebel, songwriter and guitarist of the band Livingston.
Two shows are already confirmed in Oberhausen as special guests of Mesh and at the Sazava festival in the Czech republic.
More shows will be announced soon ...