Category Archives: bossa nova

Amadeus Electric Quartet

Today we are featuring the hottest band in Europe, they are the Amadeus Electric Quartet , and they hail from Bucharest, Romania.

There is definitely something that attracts me to a group of beautiful, talented women with strings attached. And the Amadeus Electric Quartet certainly fits that bill.

Challenging on the same stage contradictory music styles – Classical, Fusion, Pop, Balkan, Bossa Nova, Jazz – Andreea, Patricia, Naomi and Bianca managed to break patterns in 2000 and become one of the most original bands in Europe. The fresh musical style, the virtuosity and the energy on stage earned the band a fast growing fan base, hundreds of concerts all over the world and 6 albums with original music sold out in the 15 years since the band’s formation.

Amadeus Electric Quartet are:
Andreea Runceanu – violin
Bianca Gavrilescu – violin
Patricia Cimpoiasu – cello
Naomi Anelis – piano

This is their new single “Earth Song” it is their tribute to Mother Nature, their home. This music video was filmed in the beautiful Carpathian Mountains, Ciucas Peak, Lake Saint Ana, Bucegi Mountains, Dobrogea.
Romania is beautiful! As is this piece of music, it certainly captures the beauty of the countryside.
Earth Song

Video directed, filmed and edited by GT Production.
This is an original song written for Amadeus by Xenti Runceanu, our amazing composer and music producer.

Oh my oh my, this is just too beautiful for words. The scenery, the ambiance, the beautiful young ladies and the beautiful music. Just enjoy, there are no more words.
She’s The One

Credits:
Video : George Mihailescu
Instrumental arrangement : Xenti Runceanu
Composers : Robbie Williams, John Barry, Leslie Bricusse, Guy Chambers, Karl Wallinger
Mix & mastering : Cătălin Gușă
Ballet dancer : Cosmina Dinu
Production / Photography : Robert Marooni

Here they have a full orchestra lurking behind them, out of sight, and they produce a stunning and stirring rendition of one of the great arias from my favorite opera.
Carmen (Habanera)

Musical director : Xenti Runceanu ;
Video / Lights / Video Edit : OnScreen ;
Choreography : Andreea Meiros
Special Effects : Best Event ;
Photography : Robert Marooni ;
Project & Tour Management : Marius Beju.
Thank you for your support : Biavati Events Bucharest, Ingenium Media and Cristina Ionescu.

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Storm a decidedly different version of the Four Seasons by A. Vivaldi performed by the Amadeus Electric String Quartet. You almost hear a touch of AC/DC Thunderstruck This one really rocks.
Storm

Performance at Mitsubishi Attrage launch event in Cairo, Egypt.
We thank Constantin Simion, Serban Tamasanu, Digital Workshop, Alaa El Saadany, Diamond Motors & Mitsubishi Motors for this video!

This is an instrumental cover of the song by Adila Sedraia/Pascal Koeu. A beautiful cover I must say. They don’t give us the name of the city, and it’s not one I recognise. But it looks cool.
Dernière Danse

Instrumental arrangement is written by Xenti Runceanu and it is recorded in his studio.
Video is directed, filmed & edited by George Mihailescu.

Irenka *

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Meet one of the nouvelle chanteuses, Irenka *.
I’m not sure about the asterisk, but on some of her web sites you see Irenka * and some without the asterisk. So to be safe I’ll keep it in. Either way she is an amazing talent.

A modern gypsy shaped by the streets of Brussels and Paris, recording artist Irenka’s colorful music transcends border and genres effortlessly. She fuses self-penned enchanting European melodies with warm smoky vocals that can be easily compared to Sade, Pink and Enya. Her songs capture her personal experiences and her fascination with what she calls the “tortuous, yet beautifully liberating” process of creating music.

Irenka * is now safely ensconced in the USA and sharing her wonderful talents with the lucky folks around Nashville and Little Rock and other points south, and north.

So enough verbiage, let’s hear her wonderful voice.

We’re gonna start of with her cute self-made video, pretty cool.
Even though I don’t speak French and only understand a minimum it’s an interesting song, nice beat, and pure pop. And I mean that in a nice way.
Comme Si

This video was self-produced and entirely shot on home cameras, and smart phones. Edited with lots of love.

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Here we find Irenka * live at the Nashville Jazz Workshop with
Kevin Madill on piano, Jack Aylor on bass, and Truman House on drums.
Great song with a bossa nova beat, that shows of the depth of her vocals and her all round versatility.
Que reste-t-il de nous amours? (I wish you love)

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Irenka * playing a song from a Maurane & Lara Fabian, @ the Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock, Arkansas. A poignant little piece so beautifully sung.
Tu Es Mon Autre (You are my other)

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If I’m understanding this correctly, it was some kind of video audition for Postmodern Jukebox to find a French Taylor Swift.
I think Irenka * is a bit more talented than Taylor, and I don’t know the results of this project but this video is hilarious in all the right ways and pretty damn cool. I’m liking her more and more.
Blank Space

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I’ll leave you with a few more tracks to listen to from Irenka *.
Enjoy! There’s some great stuff here, the more I listen the more I love her. Whatever you do don’t miss track seven.
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Check out, and buy your own copy of her EP here.