Lena Laki in Brighton

Lena Laki, a German-born indie folk singer-songwriter based in London, plays The Brunswick in Brighton, on Sunday, March 12.

Tuesday, 7th March 2017, 9:19 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 3:38 am
Lena Laki

Spokesman Tony Manilla said: “German-born Lena Laki has been playing music and performing live in Germany and in England for the last few years.

“Doing mainly jazz and folk covers at first, she quickly got to working on her own material and trying out some of her original compositions during her sets.

“All of the five songs included in her latest EP have developed over time through various band formations, taking on different arrangements, in some cases even different lyrics. The product of countless daydreams, a few epiphanies and a lot of hard work, Take Me With is testament to Lena’s musical talent as much as to her artistic commitment.

“Lena Laki’s music is the product of the creative collaboration with her partner, the Greek writer Christoforos Diakoulakis, who is the lyricist of most of her songs.

“While he furnished some of her songs with lyrics, Lena turned to some of his own poems to create new songs. What began as a creative partnership eventually turned into marriage, and the two of them moved to London in 2014, which proved to be the catalyst for Lena’s musical aspirations.

“Guitar in hand, she began gigging across various venues and slowly building a fanbase,.”

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