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Sir Tralala

“Sir Tralala was born 1999 in the course of the accidental use of a non lightning-proof transformer during a digital homerecording coversession of the song The Mercy Seat” is written of David Hebenstreit’s aka Sir Tralala’s myspace. More cover versions and own songs followed and the tall, skinny and eye-catching artist has since then created a sound universe that is as crazy as emotionally intense. Often wearing leather (in this video very stylish trousers), having tattooed his artist name on his breast (which is similar catchy as Pete Doherty’s Baby Shambles tattoo above his nipple) and having posed half-naked for photo shootings, Sir Tralala surely does not represent the sensitive and yearning singer and songwriter. Yet some of his songs sound like it – in the most positive way! Stripped-down without the often used electronic elements Sir Tralala does a haunting performance in the University’s courtyard. However, as his sound arrangements often surpass the classy acoustic guitar plus vocals recipe, David considers that one song performed in the classy singer and songwriter manière is enough. Fair enough!


  • Posted: October 4, 2010
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Sarah Brugner
  • Photography: Sarah Brugner