Lovebugs

I knew to the band “Lovebugs” as many another European people across the semi-final of Eurovision of the year 2009, in which the band represented Switzerland for the final phase of the contest. Surprisingly your magnificent song “The highest heights” did not happen to the final of the contest. Once again this festival is full of injustices, where not always they gain the best songs. 

Original of the city of Basle, the band takes a long professional path of numbers successes in your country and international from 1992 year of foundation of the band for the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adrian Sieber (1972) with bassist Sebastian Hausmann and a drummer named Julie. Your style of soft rock, harmonized by keyboards, and singer with velvet voice, ideal for ballads rock, they make him include in the called “alternative rock”.

I will try to do a brief summary of the most important moments in the history of the band.

One year after founding the band, the drummer, Julie, left the band and was replaced by Simon Ramseier. Following a couple independent releases, ther first album “Fluff” (1994) and “Tart” (1995), the Lovebugs first charted in 1996 with their self-titled album, a Top 50 entry. Adrian Sieber is has written a the majority of the Lovebugs’ songs.

In 1998 an additional guitarist, Thomas Riechberger, joined the band and in 2000 came another major break-through with the album “Transatlantic Flight, which reached number 3 in the Swiss album charts. In 2001 the bassist and Lovebugs co-founder Sebastian Hausmann left to form his own band. He was replaced by bassist Florian Senn and keyboardist Stefan Wagner, leaving Sieber the only founding member.

An important information and a very important moment for his musical career: The extraordinary ballad “Avalon” is featuring the Norwegian singer Lene Marlin in the year 2006 announced to the band out of your country. The song is of a high romantic level, and the melody makes thrill the listener… a real number 1!. “Avalon” is included in Lovebugs album “In Every Waking Moment” (2006) and it obtained good positions in the charts of Switzerland and Norway and a platinum awarded album. The album includes also other hits like “The key” and “Back to life”. For my me I believe that this album and “The highest heights” they are the best albums of the band.

When the band represented Switzerland in the year 2009 in Russia, it was the most important moment to teach to the world your work. Unjustly it was eliminated but many people I observe in them his “high” qualities. Precisely the single “The highest heights” simple this one did not come so highly where it was trying to come but it affected many people reached 25th in Switzerland and 57th in Sweden. The album came in the number 2 of the charts of Switzerland.

 

Up to the current moment the band has fulfilled 12 albums. An important number where few bands come. His last single “Shine” goes in the direction of always… an authentic hit!. It is very difficult to support the qualit level for so many years… but they it seems that they obtain it.

Selection of albums

“Naked” (2005)

“In every waking moment” (2006)

Single “Avalon” feat Lene Marlin (2006)

“The highest heights” (2008)

Videos

Lovebugs feat Lene Marlin “Avalon”

Lovebugs feat. Lene Marlin “Avalon” video clip

“The key” video clip

“The highest heights” Eurovision 2009 Moscow

“The highest heights” (video clip)

“Shine” video clip (2009)

Lovebugs und Sinfonierorchester Basel live in Stadtcasino february 2011

Lyrics

“Avalon”

 I want to run but I can’t hide
The feelings grow inside
Love will always find its way
I want to turn but it’s too late
Love will always conquer hate
Just one kiss and I’m okay
I want you to be my Avalon
The sweet unknown
Come on over and take on me
I want you to see my Avalon
The love has grown
From here to eternity
I never felt this way before
I’m scared but still want more
Love will always find its time
I’ve been waiting for so long
For this moment sweet to come
Just one kiss and you’ll be fine
I want you to be my Avalon
The sweet unknown
Come on over and take on me
I want you to see my Avalon
The love has grown
From here to eternity
You’re a mystery
What you are to me
Is everything that I am not
Take me by my hand
Oh, make me understand
Make me understand
Love goes on and on and on…
Love goes on and on and on…
I want you to be my Avalon
The sweet unknown
Come on over and take on me
I want you to see my Avalon
The love has grown
From here to eternity

 “The highest heights”

I climb a tree, so mighty high
I see the world from just beneath the sky
The dreams I dream, they take me high

The air is thin, my thoughts are clear
I can feel something is in the atmosphere
The dreams I dream, they take me here
Beyond the last frontier

The time is now, there’s no excuse
Everyone I know, I hope you like the news
The time has come, the curtains call

Will you catch me when I fall? Oh yeah
From the highest heights of all? Oh yeah

I climb this tree, the highest heights
From beneath the stars, I see little lights
The dreams I dream demand their rights
I’ve got no head for heights

The time is now, so stop the tease
And may I have your attention, please
The time has come, the curtains call

Will you catch me when I fall?
From the highest heights of all?

How will I ever know?
I’ve always gotta know
Will you catch me?

Will you catch me when I fall?
From the highest heights of all?

How will I ever know?
I’ve always gotta know
Will you catch me?

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