The Erlkings are the bridge between today’s beloved genre of acoustic Singer Songwriters and the great Lied composers of the past. The songs of masters like Schubert and Schumann are rediscovered through the lens of a modern musical vocabulary and given new life in the 21st century through lovingly crafted English translations. The unusual combination of voice, guitar, cello, tuba and drums makes for a whole new world of sound, offering even the most conservative art song expert a chance to enjoy this repertoire as though for the first time.
Bryan Benner Lied singer, guitarist and poet
Ivan Turkalj Cellist
Simon Teurezbacher Tuba
Thomas Toppler Percussionist