Gypsy fusion trio, The Trouble Notes, have been performing on the streets and stages of Europe and the United States since late 2012. The group consists of violinist, Bennet Cerven, guitarist Florian Eisenschmidt and percussionist, Oliver Maguire. Having been raised in different countries (UK, Germany and USA), each individual brings a unique perspective and flavor to the group’s core. What they share is a common sacrifice – the comfort and stability of career and home – to travel and share their musical talents with every culture of the world while further growing as musicians and beings. Their music is described as a fusion of genre across the entirety of the musical spectrum, creating a sound that is truly unique to its own.
The Trouble Notes have built a large fanbase spanning numerous countries, headlining sold out shows in Germany, UK, Czech Republic, Italy and the United States. They have performed on many prestigious international festivals and live on major media networks in multiple countries, including on WBEZ Chicago’s “Worldview”, BBC Radio Lincolnshire, Metro Radio UK’s “Nightowl” with Alan Robson, Deutschland Kultur Radio, and “Sons Urbanos” on Canal Bis in Brazil. Their song “Ghosts of the Red Sand” was selected as the theme song for RBB’s “Auf Augenhöhe.” Recently, they’ve been selected to be the musical guest performers at the 2015 European Film Award, and they’ve been nominated “Indie Artist of the year” 2015 by Cultural Magazine Indie Berlin. This past December, the first run of The Trouble Notes’ self-produced show, The Prologue, debuted to a sold out audience at Lido Berlin with 570 people in attendance.