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Promis, born José Promis in Chile, moved to the U.S. at a young age, growing up in Tucson, AZ, and later spending many years in Los Angeles. Now he is living in Berlin, and touring the world. In 2017 he performed in Berlin (DE), Los Angeles and Palm Springs (USA), Athens (GR), Thailand (Bangkok and Pataya), Austria (Wells and Steyr) and other places. Further concerts are planned for Germany (especially Berlin and Cologne) and Europe.
Promis' exposure to classic European music and contemporary pop styles irreversibly impacted him, whose passion for music initially moved him into the field of music commentary. Working for credible establishments in the first half of the last decade such as “All Music Guide” ( ) and Billboard, Promis’ transition from writer-turned-artist echoed others who had done the same: Neil Tennant (of the Pet Shop Boys) or Pete Wiggs (of Saint Etienne). Before his official 2008 break from the corporate world to pursue music full-time, Promis had already unleashed his debut ("Promis", 2005) and sophomore ("Promis 2", 2007) sets. Incorporating elements pulled from diverse inspirations such as Edith Piaf, Madonna and Charles Aznavour, Promis’ first two recordings secured him as a live favorite in the local Los Angeles club and cabaret circuit. The songs of Jacques Brel, Cole Porter and Kurt Weill as well as eastern European and Jewish music were influencing and somehow designing his unique music styles. Thus, his music is at first far from electro pop, but near enough to
call it "Electric Cabaret" with a focus on the piano and then particularly arranged songs of passion, love and life.
In 2008 Promis explored world and electronic textures even further with his third and fourth sets "Promis III" and “Life is Grand.” His seventh album "Indiscretions" (2013) found him revisiting many of the genres present in previous projects, from cabaret to electronica to pop. And finally Promis' eighth set, "Sunset Blvd" (2015), was also the second official Promis & Matthews collection, following "Vertigo Heights" (2012). This one differed from previous projects as those seem to take the listener to distant lands and times, while Sunset Blvd. is his Los Angeles album, with songs and themes particular to this city of dreams. The summer of 2015 found Promis leaving Los Angeles for most of the year to Europe and he finally moved to Berlin in 2016. In 2017 he appeared and composed the music for German director Rosa von Praunheim’s film “Überleben in Neukölln” (Survival in Neukölln), whose songs, co-written with
Berlin drag star Juwelia St St, make up the soundtrack and companion album “Hungry Roses.”