Dare to Dream

14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018
Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi

Friend of a Friend

Lake Malawi

Friend of a Friend

Lake Malawi is an indie-pop band founded in 2013 by Albert Černý (pictured). The name of the band is inspired by a Bon Iver song. Since the very beginning, Lake Malawi always aimed to make it outside of their home country Czech Republic and as a consequence performs in English. The band consists of Albert Černý (lead vocal, guitar), Jeroným Šubrt (bass and keys), Antonín Hrabal (drums) and Pavel Palát (drums).

Preview video

When lead performer Albert was fifteen, playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 with his cousin, a song came by that would change his life forever. When he heard The Scientist by Coldplay, he knew exactly what he wanted to do: Stand on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury festival and sing!
Within 24 hours of his first bedroom demos going online, Albert received a phone call from the manager of Bandzone.cz. "I couldn’t believe it. I was fifteen years old, walking home from school and one of the most influential people in the Czech music industry was asking whether he could produce my debut album," Albert said. That first album, recorded with his newly formed band Charlie Straight, would go on to win three Andel awards, the Czech equivalent of the Grammies.
Being obsessed with keeping Moleskine diaries and keeping notes, Albert took his green suitcase that traveled with him and scribbled HOLIDAYS FOREVER across it. But something was missing... A Bon Iver song got him through a personal crisis and at the same time marked a new direction for him. It marked the end of the Charlie Straight band and in late 2013, he decided to call his new band Lake Malawi, breathing new life into the Pyramid Stage dream that remained.

Participation

The entry

Title
Friend of a Friend
Performed by
Lake Malawi
Written by
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Composed by
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Broadcaster
ČT

Lyrics of Friend of a Friend

The entry

Title
Friend of a Friend
Performed by
Lake Malawi
Written by
-
Composed by
-
Broadcaster
ČT

Participation

Lake Malawi is an indie-pop band founded in 2013 by Albert Černý (pictured). The name of the band is inspired by a Bon Iver song. Since the very beginning, Lake Malawi always aimed to make it outside of their home country Czech Republic and as a consequence performs in English. The band consists of Albert Černý (lead vocal, guitar), Jeroným Šubrt (bass and keys), Antonín Hrabal (drums) and Pavel Palát (drums).

Preview video

When lead performer Albert was fifteen, playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 with his cousin, a song came by that would change his life forever. When he heard The Scientist by Coldplay, he knew exactly what he wanted to do: Stand on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury festival and sing!
Within 24 hours of his first bedroom demos going online, Albert received a phone call from the manager of Bandzone.cz. "I couldn’t believe it. I was fifteen years old, walking home from school and one of the most influential people in the Czech music industry was asking whether he could produce my debut album," Albert said. That first album, recorded with his newly formed band Charlie Straight, would go on to win three Andel awards, the Czech equivalent of the Grammies.
Being obsessed with keeping Moleskine diaries and keeping notes, Albert took his green suitcase that traveled with him and scribbled HOLIDAYS FOREVER across it. But something was missing... A Bon Iver song got him through a personal crisis and at the same time marked a new direction for him. It marked the end of the Charlie Straight band and in late 2013, he decided to call his new band Lake Malawi, breathing new life into the Pyramid Stage dream that remained.

Lyrics of Friend of a Friend

The entry

Title
Friend of a Friend
Performed by
Lake Malawi
Written by
-
Composed by
-
Broadcaster
ČT

Lake Malawi is an indie-pop band founded in 2013 by Albert Černý (pictured). The name of the band is inspired by a Bon Iver song. Since the very beginning, Lake Malawi always aimed to make it outside of their home country Czech Republic and as a consequence performs in English. The band consists of Albert Černý (lead vocal, guitar), Jeroným Šubrt (bass and keys), Antonín Hrabal (drums) and Pavel Palát (drums).

Preview video

When lead performer Albert was fifteen, playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 with his cousin, a song came by that would change his life forever. When he heard The Scientist by Coldplay, he knew exactly what he wanted to do: Stand on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury festival and sing!
Within 24 hours of his first bedroom demos going online, Albert received a phone call from the manager of Bandzone.cz. "I couldn’t believe it. I was fifteen years old, walking home from school and one of the most influential people in the Czech music industry was asking whether he could produce my debut album," Albert said. That first album, recorded with his newly formed band Charlie Straight, would go on to win three Andel awards, the Czech equivalent of the Grammies.
Being obsessed with keeping Moleskine diaries and keeping notes, Albert took his green suitcase that traveled with him and scribbled HOLIDAYS FOREVER across it. But something was missing... A Bon Iver song got him through a personal crisis and at the same time marked a new direction for him. It marked the end of the Charlie Straight band and in late 2013, he decided to call his new band Lake Malawi, breathing new life into the Pyramid Stage dream that remained.

Lyrics of Friend of a Friend

Participation