Acoustic pop that rocks. "Laidback music with a good beat"(Creative Loafing, Savannah, GA).
meike koester has made a national and international name for herself as both a soloist and with her band, performing her own compositions, texts and arrangements. Her musical talents run the gamut from melodious ballads to groovy rock. She traces her roots to the American singer-songwriter tradition.
meike koester's powerful and expressive voice and her command of the acoustic guitar fuse together in solo songs that go straight to the heart. With her band - bass, keyboard, guitar, accordion and drums - she has thrilled critics and audiences with her dynamic performances.
In addition to her own solo concerts, meike koester has performed as a warm-up act with Mark Eitzel, Marc Cohn, Alannah Myles, Dakota Moon, Toto and Fury in the Slaughterhouse. With her band, she has played at festivals with Jazzkantine, Nina Hagen and Nena.
meike koester was awarded the Young Artists' Prize of Lower Saxony for 2001 (Germany) for her musical talent. This prize honors the artistic abilities of young musicians, painters, writers and performers.
The USA is the source of meike koester's inspiration, and she has made an impression there herself. In June 2000 she performed as one of 21 participants (from LA, Chicago, N.Y., Boston, etc.) in the singer-songwriter contest at Eddie's Attic in Decatur/Atlanta, Georgia. This is the acoustic club where musicians like Ani DiFranco and the Indigo Girls got their start; meike koester was awarded Second Prize.
She has played in GA, CA NC and SC and has performed with such underground legends as Kodac Harrison and Caroline Aiken. In April 2002 meike played the "Atlanta Dogwood Festival" and shared the stage with Kate Campbell, Shawn Mullins and lots of other great local and national musicians. In 2004 meike returned to the festival to play with her band.
"angel", meike koester's first CD, released on her own label, earned critical acclaim in both the German and American press. Please also check out the other CDS and soon even DVD of meike at CD BABY!