Latvia: Brainstorm to play London gig

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Brainstorm, the first Latvian representatives in the Eurovision Song Contest, are to play a gig in Highbury, London on 27 June 2013.

Back in 2000, Latvian band Brainstorm (in Latvian Prāta Vētra) took Eurovision by storm, achieving third place in Stockholm with My star. Three years later, lead singer Renārs Kaupers played co-host with 2002 winner Marie N., when the contest was held in Riga.

The band are playing a gig at The Garage, a music venue in Highbury, London on 27 June 2013, at 20:00 CET (19:00 local time). Brainstorm are the headline act and there will be special guests.

The following description of the band can be found on the venue’s website: Story of BrainStorm is a story of best friends, who grow up together, went to the same school, shared the same dreams and together fulfilled them. Those guys come from a unique generation. Born in Latvia then part of giant Soviet Union they experienced the Soviet upbringing, the battle for a freedom and were part of the first generation to embrace new possibilities the freedom brought. Such experience of two radical systems has leavened their musical influences.

To find out more and book tickets for the event (£20), click here.

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