Instruments: Piano, Bass
Genre: Jazz, Blues
The pianist of the band is Noah Reis, who’s always able to calm everyone back down. In fact, he was self-taught until his parents sent him to piano lessons at the age of six. Noah is especially fond of Jazz but also loves alternative and pop rock. In his schooldays, Noah played in various bands and accompanied a choir for 4 years.
Music is Noah’s great passion, which has led him to take on the guitar and the electric bass and also start having voice training. The band is important to him and he wants to achieve something with it, otherwise he is currently serving in the military and wants to study at the teacher training college after that.
Instrument: Guitar, Bass
Genre: Rock, Blues
His musical career began for Ilay, as for many, with harmonica and recorder at school. At the age of nine, Ilay discovered his passion for the electric guitar. In the band however, the 21-years old also took upon the electrical bass beside his beloved guitar. Furthermore, everything that has to do with technology falls under his responsability, which brought him the byname “Bandpapy”.
Although Ilay had chosen music as his main subject in the Kantonsschule, he now studies sports in Basel. Needless to say, that sports is another passion of Ilay’s, be it skiing, climbing or biking. His musical interest is broad, no matter if modern hit or evergreen classic – Ilay likes it all.
Genre: Blues, Jazz
Frontwoman Alison is characterized by strong, energetic vocals, which are not least the result of professional voice training since she was nine years old. Music and singing have been her passion from an early age on and at 18-year-old the foundation of an own band finally followed, after numberous choir and school band memberships in her past. Alison is currently studying veterinary medicine at the University of Zurich, but this should by no means stand in the way of her musical pursuing.
Alison’s musical home base, however, is not the rock, but much rather the blues. Therefore, her musical role models include such icons as: Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin or Etta Jones.
Marvin García Ebneter
Instrument: Guitar, Bass, Ukulele
Genre: Blues, Rock, Latin, Metal, Flamenco
The guitarist with the Spanish temperament started to play the concert guitar at the age of 10, but then switched to the electric guitar after two years, which led him to discover his love for rock. However, he felt the urge to explore to his spanish roots musically and so Marvin dedicated himself to the flamenco on the guitar two years ago.
In addition to the band, Marvin is also a member of the MV Rebstein and likes to do sports or experiment with other instruments in his spare time. In addition to music, the 18-year-old is also very interested in architecture and science and plans to study one of these subjects after his military service.
Drummer Daniel is the one who keeps everyone in a good mood. The 19-year-old started to play the drums at the age of seven. Soon afterwards, he joined the local MV Harmonie Oberriet of which he is still a member today. Due to his military service, he currently can’t attend the Knabenmusik and the Stadtmusik St. Gallen, where he had also played the drums up to now.
As a percussionist Daniel was already part of various ensembles and bands before Blend Friction.
In fact, Daniel not only plays the drums, but also the piano and furthermore started to play the marimba a few years ago.
Daniel is musically interested in nearly every style, from classical music to pop, rock and brass music – One can count on him in all of them.