promotion - booking - management
The fact that Small Fires became a band required several coincidences. The two musicians Lars Dahlke and Ruben Seevers had been working on electronic music for some time before they started looking for a singer. Singer-songwriter Benjamin Galliers had just moved to Hamburg and lived just a few blocks away. In the studio the Brit turned out to be not only an excellent singer but also a passionate drummer. Right in the first rehearsal he grabbed a drum standing randomly in the hallway and claimed the beats for himself: the floor tom now took the pulse. The trio's sound became reduced and more organic, electronic and acoustic sounds combined. The feeling "small is beautiful" derived from this was shortly afterwards also a source of ideas for the band's name: "Small Fires" were born.