Whisper from the Balcony
Hitting the stages of rock clubs in early 2004, The Gates of Berlin have quickly established themselves as undeniable force in the southern music community. This Atlanta-based five piece had risen from the ashes of former local favorites Vin Correjo. Building from an already dedicated fan base, the band set out to redefine rock sensibility. Exceeding critic's expectations, their unique style of southern-infused rock has set them apart from today's traditional live musical acts. Named after the legendary "gating" technique used in the recording of David Bowie's Heroes, The Gates of Berlin draw heavily from the 70's post glam era. While they've been compared to contemporary bands such as the Postal Service and Pleasure Forever, The Gates of Berlin have also been influenced by classic artists such as The Stooges, T-Rex and the Kinks. Their eclectic musical styling encompasses everything from raw southern rock to dance-friendly powerpop. Infectious vocal harmonies, assaulting melodies and a thunderous rhythm section provide the basis for this dynamic musical experience. As the number of their performances increased, so did the underground buzz surrounding them. News of their energetic live shows spread like wild fire, making them one of Atlanta's most sought after musical acts. Having played with such bands as Garbage, The Donnas and The Kaiser Chiefs, they made a solid name for themselves throughout the south. Thier musical stylings have earned them top ranks in many contests such as Miller Lite's "Taste Rock Live" Battle of the bands, as well as Performer Magazine's "Rehersal Space Rehab". They've also won over the hearts of critics by taking home the 2005 Atlanta Music Guide award for "Best Local Release" with their debut album - Mercurius. Armed with a loyal following and a commitment to rock, The Gates of Berlin have become Atlanta's cure for the common band.