TREFORS is a multi-instrumentalist from Basel, Switzerland.
He is a passionate songwriter and singer, a groovy rock-piano player, a spherical keyboarder, a folky guitarist, a magical trumpet player – all in one person.
TREFORS grew up with music, as a child of professional musicians. Graduating from Jazz School as a piano major, he turned his passion into profession.
Since his teenage years, he played in different bands and musical projects, for example the jazz bands “Pianoforste”, “Dänu Bolli’s Highlands“ and “COOQ”, the soul band of “VLADA”, the comedy-duo “Duo Forsterbier” and the rock band with “Michael Wespi”.
For the last couple of years, he has been supporting other bands in their studio productions: For example, “The Paces” and “The Drops” as a keyboard player, and “Anna Aaron” as a trumpet player.
TREFORS is Hannes Forster (www.forsterweb.com) and it was high time for him to realize his musical ideas.
In 1990 Hannes Forster started to write songs and at the beginning of 2012, he wrote the first songs for TREFORS. By the end of 2012, he was performing them in concert. During this time a collaboration started with the bass player Andreas Canzani and the drummer Micha Dettwyler. Forster and Canzani produced their first EP under the name of TREFORS, released in December 2013.
Today his bass player is Dave Demuth.
Who inspires TREFORS? The likes of Radiohead, Mutemath, U2, Sting and trumpet player Nils Petter Molvaer. And what does TREFORS sound like? Hear for yourself – get your hands on the new EP and come to one of his concerts. Be it solo or trio formation, TREFORS wants nothing more than to play, play, play.
Sa, 07. Nov. 2015 19h: Sinn Fabrik Liestal
Fr, 21. Nov. 2014 22h: with BAND @ Gate 68 Solothurn
Mi, 03. Dez. 2014 20h: with BAND @ BqM Zürich
Do, 20. Nov. 2014 19h: solo@ MOOI Liestal
Do, 13. Nov. 2014 19h: solo@ MOOI Liestal
Do, 06. Nov. 2014 19h: solo@ MOOI Liestal
Sa, 06. Sept. 2014 13h: solo@ 50stunden.ch Basel
Sa, 23. Aug. 2014 solo@ private Event
Fr, 23. Mai 2014 17h: Ref. Kirche Langendorf (SO)
Do, 12. Feb. 2014: Private-Event
Do, 12. Dez. 2013 20h: BAR ROSSI Zürich (as guest from Michael Wespi)
So, 02. Juni 2013 20h: OFFENE BÜHNE@ENGELHOF BASEL
Mi, 06. März 2013 20h: OPEN MIC@PARTERRE BASEL