Written by on 16th February 2023

AEMBA – Louise  

AEMBA is the musical brainchild of the Greek/German singer, multi-instrumentalist and modern renaissance man Michael Alexis Ulmer and the Italian Chef and producer extraordinaire Alessio Benetazzo. The enigmatic bandmates met as adolescents in Germany, becoming fast friends through their love of music, their desire to create something unique and from their shared experience as mediterranean transplants under the grey German sky 🇩🇪🇮🇹🇬🇷

Before the artistic duo had any recordings, or even a band name, they were performing their unique greco-roman synthesis of Japanese City-Pop and golden era Disco in the dive bars and basements of Berlin’s underbelly. As fate would have it, the world famous soccer player David Beckham saw them perform live and wanted to share their music with the world. Without even a band name or recording to give him, they realised they would have to do better if they were going to “bring our little bit of sunshine and warmth to the dreary German weather.” From the ashes of missed opportunity, AEMBA was born 🐛🦋

Michael has embraced his Greek heritage and moved to his mother country from Germany three years ago. Bringing his extensive background in music production, forged at the prominent Berlin record label Mesanic (which represents such notable bands as Parcels), he is bringing his expertise and passion to bear releasing AEMBA’s debut album ‘Sketches of Life’. An album about the sun, beach and summer love. The album spans from danceable, upbeat disco to the melancholia of that lost sense of belonging growing up in a land not your own. ’Sketches of Life’ is a love letter to the Mediterranean spirit, a letter that has finally found its way home 🏝

“We wanted to capture the feeling of being outsiders, of not quite fitting in, but also the sense of longing for something familiar.”

Now, with Michael permanently based out of Athens Greece, AEMBA together with Mellowsophy Music, is bringing its nu-disco cocktail of nostalgia and funky modern sensibility to stories of love, missed opportunity, and summer life under the Mediterranean sun🧃

Today AEMBA is re-born, in the place that it was always meant to be.

Track: Louise

Released by Mellowsophy Music

Music and Lyrics by Michael Alexis Ulmer & Alessio Benetazzo 

Arranged, Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Michael Alexis Ulmer & Alessio Benetazzo


Produced, Cut and Filmed by Fabien Holzer & Jan Weiner

Performance Artists: AEMBA & Roman Heger, Stefan Bergers

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