- The Happs'
This band has won two of the biggest band competitions in baltic states (coca-cola soundwave http://www.soundwave.lv/ and rocklegion http://www.rocklegion.lv/). Band also was performing on the second bigest music festival in Poland (coke live music festival) together with Tibaland, Kaiser CHiefs, The Prodigy, Missi Elliott, Sean Paul. This young band is going to be more and more popular so I think it's time to have their first biography here in wikipedia.
The Happs’ (also known as Laime Pilniga) is a successful rockband from Riga, Latvia which with it's powerful sound and positive attitude points their way to the stars. The Happs’ consists of four creative young musicians that do in music everything that they can imagine, based on hard rock.
The Happs’ are:
Ervins Ramins (vocal)
Born on December 1, 1984
Inspired by Ian Gillan, David Coverdale, Ronnie James Dio, Robert Plant, Dan McCafferty, Chris Robinson etc.
Marcis Vasilevskis (guitar)
Born on February 16, 1987
Inspired by David Gilmour, John McLaughlin, Tony Iommi, Zakk Wylde, Pat Metheny etc.
Janis Olekšs (bass)
Born July 11, 1986
Inspired by Richard Bona, Jaco Pastorius, Pino Palladino etc.
Elvijs Mamedovs (drums & percussions)
Born on April 1, 1981
Inspired by Mike Portnoy, John Bonham, Thomas Lang, Ian Paice, Dennis Chambers, Steve Smith etc.
The band was formed in Riga in the spring of 2006, but it all began in late winter of 2005 when Ervins Ramins (vocals) and Marcis Vasilevskis (guitar) decided to form a band based on rock from the 70's. First to join them was Janis Olekss (bass), whom at that time hadn’t listened to hard rock-music before, with his own jazzrock, funk style project. When Janis found the drummer Elvijs Mamedovs, which had previously played many different kinds of music in many bands, The Happs' was complete.
The first appearance of The Happs’ was in July 2006, in the 25th anniversary concert of “Pērkons”- one of the most progressive rockbands in Latvia. In October 2006 the band played their first concert with their own material in Riga. Since then until present, many concerts have been played in different places of Latvia, gladdening the fans of rock. The band's highest achievements are:
* Winning international rock bands competition “Rock Legion” (September 2008)
* Single and video for song “I’m in Love with Money” (August 2008)
* Performing in Coke Live Music Festival in Krakow, Poland (August 2008)
* Winning the Coca-cola Soundwave garage group competition (June 2008)
* Single “We are Prayin’” (June 2008)
* 2.place in Sony and Nissan organized “Urband Playground” competition (April 2008)
* Winning the Micrecbar group competition in (April 2007)
* Winning in many categories of festival “Zapte” (August 2007)
* Single “Hey Babe” (June 2007)
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