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Maria Mena

Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
Festsaal Messe Basel

Yes, they still exist: great artists who can take a basic melody and simple lyrics to write a song that goes straight to the heart. The 25-year-old British singer James Morrison and the Norwegian singer Maria Mena, who is two years younger, belong to that select group. Both artists come from musical families. Both started writing songs at a young age. And both have already stormed the charts with major hits in their young careers: James Morrison with «You Give Me Something» and Maria Mena with «All This Time». Both artists have influenced a new breed of singer/songwriter. The co-occurrence of these two stars in Basel created the unique opportunity to get an intimate taste of this fascinating and intense art of song.

Zeno van Essel

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Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009
Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009

Maria Mena

Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009

Maria Mena

Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009

Maria Mena

Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009

Maria Mena

Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009

Maria Mena

Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009

Maria Mena

Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009

Maria Mena

Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009

Maria Mena

Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009

Maria Mena

Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009

Maria Mena

Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009

Maria Mena

Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009

Maria Mena

Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009

Maria Mena

Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009

Maria Mena

Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
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Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009
Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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Maria Mena

Our Battles
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
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Maria Mena

I Was Made For Loving You
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
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Maria Mena

All This Time
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
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James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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James Morrison

Uptight
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 9.45 PM | Art of Songwriting
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James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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James Morrison

Wonderful World
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 9.45 PM | Art of Songwriting
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James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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James Morrison

Call The Police
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 9.45 PM | Art of Songwriting
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James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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James Morrison

Nothing Ever Hurt Like You / Uptight
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 9.45 PM | Art of Songwriting
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James Morrison

Broken Strings
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 9.45 PM | Art of Songwriting
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James Morrison

You Make It Real
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 9.45 PM | Art of Songwriting
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James Morrison

You Give Me Something
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 9.45 PM | Art of Songwriting
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James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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James Morrison

Please Don't Stop The Rain
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 9.45 PM | Art of Songwriting
More about the artist
  1. Maria Mena - Our Battles

    Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  2. Maria Mena - I Was Made For Loving You

    Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  3. Maria Mena - All This Time

    Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  4. James Morrison - Uptight

    James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  5. James Morrison - Wonderful World

    James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  6. James Morrison - Call The Police

    James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  7. James Morrison - Nothing Ever Hurt Like You / Uptight

    James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  8. James Morrison - Broken Strings

    James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  9. James Morrison - You Make It Real

    James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  10. James Morrison - You Give Me Something

    James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  11. James Morrison - Please Don't Stop The Rain

    James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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Maria Mena

Our Battles
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
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Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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Maria Mena

I Was Made For Loving You
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
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Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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Maria Mena

All This Time
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 8 PM | Art of Songwriting
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James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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James Morrison

Uptight
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 9.45 PM | Art of Songwriting
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James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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James Morrison

Wonderful World
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 9.45 PM | Art of Songwriting
More about the artist
James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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James Morrison

Call The Police
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 9.45 PM | Art of Songwriting
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James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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James Morrison

Nothing Ever Hurt Like You / Uptight
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 9.45 PM | Art of Songwriting
More about the artist
James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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James Morrison

Broken Strings
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 9.45 PM | Art of Songwriting
More about the artist
James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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James Morrison

You Make It Real
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 9.45 PM | Art of Songwriting
More about the artist
James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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James Morrison

You Give Me Something
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 9.45 PM | Art of Songwriting
More about the artist
James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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James Morrison

Please Don't Stop The Rain
Wed, 11. Nov 2009, 9.45 PM | Art of Songwriting
More about the artist
  1. Maria Mena - Our Battles

    Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  2. Maria Mena - I Was Made For Loving You

    Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  3. Maria Mena - All This Time

    Maria Mena at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  4. James Morrison - Uptight

    James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  5. James Morrison - Wonderful World

    James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  6. James Morrison - Call The Police

    James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  7. James Morrison - Nothing Ever Hurt Like You / Uptight

    James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  8. James Morrison - Broken Strings

    James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  9. James Morrison - You Make It Real

    James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  10. James Morrison - You Give Me Something

    James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  11. James Morrison - Please Don't Stop The Rain

    James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009

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James Morrison at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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Line Up
ArtistInstrument
Maria MenaVocals
Elias MuriGuitar
Kristian GrudeBass
Kjetil SteensnæsGuitar
Bjarne GustavsenKeyboard
Torstein LofthusDrums
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