- Created: Monday, 24 June 2013 06:00
Nashfield, the seven-strong band centered on its female lead singer Bianca Shomburg, was founded in 2009 and, since then, the country scene in Germany has been almost impossible to conceive without them. Countless articles in printed and online media have paved their way to national recognition. It is therefore merely a consistent continuation of that success for the band to have now signed a record deal.
AGR Television Records was the company chosen, and singer Bianca Shomburg justifies that decision as follows: "In the shape of AGR Television Records we have, after a long period of searching, found a professional partner offering the proper platform for Nashfield's own individual sound. We believe that AGR Television Records offers us the best opportunity to present our debut album with its in part extremely fresh and new influences to the New Country fans."
Bianca Shomburg herself is no stranger on the German music scene: in 1995 she took part in the German offshoot, presented by Linda de Mol, of the Dutch casting show "Soundmix Show" on RTL Television, and won that competition. In 1996 she represented Germany in the European Soundmix Show, in which she was also victorious, singing "Think Twice", originally sung by Céline Dion. Harold Faltermeyer awarded her a contract and released the single "I Believe in Love". In 1997 she competed for Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest (then still known as Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson), singing "Zeit", written by Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger.
On the debut album "One", due to be released in the second half of 2013, one finds primarily songs composed by the band members of Nashfield themselves, as well as some cover versions, among them an English, countrified version of the song Bianca Shomburg contributed to the Eurovision Song Contest.