Christine & Ben in Concert
L200, Langstrasse 200, Zurich
Zurich songwriters Christine Grimm and Ben Inteso will perform both solo and as a duo on Friday, July 26, from 7:30 to 9:30pm at L200, Langstrasse 200, Zurich. Their music creates a colorfully diverse palette that ranges from pop to folk-rock. The concert will be followed by drinks and snacks with the artists. Tickets cost CHF 15 at the door. While living in Santa Barbara/CA, guitarist Christine Grimm produced her No Time to Be Blue CD and received this review: “Imbued with passion, personal appeal, humor and life, Grimm is a highly entertaining figure… using pop, folk, rock and blues as backdrops for her intricate and subtle story songs.” Her move to Switzerland in 2015 has influenced her songwriting, as can be heard in new songs such as “November Rose” and “Fragile.” Pianist Ben Inteso writes in the pop genre with dreamy musical landscapes and solid hooks hinting at the 80s and 90s. A native of Germany and resident of Zurich since 2008, his many years of living in English-speaking countries have promoted his ability to write poignant and humorous lyrics. Fan favorites include “Naked Neighbor” and “Tea Dance,” the second of which is on his premiere Wave in Me CD.