La Rochelle Band
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Background information
Origin Linz, Austria
Years active 2011-present
Labels Peter Cruseder Records, Etage Noir Recordings
Members Peter Cruseder
Ricarda Maria
Florian Kasper

La Rochelle Band is an electro-soul band from Austria. It was formed in 2011 by Austrian music producer Peter Cruseder aka Peter Kreuzer (born 17.01.1980 in Grieskirchen, upper-Austria). Kreuzer studied classic and jazz piano as well as song composition at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz. The multi-talent was awarded the Austrian newcomer award in 2010. In 2013 he had the honour of producing the music for the voestalpine Klangwolke alongside Parov Stelar.

La Rochelle Band released their debut album Shake Late in 2012 on Kreuzer’s own label Peter Cruseder Records. The band signed to Etage Noir Recordings in the same year, and have since released the Work That Body EP, the single Burning in My Soul and the Good Time Tonight EP on the label. Peter Cruseder composes and produces all of the songs himself. On stage Kreuzer is responsible for electronics and keyboards and is joined by drummer Florian Kasper and singer Ricarda Maria.

La Rochelle Band has received praise from all corners and The Red Bulletin had this to say in their October 2013 magazine. “The La Rochelle Band is now one of the hottest acts in the local music business, with live gigs across the world, ranging from London to the black sea”.