RITZY PARK is an alternative rock band based in Berlin. They went from jamming at a party to enthralling their surroundings with their energy on stage. Their sound is like a blast from the past making its way to the future. Their repertoire varies from passionate melancholic ballads to forceful, upbeat rock n’ roll. Singer Karolina’s deep, resonating voice will take the listener on a musical journey tight right to the heart of the 70s and 80s. Ritzy Park’s engaging live shows are guaranteed to set their audience’s spirits free and they are never short of a surprise or two. The band is currently working on their debut EP, which will be released in June 2018.
Karolina – 21 – vocals, rhythm guitar
Karolina originally comes from Lund, a student city in the south of Sweden. She started her first band when she was 17, then she came to Berlin by coincidence – where her life would change forever. At a party hosted by bass player Per she met Ylva and the idea of Ritzy Park was born. Her biggest passion lies in rock music and she enjoys listening to a wide range of artists within the genre (Guns’N’Roses, Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Sting, Pearl Jam, U2). Her favorite bands also influence her songwriting and she’s striving to create a unique sound of folk and grunge combined.
Elias – 19 – keys, vocals
Having grown up in Denmark, Bolivia, the U.S., and Italy, and being half Danish and half Bolivian, Elias is naturally influenced by the diverse music he grew up with. These include Bolivian folk, Blues, and the many facets of rock music. Elias lists Janis Joplin, Queen, and System of A Down as some of his inspirations. With the support of a musician father, Elias began learningpiano and writing songs around the age of 9 and continued this in intervals until the present. In 2016, Elias moved from Rome to Berlin to pursue his musical ambitions as a songwriter and performer.
Per – 22 – bass
Per comes from a small Norwegian city called Åfjord. After growing up in a music-loving environment and being taught how to play multiple instruments by his mom, he studied music for over 6 years. At this point, he can’t imagine anything else than living out his passion on stage wholeheartedly. Per’s favorite band and major influence is Vulfpeck, an American funk band.
Ylva – 22 – drums
Ylva is from a tiny Norwegian town called Inderøy and started playing in her first band at age 14. She decided to study drums in Oslo before moving to Berlin. Now Ylva is part of the electronic music production course at BIMM Berlin. She draws major influences from legendary drummers like Dave Grohl and John Bohman. Several different genres are interesting to her but her main focus lies in authentic and honest music. With her never-dying energy on the drums, Ylva never fails to create a buzzing, energetic atmosphere around her.
Tristan – 20 – lead guitar
Tristan has British and Egyptian roots. He grew up with folk and metal but also got into classic rock, blues and jazz when he started playing guitar at 13. Right now, Tristan really enjoys synth-heavy techno but since he is open to all kind of genres he is always looking for new artists and inspirations. His music is mainly influenced by musicians like Nick Drake, Mourice, Dire Straits and Karnivool.