Peter Kernel

Peter Kernel


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Peter Kernel is a band formed in 2005 by Swiss graphic designer Aris Bassetti and Canadian filmmaker Barbara Lehnhoff. The two met in visual communications school in Switzerland and quickly launched the band and their own label On The Camper Records. 
 In 2008 they were invited by Spencer Krug from the Canadian band Wolf Parade to open their UK and European tour. With the release of their 2nd album 'White Death & Black Heart' in collaboration with French label Africantape the band received a particularly warm welcome in France, launching PK straight into the heart of the European musical scene. 
 In the past years Peter Kernel have played over 700 concerts across Europe and Canada, in a variety of different venues and festivals such as Montreux Jazz Festival, the fashion week in Milan, Paleo Festival, The HMV Forum in London, Les Rockomotives Festival in France, The Great Escape in the UK, and Eurosonic in NL. 
 In 2016 they were nominated for the Swiss Music Grand Prix. 
 In 2017 they were nominated as Best Live Act at the Swiss Live Talents. The same year they started an orchestral version of the band called Peter Kernel & Their Wicked Orchestra, rearranging their songs for piano, harp, cello, harmonium and viola. 
 On March 9th 2018 they released their 4th Album entitled 'The Size Of The Night'. 
 On December 2020 they celebrated 15 years of Peter Kernel releasing “Perseverance”, a collection of unreleased songs, demos, early versions and live recordings.