Electro-soul ensemble La Rochelle Band was formed in 2011 by Austrian music producer Peter Cruseder aka Mr. La Rochelle. Peter 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 Peter’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, the Good Time Tonight EP and the single Love Me Too on the label. Peter Cruseder composes and produces all of the songs himself. On stage Mr. La Rochelle is responsible for electronics and keyboards and is joined by the singer Ricarda Maria and drummer Flo Kasper.
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”.
LA ROCHELLE BAND live
LONDON HMV Forum | VIENNA Gasometer | BERLIN Columbiahalle | MUNICH Tonhalle | SAWLEY Beat Herder Festival | ZWENTENDORF Tomorrow Festival | CLUJ-NAPOCA Sport's Hall | SPIELBERG Red Bull Ring | BATUMI Take Five Jazz Club | LARNACA Ammos Beach Bar | PRAGUE Fashion Club | LUND Af-Borgen | MUNICH Theaterfabrik | VIENNA Fashion Week | HORNUSSEN Sichtfeld Openair | PALMA Mhares Sea Club | BURG CLAM | LONDON O2 Academy Brixton …
Peter’s tracks have been used for about 40 compilations:
Electro Swing Vol.5 | Electro Swing Vol.6 | Electro Swing Fever Vol.3 | Vienna Fashion Week Vol.1 | Milano Fashion Vol.10 | Fit For Fun Vol.1 Life Radio 50/50 Mix Vol.1 | Lift Me Up - Fitness Sport Music ...
Little Big Planet Trailer 2012 (Sony) | Beatbuddy (Warner Music) | Voestalpine Klangwolke 2013 (Parov Stelar/Peter Kreuzer) | Drei Eier Im Glas (Movie, Grissemann & Stermann) ...