Bambi Kino has been formed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Beatles concerts in Hamburg, Germany. Please read the press release for those shows that happened in August 2010 below.

Bambi Kino are: Mark Rozzo (Maplewood), Ira Elliot (Nada Surf), Doug Gillard (Ex Guided By Voices), Erik Paparazzi (Cat Power)

Hamburg, 17th of August, 1960: Five young musicians from Liverpool take the stage of the small and slightly scruffy "music and vaudeville" club Indra. On a side street of the notorious Reeperbahn and lost to the general public... this is the Beatles first gig in Hamburg. It is also the start to an unparalleled carreer which will shake the foundations of the music world.

New York City, summer 2009: Four young Beatles+Hamburg fans from New York put together "Bambi Kino", named after the infamous first accommodation of the Beatles, in the back of the Bambi cinema, Paul-Roosen-Strasse during their first stint in Hamburg. Their dream: A concert at the Indra to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first gig at just such location.

Hamburg, August 2010: In cooperation with Tapete Records, "Bambi Kino", comprised of members of internationally reknown bands such as Nada Surf, Cat Power, Maplewood and Guided By Voices, will play a run of four shows at the Indra, starting on the 17th of august. The band will resurrect the sound and the spirit of those heady days in August 1960 by performing exactly the same songs that comprised the Beatles set fifty years ago!

The love of detail, passion for the project and fine reputation of the musicians involved in "Bambi Kino", as well as the historic location will make this a "once in a lifetime" event that is sure to stir up much attention Nationally and Internationally. Performing the original Beatles 1960 Hamburg setlist, "Bambi Kino" will be the first band to bring this chapter of music history back to life, putting them light-years ahead of the slew of Beatles coverbands the world over.

Bambi Kino at the Indra is poised to be one the THE musicevents of 2010!!