It is wonderful being privileged to look back on three successful years of music and friendships – three years traveling to other countries and touching people from around the world with the own art
Happy Birthday Dust of Soul”. 3 Years after Vocalist Saskia Stäuble (Dusty) and Pianist Michael Odermatt (MiKey) have met and Dust of Soul eventually outgrew it is time to celebrate. Celebrating to thank and honour all the wonderful people around Dust of Soul that have become amazing friends, lovely guests attending the past 60 concerts Vocalist Dusty and Pianist MiKey were privileged to give on three different continents in six countries. Overwhelming fans that follow Dust of Soul every day through Facebook and listen the songs on YouTube, and very kind journalists that have carried out Dust of Soul into the world through authentic and natural stories in the press.
For the celebration, Dust of Soul organised a very special concert open air on a public open space in the middle of Zurich in Switzerland, the country where Dusty and MiKey first met and finally started off to this great music journey. Invited were all friends and fans, guests and the public to enjoy an outdoor concert with an acoustic Grand Piano especially delivered onto the plaza next to the famous and renominated 650 old Swiss Hotel Storchen in the old town of Zurich. Dusty and MiKey presented favourite songs from the past three years as well as musical piece that they composed newly live in the moment at the concert together with all guests and the public.
The celebration party was held on the 2nd of July, a very hot Thursday evening with around 30 degrees celsius and a clear blue sky. Just perfect weather conditions to bring a 600 kilograms heavy acoustic Grand Piano outside and give an open air concert. From 4 PM in the afternoon until 9 PM in the evening the guests of the event were enthused with powerful Dust of Soul songs Vocalist Dusty sang from her heart without microphone and Pianist MiKey played with his passion on the Grand Piano. Lyrics and music about courage, dreaming, friendship were crowned with especially for the celebration party live composed arrangements.
Dusty and MiKey came up with a very special idea to thank every guest with a little present for their support and all the inspiration: They baked almost 600 cookies themselves decorated with the famous Dust of Soul key on top of it and give it to every guest at the open air concert. On top of that Dust of Soul was surprised with two wonderful delicious cakes from their fans and friends. The traditional first cut Dusty and MiKey did together and shared its pieces with everyone. The celebration party was a beautiful personal ceremony and open air concert in one with many surprises and great conversations between Dusty & MiKey and the guests. A perfect start into the next year of Dust of Soul.
Dust of Soul would like to thank the director Jörg Arnold and F&B and Event Manager Sonja Planzer as well as the entire team of the Hotel Storchen for this unique event. A very special thank you goes to Michaela Kober for the self-baked Dust of Soul cake and to Stéphanie Hunziker for the Piano cake and well as to the entire team of Dietschi Pianos for delivering the Grand Piano.