Saskia Stäuble has been singing since her early childhood. Her passion for music literally shines from her heart and she never lost its confidence.
Born in Basel, Switzerland, she began singing in choirs and theatres at the age of six. Later, she began witing lyrics and poems and started to write melodies.
At age of 16, she got a contract under a label to work with her group of girls “Cat Eyes” in Germany. Because she was not yet of age, her parents decided she should stay focused on her cooking education. So she had to turn down the offer.
She started a career in the hospitality industry: she worked in 4-star hotels and gourmet houses, has been a chef for a long time and has led kitchen and service teams. Later, she continued to train as a nutrition and mental coach. She has worked with high-level athletes.
At age of 30, her life took a decisive turn: she suffered a brain stroke. For her it was the awakening and, at the same time, a second chance to finally fulfil her dream of becoming a singer, because after three days, she was completely cured.
For this new beginning, she traveled to New York City. There, she wrote her first songs. In a New York hotel, she got discovered by a music director and was offered to produce a record in this studio. She decided to come back to New York to work on her for music project…
Michael Odermatt was born in Lucerne, Switzerland. At the age of six, he first discovered a grand piano in a music store and was fascinated. He enjoyed a classical education on the piano for eight years.
As a teenager, he was engaged as a pianist in a gospel choir and played in bands at the same time. He went on tour with a Swiss band. He founded his own formations and played regularly in concerts. Although he made his career with his taught profession as a businessman in the trust and film industry, the piano has always been his great passion, even if he worked in positions abroad as, for example, in New York City.
However, he only became aware of this inner determination when he first met Saskia Stäuble in July 2012, that the time has come to live his passion. He decided to work as a pianist, announcing his job and his apartment.
For six years, Saskia Stäuble and Michael Odermatt now live out of a suitcase and are constantly on the move. This flexibility has proved to be the key to their success, as they were able to travel to Tunisia several times, for a longer period of time. Because in this North African country, already in 2013 a great popularity had developed in the social media. Today, Dust of Soul has over 70’000 Tunisian followers on Facebook, mostly from the capital, Tunis.
This reputation spread in 2016 to the Middle East to Oman and 2018 to India…