Saskia Stäuble has been singing since her early childhood. Her passion for music literally shines from her heart and she never lost her 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 compose melodies.
At age of 16, she got a contract from a label in Germany with her girl group «Cat Eyes». As she had not reached adult age, her parents decided she should keep her focus on her cooking training. She needed to sign an agreement to stop singing.
After successfully completing her education, she pursued a career in the hospitality industry: she worked in 4-star hotels and high-class gourmet restaurants. She has been a chef for a long time and has led kitchens and service teams. Later, she focused more on nutrition and how to implement it in life for best results in personal health and career. She started to support people as a nutrition and mental coach and trained high-level athletes and people in top positions.
At age of 30, her life took a dramatic turn: out of nothing she suffered from a brain stroke. For her it was the awakening she needed and, at the same time, a second chance to finally fulfil her dream of becoming a singer. She was very encouraged to interpret this as a calling because, like a miracle, she was completely cured after only three days.
To start over in her life, she traveled to New York City. There she wrote her first song on a bench in Central Park. In a New York hotel, she got discovered by a music producer and was offered to record a song in his studio. She took the opportunity and decided to come back to New York to work on her music…
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 was fortunate to have a classical education on the piano for eight years.
As a teenager, he got engaged as a pianist in a gospel choir and played in various bands at the same time. At that time he went on tour with a Swiss band. He founded his own formations and played regularly in concerts. Beside music he was educated as a merchant and trained to work in the municipal administration. Although he followed his professional career as a businessman in trust and film production/distribution companies, the piano has always been his greatest passion. Even when he enjoyed being relocated for a position in New York City.
Despite all of that, he only became aware of his inner determination for music when he first met Saskia Stäuble in July 2012. That is when he made a 360-degree turn in his life. From one day to the next, he decided to work as a professional pianis, quit his job, and leave his apartment.
Ever since, Saskia and Michael are living out of their suitcases and are constantly on the move. This flexibility has proved to be the key to their success, as they were able to travel internationally on a regular basis and on short notice for longer periods of time. In 2013, Dust of Soul got very popular on social media in Tunisia. 60’000 Tunisians follow them on Facebook.
In 2016, their music spread to the Middle East to Oman and 2018 to India, where today more than 110’000 people follow Dust of Soul. Saskia and Michael traveled numerous times to all of these countries to initiate music projects and perform in live concerts…