Berlin Nun was founded on a beautiful autumn day in 2009, when eight ladies from all around Finland got to know each other in a legendary café called Jamipaja. That is when the fundamental idea for Berlin Nun was born: a fabulous and tight funk/soul band consisting solely of women. While brainstorming for a name for the band the girls were eating donuts called ”berlin monks”, and the donuts proved to be the perfect inspiration for a delicious band name.

Right from the top Berlin Nun bravely grasped challenges; the first band practise started by playing Jackson Five covers. In the beginning the repertoire consisted of funk from the sixties as well as pop- and soul hits from the 21st century. Berlin Nun did club gigs and some other individual productions until the beginning of 2011.

The dream of making their own music had started to grow in the minds of Berlin Nun, so drummer Siiri's exchange year couldn't have come at a better time. The creative break provided the band members with the right amount of courage and inspiration to start writing their own music. The first demo was recorded during the winter of 2012 and new songs were being written constantly. The second demo was recorded in the autumn of 2012 and ”A party too funky to leave” has charmed audiences also in the radio.

You can hear a mix of all Berlin Nun's influences ranging from funk, soul and pop music, as well as the creative input of each band member, and this makes the songs truly unique. The solid rhythm section, strong singer, tight horn section and delicious songs provide a new and exciting additions to the Finnish rhythm music scene.

Berlin Nun

Photos: Veikko Kähkönen
Hair and make-up: Annamari Elsilä ja Krista Mäenpää