On September 17th, the duo Sea + Air performed at Lido with Leif and the Future as a special guest, following them on their tour. When we arrived at the venue, we were all surprised that there were seats in the room. When Leif started playing his 80’s-inspired electronic music covered by his lovely voice, it started getting awkward as we started moving on our chairs and it was difficult for him to get close to the seated audience. But when Eleni and Daniel Benjamin showed up on stage their lyrical tunes overwhelmed us so much it seemed like a logical choice!
Sea + Air has been touring throughout the world for nearly two years and are about to finish their long journey. Inbieberlin interviewed them to know a little more about the band and the tour.
ib: How did you guys meet?
Daniel: How we met is actually really funny, because she doesn’t remember. We live in a small village in the south of Germany and as a teenager I always liked to watch the sunset on the fields. I was a little older than her. So i was returning from that, it was dark. Suddenly there was this person on the street walking really strangely. I thought: “Oh this is interesting! I am checking this out.” Then I found out it was her. My mother had told me before about sleepwalking and that you have to be very careful if you meet a sleepwalker. I had seen her at school before so I knew where she lives since it’s a really small village. So I just kind of pushed her really gently, so she didn’t wake up, towards home and told her where to walk. And I rang the bell and her parents said, that she had indeed been sleepwalking, but they forgot to lock the door that night. So that’s how we met, but then of course we were both kind of shy. That was the starting point.