There are at least four bands with this name.
1st. positive melancholic band from Berlin.
2nd. This project is a musical collective series of improvisation, founded by Douglas Dickel (input_output, Blanched), inspired by Joshua Homme’s Desert Sessions. Hotel began in 2006 at the Live Studio, in Porto Alegre, when Dickel brought together musicians from the local indie & post-rock scene. Songs are written & recorded “on the spot”, simultaneously, and in matters of four hours. Hotel is the introducing of people to each other. The gathered musicians try some spontaneous ideas or rhythms, or pick up stuff.
“Térreo” means Hotel’s ground floor, and joined, in 2006, Yury Hermuche (FireFriend, Frank Poole) on guitar, Renan Stiegemeier (Andina, Farveste) on bass, Marcelo Koch (Blanched) on drums, and Dickel on guitar, noisy toys and mixing.
“Segundo andar” means Hotel’s second floor, and joined, in 2007, Leonardo Brawl (Fruet & Os Cozinheiros, Subtropicais) on bass, Rodrigo Souto (Andina) on drums, and Mateus D’Almeida (Andina, Farveste) and Dickel on guitars and synthetizers.
(more info in http://projetohotel.blogspot.com)
3. HOTEL (www.thebandhotel.com) was born 5 years ago on a smal houseboat in Amsterdam, nowerdays they house on the little lighthouse island of Amsterdam. HOTEL is a serious grooving band with growing live reputation. Their music is streaked with styles and stories from all over the world. Nine different musicians from nine different countries from all over the world join together and give color to the band HOTEL: Croatia, The Netherlands, Mexico, Kurdistan, Argentina, France, Bulgaria, Sweden and Chili.
HOTEL played at several big festivals like Lowlands, PoléPolé the Fusion Festival and the Total festival. They also toured Greece, France, Belgium, Bosnië, Montenegro,Serbia and Kroatië. HOTEL played with more than a hundred of guest musicians. They also made a several poetical theatershows, named ‘the Donkey-show’, ‘de Varie-T-tent’ en ‘A heartattack with HOTEL’ and ‘Straight from the Heart’
4. Hotel were, from 1976 to1980, a power-pop rock band based in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Signing with MCA Records in 1979, Hotel released two albums, featuring, together, four songs that reached the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart: "You'll Love Again," - previously released on Mercury Records, available as a single only - "You've Got Another Thing Coming," and "Hold On To The Night," from their debut album, 'Hotel' (1979) and the emotional slow-burner, "Half Moon Silver," the title-track from the band's second album, 'Half Moon Silver' (1980).
5. Hotel is Diego García's singer-songwriter outfit from Maracaibo, Venezuela.
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