Students Win Prestigious German Music Award


Third-year BIMM Berlin rockers DAREMO have taken home one of Germany’s most prestigious music awards, after being named best rock group at the 35th Deutscher Rock & Pop Preis (German Rock & Pop Awards).

Students Severin von Sydow and Jan Olthoff (BA Songwriting), Tim Fröhlich (BA Vocals), Karel Riha (BA Drums) and Magnus Schroeter (BA Bass) beat an impressive list of musicians to claim the historic gong at a well-attended awards ceremony in Siegen.

The band were judged by a star-studded panel of board members and trustees from the German Rock & Pop Musicians Association (the most significant lobbying group of its kind in Germany), including Ralph Siegel, Dieter Thomas Heck, Julia Neigel and Heinz Rudolf Kunze. The awards are also connected to a host of big-names, such as Yvonne Catterfeld, Pur and Luxuslärm, which makes this latest win so special.

Speaking to BIMM, lead singer Severin, said: “It was a great honour to win the award, not only because of its history but also because of the enormous competition we had. It feels like a big payoff for all the work and rehearsal hours we put in together.”

The Bonn singer also opened up about the band’s plans to continue touring all over Germany, following the success of their self-titled debut EP and this latest award win – which he joked looks like a “Rock-Oscar”.

DAREMO, who met while studying at BIMM Berlin, are known for fusing elements of indie rock, soul and funk. The group have since shot to prominence after playing several major shows, including our own End of Term Gig and an exclusive show at the chic nhow venue – known to most as Germany’s first-ever music hotel!

Here at BIMM Berlin, our musicians continue to set the bar high, and DAREMO are no exception. We’re sure this won’t be the last fans hear of this exceptional five-piece, who are well on their way to the top.

  • Berlin, Bass, Drums, Songwriting, Vocals
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