Andrea Faustini was born 17/06/94 in Rome, Italy. From childhood Andrea has shown a passionate interest in music. From an early age he listened to artists such as: Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Donny Hathaway, Lianne La Havas, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Beyoncé, and of course The Spice Girls!
In 2014, while studying Chinese at La Sapienza University in Rome, Andrea embarked on the life changing opportunity to audition for the UK X Factor. Three trips to London and five auditions later, Andrea became a contestant on the X Factor Live Shows, singing live every week while being mentored by Mel B of The Spice Girls. Breezing through the live shows Andrea delivered unforgettable live performances week after week, becoming a finalist and placing third in the final, performing at Wembley Arena.
Andrea then went on to tour the country with the X Factor Live Arena Tour.
In January 2015 Andrea signed to international recording label RCA Records. His debut single ‘Give A Little Love’ was released in July 2015. His Album ‘Kelly’ was released shortly afterwards reaching number 14 in the UK Chart.
On the Album ‘Kelly’ Andrea had the honour of working with renowned songwriters such as Diane Warren, Becky Hill, Vince Kidd, Camille Purcell and Italian singer/songwriters Elisa Toffoli and Giuliano Sangiorgi.
Throughout Andrea’s X Factor and album experience he has had the opportunity to perform with some of the world’s most incredible artists, including Take That, Ella Henderson and Italian singer Elisa. Andrea has also performed for Vanity Fair’s L’Ultima Cena, after appearing in an Editorial shoot for the magazine.
Ben was born and grew up in south Germany. His half German and half Slovenian roots are both clearly visible in his character being perfectionist, extremely well organized but on the other hand enjoying Life to the fullest.
His Motto “You only live once” is not only a phrase for him, it is the Leitmotiv of his life.
He has been asked once to describe himself in 5 sentences, which for those who know him personally, absolutely nails the point:
True FRIENDS are the foundation I am standing on;
TRAVELLING is the air I am breathing;
Hard TRAINING is my source of power;
MUSIC is my key to think in new dimensions
LOVE is my weakness, that makes me feel alive.
After finishing his economic studies in Berlin, he worked for several international companies in Marketing & Sales all over Germany, until he finally fell in Love with Zurich in Switzerland, where he lives since 2013.
Music has always been a big part of his journey from the very beginning. When he started clubbing in his early twenties, he evolved his music taste more and more, so that in 2016 he decided to start creating music, instead of only listening to it and became a professional DJ.
The ancient greek god Dionysos is the god of wine, celebration and ecstasy; his name was also “Bakkus”.
“DJ Ben Bakson” has been born.
His music style is rather commercial, with hard and energetic beats.
Vocals are very important for him, as he believes that they are the soul of each song and only they can create strong emotions.
Creating and transmitting this great energy on the dancefloor and lead the crowd to ecstasy is his mission.
ARTISTA PATROCINADA POR WUNDERBAR
“LEKEIN se ha convertido en una de las figuras más imprescindibles de la escena musical LGTBI actual, con una dilatada carrera llena de éxitos.
Vocalista oficial de grandes grupos promotores y residente en afamadas fiestas, no deja indiferente a nadie, ofreciendo siempre sets cargados de energía y una fuerza arrolladora en su puesta en escena que deja al público sin aliento.
LEKLEIN ha puesto voz a grandes hits, tracks originales y remixes junto a djs y productores de renombre internacional.
Sus logros y triunfos le han hecho recorrer todos los continentes, con una carrera meteórica e intachable, a la que en 2017 se añade su éxito eurovisivo “Ouch!”, tema con el que fue la ganadora oficial por el público de RTVE para representarnos en Eurovisión.
Sus impactantes, vibrantes y arrolladores directos hacen de LEKLEIN una artista única y diferente.”