Twin brothers Josef and Jan Prasil were born in Germany and raised in Italy. With parents originating from Czech Republic and Australia, they eventually moved to Australia to further propel their music career.
Finding themselves in the soundscape of a modern Simon and Garfunkel with influences from the likes of Ben Howard, Kings of Convenience and Kodaline, Amistat are definitely best enjoyed live. A safe placeto be, to feel, to heal and to inspire. Their vocal harmonies create a unique synergy which stems from their contrasting personalities and musical styles blending together. Their authentic lyrics speak of what they have learnt to be true in life and love, sharing their stories and songs about these lessons most of which they wrote while on the road.
closeness and understanding
Born with the closeness and understanding that only twins could share, Josef and Jan produce a unique synergy through the use of tight knit harmonies, shaped by an honest, storytelling vocal tone. Amistat is able to communicate their inspirations, drawn from a life on the road; infusing their sentiments, hopes and ambitions to develop a unique and honest message to their audiences.
Since 2012, Amistat have released three EP’s, ‘It’s Not Words’, ‘Somewhere Sometime’, ” Nostalgia ” and their debut album ‘Parley’ which saw them embark on a number of Australian and European tours including performances at some of Australia’s finest Festivals such as Woodford Folk Festival, National Folk Festival, Fairbridge and Nannup.
The duo further won the Maton Guitar Emerging Artist of the Year 2018 Award at the Port Fairy Folk Festival 2018. Following a recent two month tour with Australian band “Sons of the East”, playing 49 shows in 15 countries,Amistat have just come off their own headline tour throug Europe and the UK celebrating the release of their latest EP “ Love and Light “ which will further be taking the duo to their adopted second home Australia for a national Tour start of 2020.
- Josef Prasil
- Jan Prasil
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