A guitar, a fit body, wild hair, piercings and tattoos. Former guitarist of the band „Cinema Bizarre“ returns like the Phoenix from the ashes. If you ask for finest rock music and deep lyrics mixed with a European character dressed in visual rock style … you will get the 'Professional Awesomnist' : Yu Phoenix!
Yu Phoenix started his musical career in 2007 with the band “CINEMA BIZARRE” (Universal). With Cinema Bizarre he made his first live performance ever at the German music event ‘THE DOME 43’ with the single “Lovesongs (They kill me)”. Through the years he played hundreds of concerts and took part at big media events like:
THE DOME, COMET, TRL ITALY, FETE DE LA MUSIQUE - France, NRJ MUSIC AWARDS, EUROVISION SONG CONTEST(2008) ...and many more. In 2009, Yu and his band won the ‘European Border Braker Award’ for best sold European album and most famous European newcomer.
In 2009 another highlight for Yu and his band started to develope, as they went to see a show of LADY GAGA in Germany. After the show he met her in the backstage, LADY GAGA quickly made the decision to take his band on her tour in north America and have them as the opening act.
Yu and Cinema Bizarre played 20 shows with LADY GAGA in north America, starting in San Diego and finishing in Atlanta. After that tour Yu and the band played two more successful concerts on their own in Los Angeles and New York.
In June 2009 Yu reached another important point in his musical career, he and his band got awarded with GOLD in RUSSIA!
Altogether Yu played with Cinema Bizarre hundreds of sold out live shows in entire Europe, east Europe, Russia and also north America and over 50 TV performances and music shows. At least Yu and his band sold more than 300.000 albums worldwide which underlines the story of his success in the past years.