The Strandpiraten were founded in 2011 in the Düsseldorf beach club “Treibgut”. Oliver van Lin and Oliver Knabben, alias Starskie, are the two veterans and founders of this successful DJ collective. The collective is completed by Sebastian Rinn, alias DISKOMAT and Rainer Kinsky, alias KINSKY. Every summer they treat the electronic house music lovers of Düsseldorf to their mesmerizing sounds.
What started as a gig with 50 friends developed into evening events with several thousand people. From May to August they participate in a large number of open-air events, both within Düsseldorf and across the region. The Strandpiraten regularly invite DJ friends from all over the world to participate in their events.
Since 2018, the Strandpiraten have found a new home base for the summer in the Rheinterrasse, on the banks of the Rhine River in Düsseldorf. During the same period, they started with their one hour radio show on Ibiza Live Radio, which is broadcasted every Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm.
The Strandpiraten actively aim to break new ground and embrace challenging adventures.
International Soprano Imara Thomas is presently engaged at the Deutsche Opera am Rhein in Düsseldorf & Duisburg. Imara was born and raised in Amsterdam, in The Netherlands. She grew up in a musically gifted family, her mother, Yvonne Thomas was born in Aruba with her roots in Saint Martin and Santo Domingo. Imara started writing and recording songs in her early teens. In 2000 Imara landed her first theater role with the NES Theater Amsterdam and Artisjok Nultwintig.
In 2007 Imara studied classical singing (Opera) at the Music Academy of Maastricht. After graduating she specialized in Bel Canto at The Architecture of Sound with legendary soprano Montserrat Caballé in Zaragoza and Mirella Freni in Modena.
In 2010 Imara went on tour with André Rieu, and since 2012 has been engaged at opera theaters like De Nationale Opera, De Nederlandse Reisopera, Stadttheater Bremerhaven, and the Deutsche Opera am Rhein – Düsseldorf & Duisburg in Germany.
Imara was on the popular TV talent show on RTL4,´The Voice of Holland season 8´ and is unique on this pop-talent show as an opera-singer who can also sing pop. She sang Skyfall, The James Bond soundtrack by Adele, in the blind audition.
Imara is inspired by many different artists from many varying genres. Imara is presently working on a Solo EP of her own original music with some of the most iconic producers in the music business. She feels in her element with her unique crossover style from Urban/Pop, dance to classic all performed in spectacular costumes.
Imara considers sharing the beauty of music and art to be the ultimate experience and this is why Imara has enjoyed and looks forward to many more performances on the Nachtbrötchen stage.