Story

Boo Hoo is Bernhard Karakoulakis’s folk project, named after a quirky Nintendo ghost character. His music is a mix of personal tales and introspective tunes, kind of like what you’d hear from John K. Samson or Sufjan Stevens. Having grown up between Greek and German cultures, Bernhard’s songs are about the in-between states of everyday life and their inherent sadness and hopefulness.

When he moved to New York in the early 2010s, he found his groove in the city’s antifolk scene, where blending cultures and exploring identity through music was the norm. This vibe heavily influenced his music. After returning from New York and extensive touring around Europe, he went back to Frankfurt. There, he started working on original pieces for Schauspiel Frankfurt and ran several successful crowdfunding campaigns to finance the making of his albums.

His latest release, “Fray Willy” (2024), shows a shift from his early DIY sounds to something more polished, mixing folk and pop but still keeping the introspective lyrics that make Boo Hoo stand out.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Aug 25, 2024
Kulturdschungel
Wiesbaden

PAST SHOWS

Jun 20, 2024
Atelier Adelung 33
Darmstadt
Jun 01, 2024
Down By The River Festival
Berlin
May 31, 2024
Café Plume
Berlin
May 28, 2024
Zakk
Bremen
May 27, 2024
Nordstadtbraut
Hannover
May 26, 2024
Franzis
Wetzlar
May 25, 2024
Weinbar
Frankfurt
Sep 02, 2023
Alte Seilerei
Frankfurt
Aug 02, 2023
Sommerwerft
Frankfurt
Jan 21, 2023
De Groeverij
Houten
Jun 13, 2022
Gallerie Bernsteinzimmer
Nürnberg
Jun 12, 2022
Waggon am Kulturgleis
Offenbach
Jun 11, 2022
Seilerei
Frankfurt
Jun 10, 2022
Ventil Verlag @ Hafeneck
Mainz
Jun 09, 2022
Stadtbücherei
Frankfurt
Jun 08, 2022
Die hängenden Gärten von Ehrenfeld
Cologne
Jun 07, 2022
De Nieuwe Anita
Amsterdam
Jun 06, 2022
Vechtclub XL
Utrecht
Jul 24, 2018
Riegerplatz
Darmstadt
Jul 20, 2018
Dreikönigskeller
Frankfurt
Oct 26, 2017
No2 Records
Frankfurt
Apr 08, 2014
Ponyhof
Frankfurt
Mar 05, 2014
Residents Bar
Thessaloniki
Mar 04, 2014
Soulkitchen Halle
Ioannina
Mar 01, 2014
Gabba Gabba
Taranto
Feb 28, 2014
Arci Lebowski
Gioia del Colle
Feb 27, 2014
Tolleranza Zero
Foggia
Feb 26, 2014
Quarantatre Barradue
Bologna
Feb 25, 2014
Happen Club
Modena
Apr 24, 2014
Palazzo Baldoni
Montecarotto
Feb 23, 2014
Locanda San Rocco
Fermo
Feb 22, 2014
CAOS
Terni
Feb 21, 2014
Unplugged in Monti
Roma
Feb 20, 2014
Heiner's Bar
Berlin
Jun 01, 2019
No2 Records
Frankfurt
Jul 07, 2019
Internet Explorer
Berlin
Jun 05, 2019
Ilses Erika
Leipzig
May 31, 2019
Fluxus
Freiburg
May 30, 2019
Radio Z Sommerfest
Nürnberg
May 28, 2019
Die Hängenden Gärten von Ehrenfeld
Köln
May 27, 2019
Le Chaff
Brussels
May 26, 2019
Le Zorba
Paris
May 25, 2019
Koffee & Ambacht
Rotterdam
May 24, 2019
O’Ceallaigh,
Groningen
May 23, 2019
Willem Twee
Den Bosch
May 22, 2019
De Kromme Haring
Utrecht
Apr 29, 2013
Soulkitchen Halle
Hamburg
Apr 28, 2013
Pink Melon Joy
Berlin
Apr 27, 2013
Wärmehalle Süd
Leipzig
Apr 26, 2013
Lokomov
Chemnitz
Apr 25, 2013
Owoce i Warzywa
Łódź
Apr 24, 2013
Café Kulturalna
Warsaw
Apr 23, 2013
Piekny Pies
Kraków
Apr 22, 2013
Loft 16
Wien
Apr 21, 2013
Bar 3000
Zurich
Apr 18, 2013
Les Ballades Sonores
Paris
Apr 16, 2013
Le Motel
Paris
Apr 15, 2013
Die Hängenden Gärten von Ehrenfeld
Wetzlar
Apr 14, 2013
Die Kassette
Düsseldorf
Apr 13, 2013
Café Vinyl
Wetzlar
Apr 12, 2013
Die Fabrik
Frankfurt
Feb 08, 2017
Forst Festival
Frankfurt
Jan 08, 2017
SIKS
Frankfurt
Dec 08, 2017
Sommerwerft
Frankfurt
Jan 07, 2017
Kurkonzerte Dreieichpark
Offenbach
Jul 07, 2017
Hafen 2
Offenbach
Sep 25, 2017
Bergschmiede
Munich
Sep 24, 2017
House Show
Reims
Sep 23, 2017
The Message
Troyes
Sep 22, 2017
Maison Perrichet
Dijon
Sep 21, 2017
Le Bal des Fringants
Lyon
Sep 16, 2017
Carambolage
Basel
Sep 15, 2017
Galeria Pequena
Frankfurt
Aug 12, 2017
Lotte Lindenberg
Frankfurt

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