Lali Puna

Agent: Michael LoJudice
Territory: North America / Asia
Record Label: Morr Music

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Lali Puna is a Munich-based electropop band originally from Weilheim in Oberbayern, Germany.

Valerie Trebeljahr, the lead writer and singer, comes from Busan, Korea. The name of the band, meaning Valerie from Busan, references this, as Laliis a diminutive form of Valerie, and Puna is a childish spelling of Busan (which is often transliterated Pusan). She also lived ten years in Portugal before moving to Germany, and that's reflected in some of her songs, featuring lyrics in Portuguese. Valerie played in an all-female band called L.B.Page, until 1998, when she released a 7" called Safe Sideunder the moniker Lali Puna. She was later joined by Markus Acher, already lead singer and guitarist of The Notwist and Tied & Tickled Trio (with whom she was also romantically involved and also formed a side-project called John Yoko), Christoph Brandner, who played drums with Acher in the Tied & Tickled Trio, and keyboardist Florian Zimmer. In 2002 Florian Zimmer left for Hamburg to work on Iso68, being eventually replaced in 2003 with Christian Heiß on the Left Handed EP. In 2017, before the release of the Two Windows album, Markus Acher left the band.