Back in 2011 two friends – Janis (voice, keyboard and guitar) and Normunds (electric guitar) started a band. They organized a small gig for Christmas, and invited their friends – Undine with her cello, Gints with a bass and Peteris with drums to join. The gig resulted in something very special and emotional for all of them, which lead to a feeling that this group of musicians is the key for creating something magic. The Sound Poets, which is the name of the band these days, also radiate the same energy, which is organically absorbed by their listeners. In 2013 they released their first album, which received the Latvian Music Award for the best pop-rock album of 2013. This was followed by overcrowded gigs at festivals and sold out headline shows around the capital city and regions of Latvia. In 2014 The Sound Poets released an album in English, which served as the first step in the international music scene. In 2014 the band participated in Tallinn Music Week, Vilnius Music Week, Reeperbahn Festival in Germany and Lost in Music Festival in Finland.