After 5 years as a musician in London, Jim Kroft moved to Berlin in 2007. With no where to stay on arrival he was given shelter in an abandoned building by the Tacheles Arts Community, a cabal of artists and squatters on the East Side. Over the years these people became his friends and Kroft earnt his living playing hundreds of gigs during a 4 year residency until the Tacheles was finally sold in a forced auction.
During this time he wrote his debut album ‘Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’. A chance meeting with Strokes´ producer Gordon Raphael led to Kroft recording the album in Raphael´s London Urchin Studios. The album was released in May 2010 to critical acclaim on the blogoshere.