Get Well Soon debuted in 2008 to worldwide critical acclaim with the album Rest Now, Weary Head! You Will Get Well Soon, helmed by singer, songwriter, and musician Konstantin Gropper, whose wide-ranging indie rock style brings together folk and electronic music styles, as well as pop and classical songwriting elements.
Born on September 28, 1982, in Biberach an der Riß, Germany, Gropper attended school in Ochsenhausen and, in turn, studied music (i.e., clavier, cello, drums, guitar) at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg in Mannheim. Upon completing his studies and founding Get Well Soon, he split his residence between Dublin, Ireland; London, England; and Germany. Though Gropper performs much of the band's music himself while in the studio, he performs with a sizable band including Sebastian Benkler (trumpet, vocals), Timo Kumpf (bass), Maximilian Schenkel (guitar, trumpet), Verena Gropper (violin, vocals), Daniel Roos (accordion, piano), and Paul Kenny (drums). As a recording act, Get Well Soon began with a series of EPs: A Secret Cave, a Swan (2005), My Tiny Christmas Tragedy (2005), Glaciers, Kisses, Apples, Nuts (2006), and All That Keeps Us From Giving In (2007). The full-length album debut of Get Well Soon, Rest Now, Weary Head! You Will Get Well Soon (2008), released on the well-regarded German indie label City Slang, was completed over the course of a year's time and was met with practically universal critical acclaim. In the wake of the album's warm reception, the British label Nude licensed it for release internationally. ~ Jason Birchmeier