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Bastian Baker
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Bastian Baker Live 2014
Background information
Born (1991-05-20) 20 May 1991 (age 33)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Genres Pop, Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2011–present
Labels Belleville Music

Bastien Kaltenbacher (born 20 May 1991 in Lausanne), better known as Bastian Baker, is a Swiss singer, songwriter, performer and ice hockey player. He is currently under contract with HCV Martigny of the MySports League.

He was coach in the third season of The Voice Belgique (The Voice of Belgium).

Career

Born to a professional hockey player father, Bastian wanted to become a professional hockey player in the footsteps of his father and played on Swiss National League's Juniors Elite A side "Lausanne 4 Clubs" under the name Bastien Kaltenbacher. But interested in music as well, he joined the school choir in Villeneuve, and was given solo roles. A father of a friend saw him in a performance in 2010 during a social gathering and offered to produce his songs. His first single "Lucky" produced by Richard Meyer (aka Swayd) was launched in March 2011 and charted in the Swiss Singles Chart. He took part in Caprices Festival in April 2011 and at Montreux Jazz Festival on 16 July 2011 releasing his debut album, Tomorrow May Not Be Better, on 9 September 2011. The album reached No. 3 in the Swiss album charts and topped the Romandie Charts and earned him in 2012, the "Best Breaking Act" award during Prix Walo, the official Swiss Music Awards in French language. After that success, he was invited to perform in French television's Taratata. His album Tomorrow May Not Be Better was released in France on 27 April 2012 and his single "Lucky" gained success in France as well.

From 13 October to 10 November 2012, he took part in season 3 of Danse avec les stars partnering with Katrina Patchett finishing 7th out of 10 participating stars.

Baker is the opening act for all 77 dates of Shania Twain's 2018 Now Tour and returns to the main stage to perform "Party for Two" with her during her set.

On 20 August 2020 Baker was officially signed to a one-year contract by third-tier team, HCV Martigny of the MySports League and was introduced to the media at a press conference that same day.

Danse avec les stars
  • In 2012, he participated in season 3 of Danse avec les stars (the French version of Dancing with the Stars) with his partner Katrina Patchett but sadly got eliminated in week 5, finishing 7th out of 10.

This table shows the route of Bastian Baker and Katrina Patchett in Danse Avec Les Stars. The face to face, wasn't rated.

Week Dancing style Music Judge points Total Ranking Result
Marie-Claude Pietragalla Jean-Marc Généreux Shy'm Chris Marques
1 Tango L'Assasymphonie - Mozart l'opéra rock 7 7 7 7 28/40 4=/10 No eliminations
2 Waltz Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen 7 7 7 7 28/40 4=/10 Safe
1+2 56/80 4/10
3 Jive

Team Tango (+10 points)

Take On Me - A-ha

En rouge et noir - Jeanne Mas

8 + 8 8 + 7 8 + 7 7 + 5 68/90 3=/9 Safe
4 Rumba

Samba relay (+8 points)

Comme d'habitude - Claude François

I Want You Back - The Jackson 5

9 + 8 9 + 7 9 + 7 8 + 6 71/96 5/8 Safe
5 Paso doble

Cha-cha-cha Marathon (+8 points)

Cha-Cha-Cha (face to face)

Superman soundtrack - John Williams

Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind & Fire

Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.

9 + 7

N/A

7 + 6

N/A

7 + 6

N/A

4 + 3

N/A

57/100 7/7 Eliminated (35%)

Personal life

Bastian Baker was born to hockey player Bruno Kaltenbacher and school teacher Magali, and has two sisters, Margaux and Marine. Marine is also pursuing a music career as MARYNE.

Discography

Albums

Album Details Charts Certification
SWI
BEL
(Wa)

FRA
Tomorrow May Not Be Better
  • Released: 9 September 2011 (SWI)
  • Re-released: 27 April 2012 (SWI, FRA)
  • Label: Phonag
3 79 59
  • SWI: Platinum
Noël's Room
(with Stress & Noah Veraguth)
  • Released: 9 December 2012
  • Label: Phonag
1
Too Old to Die Young
  • Released: 27 September 2013
  • Re-released: 24 October 2014
  • Label: Phonag
1 10 158
Facing Canyons
  • Released: 6 November 2015
  • Label: Phonag
2 86
Bastian Baker
  • Released: 26 October 2018
  • Label: Phonag
2
Stories of the XXI
  • Released: 14 January 2022
  • Label: Phonag
1

Singles

Year Single Charts Certification Album
SWI
BEL
(Wa)

FRA
2011 "I'd Sing for You" 9 11
  • SWI: Platinum
Tomorrow May Not Be Better
"Lucky" 27 76
"Tomorrow May Not Be Better" 65
2012 "Hallelujah" 24 55 18 Non-album release
"All My Life"
(with Stress & Noah Veraguth)
35 Noël's Room
"Back in My Life"
(with Stress)
34
2013 "79 Clinton Street" 14 Too Old to Die Young
2014 "Follow the Wind" 20
"Dirty Thirty" 73
"Leaving Tomorrow" 33 Too Old to Die Young (Upgraded Edition)
2015 "Everything We Do" 21 Facing Canyons
"Tattoo on My Brain" 23
2017 "Five Fingers" 48
2018 "All Around Us" 51 Bastian Baker
"Stay" 42
2020 "Here We Go"
(with Yves Larock)
50 0TBA
"—" denotes singles that did not chart or were not released.
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