Rock and Oldie bands
Boppin’B make this planet insecure with their very own interpretation of rock’n’roll the stages. Having emerged from a school band, Bee Bop ‘1988 added the first LP. Due to the increasingly accumulating gigs it was decided to make 1990, the hobby into a career, and since that time the band plays every year about 200 performances. The style of Boppin’B evolved over the years more and more, which can be well understood on the available long players and maxi singles.
From then, still very strong at the authentic Rockabilly oriented first LP, to the current album, Bop around the pop ‘that brought the band in 2004, the long-deserved chart success. Although Boppin’B often have a presence in TV and radio, the true home of the band is clearly the stage. That comes as no surprise to give more than 4,000 performances. The incredible, sometimes very artistic show of the band, is always the subordinated music and stands out due to the enormous enthusiasm and energy. Thus Boppin’B is certainly one of the best live acts of our time.
Born in Eyholz (Valais, Switzerland) on 10.03.1989, Stefanie Heinzmann is a Swiss citizen and has an older brother. In January 2008, she won a trip organized by Stefan Raab casting show. Already in the previous weeks, the participants were selected for the final total shipment by “SSDSDSSWEMUGABRTLAD” as part of TV. Stefanie Heinzmann triumphed in the final show with her written song “My Man Is a Mean Man”. Therefore she received a recording contract with Universal Music.
Her debut album was published in March 2008. Stefanie Heinzmann got away with it in Switzerland up to the top of the charts, in Germany she reached the third place and the fifth place in Austria. Her album reached platinum status. Her new album simply titled “Stefanie Heinzman” is published in 2012. The debut single “Diggin ‘In the Dirt” reached immediately the top places in the international charts.
Krokus is firstly a kind of plant from the Family of Iridaceae that grows among other things, in the Swiss Alps. Secondly, Krokus is created from the two English words “to Krok” (slang for “strangling”) and “us” (“us”). The original line was chosen because of its independence and the power that radiates the tender plant of this name. “It’s great that Chris and his boys are back to take on the road. Their songs from the early era of European rock music are heard today as well. Crocus are a living proof that the Dinosaurs of popular music have in fact not yet died “. This phrase comes from Udo Jürgens. And indeed it is a gift to be able to experience this great guys live on stage again. The long hiatus has made them even better.
Ken Hensley from Uriah Heep
Ken Hensley coined the timbre of Uriah Heep decisively through his compositions and his keyboards. Between 1970 and 1980 he composed most of the songs of the group, inter alia, the mega-hit “Lady In Black” or “Free Me”.
His guitar and organ sound is unmistakable. Ken Hensley plays all great successes live alone on stage, an experience beyond compare, and not only for oldie fans.
The story began in 1992 as the Lovebugs was a one-man band of Adrian Sieber. He sent a Cassette to a Basler Band Contest and became the invited finalist. Together with the Bassist Sebastian, he played his first gig and was victorious. He reinforced with the drummer, Simon that was enthusiastic for Lovebugs at countless club gigs with pure rock energy and playfulness.
With their third album, “Lovebugs” (1996) and the catchy single “Fantastic”, Basler Switzerland attended quite a stir. The album “Transatlantic Flight”, which was released in 13 countries, brought the breakthrough. The latest work “The Highest Heights” is back at the top of the charts.
The Lovebugs are traveling to Switzerland, to Moscow at the Euro Vision Song Contest 2009. We’ll see that time how it is received by the international audience.
They are frenetically celebrated in the Munich scene, because the seven-member band added every dance floor in a frenzy! The legendary music from the period of the 40s to 60s of Louis Prima, Louis Jordan and Ray Charles celebrates with Zucchinis – both visually and acoustically resurrection. A sweaty mix of Swing, Boogie, Jive and Italo – touch provokes an irresistible summer holiday mood.
The Boom Boom Booms
Two loud “Grutsch” guitars supported by fast saxophone sound, deep bass tones and a drumming of the extra class. These are the “Boom Boom Booms”, entering up to 100% towards the “rock and roll”. Title of “Eddie Cochran” to “Buddy Holly”, the “Stray Cats” or “Little Richard” – they perform every Rock’n’Roll title Struben 50s and 60s. Their sweaty show is awesome, since no one is guaranteed to remain sitting in the chair. “Long live rock’n’roll”.
The world champion and world record holder in Boogie-woogie. Entries in the “Guinness Book of World Records “. A fast paced Supershow. Boogie-woogie, rock’n’roll, blues and much more. Nico Brina is such a right heater. Whether alone or in a duo with a drummer, you will have a guaranteed party atmosphere with a lot of drive and action on stage. A highlight of every party.
ToniVescoli / Sautrelles
Music icon Toni Vescoli has made the Rock n Roll large in Switzerland. He is considered the “Swiss Bob Dylan” and has presented with his band “Les Sauterelles” over the years, different styles of music. Toni Vescoli, was born On July 18, 1942 in Zurich, as one of the pioneering pioneers of Swiss rock, Blues and folk scene. In 1962 he founded the Beat Band Les Sauterelles who appeared as the opening act for stars such as Cliff Richard and the Rolling Stones. The Hits “Hong Kong” and “Heavenly Club” made it at that time in the international charts. Since the 1970s, the “Swiss Beatle” is defined as solo artist or band leader of the reunified “Sauterelles” in 1996. He made the Swiss dialect scene presentable and stunned always with changing style – from a “Swiss Bob Dylan” to country music.
Presents simple, no-frills, quiet and deep black blues, absolutely authentic and real. Blues lovers know the singer with thinner roots and the characteristic long voice. Two years ago his flyer album “Watching From the Safe Side” has exited reached the international blues scene and Switzerland Gold status. Now Fankhauser proposes new sounds on with “Love Man Riding”. “Love Man Riding” impresses with songs more playful, cheeky-beautiful and especially stylish style which could not be more different. Cleared unmistakable are blues and soul for Philipps. But it is also a mix of bossa nova, R & B and yes, a refreshing breeze under Pop.
Mike and the Mechanics
Sometimes a band ranging from not – many musicians are keen to experiment with Sidekick experiments. In this case, Mike Rutherford, actually the songwriter and guitarist of Genesis, in 1985, he calls Mike & The Mechanics in life. From the outset, it is inevitable for the band with a commercially perhaps barren niche existence. On the contrary, the fans draw with fully. This finds the simple “Mike & The Mechanics” titled debut albums ready in the market.
With “Silent Running” and “All I Need Is A Miracle” the album also has two world-placed single hits discards. Over many decades, and member exchange away, impressed primarily Mike Rutherford’s understanding of music sound and songs. Mike & The Mechanics are always a grown band in the vast fields of pop and rock. The striking particularly in the eighties weighting on synth sounds faces, later in years increased attention to blues and soul.
And: A never missing Genesis touch of course.
Duran Duran were in the 1980s, the big stars of the electro-pop scene with the smash hit “Wild Boys”. Besides more than 70 million albums sold, 18 hits in the American charts, top 30 songs in England and countless concerts in the biggest arenas in the world can boast a long service life, which is nowadays rather a rare Duran Duran. Bassist John Taylor brings it to the point: “I think the secret is that you can just keep making. I know a lot of bands and artists that someday their guitar, their Drumsticks etc. are hanging on the nail, because they argue out because the disagreements with the other Band members appear too cumbersome. We just continue to develop. We love our job, we are thrilled with this thing and perceive, so it remains an honor that so many people come to our concerts”.
Manfred Mann’s Earthband
It is impossible that you have never heard a song by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. Life must be mean without the sounds of “Pretty Flamingo”, “Ha! Ha! Said The Clown “,” Mighty Quinn “,” My Name Is Jack, “” Blinded By The Light “or” Davy’s On The Road Again “. More than any other, Manfred Mann takes over the decades to bridge the gap between entertainment music on the one hand and sophisticated, progressive compositions on the other. As absolute rounder on all instruments that have even remotely anything to do with keys, he harvests appreciative reviews from all sides, and has been for almost 45 years on scene.
The Alan Parsons Project
Alan Parsons was a sound engineer of the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios, where he worked with the last of their albums. He later worked with the Wings and was involved as the engineer and the classic producer of Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd. His production work is an essential element of the success of these albums. In 1974, Parsons wanted to make his talent “visible”. So he founded along with Eric Wolfson The Alan Parsons Project. In 1976, the first album “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” appeared. It was followed by other albums, and the order is usually a central theme designed. From 1981 onwards, the style evolved away from concept albums back to rather loosely thematically structured song collections. With the unexpected success of the song “Eye In The Sky”, which became a Top 10 hit, the album “Eye In The Sky” is also one of the first albums worldwide, that has been completely renovated where digital technology was included.
Conventional, clean played hard rock with a melodious wailing vocals make Scottish Nazareth from Edinburgh since 1969 near to its program. The fans will appreciate the perfect stage show that Dan McCafferty dominated of an agile and the airs and graces, correct behavior of musicians. Million hits like “Love Hurts”, “This Flight Tonight” and “Dream On” are rock music milestones.
Catchy rhythms and melodies made for long-standing presence in the charts worldwide. The hits of the Commodores commute between energetic radio sound (“Brick House”) and raised, tender ballads (“Three Times A Lady”). The bestseller “Night Shift” and the orientation of modern dancefloor trends and the dynamic, dance embossed stage presentation makes the group even today to a recent gala Act.
The Super troupe of disco-funk crisp rhythms, an explosive live show – and a whole series of super hits like “Ladies Night” “Celebration”, “Get Down On It,” “Joanna” and “Fresh”. Their tours come to dance the night away when happening everywhere in the cook halls or concert goers.
Dennis (“The Voice”) Edwards, the lead singer, the partially tapered “Temps” leads today with a good vocal art and new temperament. The “Emperors of Soul” characterize stylistically since the early sixties the rhythm and blues vocal harmonies with the characteristic interplay of powerful, sometimes for falsetto tending tenor voices and strong accented bass parts.
An institution of Motown – sounds, count them but still one of the absolutely best Soul formations of all time! With their world hits like “Get Ready”, “My Girl”, “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” “Just My Imagination” and much more provide a wonderfully groovy Soul and hot party atmosphere.
In 1971 they began with Slade a success series, as they no longer existed since the Beatles. By 1976, all of their land Singles were in the top 20, six of them at number one. With the second single “Coz I Luv You” they were found throughout Europe at the top of the charts again and open up a series of successful titles that come, which include, for example, “Take Me Bak’Ome” “Cum On Feel The Noize” and “Skweeze me pleeze me “. Their concerts are still among the most atmospheric at all. Pure party!
Suddenly she stood there, and how! In the black leather outfit and a heavy electric bass guitar around her neck. For this purpose, her voice was rocking, cheeky and noisy. In the 70s it was almost unthinkable, but it worked. Their first hit “Can The Can” struck like a bomb and Suzi was overnight, the large, female superstar of young glam rock scene. It was followed by several top hits including “48 Crash”, “If You Cannot Give Me Love” and “Stumblin ‘In” in a duet with Smokie singer Chris Norman.
Everyone has seen them before, and their songs are part of a standard mood party’s repertoire. “Disco is in the House”! At the height of the disco fever in 1977 the producer Jacques Morali strolls through the streets of Greenwich Village in New York. In a crowd area, as a funny-looking dancer he falls through, on the bounce with the feather headdress of an Indian on the main area. The guy who is there so merrily go, answers to the name Felipe Rose. Impressed by this performance, Morali is the idea of a dice troop together, consisting of the most diverse figures in American society. This is followed by on hits like “YMCA”, “In The Navy”, “Go West” or “Cannot Stop The Music”.
Her hit singles “Kids In America” and “Cambodia” can also be found today on any compilation that the effort undertakes to capture a touch of New Wave. But it is not only the catchy Synth-pop tunes that bring Kim Wilde in the early 80s at the top of the charts. No question: sex sells. And Kim Wilde has more than enough of it. Yet for all the provocative beauty remains, the very Spirit of the New Romantics obliged always in unreachable distance, cultivates its image of languid beauty.
Founded by the guitarist Mick Box and the keyboardist Ken Hensley in 1968, includes Uriah Heep to popular oldies rock bands. For over 30 years they traveled with new and especially old popular songs tirelessly around the world. With “Easy Livin ‘” and “Sweet Lorraine” they have published in 1972 two notable hit singles, quite surprisingly they celebrate their greatest success, however, until 1978 with a release from their six years old second album “Salisbury.” The ballad “Lady In Black” is still one of the most played songs of diverse radio stations.
Characteristic of Wishbone Ash is their melodic guitar-oriented rock that is characteristically dominated by two unison played electric guitars. Their singing style is often ballad-like. Medieval themes characterize the band’s music, especially in the early phase. The style of the band stands out on the first albums by big experimentation: Hard rock mixes with gentle folk melodies or jam session-like spacious improvisations with almost jazzy twist. Subsequent albums are based more on the other hand, conventional heavy rock and a straight rock’n’roll.
For over 30 years now are Golden Earring made rock music in Cheese Country. George and Rinus Gerritsen Kooymans, two delicate schoolboys, founded in 1964 the most successful Rock band to this day from the Netherlands. In all ears is their biggest hit “Radar Love”, the mutant catchy even in the US. Their style evolved from increasingly pop of the early years in the direction melodic hard rock, which they have remained faithful even today. Although they can look back on some notable successes in the States, but Europe remains its main field of activity.
The success sometimes comes unexpectedly. As a small, insignificant radio station in London in early 1968, “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” plays, so the curiosity of the audience is so large that a single fast is pressed and comes into the stores. They end up promptly at the top of the UK charts and adheres there for six weeks. Shortly afterwards, the title was the winner world. No wonder – Isn’t those who know the most famous organ intro in rock history? “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”, more than 35 years after its publication it happens to be one of the most popular cuddly songs.
His name derives from a British farmer forth, inter alia, that has written a book about the fogging of horses. With classical adaptations Jethro Tull enchanted his audience and it should still follow many original compositions. The music of band leader, founding member and composer Ian Anderson cannot be squeezed into a drawer. At the beginning of his music, it was still very Blue-oriented, but after the second album, the critics thought the band as “progressive rock” need to classify. With the albums “Aqualung” and “Thick is a brick”, he created the first concept albums in the Rock history. Later in the ’70s, the band has been assigned to the folk-rock. The result of 40 years of Jethro Tull are: 21 albums, more than 2,600 concerts in over 40 Countries, and 60 million albums sold.
Barclay James Harvest feat.Les Holroyd
Since the 70s, their success continues unabated. Barclay James Harvest, with the man at the top, which is responsible for the distinctive band sound and Les Holroyd Probably the most subtle of the genre classic rock found each other in 1967 in Manchester. Moody Rock Etudes, ornamented of esoteric spheres, sounds enthusiastic just as the same fans who also loved Moody Blues and Pink Floyd. The band knew early on how to use the effect of the apparatus Mellotron virtuoso. The sexy sound patterns became the trademark of Barclay James Harvest, which he celebrated his debut recording in 1970. From the beginning BJH experimented with new forms beyond the traditional lineup of guitar, bass and drums and woodwind, strings and brass. It was therefore a logical step to take his first album Barclay James Harvest with their own orchestra. Quickly Barclay made a name – first in Britain, then in Europe, then the world. The band became a super group, the guarantor for best live entertainment and an integral supplier for the charts. Today their hits “Hymn”, “Mockingbird”, “Life is for living”, “Berlin” and many others, are the stuff which are romantic and nostalgic rock dreams that have long classic at live concert.
Florian Ast “Flöru” is a rockers dialect with a poetic rascal charm, a bit frivolous, yet shy, irresistibly and halt. Since 1996, you know, you love it. And yet we know him again know new, profound, determined mature, adult might.
The Alpinistos feat.Polo Hofer
It is obvious when Polo Hofer and Hanery Amman songs resound music together on a stage and sing that Rumpelstilz “D ‘Rosmarie and I», «Red Wy», «The Fallen Angel » and «Alperose». A few songs from Hanery Amman last album “Solitaire”, songs by Hank Shizzoe, to a “Snake countries belt” or other “Wyssebüehl” of Polo Hofer. Besides private bathroom are songs by Bob Dylan, Al Green, JJ Cale, Prince, Bo Diddley, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Mark Knopfler, Sam Cooke, Willie Dixon, Tom Petty, Junior Parker, Johnny Otis, inter alia, played, in short. Their equipment includes a nutritious blues, folk and rock package. Sung by Hank Shizzoe, Hanery Amman and Polo Hofer, the latter can also be experienced as a singer of his favorite English songs. For this purpose, he will specify and help ensure that the Groove King is the clock on the snare drum. Whose love has as statistics and threatened with numbers would be: One third of the program is in Dialect, the rest sung in English.
One of the most successful bands of the 60s having assertiveness are The Hollies. You get 23 consecutive hit singles – a success story that has been surpassed only by the Beatles. An inimitably powerful, homogeneous and original vocal harmonies is guaranteed every time in your ears. The greatest hits such as “Bus Stop”, “He Is not Heavy, He’s My Brother”, “Carrie Anne”, “Sorry Suzanne” or “The Air That I Breathe” remain unforgotten. Unlike the most groups from the Beat era they are 40 years after its founding, still going successfully.
Herman’s Hermits were in 1963-1969 represented by more than 20 boards in the international charts. Their lighter sound enthusiast fans immediately. Of the record sales, times ago they played in the 60s in the highest league. They had their first major hit with their song “I’m Into Something Good”, of up to # 13 in the UK charts that came in 1963. Many plates followed the debut in the hit parade, including such well-known songs like “I’m Henry the VIII I am”, “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter “and especially” No Milk Today”.
1946 year came on the world with the first name Raymond in the Irish Waterford, where he pulls at the age of eleven years with his family into English Swindon. There he begins playing the piano, an activity which he continues even while studying at an art college. Looking for a manager, O’Sullivan hits Gordon Mills, who has already set up Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck. Except to the idiosyncratic look, it comes to a change of name: Raymond falls away in favor of Gilbert. In 1971 he wrote his first big hit, “Alone Again (Naturally)”, which is the number one in the US, and he succeed with more bestsellers like “Get Down”, “What’s Another Kiss” and the beautiful ballad “Clair”.
Few folk singer / songwriters were more productive that time. Scottish-born Donovan has written more than 1,000 songs in the course of his musical career on the body. With its acclaimed performance at Newport Folk Festival in 1965, made him the first song poet Born in 1946, getting a large audience’s attention. His mystical, put forward in a gentle voice songs like “Sunshine Superman”, “Mellow Yellow” “Jennifer Juniper” and “Hurdy Gurdy Man” came into regular youth anthems. But unforgotten remains the “Atlantis”, which is likely to be the greatest hit.
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick + Tich
The mid-60s was when the whole world was in Beat Fever. This launched five friends from the British Salisbury to a top international career. As Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich they landed hit after hit. The beat-party sound was born. Their greatest successes are: “Zabadak”, “Hold tight,” “Legend of Xanadu”, “Save me” and the unforgotten hit “Bend it”.
Their first single fails on all radio stations. Well, that’s more than a quarter century ago. But nevertheless, the next slice “If You Think You Know How To Love Me” an absolute blockbuster that lands on the top places in the international charts. This is followed by hits like “Don’t You Play That Rock’n’Roll To Me”, “Oh Carol” or “Living Next Door To Alice”.
Undoubtedly Ray Dorset is identical with Mungo Jerry. With over 30 million records sold with “In The Summertime “probably is the par excellence summer hit – and that for over 30 years! The title says it all: With Power, Heart and bestsellers such as, inter alia, “Lady Rose”, “Hello Nadine” and “Baby Jump” led Mungo Jerry to live the 70s again.
The former front man of Smokie is back! The smart singer with the slightly hoarse voice of par excellence pop Hero for his fans. His hits like “Living Next Door To Alice”, “Do not Play Your Rock’n’Roll To Me”, “Oh Carol” or “Lay Back In The Arms Of Someone” he sounds and rhythms of the updated modern world and therefore also appeals to a wider and younger audience.
With “Here Comes My Baby”, “My Little Lady” and the Cuddle song “Silence Is Golden” the group ended on 1967 World hits. Wherever the band is on stage – with its playfulness inspire Britons of fans today.
Middle of The Road
Year 1970, made an unknown Scottish quartet to conquer the world on the way. The hitherto unknown group was entrusted with the production of a song by chance, and the soundtrack for a movie was planned. The song “Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep” became a huge hit. The success of Middle Of The Road and its singer Sally Carr, who gave trademarks to the band through her unique voice continued in 1972, with “Tweddle Dee, Tweedle Dum”. “Soley, Soley” was the highest new entry from 0 to 1 in all European charts. “Sacramento” also reached Europe a Top Ten status.
Spider Murphy Gang
Wherever the band is on stage around bandleader Günter Sigl, three or four numbers and the post goes off. Pure Party Power – made in Bavaria! “Scandal in the off-limits area”, “in-crowd”, “Where are you?” etc. But actually the Spiders could do their instrumental concerts because the audience knows every song, every line, and every gesture.
The “Munich Freedom” was founded in 1980 by vocalist and keyboardist Stefan Zauner and guitarist Aron Strobel. First successes were achieved with respect to the still strongly influenced by the German New Wave albums “Migrators” and “Light”. 1984 abolished the band with the song “Oh Baby” for the first time in the charts. The big breakthrough came in 1986: The single “Without You (I sleep tonight not one)” stood for weeks in the Top 10 and climbed in Switzerland even at the top of the charts. It was followed by other hits such as “A thousand times you” and “So long ‘can be dreams are still alive” and several gilded albums. The Band continues to publish regularly albums and playing concerts in Germany.
First General Insurance
First General Insurance undoubtedly is one of the bands with the best puns in the German speaking area. But whoever locates the combo only in the ballyhoo corner, you do wrong. The Austrian group operates in 1977 in Vienna under the name “Antipasta” in order for the time being not to unsettle the world. For the actual creation of the “First General Insurance” it comes, after Nino Holm the “killer guitarist, comes up with the Fastest in the world. Unfortunately, Klampfengott Thomas Spitzer at this time for seven years held no more guitar in his hand. Spitzer and Holm discuss in advance often about starting a rock band Comix, but only if by joining forces with the remaining “Antipasta ‘duty system is implemented the idea with vocalist Klaus Eberhartinger into action. 1985/1986 follows with “Ba-Ba bank robbery” in Europe the big breakthrough with many successor hits.
There is music that raises immensely positive feelings at the first hearing and thus precisely the causes, which should reach music in its best moments. The Saragossa Band has this set to the destination from the start. These musicians leave their fans with uninhibited playfulness and light-heartedness to forget the worries of everyday life. Their musical trademark is a South American feeling that they processed in melodic songs with pop and rock elements. Happy pure sound! Their best-known hits are: “Big Bamboo”, “Zabadak”, “Malaika” and “Rasta Man”.
Founded in 1970, the group laid the foundation for sophisticated dance music and an impressive career. 34 singles and 10 LP’s of HOT CHOCOLATE found in 40 countries their way to the international charts. HOT CHOCOLATE is not just a pop group, even if it was a permanent guest in the top 10, but has become a classic, whose music is still liked to be heard today, particularly from music lovers. Songs like “You Sexy Thing” Everyone’s A Winner “or” So You Win Again “are on the pop history of the 70s and 80s.
What has eight legs, short hair, strange theatrical clothing, no electric guitar, a Nickelodeon, a street lamp, a portable harbor scenery and dares to call himself a band? The answer is short and clear: SAILOR. With “Girls Girls Girls” and “A Glass Of Champagne”, the group became famous worldwide in the 70s. Even today they offer live an incomparable musical fireworks and an exciting stage show.