The rock band Showaddywaddy from Leicester is considered to be one of the most successful rock-'n'-roll revival bands.
They celebrated their biggest success worldwide between 1974 and 1982.
Showaddywaddy placed a total of 23 singles on the charts, including ten top 10 hits.
In the consciousness of rock 'n' roll fans Showaddywaddy are among the representatives of the British golden age of
high school rock'n ' roll. Songs such as "Hey Rock 'n' Roll", "three steps to heaven", "Heartbeat" or "under the
Moon of love" call back the harmonies and beats of the 1950s and early 1960s.
Showaddywaddy are a guarantee for rousing and atmospheric concerts!
Booking: Sounds Promotion
Tony Carey first gained international recognition with Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow in the mid-Seventies, appearing on the now-classic albums ‘Rising’ and ‘On Stage’, and touring the world in 1975-77.
Carey settled in Germany in 1978, where he developed his singing, songwriting, and producing skills.
In 1982 he released ‘I Won’t be Home Tonight’, charting in America and gaining heavy rotation on MTV.
His alter-ego, ‘Planet P Project’, charted and gained worldwide exposure with ‘Why Me?’, ‘What I See’, and ‘Behind the Barrier’ in 1983. !984 saw the release of ‘Some Tough City’, which yielded two Top 40 American hits: ‘A Fine, Fine Day’ and ‘The First day of Summer’, as well as the release of ‘Pink World’, a double-vinyl Concept album with dystopian themes, which has become a classic in itself.
Carey has released over 40 records to date, including film soundtracks, TV themes, 6 Planet P Project records, and several ‘Greatest Hits’ collections.
He has worked extensively as a producer, with artists as diverse as John Mayall, David Knopfler,
Joe Cocker, Jennifer Rush, Chris Norman, and in Germany, Milva, Anne Haigis, Natacha, and perhaps most importantly, Peter Maffay, who with 45 million sold records ranks as one of Europe’s most successful artists of all time.
A Tony Carey concert is in intimate, emotional evening, marked by anecdotes and memories of his busy life, and carried by his virtuosity on piano and guitar, dominated by his compelling voice and storytelling.
Tony Carey’s innate charm and spontaneous wit make every concert a unique event.
Tony Carey is also available for shows as: ‘Tony Carey’s Rainbow Project: the Dio Years’, playing the ’70’s hard rock with an all-star ensemble.
NICK SIMPER & Nasty Habits (THE DEEP PURPLE MARK 1 SONGBOOK)
This band could almost be justified in performing under the name of Deep Purple! Just like the current line-up of DEEP PURPLE, it has one member of the original band; Ian Paice still pounds the skins in the original DEEP PURPLE, while the Nasty Habits line-up features Paice’s former rhythm colleague Nick Simper on bass.
But Nick definitely isn’t one of those shadowy band members from the early days that never made much of an impact. In DEEP PURPLE’s Mark I incarnation, Nick played on the first three albums and played a significant role in their first successes. It was Nick that had the idea of covering the Joe South number “Hush” - DEEP PURPLE’s first (and last!) US Number One. The band recorded 3 albums in 18 months and played several tours in the US. After leaving DEEP PURPLE, Nick played with MARSHA HUNT, founded the prog rock band WARHORSE, FANDANGO and, in the 90s, the GOOD OLD BOYS, which he still plays with. A few years ago, Austrian classic rock band NASTY HABITS became aware of Nick Simper and invited him to play a session with them. They soon had the idea of presenting songs from the first three DEEP PURPLE albums, “SHADES OF DEEP PURPLE“, “BOOK OF TALIESYN“ and “DEEP PURPLE”, for the loyal – and ever-growing – circle of fans old and new. Since then, NICK SIMPER & NASTY HABITS have never looked back.
The band has toured extensively, playing at clubs and festivals throughout Europe. Critics heaped praise on their live CD, “THE DEEP PURPLE MARK1 SONGBOOK”; ECLIPSED Magazine even said, “Hard to believe, but this band sounds more authentic than the current Deep Purple line-up.“
Songs: And The Address / The Painter / Mandrake Root / Emmeretta / Wring That Neck / Bird Has Flown / Lalena / Roadhouse Blues / Kentucky Woman / Hush
2007 - 1 concert
2008 - 1 concert
2010 - 1 concert
Bobby Kimball (ex Voice of TOTO)
Bobby Kimball is one of the highest-profile singers on the international rock scene.
His uniquely distinctive voice stamped the greatest successes of US band TOTO, including classics like “Hold The Line”, “Rosanna” and TOTO's Number 1 hit “Africa”.
To date, Bobby Kimball has won 6 Grammys and sold almost 30 million albums worldwide with TOTO.
In 1984 Bobby Kimball came to Germany to sing with Frank Farian's “The Far Corporation”. He returned to TOTO in 1998 and continued touring as a solo artist after the band finally split up.
Bobby Kimball's backing band, Men Behind, comprises seasoned musicians Nick Oosterhuis (key.) Ritchie Kück-Michelmann (guit.), Andreas Kück (key.),Willy Wagner (b.), Julien Kravetz (dr.) and Olaf Senkbeil (voc.), all adept at providing musical support.
What do artists ranging from Edo Zanki, Udo Lindenberg, Blind Guardian and Tony Christie to Cussick and Cassandra Steen have in common with Men Behind? Simple: they have all been eager to take up the services of Men Behind many times - and still continue to do so.
Booking: Sounds Promotion
2007 - Berlin - Brandenburger Tor - Pokalmeile
2012 - Waltershausen - Legends Of Rock
2003 - 10 Shows
2005 - 8 Shows
2008 - 4 Shows
2009 - 6 Shows
2010 - 10 Shows
2012 - 5 Shows
Musicians as diverse and inventive as Ben Waters are rare.
Prodigy, rock'n roller, boogie-woogie guru and classical enthusiast – he is it all. Whoever has seen him play on stage knows: He is the best!
Together with his band, Ben Waters puts on an outstanding and extraordinary performance of boogie-woogie & rock´n roll. In his show he revives classic rock’n roll songs. Yet his repertoire also includes classical adaptations as well as the presentation of own songs. His music rocks - with intelligence and sophistication.
The elite of the rock’n roll and rock music scene like to engage him for CD recordings as well as live performances. Well-known musicians like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Shakin Stevens, Ray Davis (Kinks) and Dave Gilmor (Pink Floyd) have enlisted him!
2008 - 2 Shows
2013 - 1 Show
2004 - 13 Shows
2010 - 2 Shows
2009 - 11 Shows
2010 - 16 Shows
2011 - 14 Shows
Only few musicians have managed to stay in the music business for several decades in such a successful way, and even less are able to bring people of different generations together and delight them at the same time. Chris Thompson has achieved all this!
He is the voice of legendary Manfred Mann’s Earth Band and the Alan Parson Project. Hits like “Blinded by the Light”, “Davy´s on the Road again” or “Mighty Quinn” have secured him a position among the elite of the music business. Modern covers like the one of „For You“ by House band „Disco Boys“ became a club-hit all over Europe. The singer with the great voice and an even greater charisma shines on every stage and in every domain.
Chris Thompson sang with big names like Tina Turner and Elton John. He composed for Ray Charles and John Farnham – his song „You´re the Voice“ was a huge success worldwide. Everyone who has seen Chris Thompson play live knows that man was born to be on stage.
2005 - 6 concerts
2007 - 9 concerts
2008 - 21 Shows
2009 - 18 Shows
2010 - 22 Shows
2011 - 59 Shows
2012 - 28 Shows
DAVID KNOPFLER, founder of Dire Straits, is known for performing in clubs with a great personal and intimate atmosphere. At his concerts he inspires his loyal fans with profound and timeless songs. As a result he is guaranteed the applause of the critic and the love of his audience.
FABIAN HARLOFF & Band (erst "TKKG", "SK Babys", "Notruf Hafenkante", "Bob der Baumeister", 2013 seine erste dt. Rock CD)
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Booking: Sounds Promotion
Maggie Reilly (ex Mike Oldfield)
Mike Oldfield’s world hits "Moonlight Shadow" and "To France" showcased the crystalline voice of Scottish singer Maggie Reilly. Maggie has made a name for herself on the international music scene with her highly personal brand of tranquil, melodic pop. That fabulous voice has now gained in maturity, while it’s expressive as ever and with a versatility that’s truly astonishing.
"Moonlight Shadow" reached Number 2 in the German charts. Maggie released her first solo album, "Echoes", in 1991; the album featured the hit single "Every Time We Touch". She went on to work with many big names in the music scene at home and abroad, including George Harrison, Art Garfunkel, Jack Bruce, Sisters of Mercy and Juliane Werding, and released numerous albums in Europe including the album “Starcrossed” (2000).
After taking a break from writing and recording, Maggie Reilly released her latest album "Rowan" in 2007, with an extensive tour of Germany to promote the album. The haunting mood of Maggie’s folk rock is fragile yet intense, with an underlying power that marries well with its sensitivity. Complex rhythms and unusual harmonic progressions are teamed with guitar improvisations to form a magnetic blend of traditional Irish and Scottish songs, Maggie’s own compositions and naturally her greatest hits.
Roger Hodgson (ex Supertramp)
Roger Hodgson is recognized as one of the most gifted composers, songwriters and lyricists of our time!
As the legendary voice, writer and arranger of most of Supertramp’s greatest hits that led to more than 60 million record sales, he gave us amazingly enduring songs such as: “The Logical Song,” “Breakfast in America,” “Give a Little Bit,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “Dreamer,” "It's Raining Again,” “Fool's Overture” and so many others that have become the sound track of our lives.
“The highest compliment that Roger can be paid is that he probably sounds better live today than in the recording studio more than a generation ago.” EVENING STANDARD, LONDON - Review from The Royal Albert Hall Concert.
"There are few vocalists instantly recognizable from the first few bars of a song but Roger Hodgson is certainly one of that unique group. The singer/songwriter of Supertramp, his voice is as unmistakable as the distinct keyboard sound of his early hits." THE TIMES, LONDON - Review from the Royal Albert Hall Concert.
2004 - 10 Shows
2005 - 18 Shows
2007 - 49 Shows
2008 - 69 Shows
2009 - 107 Shows
2010 - 109 Shows
SCALA (Belgium's export hit No. 1 - the most successful women's choir in the world)
They are easygoing, pleasant and very successful.
Until now they have sold 400.000 albums – a record for a choir.
At their concerts you find seven-year-olds standing next to seventy-year-olds, punk fans next to rock or classical music lovers.
Several years ago the then unknown girl’s choir from the Belgium city of Aarschot sang the song “Engel” of Berlin’s brute rockers Rammstein and people asked: “Are they allowed to do that?”. The result was their version sounded much more mysterious, profound and oppressive than the original.
Over night Scala & Kolacny Brothers have aroused many heated discussion among music fans. A sensation was accomplished after they had presented their own interpretations of “Schrei nach Liebe” of German’s band Die Ärzte and Nirvana’s grunge-hymn “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.
Scala & Kolacny Brothers are far from merely being a choir that covers famous contemporary songs. They play in their own league.No matter whether modern pop or rock song or classical hymn, each song sung by these young women of between 16 and 28 years becomes its own dimension, making their versions brilliant and unique.
Amazing contrasts arise from the strong-voiced, angelic singing of the ensemble. Once enraged and sorrowful, then again powerful and optimistic
DIE TOTEN ÄRZTE
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Booking: Sounds Promotion