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Here you’ll find articles about shows I’m playing, other peoples shows and general appearance announcements.

Dr.Will and the Wizards

Voodoo Blues Live

If Quentin Tarantino is in need of a soundtrack for his next road movie – here it is!

Dr. Will uses too much sugar and alcohol … appropriately so: Because of this, on his latest album Itching Again you can experience the dirty streets, the melancholic smell of whiskey-drained nights, the life of pirates, drunks and whores!

Dr. Will spent the first half of the 90’s in London, recording and producing Indie Bands as well as touring Europe with his Blues Rock trio The Shout. By the end of the 90’s, after residencing in Louisiana and an extensive interchange with the local musicians, Dr. Will brought the original New Orleans Rhythm ‘n’ Blues to Europe. In addition to his growly Blues voice, the visual components became a more and more important element of his shows.

He now presents self-penned songs that break the confines of Blues, being compared to the likes of G. Love or Tom Waits. Concurrently Dr. Will’s commitment to a long tradition of storytelling adds to the uniqueness of his song arrangements.

When Dr. Will and his band The Wizards enter the stage, pure shindig is being celebrated: Clanking megaphone and distorted banjo meet mannequin, Voodoo Priest and Radio DJ are working their way around bedside lamps and an old telephone. This isn’t just your old Blues Rock Band fiddling away endlessly, it’s a theatrical performance!

The Wizards are a wild bunch of weird-headed, yet highly professional musicians. With their high-energy-playing they pimp the Blues back to life and revolutionize it at the same time.

Ladies and Gentlemen, fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the show!

Tour dates are HERE!

 

El Chico Blanco – the band from LIC on Music of Ghouls

El Chico Blanco is going to back me up for my new recording Music of Ghouls, and I’m very proud of it. I love the music of Steve Blanco and what the band put together on their gigs in NYC is just amazing.

but who are these guys?

well, here it goes. I’m going to give you a couple of links further down, but most importantly a quick overview about these execellent musicians:

Steve Blanco: piano

MUSICIAN, COMPOSER and FILMMAKER Steve Blanco has been forging ahead with self-made creative works for over a decade. Born in Nyack, New York to a French-speaking Moroccan belly dancer (mother) and film editor with a love of music and art (father), Blanco was exposed to artistic expressions from many different cultures. Growing up he learned the trumpet then drums and didn’t arrive at the piano until age 23.

Blanco’s music has been called “Progressive Jazz at its finest” and his acoustic trio’s album Piano Warrior (Art Of Life Records) is said to “Move like the warrior of its title – FEROCIOUSLY and in an ever-changing terrain.”

(excerpt from Steve’s website)

Anthony Chico Riscica: drums

he’s an old schoolmate from SUNY Purchase

here’s Anthony’s facebook

Geoff Gersh: guitar

here’s Geoff’s website

El Chico Blanco:
is an electric instrumental band that plays Neo-Jam music. here’s their facebook.

I’m really looking forward to playng with these guys on the recording on august 18th & 19th…

3 artist cut-up – tilmann krumrey – klangfest

I’m excited about new projects that are opening up left and right. from sounddesign to festivals to live cut up collages.

met with sabine menne and gabriela weitenauer today to plan our stint at ursula repüblik (26 march). don’t miss this one! the works of 3 artists (sabine menne, gabriela weitenauer and myself) cut up and put together as one big live collage will kill anything that’s ever been invented since sliced bread!

I’m especially looking forward to being part of the exhibition of tilmann krumrey’s sculpture kain & abel mid april at muc852. having met tilmann for the first time yesterday, I feel very fortunate to be working with such an exquisit artist. I don’t want to give it all away so stay tuned for what’s going to be an incredible experience for those who can come out to face the sculpture in the flesh! dates will be announced soon.

then there’s the first ever klangfest in munich (22 may), which I’m delighted about. 29 great bands on 4 stages in one day. bavaria’s music producers and labels are presenting their artists at one of munich’s most prestigious arenas. of course, I’ll be part of it.
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