it's cold outside, but there are a few activities going on
- THE RAZORBLAES turn seventeen and we celebrate with a concert in Wiesbaden
- The first album of Mr. SMITH & THE JAZZ POLICE will be out soon
- The first album of THE HOLLYWOOD GANGSTERS will be out a little later
- I'm working on new songs, videos and soundclips (more soon)
- Further plans for 2019 involve writing a book about surf guitar, doing a new THE RAZORBLADES album
besidesteaching, writing new stuff for Gitarre & Bass, booking shows for 2019/2020 and so on
HAVE A GOOD YEAR!
THE RAZORBLADES are taking it slow, playing only a few festivals till September, which gives me the opportunity to do new things..
THe HOLLYWOOD GANGSTERS are nearly ready to go, recording in May, next gig in June. Check us out here:
THE HOLLYWOOD GANGSTERS
Besides that I put together a jazz trio...yes, you heard right :)
We're called MR. SMITH & THE JAZZ POLICE and play some of my songs, tunes by Duke Ellington, Julian Lage and some American Standards like Harlem Nocturne, Blue Moon, Sleepwalk and so on. On bass I have my old friend Thore Benz and Ingo Deul takes care of the drums. We're in rehearsing stage, first gigs, website and everything else from the fall on.
Check out my latest features in GITARRE & BASS.
I talked to Ian Ethan, Pete Thorn and some other people. My slide workshop is still running and is now dealing with Lapsteel playing.
What else? Gardening season starts soon, mountain biking should be possible in the next days and apart from that I'm stuck in the studio, writing and recording new songs.
Tourdates for the fall are coming in, so see you all in October!
Busy as hell...
touring with the Razorblades,
rehearsing with two new bands,
writing and interviewing for Gitarre & Bass,
teaching some students
the 15th anniversary show of the RAZORBLADES is coming up!!
Hope to see you all there!
It also will be the first show of the Hollywood Gangsters....
...playing the greatest movie and TV themes...
It’s the 15th anniversary of THE RAZORBLADES!
For your entertainment, we release a 7 track EP with some songs from our favourite bands played in THE RAZORBLADES style. Tracks from the Cure, Slade, Ludwig Van Beethoven and a few others.
The album called 15 YEARS IN THE VAN comes in a stylish foldout cover in 7’’ vinyl style, along with the very first sticker from THE RAZORBLADES and the classic skull button in military green. It’s a limited fans only release and will only be available on our website and at the shows…no Spotify, iTunes or Amazon.
Order it HERE for 10 €
As a special offer, you can order any other item along with the new EP and get it for 20 €…wether it’s a T-Shirt, a CD, a Vinyl LP…
Just use the new EP + something else button in the webshop.
Touring starts Thursday...see you!
After a lot of biking, tanning, and gardening it's time to go back to work!
Here's a list of activities:
- I start teaching again tomorrow
- the Razorblades have a new EP coming out in a few days
- new tourdates for the fall are up!
- I've been rehearsing with my new band THE HOLLYWOOD GANGSTERS, first live show in the fall...
- also working on new articles for GITARRE & BASS
More news soon! Enjoy the rest of the summer!