Blues'n'Boogie meets Rock'n'Roll

Blues'n'Boogie meets Rock'n'Roll

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Three of the world’s greatest piano virtuosos battle together to perform Blues/Boogie Woogie and Rock‘n’Roll in a manner never to be forgotten. Rock-n-Boogoe-Blues comes alive.

Biography

Roy Young
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Eric Burdon has called Roy Young, “The greatest Little Richard styled vocalist on the planet!” Recognognized as one of the world’s greatest Rock n’ Roll/Blues/Soul singers, Roy’s voice shares the Rock n’ Roll fire of Little Richard, his unique style also incorporates the soul of Ray Charles and the gritty passion of Joe Cocker. Fire, Soul, and Gritty Passion. His pounding Rock n’ Roll piano makes him one of the world’s incredible entertainers! A dynamic friendship began between Roy and The Beatles when they enlisted him to play keyboard and sing back-up vocals with them at the Star-Club, Hamburg, Germany. Roy later formed The Roy Young Band and recorded and toured with such names as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Klause Voorman, Chuck Berry, The Who, David Bowie, Ian Hunter and many more.

Axel Zwingenberger
A stage. A man at the piano. The music: boogie woogie. Rolling bass fingers, the dynamics of a roaring steam train. Passionate blues sounds that seem to evoke memories of long ago. His boogie woogie reflects the style of Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis and Pete Johnson respectively. In 1975, Axel got his recording contract producing Solo albums such as "Boogie Woogie Breakdown", "Power House Boogie" or "Boogie Woogie-live". He went on to record with American music stars like Big Joe Turner, Lionel Hampton, Mama Yancey, Sippie Wallace, Champion Jack Dupree, Jay McShann and many others. When Axel Zwingenberger hits the stage today, he scoops from skills gained in thousands of performances all over the world, from Hamburg to New York, from Vienna to Ouagadougou, performing with the same fire in his playing as twenty years ago.

Vince Weber
Vince started to learn Blues and Boogie Woogie from records of Lightnin' Hopkins, champion Jack Dupree, Taj Mahal and many others. He met Hans George Möller, which completely opened his ears for Piano Blues and Boogie. The music became his life. He later met Otto Waalkes, who took him into the big world. In 1976 I became a nationally recognized Boogiefreak and released his first album “The Boogie one” - on Otto's label Rumpf Records. In 1978 his second album “Blues'n Boogie” with Inga Rumpf his first “Back to the Roots” - journey into the USA. He toured the club and festival circuit together with other international artists such as Big Joe Williams, Abi Wallenstein, Henry Heggen, Axel Zwingenberger, Jay Mc Shann, James Booker, Chuck Berry and Champion Jack Dupree. On the releases of his 1987 album, “Boogie on A Blue Song” he toured the USA appearing in Chicago, L.A. and San Francisco. In 1991 he released album No. 5: “Octoroon” and 1995, the best pieces on
2 CD's “The Best Yet”.