Hans York

Hans York

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Award winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hans York has quickly made himself a name as an extraordinary DADGAD player and strong, engaging performer with a distinctive style and an irrepressibly delightful and approachable manner.

Biography

Award winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hans York has quickly made himself a name as an extraordinary DADGAD player and strong, engaging performer with a distinctive style and an irrepressibly delightful and approachable manner. His intimate and distinctive voice draws comparisons to Paul Simon, Kenny Rankin or Michael Franks and captures the audience instantly with its honesty and clearness.

Hans accompanied Robert Palmer on German TV, toured as bassist with the New York Broadway Ensemble, played throughout Europe with master harp player Rüdiger Oppermann, and performed a Concerto as Soloist on fretless bass with the "Ars Quittilinga" Chamber Orchestra (Concerto written by contemporary East German composer Thomas König). Hans York co- founded the German Worldmusic cult band Moka Efti and recorded three CDs with them. The third album, “Fata Morgana” features US saxophonist Charlie Mariano and producer/saxophonist Heinrich von Kalnein (Vienna Art Orchestra).

Hans spent six months in Rio de Janeiro where he studied Samba, Bossa Nova and popular Brazilian music, an experience that upon his return to Germany, inspired his first solo album Hazzazar.

With his first American album “Inside Out” York breaks down the walls between world, pop, folk, jazz and acoustic music, by blending these styles with elegance and grace, resulting in a refreshingly original and intriguing work that shines with imagery and a joyful celebration of life and love.

Hans York is a world musician in the true sense of the term, drawing most of his present day inspiration from his vast eclectic background.

Discography

"Inside Out" is currently featured on the following Radio Stations

Heartstrings (Canada) http://www.heartstrings.ca/
Radio Fro (WI) www.my.execpc.com/~fro/radiofro.htm
Acoustic Pie (CA) www.acousticpie.com/
Beauty Radio (FL) www.beautyradio.com/
WDYN (NY) www.wdyn.net/featuredartists/
Jamestown Music (IA) www.jtownmusic.com/
KTTM 103.7 (WA) www.kmtt.com/

Hans York CD "Inside Out" (2005)
(vocals, guitar, bass, piano, composer, lyricist, producer)

Eric Goetz CD "Present and Accounted For" (2005)
(producer, bass, guitar, vocals)

Evo Bluestein CD "OFF THE TOP" (2004)
(guitar, vocals, composer)

KING FRIDAY CD "Mestre Pinto Flies The Kite" (2004)
(producer, piano, guitar)

Jamie Laval CD "Shades Of Green" (2003)
(guitar)

Mercury Skin CD "EP" (2003)
(composer, guitar, producer)

Lyquid Amber CD "Drops of Rain" (2002)
(producer, composer, guitar, voice, flute)

Vira Lata EP "Flor Amarosa" (2001)
(guitar)

Fillmore Slim CD "Other Side Of The Road" (2000)
(producer, keyboard, bass )

Tocanto CD "uma viagem" (2000)
(guitar)

MOKA EFTI CD "Fata Morgana" (1999)
(bass, guitar, voice, composer, producer)

Lilly and the Soulboys CD "respect" (1999)
(producer)

Stephanie Hoevel CD "Sugar" (1999)
(composer)

Hannsjoerg Scheid EP "Wien wartet auf dich" (1998)
(vocals, guitar, bass, percussion, composer, producer)

Heinrich von Kalnein CD "Perfect World" (1998)
(producer)

Michel Wack Blueshimmel CD "Gefallene Engel" (1998)
(producer, guitar)

Hannsjoerg Scheid CD "Sau Gut" (1998)
(vocals, guitar, bass, composer, lyricist, producer)

Gregglers EP "Self Titled" (1998)
(composer, guitar, bass, vocals, programming)

Hannsjoerg Scheid CD "Hazzazar" (1997)
(vocals, guitar, bass, composer, lyricist, producer)

Moka EFTI CD " Pangaea" (1997)
(bass, voice, composer)

Die Traurigen Piraten CD "Honululu" (1997)
(bass, composer)

Pino Gulino CD "Gioia" (1996)
(bass)

Daniel Tochtermann EP "Self Titled" (1996)
(bass)

Jan Beiling/Paul Lynch CD, Musical "A Spell Of Time" (1996)
(vocals)

Tom Schlüter "Sound Of Frankfurt Vol.1" (1996)
(bass)

Lothar Stadtfeld CD "Different Views" (1996)
(bass, vocals)

Edo Zanki CD "10" (1995)
(bass)

Thomas König CD "Ars Quittilinga" (1995)
(bass)

MOKA EFTI CD "Self Titled" (1995)
(bass)

Bernd "Hammond" Drechsler CD "Do you like Jazz?"
(1994) (bass)

Rüdiger Oppermann CD "Unchain My Harp" (1993)
(bass)

Club Supreme Band MC "CSB" (1993)
(bass, composer)

Moka Efti CD "MOKA EFTI" (1992)
(bass)

Jean Shy LP "Tough Enough" (1989)
(vocals, guitar, keyboards, composer, producer)