Richie's Bands:

Present (excerpt):

JonesGang

Rock, Oldies, Cover from Hamburg/Lüneburg

Link JonesGang's Homepage

Der Udonaut und die Paniker

Udo Lindenberg Cover project, started in 2014. All the hits and more. Expect a big show and a mighty band...

Go for 'em online here!

 

Sammy's Saloon

Country music with a bite since... I dunno. Ages, ha! I joined in 2000.

 

YONKS

Hard 'n Heavy Rock from Hamburg Rock City

A 3-piece coverband doing chartbreakers from Lady Gaga, the Sugarbabes, Christina Aguillera, Madonna, and the such.

Link YONKS's Homepage

Johnny B. Bad

'A Crash Course in Rock' is the slogan, and that's what you'll get. All the ever-hits, stripped down to a three-lads-firework. 60ies going shred, the 70ies un-glamed, 80ies over-glamed, the 3rd millenium re-glamed. There's a song you haven't heard of? Get outta here!!!

Past:

 

UsBest

Hard Rock Band from the 90s, released a cd on Rats Records in '93. Had a 2nd attempt in 2008/09 for some charity shows.

https://myspace.com/usbestmusic

Comming up - Richie live

(Confirmed at this point of time):

10.12. JUKS Hamburg Schenefeld (Paniker) 

23.12. HH Chattahoochee (Johnny B. Bad)

31.12. tba (Mona & die falschen 50er)

What's up, Ridge?

Meeting (and rehearsing with) Udo Lindenberg

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Dreams come true. Sometimes. Happened to me in May. No kidding', seriously!

Earlier this year I got a call from Andy, a guy who turned out to be a member of the „inner circle“ of Udo Lindenberg’s tour production team. In essence: „The artist wants to meet you, Richie! And bring your guitar...“.

Wait... WHAT?!? Fou...

So, this happened on May 1st:

I drove to Timmendorfer Strand, where UL and the Panikorchester were rehearsing for the tour ’22, and met all these icons I knew from concerts and articles and the telly. I met the man himself and we rehearsed his music all day long. Mark well: Not a tribute band, I was part of the real deal!

I met a totally friendly, overwhelmingly nice guy, professionally well informed about this Richie Jones he was making music with. A man who’s absolutely reflected and aware about his attribute being a national treasure, totally committed to make everybody in the room feel comfortable and easy, including himself.

Maybe the purpose of having me at a rehearsal was to check out some plan B on guitar players against the background of the pandemic.

Since the tour took place without any virus incident, you might ask: „Okay, now what’s next?!?“ Frankly, I dunno, but I keep dreaming of being part of Germany’s greatest Rock’n Roll circus. But whatever may come, hey, I’m already on the bright side of life. I played with Udo Lindenberg, he liked what he saw/heard, and nobody will ever take that away from me.

Surely, a dream came true…

Hamburg, May 2022

Update log - The latest enhancements:

17.08.2022

Pics page: Some substitutions done.

 

01.08.2022

Some pics here and there added.

 

14.05.2022

What's up, Ridge?

"Meeting Udo Lindenberg" - Short Story.

 

11.01.2022

The Gear page needed an update wich was long overdue. Particularly the floor board was pretty outdated...