JonesGang

This is the band I played most of my musician's life, spent most of my rehearsal-, travel-, setup- and staging-time together, and I can't imagine another band will ever catch up with the JonesGang. Started out as a 5-piece Country-/Southern Rockband in 1997, I joined one year later. We then slipped over on a more rock-oriented, party-like track. Since 2004 there are only 4 gangsters left and I had the most awesome time with my brothers in crime, Pete, Dixie, Davy (†) and Jason, both human and musicaly.

 

Are we headin' towards the 700-gig-mark? Jepp, think so.

 

Check out JonesGang's website!

Coming up - Richie live

21.06.24 Wernigerode, Rathausfest (Paniker)

20.07.24 Wiesmoor, Freilichtbühne (Paniker)

03.08.24 Weinheim (Paniker)

04.08.24 Hildesheim (Paniker)

15.08.24 Nortorf (Paniker)

23.08.24 Solingen (Paniker)

24.08.24 Eppingen (Paniker)

05.09.24 Maschen (Johnny B. Bad)

What's up, Ridge?

Meeting (and rehearsing with) Udo Lindenberg

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Dreams come true. Sometimes. Happened to me in May '22. No kidding', seriously!

In April '22 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 2022:

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 (hence me not playing on this tour), 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:

24.10.2023

Welcome the Ridgeboard 2023 (aka "Kemperboard") to the Gear page!

 

06.05.2023

Pics and Vids on the Paniker page.

 

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...