Mona & die falschen 50er / Mona's Partyband

What a voice!

From Bonnie Tyler to Cher to Conny Francis, Mona does it all! I'm happy to be kind of a first call option axeman, indeed! We played all over Germany, from Bad Kissingen to Kassel to Scharbeutz and the island of Sylt.

With us are Reinhard Kossak on keyboards/MD, and Achim Hoch on vocals and guitar, in Hamburg known as a member of rockin' "Roaring Silence", where he also plays bass.

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...