Sammy's Saloon

My gateway to the 60s! I became a member of this well-known country/oldie/rock institution around 2000. Sammy was part of the Hamburg beat scene that evolved from the Beatles' appearance at the Indra, Top10, and finally Star-Club. I learned so much from this man, and I respect him as my somehow "Hamburg scene dad", hahaha! His band back then were the very well known Dirty Dogs, and it's great to listen to his stories from the Reeperbahn, stories full of music, rebellion, sin, booze, Rock'n Roll. Being 50+, it's a funny feeling to become the young greenhorn when we join on stage because this guy next to me is well above 70. No use fakin' it, this man can tell, 'cause this man's through it before!

We are joined by Wolfgang Csenteri, my mate from Yamaha on the drums, Jason Jones (JonesGangster in his own right), and just recently by Frank Elwart from YONKS' hall of fame.

Some impressions from our gig at Downtown Bluesclub, Hamburg, late November 2014. There's more to find on YouTube, folks!

Comming up - Richie live:

27.04.2019 - JonesGang


30.04.2019 - Mona & die falschen 50er


04.05.2019 - Sammys Saloon

                      Chattahoochie Hamburg

What's up, Ridge?

I'm a bit excited 'bout a new project: Some years ago (I guess it was 2013) my good friend Sammy saw a YONKS performance at the Logo Hamburg and came up with the idea to cooperate with him on a Sammy/Yonks'ish kinda band with german lyrics. We developed (from scratch) and recorded some of these sailor/pirate-inspired songs a couple of weeks ago at Alex Mackenrott's (yes, the guy from Masterplan) place, not really knowing where this would lead us to. After listening to the results I must say, we came up with some fine, very special aural pearls I'd like to describe as "Sailor Heavy Rock". Holy shit, I'm proud of 'em, and I'm grateful Sammy called us! Now we're thinking of how to get this to you out there. Of course I'll keep ya posted!

Until then, welcome the refugees (the few that keep coming), stay calm and ROCK! \m/


Peace, Richie

Update log - The latest enhancements:


The guestbook is back! I had to take it off due to massive spam issues. Now, YOU can drop me some lines here!


Added some pics here and there, mostly on the Fomentera-and JonesGang- pages.


Added Ridge @ Formentera Guitars page


Added some YONKS-pics