YONKS

Now, that's what I call freedom! This 3-piece makes a whole lotta noise, and since there are no keyboards or 2nd guitars for back up while soloing, it's quiet a challenge for me to fill up the space there's left in a band with only drums, bass and guitar. After you're done, satisfaction takes over the place and it's all fun, all take-off, all wow! Frank and Dixie are just the right bad mutherfuckers it takes to come up with a 3-piece, in terms of excellence in musicianship and friendship.

In terms of music, this is a crossover thang: We grab songs from the charts, like the ones of Madonna, the Sugarbabes, Lady Gaga, and the such, and take them to Rock City, with edge, crunch, volume, uptempo, and of course a guitar solo. Since this is a party band, there is also a big deal of rock classics in between. Wanna experience Smoke on the water without the Hammond? Welcome!

 

Visit our homepage www.yonks.jimdo.com for news, pics, demos and good happiness stuff!

Comming up - Richie live

(Confirmed at this point of time):

15.10. Casino HL (Mona & die falschen 50er)

25.11. HH Chattahoochee (Johnny B. Bad)

10.12. JUKS Hamburg Schenefeld (Paniker) 

23.12. HH Chattahoochee (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. 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...