Ridge Facts

By numbers:

Born: 1963

Kids: 2

1st guitar: at the age of 10

1st electrc axe: on 16th birthday, 1979

Bands: Check out the bands page

Idols:

Guitar:

Eddie van Halen

Tim Pierce

Marcus Deml (Errorhead)

Steve Vai

Hannes Bauer

Vocals:

John Farnham

Richie Sambora

Musicianship:

Paul McCartney

Arjen Lucassen

NO (!) idols:

       Guitar:

Carlos Santana

Eric Clapton

Musicianship:

Dieter Bohlen, hahaha!

Inspiration:

My parents, my granny, my kids

Hermann Hesse

All the fine musicians I was lucky to work with

Fave Colour: Blue (especially in combination Black+white+blue, see the Blue Ridge 1887

Fave quotes:

"In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make"

(Paul McCartney)

"Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God"

(Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Teilhard_de_Chardin)

"Ich stecke lauter Überraschungen" 

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's lonely Hearts Club Band, Help, A Hard Day's Night and... errrr... everything - - - Kiss - Destroyer, Alive & Alive II - - - Van Halen - I, II, Women and Children First & Fair Warning - - - Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall - - - Ayreon - Into the Electric Castle - - - Rush - Moving Pictures, Exit: Stage Left, Signals, Power Windows - - - Dream Theater - Images and Words, Awake - - - Steve Vai - Flex-Able, Passion and Warfare, Sex and Religion - - - Udo Lindenberg - Livehaftig, Daumen im Wind - - - Extreme - Pornograffity - - - Bauer, Garn & Dyke - Sturmfrei, Himmel, Arsch & Zwirn - - - Judas Priest - Unleashed in the East, British Steel - - - Yes - 90125, Going for the one, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Close to the Edge - - - Iron Maiden - Killers, Number of the Beast - - - Bon Jovi - Slippery when wet, New Jersey, Keep the Faith, These Days - - - Status Quo - Quo Live - - - Ramones - It's Alive, Rocket to Russia - - - Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell, Dead Ringer - - - Les Humphries Singers - Sound '73 (no kiddin'!) - - - Clawfinger - Use your brain , Clawfinger (3) - - - Saga - Images at Twilight, Worlds apart - - - Deep Purple - Machine Head, Made in Japan, Made in Europe

Comming up - Richie live:

21.04.2018 - Sammy's Saloon

                      Hittfeld, Country Scheune

30.04.2018 - JonesGang

                      Ahrensburg

What's up, Ridge?

September 19th 2016

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 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:

17.5.2016:

Added some YONKS-pics

11.5.2015:

Added Die Panik-Experten pics

19.01.2015:

Added Die Panik-Experten

08.12.2014:

Embedded Sammy's Saloon Youtube video