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:

26.07.2019 - JonesGang

                      Campingplatz Wietzendorf

27.07.2019 - JonesGang

                      Altenebsdorf

03.08.2019 - Sammys Saloon

                      Hitzfeld/Lüllau

11.08.2019 - Sammys Saloon

                      Landhaus Walter Hamburg

14.08.2019 - Sammys Saloon

                      Cotton Club Hamburg

21.08.2019 - Johnny B. Bad

                      Alsterregatta Hamburg 

24.08.2019 - JonesGang

                      Braunschweig Weinsommer

 

What's up, Ridge?

19.5.2019

Just got back from a Sammy-gig at Downtown Blues Club in Hamburg, and I'm pumped with gratitude: Man, I just played with an amazing band, featuring guest contributions from Eckart Hofmann, who played with the likes of Eric Burdon, King Size Taylor, Tony Sheridan, Achim Reichel and Udo Lindenberg, and Michael V'delli (Rock'n Blues powerhouse from Perth/Australia), who inspired me forming the 3-piece band Yonks. Whataband, whatablast! Sharing stage with these musicians makes me... yeah, above: grateful. These occasions not only make my day, they make music such an invaluable share of my life.

Enough words. Still:

Welcome the refugees (the few that keep coming), be good to yourself, stay calm and ROCK! \m/

 

Peace, Richie

Update log - The latest enhancements:

24.9.2018

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

15.9.2018

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

30.8.2018:

Added Ridge @ Formentera Guitars page

17.5.2016:

Added some YONKS-pics