We have a few really interesting shows coming up.
We will be back at the Inninger Spectacel (my second living room) on Wednesday 15 April 2015 at 8:00 pm.
I was in Habach at the Village jam session last night and was able to pin down Dieter for a concert date. We will be a the Village on Friday 12 June 2015 at 9:00 pm.
We hope to see you all there!
We are very happy to announce that we have found a new bass player – Holger Hetschko. After going through a number of auditions that didn’t really work out so well, things were looking a bit grim. Then my iPhone rang in the middle of a gallery at the Neue Pinakothek, and Holger was on the line. I could tell right away that we would work well together musically – our common love for contemporary blues-rock music. After the first audition, we knew immediately that we had found the right man. And we didn’t have talk him into it either; he was ready to get on board. We’ve been working through the set lists and getting ready for our upcoming concerts … more on that later.
We had a great time together in 2014 and there are so many people to thank: Paul and Matin at the Inninger Spectacel, the Village Crew in Habach. I’d especially like to thank Gundi Herget, who I’ve played with for so many years now; and Ron Patton, my new friend and Saxophone player from the USA. Most of all a shout-out to Julian Sareyka – our bass player of the last few years. He has now left the band to move on to other things. We’ll miss you.
One major development for 2015 is the new band name “The Chuck Heard Band”. After years as “Chuck Heard the Blues” it more or less became clear that we weren’t really a “blues band” in the traditional sense – and that confused some people (me too after a while). The blues is a very important part of the music and makes up the foundation of many of the songs, but the new material branches out in so many different directions, stylistic labels were just too restricting.
As things develop in 2015 and we have more gigs to report, I’ll let you all know.