German-born blues artist who has supported BB King and Peter Green.
After countless of musical experiments, whether as a trio or an international eight-piece big-band, Henrik Freischlader has reverted to his heart music – the Blues!
Henrik is completely self-taught on the guitar and as stated by himself he uses no particular technique, but rather plays with his intuition and emotion. When he picks up the guitar one can here honesty, depth, maturity and overall serious dedication in his playing, all delivered to the highest standard. Through his music he communicates what he has to say – each note is an expression, speaking the timeless and living language of the Blues!
Old school is the new rule: Touring in a van and performing live with a tight band in original clubs for the true music lover! Those longing for authenticity and a great atmosphere look no further!
It is the band members’ love for ‘hand-crafted’ music, particularly Blues & Soul, which connects and drives the five musicians. They skilfully perform their musical parts with effortless ease, but never lacking the most important ingredient - being able to play their instrument with pure passion. Each band member is unique, but no one takes themselves too seriously – they all share the same view on the importance of musical creation.
Drummer Moritz Meinschäfer enjoys dry sounds and reliable grooves. His talent is to flesh out the songs in a well-defined and elegant manner. Bassist Armin Alic completes the foundation of the band with delicate pumping bass-lines and builds the bridge to the pattern. To describe Roman Babik on the keys as versatile would still be an understatement - whether Hammond organ, Rhodes, Wurlitzer piano – anything is possible if necessary! Unless he blasts out a triumphant solo, Babik also holds a tasteful and modest eye for the songs. The same goes for Marco Zügner on the Alto-saxophone – his soft and smooth sound underlined by his nonchalant yet masterful timing is so convincing, that it often phrases with the guitar.
The quintet hits Europe and its clubs and festivals with brand new material and old classics. The anticipation is big, fun inevitable and the new tunes are pretty funky!
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