Crazy Chris Kramer
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"Crazy" Chris Kramer (born 1970 in Marl ) is a German blues musician.Read More...
Even from an early age Chris feels attracted to the music. From his father he learned the first notes on the harmonica. Quickly developed a boundless love for blues music and it is for sure: I will bluesmen. With 18 years of musical autodidact starts actually act as a blues musician. First, with the harp, its prime instrument, and later as a singer and guitarist. Sure, Chris is at home in the blues and he lives like no other, but he is also a creative hotbed of unrest, which is why he soon gave it the name "Crazy."
Chris appears as soloist and as a duo with Christoph Bluebyrds 'Slidin' "John. Later he formed a duo with guitarist Manfred Portugall . In the current occupation is found here, however, Dirk Edelhoff on guitar.
With the founding of the group "Crazy Chris Kramer And His Hands Groove" (with violinist Bernd Kullack , bassist Wolfgang Engelbertz and guitarist Mirko van Stiphaut ), Chris fulfilled a longtime dream of a completely open style band. They present the audience a musical journey through different styles and rhythms, and connect many genres of music such as blues, funk, bossa nova, klezmer, jazz, gypsy swing, country, bluegrass and original cover versions of pop and rock classics with each other
Chris is not only as a solo artist or with his duo partner Dirk Edelhoff road, but also with full band instrumentation. For the faithful implementation of the elaborately produced songs Chris has taken his live band truly impressive: On lead guitar is Dirk Edelhoff of the party, a multiple winner of national contest "Youth Jazz". On bass is playing none other than Martin Engelien , with the position Klaus has written for decades German rock history. Plays the drums Kirschgen Joseph , who was involved in various television and radio and theater productions (including Harald Schmidt Show ) and twice the price of the German Record Critics' Award (1996 & 1999) won.
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