STOPPOK with band and new album "Teufelsküche"
Energy crisis. What energy crisis? Stoppok was, is and remains an exceptional phenomenon on stage - a master of the magical moment. The Hamburger with the Ruhrpott stamp loves the energy of the authentic moment, he likes it live and lively, he is a captivating entertainer and unique singer-songwriter, the likes of which are unparalleled in this country.
He is characterized by risk and spontaneity; concert halls become intensive care units full of surprises and improvisation. Anyone who writes such meaningful texts and songs (from “Dance” to “Dumpfbacke” to “Weatherprophet”) can also have the confidence to do so. For the singer and multi-instrumentalist, who has been awarded the GEMA Music Authors' Prize, the RUTH World Music Prize and the German Cabaret Prize, among others, attitude turns into entertainment, and out of madness comes humor and hope.
Even after well over 40 years on the stage, Stefan Stoppok hits the right tone and the themes of the time. With his 20th studio album he now finds himself in “Devil’s Kitchen” (Glitterhouse). It's ready: After his most recent chart success "Jubel" (the album reached number 4 in the German charts at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020), Stoppok is now presenting the new songs on tour with his confident band.
“Devil’s Kitchen” has become a powerful statement, oscillating between references to Dylan and Solomon Burke, recorded analogue and directly. Stoppok's musical answer to the omnipresent plague of digital make-up. The singer knows that thinking and things about happiness don't get in the way. Especially when people and nature tend to have elevated temperatures. As we all know, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Or with good songs.