In the gray hours of the morning, between doubts and tiredness, the songs find their final form. The world is out of joint. Melodies and words search for the right place at the damaged spots of our hope.
Songs that are being tested for the next CD/LP, which the band is currently working on; songs from the recently released solo live CD; songs from the collection of the last 52 albums, carried by the gentle and determined tones of guitars, trumpet, bass and accordion, piano and drums play for dancing in the unrepeatable hours of the concerts.
GLAD THAT WE ARE ALIVE.
An adherence to elementary truths, despite all ideological parcelling out. Celebrating life as a victory against the destructive, against wars and demagogy. Music is a faithful companion.
Tours have taken Wenzel through France, Austria, America, Nicaragua and Turkey. He has performed on stage with Arlo Guthrie, Randy Newman, Ferhat Tunc, Konstantin Wecker and many other singers. He has survived honors from the GOLDEN AMIGA, the Heinrich Heine Prize to the German Kleinkunstpreis, the Ehrenantenne of the Belgian Radio, eight times the German Record Critics' Award and the annual awards of the Liederbestenliste!
In 2023, the documentary film "Wenzel: lLaubt nie, was ich singe" was released by Arsenal Film and the new solo live CD "Noch verschont von großen Kriegen" on the Matrosenblau label.
Experience the country's most poetic musician and singer with his excellent band!
- Wenzel: vocals, guitar, accordion, piano, bass
- Hannes Scheffler: guitars, bass, vocals
- Thommy Krawallo: guitars; bass, vocals
- Stefan Dohanetz: drums, percussion, vocals
- Manuel Abreu: trumpet, flugelhorn