Feb 13th 2020, 9 pm Singer-Songwriter
Mona Lee has been singing, writing and playing the guitar since she can remember. The multi-talent from Essen is a true singer-songwriter, even though she only ever wanted to play. Her tender songs speak about love in all its facets –relatable to audiences everywhere. One woman, one guitar, a thousand ideas.
Feb 6th 2020, 9 pm Lesung
Socio-critical, philosophical, witty: M.Kruppe has been touring Germany for ten years now, reading from his books and the books of his role models – Bukowski, Morrison, Kinski, Nietzsche. For us, he’s reading short but vicious crime stories. Prepare to be surprised about the many ways people can be killed.
Jan 30th 2020, 9 pm Classical Music
Singing cellist Mara defies all genres with her mix of classical music, pop and jazz. She picked up the cello at seven years old and has not put it down ever since, playing in traditional orchestras until inspiration stuck at an improvised jazz session. She now creates her own music, overcoming all conventions.
Jan 23rd 2020, 9 pm Chansons
A concert with Gisella feels like a walk through Paris. Born in Müllheim, she discovered her love for musette music and perfected the art. This French version of the Waltz is played on the accordion and makes you want to dance. The perfect evening for everyone who is yearning to see Paris.
Jan 16th 2020, 9 pm Folk Music
We all love Bavarian folk music. At least if it’s by Sleepwalker’s Station. Original folk music in English, German, Spanish and Italian. The band members are just as international as their lyrics and yet; everything sounds flawless and homogenous. Snapping your fingers along is encouraged.
Jan 9th 2020, 9 pm Reading
Born in Cologne to a Thai father, Nadine Buranase loves keeping her readers on tenterhooks. She’s been an author since she was discovered during her university days and wrote more than a dozen dime novels before publishing her own crime series about detective chief superintendent Hirschfeld.
Dec 19th 2019, 9 pm Reading
Sunil Mann looks at things from a different perspective. Being a flight attendant could be the reason because he soars over the clouds on a regular basis. Or that he was born the son of Indian immigrants in the Bernese Oberland. For him writing both crime novels and children's books is no contradiction.
Dec 12th 2019, 9 pm Reading
Stefanie Gregg doesn't follow that one genre. Sometimes it gets psýchological and exciting as in her crime novels, sometimes she likes it sensitive, proved by her Bulgaria novel „Smelling Like White". And she also shows tons of humor. Her „new one“ is a historical three-generations-novel.
Dec 5th 2019, 9 pm Movie songs / piano
Movie songs / piano
Philipp Hermann creates movie songs that don't exist yet. If you loved the movie "Amélie", you will also love "Words". That's the wonderfully beautiful debut album made by the 30 years old piano artist from Erfurt. Pure, unbelievably emotional melodies in the manner of Yann Tiersen. Just enjoy!
Nov 28th 2019, 9 pm Piano classical
You don't always need the complete orchestra: Bernd Grill only needs a piano to touch people. The high school teacher takes you on a musical journey from baroque sonatas to jazz inspired songs from the 20th century. We invite you to enjoy authentic, astonishing piano music!
Nov 14th 2019, 9 pm Reading
Political and so up to date: Leon Sachs is Germany's up-and-coming thriller talent No. 1. In 2018 the journalist already published his third novel called „The Night Is Mine“. Nerve-wrecking excitement awaits you when this man from Cologne paints an alarming realistic picture of today's terror.
Nov 7th 2019, 9 pm Acoustic pop
Julia Lauber already played the piano at the age of two. Today she does so in a perfect way. For the 19-years-old it's not about becoming famous, she wants nothing less than to change the world. That's what her Youtube-hit „Change it“ is all about. Because life experience has nothing to do with age.
Oct 31st 2019, 9 pm Reading
Sascha Gutzeit wanted to become a train driver. That didn't work out so now he is an actor, author and musician. At the same time. Readers love his eloquent texts, music fans enjoy his unique melodies. He combines both in his musical 70s-crime-novel-Reading-show "Commissioner Engelmann".
Oct 24th 2019, 9 pm Improvisational theater
"Die Impronauten" stand on the stage without having a plan, but they are very talented. The ideas come from the audience, from key words or objects being thrown at them. A ping pong bat suddenly becomes a magnifying glass or a mirror. Only one thing is clear: It will be funny, weird and surprising.
Oct 17th 2019, 9 pm Reading
Thomas Bogenberger caused some sensation with his crime novels about the quirky commissioner Hattinger. The first two novels „Hattinger And The Cold Hand“ and „Hattinger And The Fog“ were famously made movies with Michael Fitz as the main character as well as Ursula Karven and Jessica Schwarz.
Oct 10th 2019, 9 pm Reading
The crime novels by Ina Haller are very exciting, coming from Aargau in Switzerland. The German has been living in the country for many years and knows the spooky and beautiful sides of the contemplative city Aarau. Her books will delight you with many local inside informations and excitement.
Oct 3rd 2019, 9 pm Country/Pop
This duo only needs a guitar and a microphone to enchant its audience. If it's bold country music, beloved oldies or immortal hits from the 90s – the two guys from Baden-Württemberg are both changeable and melodious. So: Please lean back, listen and simply enjoy.
Sep 26th 2019, 9 pm Magic
Blue suit, orange tie: That look is the trademark of the 20 years old Madou Mann. The man who is two meters tall has been conjuring since he was seven years old. Now he is a graceful perfectionist. You will not find any rabbits or magic sticks - Madou Mann stands for modern magic and comedy.
Sep 19th 2019, 9 pm Reading
She was a journalist and foreign correspondent, now she is a passionate thriller author - Barbara Bierach travelled a lot and now she found a new home in Ireland. There she lives in an old property and writes about inspector Emma Vaughan, dealing both with Irish history and presence.
Sep 12th 2019, 9 pm Reading / workshop
Reading / workshop
For all those who want to commit a murder on their own some day (of course only in their imagination): Before her Reading author Heidi Fischer will give our guests a writing workshop. Become a member of the special unit "death in the Fini-Resort" and learn the tips and tricks of the writing profession.
Sep 5th 2019, 9 pm Reading
Franziska Steinhauer doesn't travel alone. Maggots are part of her luggage, a forensic's best friends. How the little insects contribute to the investigation of crimes and what forensic psychiatry is, the educated forensic will tell you in a vivid way. To do that she will read from her Spreewald thrillers.
Aug 29th 2019, 9 pm Singer and songwriter
Singer and songwriter
When he was on his way with street musicians in Latin America as a teenager, Cris Cosmo didn't only get his stage name, but also many valuable music inspirations. The world citizen mixes German lyrics with cool club beats. He even got a reward for this good mood pop music: an "Echo"-nomination.
Aug 22nd 2019, 9 pm Jazz
For over ten years they have been jamming together: Benjamin Brodbeck (piano), Martin Schmidt (bass) and Jan Staubach (drums) are B.B.Q. Jazz. If sophisticated concert jazz or artfull improvised background music – these folks from Stuttgart always serve delicious gourmet jazz to their audiences.
Aug 15th 2019, 9 pm Reading
Andreas M. Sturm
Andreas M. Sturm loves it dark, ingenious and with a pinch of humor. When he strolls through his home city Dresden his thrilling crime novels with commissioners Wolf and König emerge in his head – there are five of them so far. In his short stories you will also find a lot of black humor.
Aug 8th 2019, 9 pm Acoustic pop
The German-Nigerian Oku is the leader of the band OQmanSolo. He's a traveller between worlds who has experienced a lot. He sees himself as a troubadour, a storyteller. Enwrapping his experiences in poetic words and soul music. A trip to the core of things - without kitsch and very close to the audience.
Aug 1st 2019, 9 pm Singer and songwriter
Singer and songwriter
Dominik Wrana manages the balancing act, many people don't: He plays with an enviable intesity, but at the same time relaxed und light hearted, he changes between rock, pop and the Westcoast sound from the 70s – seemingly without any efforts. With his rough voice the teacher from Mannheim is the class leader.
July 25th 2019, 9 pm Oriental Music
It was love at first sight when Shaffan Soleiman was taught to play the Oud by his father at 11 years old. Ever since he has been playing traditional music to convey his cultur to his adapted home Germany. Sometimes his music is a little melancolic, but always enchanting and optimistic.
July 18th 2019, 9 pm Pop
"Dicke Fische" are a symbol of luck. The three band members bring lots of luck to their audiences with acoustic pop and acoustic rock. Popular songs and their own songs get a special, danceable sound thanks to lots of feelings for rhythm and fun. Guitar, Cajon and three voices: That's it! Nothing more needed!
July 11th 2019, 9 pm Punk lyric
Critical of society, philosophical, full of humor. For ten years M.Kruppe has been touring through Germany reading his works and those of his role models: Bukowski, Morrison, Kinski, Nietzsche. With his program "Die feine Art des Saufens" ("The fine way of boozing") he stops over in our bar. Half punk, half philosopher.
July 4th 2019, 9 pm Singer and songwriter
Singer and songwriter
At a bonfire in Denmark Tommy Ocean from Breisach suddenly had an idea: Playing music, writing authentic songtexts – from then on that would be his calling. Today he follows the footsteps of his role models Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Johnny Cash and James Taylor, but always having his own style.
June 27th 2019, 9 pm Reading
Friedrich Kalpenstein is a multi talent: With his Herbert-novels he reached the top of the Kindle bestseller rankings. Every now and then the Bavarian assumes the role of the party singer Ben Valdern creating a real atmosphere with pop songs. A man you want to listen to, no matter if he is reading or singing.
June 20th 2019, 9 pm Acoustic / country
Acoustic / country
Larry Wright comes from Texas, his voice from deep within his soul. As a child, in Dallas, he sang along, when he listened to The Jackson 5, Elvis Presley, The Osman Brothers and Billy Holiday in the radio. Today he delights audiences in his chosen home Swabia, together with guitar player Stefanie Keck.
June 13th 2019, 9 pm Singer and songwriter
Singer and songwriter
It's not too big an issue – unfortunately for Andreas Thust it was precisely that. When he had to cure a broken leg, he played the guitar again, for the first time in 20 years. And he never stopped. Fingerpicking and fingerstyle are his passions, as a one-man-band he plays hits of the last 50 years and his own songs.
June 6th 2019, 9 pm Brazilian jazz
Clara Valente and her drummer Gui Gautreaux are real stars in their native country Brazil because of their good-mood-music. Now they conquer Germany with a brilliant mixture of samba, afro beat, pop and electronic music. They make their audiences smile thanks to their happy songs.
May 30th 2019, 9 pm Pop
Three generations with different music styles - that can be something very good, as proved by the five "Lebensmusiker" from the German state "Saarland". Spreading zest for life, hope and happiness is the band's goal. Handmade, life-affirming pop for everyone from their album "Lebensmusik".
May 23rd 2019, 9 pm Cabaret
The 50 years old writes from the perspective of a woman with a male immigration background. Cheerful novels, funny thrillers or books about the search for your own identity. Also her Readings are different: They are stage shows, cabaret. The motto tonight: Being a woman isn't a solution, either.
May 16th 2019, 9 pm Singer and songwriter
Singer and songwriter
The 50 years old singer/songwriter from Tasmania came to Germany to look for his Upper Swabian roots – and stayed for good because of the beatiful landscape. Today he even writes some songs in German. His everyday life and his rich life experience serve as inspirations for his music.
May 9th 2019, 9 pm Singer and songwriter
Singer and songwriter
When he was a child Raphael Steber sometimes finished songs faster than other members of the orchestra – in the meantime he fortunately improved his sense of tact. He plays the saxophone and guitar with passion and sings his songs like Herbert Grönemeyer, Fanta 4 or Wolfgang Niedecken.
May 2nd 2019, 9 pm Acoustic pop
The Awesome Ministers
What a great sound Sascha Happle (guitar), Andreas Scheerer (Cajon, percussion) and Sascha Spitz (guitar) produce on stage. They let you hear the outstanding rock- and pop classics of the last 40 years, performed with passion and enthusiasm. We would like to see you wave your lit lighters!