BERLIN HENDRIX BASH

Psychedelic Rock, Blues, Soul, Funk

Line-up:
Reggie Worthy – Voc, Bass – USA
Ron Spielman – Voc, Guitar – Germany

Andreas Willers – Guitar – Germany
Torsten Wagner – Guitar – Germany
Benny Greb –  Drums – Germany
Lutz Halfter – Drums – Germany  standby
Zam Johnson – Drums – USA  standby

There is no doubt that JIMI HENDRIX can still be called the inventor of modern electric guitar sounds that introduced one of the most creative phases of rock music. What made his sound so special was the combination of experimental rock music with the power of black music.
Five excellent musicians from Berlin collaborate to reawaken the spirit of JIMI HENDRIX, to play his music and to create new interpretations of it. Doing so, they skilfully imitate the freedom and anarchic, party atmosphere present in the big festivals of the 60s.

Till 2011 AHOI produced the 1st of january “The Happy New Year Start” with BERLIN HENDRIX BASH aka: the Jimi Hendrix Memorial Nite. We plan 2018 again 😉

The musicians are:

REGGIE WORTHY – Bass Power from USA
He toured and recorded an album with Ike & Tina Turner. As singer, bass player and entertainer he toured also with other world famous stars: Justin Timberlake, Eric Burdon, Jennifer Rush, Stoppock, Howard Carpendale, Udo Lindenberg, Stefan Gwildis etc. His style eminates soul, funk and blues at its finest and is a powerful presence at any performance. Since he studied at New Brunswick Rutger University he is known as the Bass Professor.
At the moment he is working on the rock musical Voodoo Child.

RON SPIELMAN – Blues, klassischem R’n’B & Jazz
Zweifellos zählt der Wahl-Berliner Ron Spielman zu den Ausnahme-Gitarristen der deutschen Szene. Und wenn man dann auch noch Spielman heißt, wird der Name in diesem Fall tatsächlich zum Programm. Vor allem die enorme Vielseitigkeit zeichnet den bescheidenen Musiker aus. Ob an der geliebten Stratocaster in seinem Trio oder mit seiner Akustik-Band:
Ron Spielman präsentiert seine gefühlvollen Songs stets auf höchstem Niveau. Veröffentlichte er bereits 8 Alben unter seinem eigenen Namen! Seine Songs sind auf über 9 Alben von befreundeten Musikern zu hören. Ron: “Das erste was ich hörte als ich anfing Gitarre zu spielen war – Jimi Hendrix. Das hat mich für mein Leben beeindruckt und geprägt”

TORSTEN WAGNER – Blues Westcoast Fusion & Rock
After his stays in Los Angeles and Vienna (lecture in popular guitar at AIM), Torsten Wagner is working as a freelance studio- and tour-guitarist today. Working with: Lynn Davis, (Vonda Shepard Band, Toto), K. Lavraro (Al Jarreau Band), Sunnie Paxson (Stanley Clark), Roland Kaiser, Band ohne Namen , Jocelyn B. Smith , Smooth Jazz Projekt Berlin.

ANDREAS WILLERS
is known as a very talented guitarist with an extensive stylistic background. He has performed with international stars such as: Paul Bley, Louis Sclavis, Enrico Rava, Bob Stewart, Marvin Smitty Smith, Dave Liebman, Trilok Gurtu, David Murray. His output can be found on over 35 albums – his own as well co-operative bands for which he was a member.
Andreas Willers is able to set Hendrix’s topics into his own background without depending on former stereotype reproductions of Hendrix’ music.”
“Bizarre. Overwhelming. Enchanting. Exciting. Surprisingly independent…We can say that this is one of the most ambitious Hendrix projects, we have ever heard.”
’Man, it sounds like jazz guitar, James-Bond-guitar and all freaked-out noise at times. What a thrill!’ ( member of audience, Santa Cruz, California)

BENNY GREB – Master Drummer
2nd Place Up & Coming Drummer Modern Drummer Magazine 2006
Artist Library of ‘Most famous Drummer of Rock, Pop and Jazz’. Studies at Dinkelsbühl BFS of Music and Hamburg College of Music and Theatre.
In the following years more recordings and gigs with Jerobeam, Strom und Wasser, Bobby McFerrin, Ron Spielman, Zappa Project of NDR Orchestra etc.
With his solo shows he stirs up sensation worldwide and performs within short times at the World Drum Festival, the Namm Show L.A., the Drummer Live-Event at Wembley Arena, Meinl Drum Fest and Montreal Drum Fest. 2006 tours across Germany, Canada and USA.