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August 02, 2005 — by Pete York

There will be a tour of Austria with Martin Breinschmid coming up from October 12 – 16. Watch this space for details. Same applies to some dates in November with Frank Diez, Colin Hodgkinson and Markus Schölch, The Blue Sausages.


— by Pete York

September 17 is not to be missed if you’re in the area of Schweinfurt. Pete will be appearing with the 44 piece Bayerischer Kammerorchester. Martin Schrack and Stephan Holstein will be there to join in some swing tunes like “Caravan”, “I Got Rhythm”
and “As Time Goes By”.
Pete will also sing two German classics “Musik, Musik, Musik” and “Eins, Zwei, Drei,Vier, Fünf, Sechs, Sieben” by Peter Kreuder. We told you not to miss it, an old jazz/blues man takes a crack at the Comedian Harmonists. There’s courage for you!!!


— by Pete York

August 13 sees a happy re-union for a few tunes at least with Helge Schneider playing organ and Pete on drums at the Dresden Ufer Pete called in to see Helge at the Lustspielhaus in Munich and they even had a small session together in the afternoon. Just for fun.
Since the sad loss of Jimmy Woode, Helge has been playing his solo shows to great effect, but being the dedicated musician that he is, the idea of playing with old pals is always appealing.
The Dresden gig is enormous and Pete will make a hectic flight from Switzerland to be there.

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