Tommy Engel - The Anniversary Concert
May 14, 2022
Tommy Engel & Band
The anniversary concert
70 years in the world - 60 years on stage: Tommy Engel is a Cologne cult figure through and through. For his fans, many of his songs embody the musical soul of Cologne. His music touches and inspires people far beyond the cathedral city and the Rhineland. Engel has put together a very special programme for his stage anniversary: Fans will experience a cross-section of his musical stations, from the Bläck Fööss to L.S.E. to his current solo projects - on Saturday, 14 May 2022 at 8 pm, at Forum Daun.
His lyrics combine wonderful observations of everyday life and enigmatic humour. Time and again, he also takes a stand against social developments and demonstrates a clear edge. Tommy's music covers an extreme range and variety and reaches from rocky to quiet tones, from Krätzjern to Caribbean rhythms. On his tour, "the voice of Cologne" combines current songs and classics from days gone by into a programme that will once again bring him sold-out houses and enthusiastic concertgoers. Once again, he will be joined by first-class musicians: Jürgen Fritz (piano and organ), former BAP guitarist Helmut Krumminga, guitarist and singer Till Kersting, Hans Maahn on bass, Alex Vesper on drums and Frauke Hader as the female voice from the background will provide the right sound and the right groove.
A Cologne native with heart and soul: Born and raised in the Cologne district of Sülz, Tommy was already on stage at the Millowitsch Theatre at the age of ten, playing Willy Millowitsch's son. He took his first musical steps as a drummer in various bands singing in English. In 1970 he co-founded the Bläck Fööss. At first, the organisers were critical of the musicians who performed barefoot - that is, on bläcke Fööß. But the Bläck Fööss and their songs catch on - they conquer the carnival stages.
After 24 years, Engel leaves the Bläck Fööss as front man and goes his own musical way. He is successful as a solo artist and also lands big hits like "Sein lassen" or "Saunaboy" in the trio L.S.E., together with Arno Steffen and Rolf Lammers. Later he plays Jaco Kließ in the WDR series "Die Anrheiner" and gets involved against right-wing violence and xenophobia. Under the title "Dat Kölsche Songbook" Engel has collected pearls from the fund of Cologne songs and completely hit a nerve. Two albums and sold-out halls on two tours were the stunning result.
Tickets are available at all advance booking offices of Ticket Regional as well as at the FORUM DAUN at a price of 39.60 EUR! For more information, call 0049 6592951311 or -13.