Over the years a lot of people have played with the 17 HIPPIES ... on stage, in the studio,

and elsewhere.


This list tries to keep track of all these great people, using information found mainly on the internet, but also on album covers, in press kits, and the occasional word of mouth.


The numbers behind the names refer to the discography at the bottom of the list.


Now this is where YOU come in! If you have any additional information, please let me know ...


jamlist@berlin-basement.com


Thanks for your help,


JM




The Band

... as seen live on stage.


Antje Henkel (clarinet, tenor sax, recorder) since 1996 : all, except 8 & 13

Christopher Blenkinsop (ukulele, bouzouki, guitars, baglama, vocals) since 1995 : all

Daniel Friedrichs (violin, mandolin) since 2004 all since 8, except 13

Daniel "Danda" Cordes (bass) since 2009 : 18

Dirk Trageser (guitar, hammer dulcimer, vocals) since 1997 : all, except 13 & 18

Elmar Gutmann (trumpet, flugelhorn) since 1996 : all, except 13 & 18

Henry Notroff (clarinet) since 1997 : all, except 7, 13 & 18

Kerstin Kaernbach (violin, viola, musical saw) since 2003 : all since 7, except 13 & 18

Kiki Sauer (accordion, reed organ, vocals) since 1995 : all

Lutz "Lüül" Ulbrich (banjo, ukulele, guitar) since 1995 : all, except 13

Uwe Langer (trombone, horns, tuba, trumpet) since 1998 : all since 2

Volker "Kruisko" Rettmann (accordion, percussion) since 1999 : all since 5



The Family

These musicians have regularly played on albums, and/or on stage, and who in one way or another are part of the bands wider circle.


Alexander Roesler (viola) : since 1996 : 1 - 4

Andrea "Andreschka" Großmann (trombone) since 1996 : 1 - 4

Carsten Wegener (bass, banjo, oud, musical saw, vocals) since 1995 : all, except 18

Frank "El" Schneider (balalaika, vocals on 7) since 1997 : 1 - 7, 9 & 10, 19

Jakob Ilja (electric guitar, mandolin) : since 1997 : 2 - 7, 10, 11 & 14

Johannes Kevenhörster (clarinet, oboe) : since 2000 : 9 - 11, 14 & 16

Jürgen "Meduli" Michelly (violin, instrument building) : since 1996 : 1 - 9

Jürgen "Speedy" Schäfer (bass, mandola) : since 1999 : 9 & 10, 17

Michael „Moe" Jaksch (bass, zither, electric guitar) : since 2000 : 9 - 11, 14

Petra Rosemann (viola, hurdy gurdy, flute, vocals) : since 1997 : 1 to 6, 9 & 10

Reinhard „Koma" Lüderitz (bagpipes, flute; percussion) : since 1995 : 1 to 10, except 8

Rike Lau (cello) : since 1996 : all, except 13 & 18



Friends

The following people have occasionally played, or worked with the band. Some have had guest appearances, some were part of the band for a certain time ...


Adrian Rovatkay (dulcian) once or twice in 1999 : 3

Alice Burguière (bass) once in 2005. As part of Les Ogres de Barback : 18

Andrea Schneider (trombone, vocals) once or twice in between 2000 and 2006, she can be seen on stage at the end of 11, although there is no track on the album with her singing. She also plays with the band in the German TV movie “Tigeraugen sehen besser!”

Andreas Dresen (guitar) a few times in 2001

Ania Clarissa Gürke (violin) fairly regularly from 1997 to 1999 : 1 - 4

Anna-Katharina Kaufmann (violin, viola) : 2000 - 2004 : 5 - 7, 9 & 10

Anthony „Drumtan“ Ward (drums) once during WOMADelaide, and once WOMAD, NZ both in 2011

Antje Jäckstedt (alto sax) a few weeks in 1996

Axel Prahl (guitar, vocals) a few times in 2001

Aymeric Nager (accordion) a few times in 1995, he never made it to the stage

Ben (bass) a few times during shows with Issey Ogata in 2006

Bernhard Kruppke (violin) 1996 - 2004 : 1 - 10, except 8

Bob Brozman (slide guitar) once during WOMAD, NZ in 2011

Bob Romanowski (gong) once, for a legendary performance in 1996

Boris Bell (drums) once in 2003 : 7

Carsten Dane (sampling, toy piano) has played all Sexy Ambient gigs : since 1998 : 7

Christian Kaya (clarinet) once or twice in 2000

Christian Hartje (guitar) a couple of times 1998 - 2000

Christoph Waltz (accordion) once in 2003 in German TV movie “Tigeraugen sehen besser!”

David Greely (violin) jammed with members of the band in 2008, recorded a unreleased tune in 2010

Dominque Horwitz (vocals) sang Marlène with the band during a gala performance in 2008

Elyas Khan (vocals) a few times in 2009, there is a recording of them performing together

Erwan Naumur (guitar, and vocals) a few times since 2006

Fabia Romais (trombone) very occasionally in 1997 & 1998

Fabian Hinrichs (vocals, reading) appeared once on stage in 2000, silently reading a newspaper during an entire show, and singing the last encore

Fabrizio Cammerata (guitar, vocals) once in Palermo in 2010

Faiz Ali Faiz (vocals) once during WOMADelaide, and once WOMAD, NZ both in 2011

Felix Sauer (viola, dance instructor) a few times in the late nineties, and can be seen (and heard) at the very end of 11

Franck Gelibert (piano) once during a France Inter recording in 2008

Gabi Maria Schmeide (vocals) a few times on stage 2002 – 2004 : 5

Gregor Fuhrmann (cello) recorded in 2010 : 19

Guido Kensbock (guitar) 2001 & 2002

Hans Schuhmann (hammer dulcimer) a few times 2000 - 2005

Harald Grosskopf (percussion) regularly in 1998, very occasionally since then : 2 - 4 & 10

Horace Andy (vocals) once during WOMADelaide, and once WOMAD, NZ both in 2011

Ingela Schwinge (violin) a few times in 1996 & 1997

Richard Lornac (piano) once during a France Inter recording in 2009

Issey Ogata (vocals, lyrics) a few times since 2006. He also wrote some lyrics for songs in Japanese, and there is footage of him performing with the band, as shown on Japanese TV

Jacques Métivier - (accordion) once in 2002

Jan Tillmann Schade (cello) on stage in 2006 for the CLUB NIGHTS, and again for HHT 2010

Janek Siegele (remix) „Ifni“ for 10 in 2005

Jeannie McLerie - (violin) jumped on stage in 2010

Jens Domberg (trombone, horn, trumpet) played often from 1999 to 2004

Joachim Dette (bass) a couple of times : 2000 - 2002

Joachim Litty (bass clarinet) a couple of times on stage since 2007 : 16

Johanna Priem (cello) a few times in 1995

Johannes Leis (tenor sax, bass flute) since 2002 : 7

Johnny Kalsi (percussion) is „The Beat“ in the 2008 show “17 Hippies & The Beat”. This show was recorded and broadcasted by the WDR (German public radio)

Karin Ludewig (accordion) a few weeks in 2000

Katja Bruisch (violin) was part of the regular line-up from 2000 to 2002 : 510, except 8

Ken Keppeler (violin) jumped on stage in 2010

Klaus Janek (bass) a few times for the Sexy Ambient shows in 2003 : 7

Klaus Wagner (producer) since 1998 : all, except 8

Kogure Miwazow (chin-dong) : once in 2002, once in 2006

Leolo Kebuz (vocals, guitar) quite often from 2004 to 2007 : 8

Marc Ribot (electric guitar) for their joint album in 2006 : 12

Marco Timlin (drums) a few times for some Sexy Ambient shows in 1999

Mark Rubin (tuba) once in 1998 during a recorded KUT radio show in Austin, Tx : 2

Nano Stern (vocals) once in 2010 for a show at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin

Niall Keppie (tenor sax) 1996 - 1997, plays the first ever recorded 17 Hippies solo on 1

Nitin Sawhney (guitar, piano) once WOMADelaide, and once WOMAD, NZ both in 2011

Oki Sauer (cello) during the first ever gig with more than 3 musicians in 1995

Paul Brody (trumpet) on the DownUnder tour in 2011

Patrick Votrian (trombone, tuba) a few times in 2007, during a joint tour with De Kift

Raphael Bord (oud) once in 2009, (violin) occasionally : 8

Richard Pappik (drums) once in 2003 : 7

Pierre Bloch (violin) once in 2002

Robert Cummings (drums, electronics) all Sexy Ambient gigs since 1998 : 7

Roger Schaffrath (electric guitar) very occasionally since 1999

Roman Sassigneux (clarinet) once in 2006

Sarah Savoy (washboard) jammed with them in 2010 in England

Stani Vana (DJ) once in 2006, once in 2007 : 13

Silke „Frau Schmitt“ Volland (violin) 2002 – 2006 : 9 - 11, 14

Sören Birke (blues harp, duduk) a few times since 2005 : 11, 14 & 16

Steffan Stoppok (vocals) once in 2006

Stefff Gotkovski (vocals) a few times since 1997

Stephan Gatti (lap steel, pedal steel) a couple of times since 2003 : 7

Stéphane Bertholio (guitar, vocals) very occasionally since 2001 : 9 & 10

Sven Regener (trumpet) two or so gigs during the 1998 „Guinness Book world record tour“

Tari Tarkanen (electric guitar) a few times in 1998

Tunji Beier (percussion) once during WOMAD, NZ in 2011

Vivian Lee (vocals) a few times on stage in China since 2008

Vladimir Miller (clarinet) recorded in 2010 : 19

Volker Greve (vibraphone, producer) different projects since 2002 : 5 - 10, 17, 19

Ulla Beneke (clarinet) occasionally from 1996 to 1998 : 1 to 4

Wataru Ohkuma (clarinet) once in 2002, once in 2006

Werner Hofmeister (percussion) once or twice : 2000

Werner Lützow (trombone, euphonium, tuba) quite frequently from 1996 to 2004 : 26

Wolfgang Becker (guitar) a couple of times in 1999

Wolfgang Böttcher (cello) once in 2005



Co-operation with other Bands & Artists

Right from the start the 17 Hippies have also worked, and played with other groups of artists.


Boom Pam (Tel Aviv) a few times since 2008

De Kift (Amsterdam) a few times in 2007

Deladap! (Vienna) a few times since 2006 : 13

Deutsches Theater Ensemble (Berlin) often from 2007 to 2009

Djamawi Africa (Algiers) once in 2008

Dhoad Gypsies (Rajasthan) twice in 2007

Hurlements d'Léo (Bordeaux) often since 2004 : 8

Orgres de Barback (Paris) a few times since 2004 : 18

Proskoskowich (Besançon) twice in 2007

Sign of Thyme (Amman) once in 2009

Zirkus Cabuwazi (Berlin) quite a few times since 2004



Discography

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1 : 1997 : Rock'n'Roll 13 / LP

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2 : 1998 : Texas Radio / Cassette (very rare)

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3 : 1999 : Wer ist das? / CD

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4 : 1999 : Berlin Style / CD (basically made up of 1 & 3)

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5 : 2002 : Halbe Treppe (OST) / CD

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6 : 2002 : Sirba / CD (made up of 3 & 5, with extra tracks)

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7 : 2003 : Sexy Ambient Hippies / CD

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8 : 2004 : Hardcore Trobadours / EP (with Les Hurlements d’Léo)

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9 : 2004 : Ifni / CD

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10 : 2005 : Ifni Ifni / CD (basically the same as 9, with extra tracks)

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11 : 2005 : Live in Berlin / DVD

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12 : 2006 : Play Guitar CD with Marc Ribot

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13 : 2006 : Lautlos / Single (with Deladap!)

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14 : 2006 : Live in Berlin / CD (almost the same track-list as 11)

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15 : 2006 : Kasimir & Karoline / EP (rare)

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16 : 2007 : Heimlich / CD & LP

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17 : 2009 : El Dorado / CD & LP

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18 : 2009 : Papiuschka Polka / (track with Les Ogres de Barback)

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19 : 2011 : Phantom Songs / CD & LP

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