DATES IN 2019 ...
Tue 7 Edinburgh EH1 2BW, Scottish Arts Club
Wed 8 Glencoe Crafts & Things
Thu 9 Inverness Eden Court Theatre
Fri 10 Balerno (Edinburgh), The Grey Horse
Sat 11 Glasgow G4 9HZ, Websters Theatre 2
Sun 12 Dundee Gardyne Theatre
Mon 13 Hawick String Theory
Tue 14 available
Wed 15 available
Thu 16 Leicester The Musician
Thu 8 to Sat 10 EDINBURGH Acoustic Music Centre
To read more about Andre Krengel click here.
The guitar duo of André Krengel & Roland Krause combines a rousing mixture of different musical genres: melodies and grooves from the worlds of jazz, swing, Flamenco, blues, pop & funk and Latin America, their compositions blending into a harmonious whole. With boisterous energy and passion André and Roland perform their repertoire, comprising original compositions as well as surprising adaptations of many well-known pieces.
At the same time the two virtuosi allow a great deal of room for spontaneous interaction and improvisation. Each piece in the repertoire tells its own story or has its own little anecdote, tracing the paths and world-wide adventures of these two highly musical travel enthusiasts.
André and Roland met first about 20 years ago in 1997 and their travels together took them through Europe and on to Miami, Florida performing in festivals, jazz clubs and art centres and galleries. In 1999 they each went their separate ways from Florida.
André joined an American band “The Orphans” and toured the USA before returning to Europe, first to Barcelona before coming home to Germany to become one of the most sought-after guitarists there.
André‘s tours take him around the world - in 2015/2016 he played almost 100 international guitar night concerts in the US, Canada, UK, Poland, Germany, Italy and Austria. He received cultural awards and worked with world-class artists such as Carles Benavent, Domingo Patricio, Rod Stewart, Rafael Cortes, to name but a few.
In 2016, André toured England and Scotland, Moldova and Bulgaria with the Lulo Reinhardt and André Krengel Quartet.
Meanwhile, after leaving Florida, Roland spent some time in sunny California, then travelled on to Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean and Spain. He also went to Asia, where he spent many years performing in clubs, luxury hotels and resorts and undertook projects with musicians like Ber Ortoli (Les Negresses Vertes) and various Mexican Mariachis and gypsy swing guitarists such as the Frenchman Jean Marc Sum.
Now, reunited again since 2016, Andre and Roland interact as an exciting duo exuding their sheer, brilliant joie de vivre, looking back on their many common adventures and eager to find out what the future holds in store for them.
Join Andre and Roland on their musical travels and allow yourself to fall under their spell!
The CROOKED BILLET in Henley on Thames is a music restaurant with a long-standing reputation for booking famous and world class players/singers. The restaurant's proximity to London no doubt helps as does the high quality cuisine!
This comment about Andre Krengel comes from the chef/owner Paul Clerehugh.
"When musicians play here they often ask 'had anybody good recently?' Andre Krengel is the artist I mention.
Andre performed for us in 2016 with Lulo Reinhardt (Django’s grandnephew) and, watching the show standing at the door, my mouth gaping, I saw simply the most incredible musician. Andre, from Germany, is one of the leading guitarists. He can play in any genre or style. He was guitarist with Lynnard Skynnard and has played with all the great gypsy jazz guitarists.
He jammed with musicians from the Miami Latin & Cuban music scene. In 2005 he co-founded the prize winning band Sina Nossa ("Our Destiny"), a world-music fusion band (winners, World Creole Music Festival) and headliners at Womad festival.
The Guardian describes Andre as, " ... a traveller between styles & cultures. A guitar wizard with magic hands, retaining his identity & unique talent in a fusion of musical influences, such is his virtuosity and versatility together with his sense of musical dynamics & soft sounds."
The Andre Krengel & Roland Krause guitar duo - The Raz Duo - combines a rousing mixture of different music from the worlds of Jazz, Swing, Flamenco, Blues, Pop & Latin American and their compositions blend into harmonious whole. They perform original compositions and surprising adaptations of many well-known pieces with a boisterous energy & passion.