CLASSIC KROKUS LINE-UP TO BE FEATURED ON SWISS TV
The Swiss TV show "Die Grössten Schweizer Hits" ("Greatest Swiss Hits Of All Times") is currently running a six-part series, each broadcasting on Sunday evenings with different topics. Last Sunday, the show's theme was "duets" and KROKUS singer Marc Storace sang together with well-known Swiss singer Natacha her hit "Banderas". She sang in her native Swiss and Storace in English with the chorus by both in English.
This Sunday (November 18th) the show is featuring Swiss rock bands and, where humanly possible, in the formation of their formative years (many of which have not played together for decades). And KROKUS is no exception. The following classic lineup of KROKUS will be featured:
Marc Storace ("the voice"), Chris Von Rohr (bass), Fernando Von Arb (guitar) and Freddy Steady (drums).
Marc Storace's comments to the most burning questions fans might have:
Question: "When was the last time you stood in this line-up on stage?"
Storace: "That was about 23 years ago somewhere in the USA."
Question: "Is this the first step of a reunion of the original formation? Do you plan to play live gigs?"
Storace: "No, this is a one time thing and it will be fun to recall the old days."
Question: "Why did you do it?"
Storace: "Swiss TV asked us and we were told that the public interest in original bands was enormous."
Question: "Are you now friends again and are all the problems of the past forgotten?"
Storace: "I think that "friends" is too strong of a word but at least we speak to each other and we will attempt to treat one another fair in the future."
Question: "What are your next plans?"
Storace: "Writing songs with the current line-up for the next album with a couple of gigs sprinkled here and there in December, mainly in Switzerland, to keep us "on the edge" for the next tour."
The current lineup of KROKUS consists and will consist of Marc Storace (vocals), Mandy Meyer (lead guitar), Dominique Favez (rhythm guitar), Tony Castell (bass) and Stefan Schwarzmann (drums)
T H E N . . . . .
Smiling Hard Rockers: Fernando Von Arb, Marc Storace, Mandy Meyer, Chris Von Rohr, Freddy Steady (left to right)
N O W . . . . .
Hard Rockin' Hellraisers: Stefan Schwarzmann, Dominique Favez, Marc Storace, Mandy Meyer, Tony Castell (left to right)