GLOBE CLUB BAND INTERVIEWS (MALTA)
This month (on November 25th) marks the one-year anniversary of KROKUS playing Malta for the first time and their native son Marc Storace returning as part of a band after 30+ years (last time with Swiss band TEA, who I managed in the early 70’s).
Marc is the biggest (and to my knowledge the only) Maltese musician "export" that ever made for himself a name Internationally. You can imagine how great the anticipation of the Maltese was when KROKUS finally landed in Malta. We arrived there four days prior to the actual concert and all of us fell in love with the island and the warm welcome KROKUS received upon its arrival. The week was filled with daily activities like radio interviews (one of them included a 4-song acoustic set leading up to the long anticipated concert on Saturday), TV interviews, press conference and filming around the island. Feel free to re-visit our GALLERY and click on "Winter 06 > Live Malta" to see some pictures in the meantime.
Classic Rock Promotions (thanks again Michael, Stefan & Colin) booked us at the plush Westin Dragonara and pampered us around the clock with delicious native meals. Our thanks again to Mr. Peter Portelli, permanent Secretary of the Malta Tourism Authority, without whom this concert would not have happened.
Because Malta was such a special tour stop during our 2006/2007 “Hellraiser” tour, we want to dedicate the entire month of November to Malta and our nice memories from last year’s journey.
During this month, we will feature five GLOBE CLUB interviews with each of the band members, filmed on location. The first one I just finished editing by this Sunday 5:00AM. To upload this video to our web site, I will depend on Markus Schneider. His company (www.seven49.net) originally built the web-based software for the KROKUS web site. On behalf of the band and the entire KROKUS team, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Markus Schneider very much to go often beyond the call of duty and help me out of the goodness of his heart, when I call him panic stricken to get something done to keep you fans informed about KROKUS. The same thing goes for Tom Jermann of t42 design, who is always there to support my ambitious projects :)
Our first featured band member will be the incomparable Stefanus Drummicus, also known by his given birth name of Stefan Schwarzmann. Today is Stefan's birthday (November 11th) and we all wish him a HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
In hopefully less than a week you will find this video on our web site, followed by GLOBE CLUB interviews with bassist Tony Castell, rhythm guitarist Dominique Favez, lead guitarist Mandy Meyer and the “voice” himself, Marc Storace. When you watch the interview with Stefan, take notice of Dominique in parts of the interview “marching” with a medieval axe. Right below the "Maltese Cross". And using it at times as an air guitar behind Stefan and myself in an alley where tourists walked by wondering who on earth this creature is (although young people recognized him and the other musicians, asking them enthusiastically for autographs).
Malta rocks and so do you! We appreciate your loyalty and fan support worldwide to KROKUS. And as Classic Rock Promotions Michael Hersey said: "Come on let's rock now"
Grazzi, my friends, and ROCK ON,
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Stefan & Peter with Jean Pierre Gatt & crew member (PictureBox - MPS, Ltd., Malta)
Original (and well sought after) KROKUS Malta Concert Poster