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Diamonds 2010 Gotham City Beach Club SuiteThis website is about the German rock/jazz/fusion band KRAAN.

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  • 14. December

    • wird 40! (40 years with Kraan)
      Das neue Album “Diamonds” (36music/Broken Silence) wird am 21.Januar 2011 veröffentlicht und man feiert den runden Geburtstag mit ein paar Konzerten

    • SIYOU’n’HELL: Die brandneue Single “A Lovely Place” ist diese Woche aus dem Stand auf #76 der deutschen Airplay Charts eingegrätscht!

    • Jan. 5th, 2011, 21:30 German time, one hour of HH-music on the Canadian radio station

    • Ali Neander featuring Hellmut Hattler review in German
      ( google translation to english)


  • 19. september
    Gotham City - find the beach

    • HATTLER "Gotham City Beach Club Suite" album release date: 0ctober 29, 2010! Here is a top-secret pre-listen-link:

      The album is a co-op between “Bassball recordings” and “36music”. The distribution co. for the album (physical and digital) will be “Broken silence” (Hamburg).

  • 22. July

    • Hellmut Hattler will appear on a new jazzrock/fusion album (release Aug 2010)
      by Ali Neander with whom he played the Rockhelden tour in 2006.
      "ERSTE SOLO-CD mit Hellmut Hattler und Paul McCandless bei ESC-Records Release: 8-10-2010 ALI NEANDER"

      He will probably also be on tour with Ali Neander in february 2011

  • 17. June

    • Hamburger Lokalradio, Sonntag, 20.06.2010, ab 22h30:
      90 Minuten "Backstage - Hellmut Hattler im Gespräch mit Peter Maiwald"

    • Ebay: MANI NEUMEIER/INGO BISCHOF "WALDMEISTER" RARE cassette produced, on the TRANSMITTER cassette label (Conrad Schnitzler et al...) 1983 ? A bit overprized if you ask me...

  • 16. March

    • Kraan: Diamonds (2010) now available at:

    • N.B.: Concert cancelled: 18.03.10 Würzburg, posthof!

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The Kraan site contributors "Hall of fame"
Without these people this site would have been more boring !
In arbitrary order:
Matt Gregory - U.S.A.
Per Skiold Frederiksen - Denmark
Achim Vater - Germany
Petrus Wippel - Germany
Andreas Hedler - Germany
Wolfgang Schmidt - Germany
Gary Holdinghausen - U.S.A.
Andi Görres - Germany
Rolf Spengler - Germany
Michael Loesl - Germany
Thorsten Knoop - Germany
Eib Eibelshäuser - Germany
Ulrich Jagusch - Germany
Hellmut Hattler - Germany
Kark Heinz Jardner - Germany
Rudolf Weinert - Germany
Bernward Koch - Germany
Charles Snider - U.S.A.
Lutz Schönlau - Germany
Arndt aus Hilden/Düsseldorf - Germany
Uwe Kerkau - Germany
Uwe Zipter - Germany
Werner Wingen - Germany
Ralf Feiten (S.F. Cody) - Germany
Harald Vullbrock - Germany
Wolfpeter Hörger
Gerd Woldt - Germany
Edgar Hellwig - Germany
Axel Rademacher - Germany
Jörn Bernhard - Germany
Damian Léman - Germany
Steve Cork - United Kingdom
Ole Wintoniak - Denmark
Norbert Rolf - Germany
Klaus Rydahl - Denmark
Michael Bohn - Denmark
Peter Wolbrandt - Germany
Jan Fride (Wolbrandt) - Germany
Christian Zey (Chrille)- Germany
Robert J. Baumann - U.S.A.
Günni Heidler - Germany
Andi Scheibler - Germany
Gunter Auer - Germany
Lutz Wernicke - Germany
Jürgen Lange - Germany
Achim Helge Winkelmeier - Germany
Günter Zoufal - Germany
Dirk Jan Müller - Germany
Herrmann Imkamp - Germany
Wolfgang Schumacher - Germany
Hans-Peter Linz - Germany
Ulrich Mrosek - Germany
Chris Wilhelm - U.S.A.
Fred Bauer - Germany
Daniel & Dave Svita - USA
Frieder Rodermund - Germany
Peter Bertges - Germany
Frank Nissen - Germany
Detlef Weber - Germany
Dietmar Volkmer - Germany
Thomas Feld - Germany
Thierry Miguet - Germany
Andreas Pleister - Germany
Karsten W. Rohrbach - Germany
Volker Faltin - Germany
Friedrich Glorian - Germany
Martin Lowack - Germany
GABS - Tübingen Germany
Michael Bartoldus - Germany

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This site is made in english rather than swahili, danish, or german to address a larger audience.

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