Well, Sigi Schwarz is somehow a phenomenon:
Siggi Schwarz (* 28 February 1958 in Glött/Germany) is a German guitarist, music producer and concert promoter.
Schwarz played in the band Bluespilz and the funk-rock band Split, with whom he released several records in the 1970s and 1980s and played concerts in Germany, Greece, Austria, France and Luxembourg. In 1987, he won the Marlboro Music Award with his band VIP – as the best German rock band out of more than 1200 participants. This resulted in a record contract with Marlboro Music/Ariola, a production in Peter Maffay’s Red Rooster Studio and several television appearances. Siggi Schwarz worked for several years as a guitar demonstrator at the Frankfurt Music Fair. As a guitarist and music producer he worked with Michael Schenker, Chris Thompson, Chris Norman, Mungo Jerry, Steve Lukather, Simon Phillips, Frank Diez, Geoff Whitehorn, Laurie Wisefield, Alex Conti and Pete Haycock. From 1990 to 2008 he ran a specialist guitar shop in Heidenheim an der Brenz with an international clientele. He completed an apprenticeship as a printer in Heidenheim an der Brenz and is the father of two children.
Since 2004 he has been producing his Siggi Schwarz & Legends CDs in Studio 2 in Neu-Ulm together with Romi Schickle. Live albums were released from the tours with Chris Thompson and Michael Schenker. In 2008 he produced the Michael Schenker album MSG – Schenker-Barden / In the Midst of Beauty. The CD Good Times, released in May 2009, reached a circulation of over 50,000 copies. Siggi Schwarz opened for concerts by Santana, The Who, ZZ Top, John Mayall, the Scorpions and others.
With Romi Schickle, Schwarz composed, played and produced the music for Wolfgang Fierek’s two-part road movie On the Road again. The single of the same name by Wolfgang Fierek was released by 313jwp/Sony Music. In 2011, the Schwarz-produced track Hold on I’m coming was used by Paramount Pictures in commercials for the animated film Kung Fu Panda 2. In May 2011, Siggi Schwarz was signed by Membran/Sony Music. The first release distributed by Sony Music was the tribute album for Gary Moore, who died on 6 February 2011. Neil Murray (Moore’s former bassist), Geoff Whitehorn and Steve Lukather also worked on the album.
In spring 2012, Siggi Schwarz toured Europe supporting Johnny Winter. In summer 2012 Sony Music released the album New Love Songs and Siggi Schwarz & Friends opened Toto’s open airs in Schwäbisch Gmünd and Altusried. In 2013 Siggi Schwarz went on tour with a new line-up and played concerts supporting Mother’s Finest, Mike & the Mechanics and Eric Burdon. In summer 2014 Siggi Schwarz & Friends played festivals with Bryan Adams, Billy Idol, Alan Parsons Project and Uriah Heep. In 2015 Siggi Schwarz celebrates his 40th anniversary on stage. 2500 performances in front of over 1 million spectators. In May 2015, release of the album “Siggi Schwarz-Milestones of Rock” with the great hits of rock history, such as Stairway to Heaven, Hotel California, Imagine, Wish you were here….recorded with the Ulm Philharmonic Orchestra and as special guests Bobby Kimball (Voice of TOTO), Geoff Whitehorn. (wikipedia)
Siggi Schwarz about this album:
The idea to produce this CD came to me in the course of the electric guitar exhibition that took place from July to December 2004 in the Federal Museum in Berlin. My idea quickly became a concept. The musicians came from the USA, England and Germany by plane and car. My friend, the Maffay guitarist Frank Diez, who often plays in my band, Alex Conti, whom I have admired since the Atlantis days because of his unmistakable style, Geoff Whitehorn, who embodies English blues rock with all its facets like no other, and the melodic hard rock hero Michael Schenker (who came all the way from Phoenix, Arizona), who has influenced countless guitar greats with his unmistakable, melodic style.
Most people will ask themselves the same question I did, Siggi Who? After a spin through the disc all I can say is: Listen ! Not just because he is an excellent artist but because he jams some older tunes with some other Great players. So Run Don’t Walk and get yourself his releases. (by NunYoBusiness)
This is an awesome CD. If you love masterful guitar playing, you will love this CD. Every track is awesome and bursting with power, Michael Schenker’s tracks are exceptional. This CD rocks!! (by Charger Rodger)
ndeed: a strong album ! And I’ve always wondered how he always managed to get all these great guitarists to collaborate with him … because actually: Siggi who ?
Alex Conti (guitar bei 01., 02., 03., 05., 06., 09., 11., 13. + 14.)
Frank Diez (guitar bei 04,, 05,, 09. + 10.)
Bernd Elsenhans (drums)
Martin Hesener (bass, vocals)
Michael Schenker (guitar bei 01., 03., 08., 11. + 14.)
Siggi Schwarz (guitar, slide guitar)
Geoff Whitehorn (guitar bei 01., 02., 03. – 07. , 09.. 10. + 14.)
01. Born Under A Bad Sign (Jones/Bell) 3.55
02. You Don’t Love Me (Cobbs) 3.19
03. Messin‘ With The Kid (Wells) 4.14
04. I Just Wanna Make Love To You (Dixon) 5.16
05. I Can’t Stand The Rain (Bryant/Miller) 5.40
06. Kiss (Prince) 4.58
07. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (Willimason) 4.15
08. Chevrolet (Mahal) 4.39
09. I’m Tore Down (Thompson) 4.06
10. Stormy Monday Blues (Walker) 5.41
11. Upside Down (Ross) 4.36
12. Still In Love With You (Schwartz) 3.37
13. Superstition (Wonder) 4.18
14. Steppin‘ Out (Bracken) 3.49
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